Ixtapan Spa & Golf Resort

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Weekend Tips from Ixtapan Spa

It does not get fresher or more delicious than this fruit plate, with Oaxaca cheese.
It does not get fresher or more delicious than this fruit plate, with Oaxaca cheese.

Most of our guests at Ixtapan Spa-Spa Mexico are interested in better eating and better health.
Food manufacturing is taking a new look at high fructose corn syrup and its use in many of our foods. A few seconds reading labels in the market will save you from this addictive type of sugar.

For instance, an old favorite, Heinz ketchup, is now sold under the label Simply Heinz, with  cane sugar rather than HFCS and, with low sugar under a different label. Many other traditional foods are changing to sugar and low sugar away from HFCS. But you must read labels carefully.

After you spend a week detoxing with our excellent food, natural fruit and low fat meats, you can continue your new kick started routine with a habit of reading labels.

FYI Coke labeled Mexico is made with cane sugar, not HFCS as in the US;however not all coke sold in Mexico is made with sugar. labels again.

Join us this Summer for a healthy, stressfree, head clearing week. www.spamexico.com

Spa Mexico: A picture tells a 1,000 stories


Well, actually we have a thousand stories and pictures on our Facebook page for you to enjoy. We encourage our guests to talk to us on Facebook and via email or phone.Or to comment on this blog. We answer all comments and enjoy chatting with you on line or on the phone from our Texas office. (1 800 IXTAPAN or ixtapan@spamexico.com.

At Ixtapan Spa or Spa Mexico the friendly staff is available at the Front Desk and at all three spa areas. Staff speaks English and can accommodate most requests. Common requests: appointment changes or menu substitutions are never a problem. Welcome back to Ixtapan Spa this Summer for cool fresh air, a break from city strife and a kick start for your health.

Summer Ixtapan Spa-spamexico.com

flowers in garden smallSummer with us means cool mountain air, fresh evenings and delightful mornings. Our 7AM walk needs a light cover up. Weather at the altitude of 5400 and at our location in foothills ft is similar all year around. For those who love a cooler breeze at night, our large windows open and we supply mega fans if you prefer. Foliage in summer is boosted by occasional late afternoon rains. Summer is perfect here also. Call and book: 1 800 IXTAPAN. You will return every year.

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Solo Prices Ixtapan Spa


Going to Ixtapan is a perfect spa and fitness getaway. Going and having your own room and total privacy is even more of a treat. Single pricing at most spas is very high, sometimes twice the actual double occupancy price. Single pricing at Ixtapan Spa is a bargain. Rates are on www.spamexico.com

If you do come alone, you will not be alone. Our living room style public spaces encourage conversation. Our Bulletin Board creates sharing of tours/tennis games and more. Casual dining where guests meet others is here. Spa waiting areas, morning walks, bingo, movies, pool and gym classes are all excellent places to meet up.

If  you prefer privacy, try a serene corner in our acres of flowering gardens. Whether you are social or not, Ixtapan Spa has a special place for you. Contact our office for your booking: ixtapan@spamexico.com or Call us in Texas at 1 800 IXTAPAN.

“Can’t Wait” is Our Guests’ Mantra




Why is it that so many of our guests return every year to Ixtapan Spa? It is, of course, the healthy experience, weather, food, inclusiveness and budget. But there is a certain feeling of being back home in Mexico expressed by guests.

Ixtapan Spa is not a brand, it is a family owned resort, offering personal service and a warm welcome from staff who know your name. The hotel is small enough that you find you way around in a day or two; but large enough that there will be surprises each year, plus secrets to learn from veteran guests.

We evolve each year and are always updating. Last year was our first with the warm mineral bath stretch, good for relaxation and arthritis and ideal after the 2 mile early morning walk.

If you have not been back in a while, come home again and see what new goodies we have for you and your health. Better yet, bring friends who will thank you bilingually.

Ixtapan Spa for Everyone


What a special day for all Americans to welcome a Pope who opens up discussions about issues that effect all of us. At Ixtapan Spa,

we also welcome all faiths and all nationalities. It is important to our staff that so many North Americans count Ixtapan Spa as their winter “home” and we are proud of that warm feeling. If you have not been here in a while, the welcome mat is more up to date, but the smiles are the same.

Come back and see our Zen Gazebo, new fitness center and fitness class spaces, enjoy our updated menu, our mineral water exercise and tell the folks at home via our free wifi. Book today at 1 800 IXTAPAN OR


Ixtapan Spa and Hot Springs Stretch Classes

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Ixtapan Spa has warm mineral springs next door. The Springs offer a wonderful place for a stretch after our 7AM walk. Some guests only do the mineral springs class; others do the walk and then the Springs.

Some benefits of moving in warm mineral springs are: increased relaxation, and circulation. Warm mineral springs can also relax tired muscles and improve sleep. Some people with chronic muscle pain find relief. Others with skin issues like eczema and psoriasis find help and others with rough skin get some softening. Of course you should always check with your doctor before using hot springs. And if you love them, spread the mud to help your face and neck tighten.

Mineral springs advice brought to you from www.spamexico.com Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort. The Springs are right next door using the same entrance as the Water Park. Admission is free for the 8AM class but a small fee at other times.

Why We Put Blankets in all Ixtapan Spa Rooms



Our altitude is 5400-6000 feet. You arrive in Mexico City and are met personally by our drivers in modern vans. As we  drive on the modern highways towards charming Ixtapan de la Sal, you will descent gradually. From urban views, you will soon be in farm land backed by mountains, colonial church spires centering small towns.

Still in stunning mountains, but at a lower altitude, our resort is cool and spring-like every night of the year. In winter, we drop to 50 at night and two weeks ago end August, our low was 55. Guests don’t need air conditioning but might need our  blankets.

Guests who like white noise, request a fan. Others just enjoy the clear cool of our mountain air. Come Winter, come Spring, come Autumn, come Summer: we are blessed with a perfect climate. And yes our pools are heated all year around. And yes bring a sweater for AM walks and late afternoon shopping in town. Book today at ixtapan@spamexico.com or visit www.spamexico.com 1 800 IXTAPAN.



Hot Weather Tips From Ixtapan Spa

It does not get fresher or more delicious than this fruit plate, with Oaxaca cheese.
It does not get fresher or more delicious than this fruit plate, with Oaxaca cheese.

Here is how we at Ixtapan Spa take care of you in Summer when our daytime temperatures are only 80ish and night time, about 60ish. We give you as much free bottled water as you want. We have bottled water at meals, in the bar and in our new fitness center. At meals, we also offer free of charge: hybiscus drinks, different teas, coffee and breakfast includes all kinds of fresh juice. Juices are sweet orange, sometimes pink grapefruit and often green cactus/pineapple mix. They are all fantastic, don’t stink on juice here.

You may ask for a giant fan in your room. You may also swap any meal for fruit and cheese or fish to make your intake even lighter for summer weather.

Finally, laundry for your fitness clothes is inexpensive, excellent and takes usually over night. Don’t over pack, for a few $dollars, you can use our laundry by handing it with the laundry bag and list to housekeeping.

Ask for your free packed lunch on departure, it will also have a bottle of juice in it along with a sandwich, fruit and dare we admit: a cookie.

Drink lots of liquids when exercising or just relaxing at high altitude. You will feel better and look amazing.


Book today: www.spamexico.com or call 1 800 638 7950 from North America.


Ixtapan Spa :Wifi and More

Did you know that we installed wifi in the whole hotel? The general rule of trying to relax is NOT to call one’s office all vacation long.  Guests love to keep in touch with family and work, so we listened to their personal needs.


Turn the data off on your smart phone; then access wifi to use Skype or Facetime to call home for free. There is no password involved and you may do this in the privacy of your room if you prefer. If you don’t know how to do work with your cell phone, ask another guest.

One of the benefits of our Ixtapan Spa  atmosphere is its ‘living lobby’ where guests sit and chat as if in their living room. From early AM coffee and juice for the early riser, through after dinner drinks, you will find total strangers meeting up in our open air casual atmosphere.

Our low single prices encourage many solos, so don’t hesitate. Book your Summer Getaway now, and come chat with us.