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Mother/Daughter Ixtapan Spa Special

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May 3-July 18, 2015

Mother/Daughter Discount of 15% at Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort. This is the perfect getaway for you and your daughter: each will find fitness that suits her level, spa services for young and older skin, and a week of getting closer and have fun. Our weather is cool at night and in the morning even in the Summer.

Call our office to book: 1 800 IXTAPAN or go on line and reserve by filling in a simple reservations form.

 

Ixtapan Spa: Weekend Tip

 

Early morning walk in crisp mountain air.
Early morning walk in crisp mountain air.

At our resort, we offer a daily walk around the beautiful hills and paths nearby. Before you come to the resort, how about starting an easy stretch routine at home? Stretching helps to prevent injury and actually helps with sleep.

Here are some places on the internet to find a short stretch routine; each is linked to the page with the routine. Obviously each routine needs to be tailored to your current fitness level and ability to stretch.

Long haul airlines like Qantas offer their ideas

Excellent magazine Real Simple offers a 6 step routine

Mayo Clinic Stretching Slideshow

If you have injuries or have never stretchd, you should see you doctor before beginning a  stretch routine. At Ixtapan Spa, each morning our walking instructors do a brief stretch; adding to it on your own in the room or on your bed will help further loosen your joints.

Book today and begin not just your stretching but your first step to feeling better.

Getting Ready for Spring at Ixtapan Spa

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Here are a few of the early AM walkers passing part of the water park next door.

Getting ready for Spring means for most of us, pulling tight clothes out of the closet, feeling a change in skin due to weather, and a revisit of our health and diet. What better way to get back into your clothes, shirk off winter blahs and begin to take better care of yourself, than a week at Ixtapan Spa.

Most guests think of Ixtapan as a fitness/spa resort for weight and strength. They realize once here, how wonderful Ixtapan treatments are for their face, hands and feet. The best way to look at us is a makeover from head to toe:

Clear your brain with walks and yoga

Hair treatments

Facials

Shoulder massages

Hand and nail treatments

Full body massage

Salt scrub and oil mud wraps

Pedicures

A pretty good head-toe deal for about the best price in North America.

Get ready for Spring and those tight clothes hiding in your closet.

Ixtapan Spa during Easter/Passover

 

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We at Ixtapan Spa are a resort popular with every ethnic group, from both Mexico, US and Canada. Easter first: Easter in Mexico is a very important holiday with Holy Week preceding (this week). There are no Easter bunnies or Easter egg hunts on Sunday, the holiday is taken more seriously with processions, sometimes fireworks, music and dancing and church going.

Passover which this year is close to  Easter, is celebrated in Mexico similarly with some food differences: for instance tropical fruit might replace apples, and Mexican spices might be added to lamb. Tortillas are not eaten even though they are unleavened, because they are not under kosher supervision.  Sephardic Mexicans sometimes accept tortillas as Passover food- a difference from Ashkenazis.

Join us at Ixtapan Spa for a holiday trip this year. Book early as we are quite full during some peak holiday seasons.

Surprises and Extras at Ixtapan Spa

Gorgeous to See, Delicious to Drink: Hibiscus
Gorgeous to See, Delicious to Drink: Hibiscus

After you read all the information on our site, and list all the amazing inclusions in our Ixtapan Spa Classic packages, there are still more surprises to come in this budget spa trip.

Fresh flowers for your room, on arrival you will be given a bouquet of fresh locally grown flowers to enjoy.

Many choices at each spa meal: breakfast is a large buffet, lunch and dinner include menu choices plus anytime: omelette, or fruit and cheese plates. Many meals also offer fruit sorbet off the menu for dessert.

Free bottled water everywhere, you will never have to pay for water as you do on a cruise ship or in most hotels.

Consomme mid morning in the 5th Floor Spa.

Bulletin board to find guests to share a tennis or card game?

Bingo with real prizes.

Current movies every night.

Come and enjoy all the surprises each day at Ixtapan Spa offers.

Mondays at Ixtapan Spa

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Most guests come to Ixtapan Spa on Sunday night after a flight and transfer here. Monday morning brings the beginning of a week of fitness, fun and much needed March sun. Veteran guests share with you these suggestions for your first day.

Wake up,at 7AM do, at least, the easy walk which is a stroll while the sun is rising but a nice long stroll. Your body will uncurl from all that airplane sitting. Remember: fresh coffee,oj plus bananas is in the lobby from 6:30AM.

Post walk, enjoy our breakfast buffet, with unusually wonderful fruit and dairy products to sample. If you are solo, just sit down at a large table and introduce yourself to new friends.

Now choose what classes you will attend today. Put the aqua classes at the top of your list. The pool is heated so if our mountain air seems cool, the water will not. A staff member sits by the pool with fresh towels and many women wear their hotel robes to the water classes.

If you need to change any of your treatments, the spa desk is open and less busy mid day. Besides scheduling treatments and classes, check our guest bulletin board to see if someone wants company for sightseeing, tennis or other.

Now enjoy the beginning of a week at Ixtapan Spa that will change how you feel. Book today by calling our office: 1 800 IXTAPAN.

 

Special Perks for Groups at Ixtapan Spa

DSC_0876Here are some photos of recent Mexican Group Fiestas at Ixtapan Spa.

Yes,Ixtapan Spa welcomes groups with  bouquets of flowers at check in. Yes we say goodby with fabulous Mexican parties outside under the stars. Our Mexican buffet caps a wonderful week of fitness, organic treatments, excursions, and fine spa cuisine. The buffet is usually 4-5 well seasoned Mexican dishes, plus guacamole, Oaxaca cheese tidbits, and 1-2 desserts: flan and yes Mexican chocolate cake. Coffee is served local style in a ceramic vessel,with just a touch of cinnamon.

Bring your groups to Ixtapan Spa for a budget fitness week with all the trimmings. Our office at ixtapan@spamexico.com can help you get organized.DSC_0866 DSC_0868 DSC_0869 DSC_0870 DSC_0872  fiesta 3

Solo Travelers – Mexican Spas: Ixtapan Spa

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Ixtapan Spa has the best single price for an all inclusive fitness/spa resort in North America? Besides the low single supplement, the resort is solo friendly in many ways:

Casual dining at large tables which welcome newcomers to join.

Interactive activities beginning with the 7AM walk (and talk).

Lobby which invites conversation: coffee and juice from 6:30AM in a lobby with inviting table arrangements.

Various areas to congregate besides an open air lobby: Serene Spa area, Holistic Spa area, around the two pools, peaking at silver in the shop, and of course during walks and fitness classes. (That is if you can talk and work out simultaneously).

Guest bulletin board to find tennis, cards, or excursion partners.

You will not end your first day at Ixtapan Spa without having a conversation with other guests. Want to stay solo? Just cuddle up under a flowering tree in our gardens, with your book and relax.

Book now and get away from the freezing winter.

Ixtapan Spa: 1 flight 1 drive

 

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Many newcomers ask exactly where are we. We are one flight to Mexico City from most US cities and one drive in our private vans to Ixtapan de la Sal 65 miles SW on major modern highways.

Five easy steps:

Arrange your stay with our Texas Office: 1 800 638 7950 or ixtapan@spamexico.com

Book your flight to Mexico City (fares are pretty low due to minimum fuel surcharges).

Notify us of your airline and flight number.  We meet you outside customs in th terminal,with a large sign that says Ixtapan Spa. Then we drive you to our resort in air conditioned modern vans fully visible with out logo and name.

Pack casually, we supply all equipment, robes, pool towels. Meals are friendly and solo guests will find meal pals everywhere.

Bring US$, you don’t even need Mexican Pesos.

How easy is that to escape the chills and cold of North America!

 

Winter in Ixtapan Spa

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Here is what you can expect: a warm and usually sunny arrival into Mexico City, where our air conditioned vans await you. As you drive to our resort, you actually descent more than a 1,000 feet to our altitude: 5400. Weather in Ixtapan de la Sal is slightly different from that in Mexico City: more sunny, no pollution at all, with clear days and nights.

Average temperatures in winter are 75+, often higher with intense sun due to altitude. Sun block is recommended. Nights are cool, mornings are cool requiring a fleece or sweat shirt as you begin our 7AM walk. By 8AM, you will have removed that outer layer!

Clothing here is casual, work out clothes during the day. Bathing suits for pool classes (we supply robes and towels. Again most guests dress casually for dinner.  Lunch by the pool is a shorts/leggings/bathing suit with robe situation.

We recommend a hat for the sun. If you forget anything, there are plenty of shops near us to grab a tee shirt, hat or other simple garb. Shops usually take US$ to make it easy.

Tips from Ixtapan Spa for your Winter Visit.