Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort is a 4 star destination spa famous for all-inclusive affordable spa, golf and fitness packages. And known for catering to women, solo or in groups . Since all health resorts are serene, including Ixtapan, it is so easy to avoid boot camp and just relax. To avoid being my typical- lazy self, I like to travel with a motivated women's group to spas. Friends are often the push one needs to get up and start the experience: the morning brisk walk, followed by a stretch.
Traveling with women friends is instant companionship. But I always take a single room, if affordable, for that sliver of privacy which complements the classes, group meals and massages and facials. If the treatments are affordable, you will do them and , friends make a great audience : Wow you look thinner, love your facial'd skin, fire engine red is always fun even in a law office, and other 'highbrow'comments which sound less dopey, when one is relaxing with pals.
So where does one get affordable inclusive spas, with treatments, exercise classes, tasty spa cuisine, shopping and out of your zone. Mexico! Forget the headlines, they sell newspapers. Do your own research, get the facts and opinions from Tripadvisor.com, and you will be on the next plane to Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort, in cool mountains which welcomes women with both a smile and a fabulous price. And treat yourself to a single room at amazing low prices.
Located 65 miles from Mexico City in historic Ixtapan de la Sal Mexico, the resort offers 4,7, and 28 day packages for the value-minded traveler, with an all year climate averaging 75 degrees. Specials are many and always posted on www.spamexico.com.
A 4 night/ 5 day Spa Classic Package for $539 Until 9/18/2010, includes: all meals, bottled water, 3 massages, 2 facials, 2 reflexology during the facials, 1 loofah, 1 fango, 1 hair treatment with shoulder massage, 1 nail treatment, 1 manicure, 1 pedicure, 1 hair styling and golf and tennis lessons, and fitness and yoga classes daily plus am guided walks. If you can fit it in, use of a modern gym, lighted tennis and shopping in the colonial village. Spa Classic Singles are $17.50 more per night based on 4 nights. Most guests come for a 7 night package, rates are on www.spamexico.com.
A typical morning starts with AM fruit, juice and coffee, a stretch then 50 minute guided walk, fitness classes and aqua aerobics - a breakfast spa buffet and a poolside lunch. Afternoons are for organic spa treatments, salsa aerobics and yoga. Evenings finish with a fine spa dinner, bingo and a current movie .
Tips, taxes, transfers not included. Transfers are arranged with hotel vehicles and full time driver staff from Mexico City and Toluca Airports. Women will feel safe, as drivers hold up clear signs and welcome guests by name.
The resort is an ideal for professional women's getaways, value spa goers and those seeking renewed fitness and energy. Golf and Fitness Packages which contain some spa treatments, cater to sports enthusiasts on a budget. A Mother/Daughter special gets the two of you talking again!
Special insider tips for this area:
---Take the reasonable side trip offered by the hotel to Taxco, for silver bargains which do not seem real. Andres Fine Arts and Castillo are two of the top stores.
---Try the hot stone massage in the resort's holistic spa or the cold stone facial in the same area.
---Stop in Rossy's in town for organic moisturizers, hair treatments and other local potions in a warren of a historic pharmacy.
---Bring home some Mexican vanilla, strong liquid or oily beans.
---Fly to Mexico City from Newark or JFK, flights are cheap compared to other destinations.
--- Tell your friends! They will thank you for the recommendation. Mention you learned about it from Garden State Woman's web site.