Where to Go / What to Do in Ixtapan de la Sal

For being only 82 kilometers from Toluca, Ixtapan de la Sal is the vacation spot for hundreds of tourists who every season enjoy its hot water springs. This small and beautiful Mexiquense city is the typical image of a pleasant Mexican town, with narrow cobblestone streets and red tile roofs decorating its downtown homes in contrast with the modern and well-structured tourism offer formed by the famous Water Park and hotels, restaurants, great resorts and spas of excellent quality that have promoted the development of this ideal vacation spot through facilities for conventions, business meetings, sports, golf, ecotourism and exploration.

This beautiful town was formed by the migration of an indigenous group that when traveling from the Pacific Coast to the Great Tenochtitlan in 1394, discovered generous hot springs that formed salt dunes. Because salt was a highly valued item for commercial exchange during that era, they decided to stay there for exploiting that natural resource.

LA ESTRELLA GROTTO
La Estrella Grottos are a magic underground scenario hosting beautiful and impressive natural formations: stalactites, stalagmites and other whimsical natural sculptures, produced by water dripping through the rock's fissures, depositing mineral salts and calcium bicarbonate that create forms that have been named the Mammoth, the Couple, the Hand and the Palace.

These grottos have been fixed and equipped with paths, stairways, bridges and a lighting system that provide great comfort and safety for visitors. The tour requires going up and down slopes and steps, so it is recommended to take precautions and dress appropriately for the adventure.

IXTAPAN WATER PARK
Offers multiple ways to have fun: slides, rivers, lagoon with pedal and paddle boats, as well as a comforting indoor thermal pool. It also has an extreme fun area, with a vast children's area that includes a pirate ship, water slide, ball pool, tunnels and nets. Ixtapan Water Park has a spa, offering relaxation massages, healing therapies and new beauty treatments among its magical thermal water. The most adventurous guests enjoy paragliding, rappel, motorcycle rides through the mountains and cross-country, free ride and downhill thrills.

HOTEL IXTAPAN AND GRAN RESERVA COUNTRY CLUB
The topography and constitution of this land helped designed a flexible course for satisfying the game's challenges and being able to enjoy the game with minimum punishments. Surrounded by amazing landscapes, ravines, abundant vegetation and the unparallel weather of Ixtapan de la Sal, this club and hotel also offer a beautiful hotel and tennis courts, bycicle paths, fishing lake, recreational lake, spa and a horse club with 6 kilometers that can be enjoyed on horseback.

Some of the most important festivities at Ixtapan de la Sal are its Carnival, Regional Fair, Easter, San Isidro Labrador and Annual Tourism Fair, bringing activities to the town throughout the year.

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