Located about two hours from Mexico City, Ixtapan de la Sal pueblo magico is known as a healing and relaxing destination in Central Mexico. There is the large Parque Acuático Ixtapan (Ixtapan Water Park), which is fed by thermal waters coming from underground springs.
Many chilangos (Mexico City locals) have homes in Ixtapan de la Sal, as it’s popular for weekend trips and among the most popular day trips from Mexico City. For visitors, you can rent one of these amazing yet affordable Ixtapan de la Sal hotels, many of which offer spa facilities.
If you hadn’t guessed already, Ixtapan de la Sal is known as a place to relax, enjoy the slower pace of life, and be surrounded by nature. Not far from the Ixtapan Water Park, you’ll want to jump in your rental car and head to the Grutas La Estrella (Grotto/Cave of Stars).
Downtown Ixtapan de la Sal has a charming vibe, with some beautiful colonial architecture and an authentic locals’ feel. As this town is popular with national tourism, though definitely an off the beaten path Mexico destination for international visitors, Ixtapan offers a true glimpse of Mexico.