To the south of the State of Mexico is located Ixtapan de la Sal, a Magical Town frequented by its relaxing hot springs and spas, which are enjoyed with its mild climate and pleasant family atmosphere. In its surroundings, you will also find Spas, waterfalls, and parks to practice adventure sports, enjoy nature and romance if you go as a couple.
An excellent way to take advantage of your weekend in Ixtapan de la Sal, State of Mexico, is to get up very early to see its Historic Center, there you will find its Municipal Palace and the Garden of the Martyrs, also known as the Central Garden. The space has a kiosk, which in its lower part functions as a cafeteria and offers typical snacks, from tamales to calates, desserts such as quince ates, and its rich lime water. A few meters away, there is a fountain surrounded by stone arches and a white obelisk in the center.
Later, you will see a white church with two towers and details in terracotta, very simple but of great historical relevance for the town. It is the Parroquia de la Asunción de María, which stands out for its interesting “Tequitqui” art, an indigenous artistic manifestation, influenced by European techniques brought during the conquest.
On its boulevard, you will surely feel a familiarity with Mexico City, since here they also have their own Diana Cazadora on top of a fountain. Another female character that appears in its avenue is the goddess Ixtapancíhuatl, who you will recognize by her long hair and her position, holding with both hands a rod stuck in the ground, to make hot springs emerge from there in Ixtapan de la Sal.
To learn more about the favorite town of the former emperor Moctezuma -who traveled here to relax after his battles and heal in its waters with healing properties-, let us recommend some must-sees in Ixtapan de la sal; spas, spas, and water parks that you must visit.
- Among the most important festivities that are celebrated in Ixtapan de la Sal are: The Carnival, The Regional Fair, Holy Week and the festival of San Isidro Labrador, which are celebrated in the months of February, March, April and May respectively. , as well as the Annual Tourist Fair.
- On the second Friday of Lent, the annual religious festival is celebrated in honor of the Lord of Forgiveness.
- August 15 is the main festival in honor of the Assumption of Mary.