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Ixtapan de la Sal

Estado de México

Ixtapan de la Sal is located in the southern part of the Estado de Mexico. It is a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) best known for its relaxing hot springs and public pools, gratifying in the balmy weather and boasting a family-friendly ambience. In the vicinity, you'll also find spas, waterfalls, and parks where you'll be able to engage in adventure sports, enjoy nature, or spend quality time with a significant other.

One magnificent way of making the most of your weekend in Ixtapan de la Sal is to start the day early in order to explore its historical center, which is where you'll find its City Hall and the Jardin de los Mártires, also known as the Central Garden. You´ll find a kiosk here whose first floor functions as a cafeteria, offering traditional fare, such as tamales and calates, desserts, such as ate de membrillo (a thick quince paste), and aguas frescas, such as the traditional agua de lima (lime-flavored water). There is a fountain surrounded by stone arches with a white obelisk in the center a few feet away.

A bit further down, you'll see a white church boasting two towers and terracotta-colored details. It's really quite simple but is of great historic significance to the locals. The Parroquia de la Asunción de María is noteworthy on account of its Tequitqui art, an indigenous artform inspired by European techniques imported during the conquest.

You'll notice a resemblance to Mexico City as you stroll down the boulevard, since Ixtapan de la Sal also has its very own Diana the Huntress (Diana Cazadora) monument sitting atop a fountain. A second female figure located along the avenue is the goddess Ixtapancíhuatl. You'll recognize her long hair and position, holding a stick impaled on the ground with both hands in order to make Ixtapan de la Sal's hot springs sprout from the ground.

To learn more about the town where the ancient emperor, Moctezuma, traveled to relax after battles and to heal in its medicinal waters, allow us to recommend several public pools, spas, and water parks you won't want to miss.
Ixtapan de la Sal is located in the southern part of the Estado de Mexico. It is a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) best known for its relaxing hot springs and public pools, gratifying in the balmy weather and boasting a family-friendly ambience. In the vicinity, you'll also find spas, waterfalls, and parks where you'll be able to engage in adventure sports, enjoy nature, or spend quality time with a significant other.

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One magnificent way of making the most of your weekend in Ixtapan de la Sal is to start the day early in order to explore its historical center, which is where you'll find its City Hall and the Jardin de los Mártires, also known as the Central Garden. You´ll find a kiosk here whose first floor functions as a cafeteria, offering traditional fare, such as tamales and calates, desserts, such as ate de membrillo (a thick quince paste), and aguas frescas, such as the traditional agua de lima (lime-flavored water). There is a fountain surrounded by stone arches with a white obelisk in the center a few feet away.

A bit further down, you'll see a white church boasting two towers and terracotta-colored details. It's really quite simple but is of great historic significance to the locals. The Parroquia de la Asunción de María is noteworthy on account of its Tequitqui art, an indigenous artform inspired by European techniques imported during the conquest.

You'll notice a resemblance to Mexico City as you stroll down the boulevard, since Ixtapan de la Sal also has its very own Diana the Huntress (Diana Cazadora) monument sitting atop a fountain. A second female figure located along the avenue is the goddess Ixtapancíhuatl. You'll recognize her long hair and position, holding a stick impaled on the ground with both hands in order to make Ixtapan de la Sal's hot springs sprout from the ground.

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