Ixtapan de la Sal is one of Mexico’s “100 Colonial Cities”.
The area was discovered in 1394 by indigenous Pacific Indians who found and enjoyed the salt from local thermal springs. Generations have visited this white washed city for its healing traditions and lovely micro-climate. A pleasant walk from the resort are historic streets, lined with colonial churches, flowered plazas, craft and food markets, and shops offering local pottery, pewter, embroidered clothes and silver. The city is hilly with views over red roofs and cobbled streets and a background of forested mountains.
Facts about Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico
65 miles SW of Mexico City Int'l Airport (MEX) or 2 hours
40 miles S of Toluca Int'l Airport (TLC) 1 hour
Day Fall & Winter 70 Fahrenheit
Night Fall & Winter 50 Fahrenheit
Day Spring & Summer 80 Fahrenheit
Night Spring & Summer 60 Fahrenheit
Mid May to Mid October 90% at night.
Average Wet Days 10 per year