Monte Coxala in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
This amazing retreat is located about half way up the Raquet Club in San Juan Cosala. Even many of the locals and Ajijic Real Estate agents are unfamiliar with this hidden gem. Approximately 20 years ago, a local doctor had a vision. His dream was to recreate what our prehispanic ancestors had created many years ago, including pyramids, Mayan symbols, snakes, spirals, thermal waters, and by using quartz and obsidian throughout the grounds. What he created was a magical place to relax, appreciate the nature we are so fortunate to have here, and many take advantage of the tranquil atmosphere to meditate and regroup.
For many years Monte Coxala was left untouched, uncompleted. It wasn’t until about 6 years ago that the grounds were finished and turned into a spa. Monte Coxala is now fulfilling its purpose as a spa, where you have several different kinds of massages to choose from, various outdoor, thermal baths or Jacuzzi’s, A gigantic two storey palapa restaurant called Chac-Lan, and is often reserved for weddings, social gatherings, baptisms, and anniversaries. Many people choose to spend there special moments here because of the amazing views of Lake Chapala, the mountains, and the beautiful landscaping of the grounds. It is truly a sight to see.
Have you ever thought you might like to try something new and exciting! Along with the spa, Monte Coxala is now offering paragliding tours, rock climbing, repelling, and kayaking. It wasn’t until I moved to Mexico 8 years ago that I realized, “I love extreme sports!” Rock Climbing was one of the first activities I tried, and it’s unbelievable how liberating it felt to be 30 feet off the ground with no sounds but the birds and your own thoughts. All of the sudden, you forget that you’re hanging off the side of a mountain, and focus only on your ultimate goal…Reaching the top! Now, I realize that rock climbing may not be for everyone, but there are so many activities around Lake Chapala, for all ages, and Monte Coxala is a great place to get your feet wet.
Also don’t miss out on the Vita Bella a charming new restaurant directly beside the Monte Coxala Spa in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico.