About Present Moment Retreat's Location
Troncones Beach, Mexico
At the heart of charming Troncones Beach, nestled between the lush mountains of the Sierra Madre and the sparkling Mexican Riviera, Present Moment Retreat combines the ambience of nature's grandeur with personally challenging mind-body work, set in harmony on beautifully landscaped tropical grounds.
Present Moment Retreat is more than a simple beach resort or yoga retreat. It is a sanctuary where mind, body and spirit are holistically nurtured. Its unique location, nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Mexican Riviera--off the beaten tourist path in charming Troncones beach--brings both calm and a strong sense of clarity to our visitors. Combined with the magic of Mother Nature herself, our unspoiled haven of miles of white sand beaches provides a life-enhancing experience at a luxury Mexican resort.
Troncones Beach is a small, recently-developed community situated on some 3 miles of pristine Pacific beach - a strand of white sand punctuated by occasional rock outcroppings often harboring tidepools teeming with fascinating saltwater life. The charming village is home to a small school, a public library (donated by generous local residents for education of the village's children), a church, several dry goods outlets, and a few other small provisioning services for essential items. All of these are couched within a traditional and tropical Mexican ambience.
Troncones Beach Village is located at the juncture of the paved road which runs from Federal Highway 200 to the beach, and the rustic oceanfront lane that houses restaurants, outdoor activities outlets, accomodation rentals and private residences.
Located only 20 miles north of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and an easy 45-minute drive to the International airport serviced by a number of International airlines including Alaska Airlines, Continental, American, America West, Frontier Airlines, Mexicana and Aeromexico, Troncones Beach is highly connected, yet still a world apart. Its proximity to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo affords you a full choice of shopping conveniences and recreational possibilities, all just a short distance from your world-class yoga retreat and resort.
Thinking of a surfing vacation? Interested in experiencing the exhiliration of surfing Mexico? Then beautiful Troncones is for you! For more information, check out our Surf Packages.
Troncones on the Travel Channel
Nestled between the Sierra Madre mountains and the Mexican Riviera lies Troncones, a seaside village where visitors find the easy pace and welcoming spirit of a classic Mexican hideaway. With a population hovering around a mere 500 permanent residents, the town has magically maintained a pleasant sense of isolation. Intrepid travelers are drawn to Troncones, seeking the unspoiled and barefoot beach vibe that has diminished elsewhere along Mexico's coast as towns here grow increasingly popular. While removed from the busy resort scene, it still has enough unassuming hotels, tasty local restaurants and interesting activities to keep visitors comfortable.
Troncones' beach is just 3 miles long, but it's gained international acclaim among surfers. Locally, surfers seek out the breaks at Troncones Point and Manzanillo Bay. Adventurers looking for a true surfing safari use Troncones as a base camp for exploring the killer waves at La Saladita, known as the "Wave Machine," which is only 20 minutes away. El Rancho is another good choice but, if possible, opt for the 30-minute boat ride over the hour-long drive over bumpy back roads.
Beyond surfing, visitors head to the sea for eco-tours and adventures. There's horseback riding on the beach and hiking in the Sierra Madre mountains. Native guides are eager to educate visitors about the area's rich ecological treasures. Settle into a kayak for a trip through Capire's Estuary, where pelicans and other birds look for lunch in the gentle waters. Stroll the beach looking for the endangered sea turtles that emerge from the water to lay eggs in the sand, or join a turtle-watching boat ride on a local fisherman's panga boat.
After you've had your fill of fun in the water, revel in Mexico's true spirit with a hammock, a cold cerveza, a plate of tamales and a sunset view over the sea.
Troncones is about 20 miles north of the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International airport. The airport is served by a number of major carriers including US Airways, Delta Airlines, Aeroméxico and Continental Airlines, amongst others.
Check with the hotel for the best transportation options. If you don't take a hotel shuttle, the best options are to take a taxi or rent a car at the airport. The ride from the airport to Troncones takes about 40 minutes.
Troncones boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. During the high season -- from November to April -- the average temperature is generally between 85 and 95 degrees F. The rainy season runs from late June to early October when the days are hot and humid and the hotels are generally less expensive.