Present Moment Retreat - Troncones, Guerrero, 40880, Mexico

Environmental Practices

Before we opened our doors in 2005, we discussed at length how we could make Present Moment a positive instrument for change in our world. We committed to continually refining our ecological practices in order to maintain and restore the health of natural ecosystems, the local community and the well-being of our staff and guests. We sought to step more lightly on the earth, provide healthy food, protect biodiversity, and conserve water and energy.

Then, seven years later, we decided to seize the opportunity of Earth Day 2012 to reflect, reevaluate and recommit ourselves to our mission. On this sacred day we revisited our commitment by outlining the following:

  • Keeping it Green: Our current ecological practices
  • Earth Day Promise: How we can improve in the coming years
  • You Can Help Too: How guests can contribute
  • Wildlife _ Turtle Release _ Beach _ Present Moment Retreat _ Boutique Hotel _ Spa Resort _ Yoga Retreat _ Restaurant _ Playa Troncones _ Guerrero Mexico _ Chris Hannant Photography
  • Garden  Flowers  Pink Bougainvillea  Present Moment Retreat  Boutique Hotel  Spa Resort Yoga Retreat  Restaurant  Playa Troncones Mexico  Chris Hannant Photography

Keeping it Green

Waste Treatment System

We have a state-of-the-art waste treatment system to ensure that all of our waste is clean before release. Solid waste is treated using live bacteria that are completely safe for the environment. Liquid waste is treated and pH balanced before it is released. We adhere to the highest US standards as outlined in the Clean Water Act and far surpass the legal requirements of Mexico.

Water Treatment System

We have installed a water treatment system so that all water on the property is safe for drinking. This eliminates the need to truck in bottled water, which reduces gas emissions and plastic bottle waste.

Sustainable Architecture
Present Moment Retreat was designed to be low impact:

  • Palapa Architecture uses locally-sourced trees and palm leaves... it doesn't get more natural or sustainable than that!
  • Our hardwoods are reclaimed and local. That means they lived a natural full life before we used them on our property.
  • 10 of our bungalows are an open-air design, which eliminates the need for air-conditioning. AC is the most resource-demanding element of most hotels... we prefer a fresh ocean breeze and a ceiling fan.

Organic Products

We use biodegradable, non-toxic soaps and detergents to ensure that any water that runs off of our property is safe for the local ecology.

Eco-Friendly Pool

We clean our swimming pool using a saline filtration system. That means that it's mainly treated with salt instead of harmful chemicals. Small amounts of chlorine are used to abide by international regulations, but it's drastically less than a traditional chlorine pool.

We work with local Oceanographer Alejandro Rodriguez Pruneda to guide eco-tours in local estuaries, on the ocean, and in the Sierra Madre Mountains. What better way to inspire people to care for our Earth than with a spiritual experience in nature. For more information, please see our Adventures Page.

  • Surf _ Troncones Point Break _ Susan Nelson _ Surfer _ Waves _ Present Moment Retreat _ Boutique Hotel _ Spa Resort _ Yoga Retreat _ Restaurant _ Playa Troncones Mexico _ LovaLinda Photography
  • Palmtree Grove  Present Moment Retreat  Boutique Hotel  Spa Resort Yoga Retreat  Restaurant  Playa Troncones Mexico  Chris Hannant Photography

Earth Day Promise

In the coming years Present Moment Retreat commits to take the following measures to lighten our footprint on the earth:

  • Use 100% Organic Fertilizer (when locally available)
  • Use only free range eggs in our restaurant (when locally available)
  • Donate 5% of our profits to Green Projects
  • Increase our support of local, community-based ecological projects

You Can Help Too

If you're interested in making your trip more "Green," we recommend the following:

  • Bring your own reusable water bottle. All of the water on the property is safe for drinking, but when you're going on your eco-tour, going surfing, or heading to town, it would be a lot more ecological if you could carry a reusable bottle instead of a one-time use plastic bottle.
  • Use bio-degradable, non-toxic soaps and shampoos. We treat all of the water used at Present Moment, but certain chemicals are hard to remove. Skin Deep is a wonderful website to help you determine the toxicity level of your toiletries.
  • Buy Carbon Offsets to mitigate the environmental impact of air travel.  Click here to read a good article that explains how Carbon Offsets work and which companies to use.

Suggestions or Comments

We are always looking to enhance our environmental practices. If you have any ideas, comments or suggestions, please let us know.


Present Moment Retreat
Yoga Retreat & Spa Resort, Playa Troncones
Troncones, Guerrero, 40880, Mexico
Call: US (828) 318-3950 | MX 52 (755) 103-0011


Present Moment Retreat: Mexico’s finest Yoga retreat and Oceanfront boutique hotel

Our exclusive oceanfront boutique hotel and yoga retreat is situated on a quiet, serene beach in Troncones, thirty minutes up the coast from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Restore in a gorgeous setting with wellness classes, yoga by the sea, meditation, qigong, dance classes and more. Rejuvenate with our offerings of spa treatments and healing arts. Dine on healthy gourmet cuisine. Take in the local adventures such as sunset horseback riding, eco tours, waterfall hiking, kayaking, surf-yoga excursions, surf lessons, shopping in our boutique, exploring the village and much more. Our beautifully-designed accommodations and loving staff have pleased even the most discerning guests, and are ready to delight you.