Playa Troncones, Mexico
Troncones 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, accommodation 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.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
Troncones is a 45 minute taxi ride from ZIH airport. We can happily arrange to have a taxi cab pick you up at the airport. The cost is $70 USD and can simply be added to your room charge. We would recommend bringing Pesos with you for the local restaurants and gift buying opportunities. At Present Moment we can take cash, credit cards and American Express. You can rent a car but it is best to take a cab to us and relax for a while. Kick back and take it all in. We have everything you need. We even have excursions to explore nearby lakes, caves, hot springs, and waterfalls.
Troncones Beach is a small community situated on 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.
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.
Troncones is 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.
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 great choice.
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 cold cerveza, a hammock, and a sunset view over the sea.