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Casa de la Sirena Simplifies Mexico Beach Weddings

Of course, once you’ve decided where you intend to have your Mexican beach wedding, the real work begins. In addition to your guest list and travel arrangements, you will need to consider:

  • Ceremony location and time
  • Attire
  • Cuisine (traditional fare vs. catered elegance)
  • Floral arrangements
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Honeymoon plans

(Note: All civil legal marriages performed in Mexico can be validated in the United States, making the legal issues easy to navigate.)

Mexico Beach Weddings Made Easy

Because Casa de la Sirena specializes in group events and weddings, we can easily help you arrange all these details—and more. Whether you want to enjoy a private ceremony for two or throw a more elaborate affair that brings the whole family together, we can accommodate up to 75 guests and arrange for most of the wedding details.

And because we’re located on the west coast in the beachside community of Troncones (less than an hour from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo), you get all of these luxuries with the appeal of a more relaxed setting. We make it easy for you to ride off into the sunset via horseback with your new spouse, only to awaken the next day to nature adventures, a quiet hammock for two, or a sojourn into the nearby metropolitan center for museums and shopping.

Private Yoga Retreats: Take Your Yoga Business to the Next Level

When you own a yoga studio or facility, it can be difficult to find that perfect balance between the service you offer and the need to run a profitable business. Because yoga is so often equated with the shared experience of health and wellness, as well as the value of community, some people consider it mercenary for a yoga studio to actively promote or market their facility.

While we can’t tell you what’s right for your business and your customer base, we can offer you a chance to expand your list of services to appeal to your existing (and potential new) students. Yoga retreats, which take you and a select group of students across the world to experience yoga in a new, idyllic setting, are growing in popularity and rapidly becoming the business vacation of the future.

What is a Private Yoga Retreat?

A private yoga retreat is a group travel opportunity for anywhere from 10 to 16 students (plus their instructor). You choose a location that is in keeping with the yoga mindset (usually somewhere secluded and tropical), and coordinate a group of students to come along to enjoy a trip that you design around your own goals, budget, and outlook on the yoga lifestyle.

Because every yoga retreat facility is different, you can expect a variety of options from your vacation. Some of the more universal options include:

  • Private yoga platform (ours overlooks the beach)
  • King- and queen-sized suites set apart from the primary facilities
  • On-staff cook
  • Freedom to set your own hours
  • Area activities in keeping with the yoga mindset (eco-tours, sea turtle hatcheries, horseback riding along the beach, swimming and water sports)

And you can stay for as long (or as short) as you wish. While most yoga retreats last for at least 4 to 5 days, you can hop down for a quick weekend getaway or extend your stay for a few weeks, allowing multiple groups of students to come and go.

Mexican Yoga Retreats

While there are private yoga retreats all over the world, we happen to think coastal Mexico is one of the best places to travel for this kind of retreat. The foreign, tropical setting is perfect for those who want to draw a clear line between the busyness of everyday life and the tranquility of a yoga retreat, but Mexico isn’t so far away that travel becomes difficult or expensive. Also, because Casa de la Sirena is located in Troncones (about 40 minutes north of Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo), you don’t have to go far to find your way off the beaten path.

In fact, this fishing village is the perfect place to get away but still enjoy luxury amenities that appeal to travelers from all backgrounds. You can enjoy a rustic experience that keeps you in touch with the sand and surf, or you can opt to turn your yoga retreat into something a little more upscale with personalized dining, our five-star quality accommodations, and the kind of privacy that can only come from a Mexican beach resort like ours.

Mexico Vacation Rentals Offer a Wide Variety of Activities

Our last post talked about possible vacation activities, focused on what to look for in a Mexico vacation rental. Our beach life in Troncones also offers a mix of traditional sports, eco tour adventures, and a wide variety of Mexican and seafood restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Vacation Sports

Golf and tennis seem to be the most popular sports for tourists in Mexico, and you can find facilities just about everywhere. Check in with your potential resorts to see if they have facilities on hand, or if there are clubs in the area where you can play.

Access to Mexico Eco Tours

Some people want to explore the natural reserves that are becoming an important part of Mexican conservation efforts, while others want a different kind of experience altogether. If eco-tours are something you’re interested in, look for an area like Troncones, where you can zipline through the forest, visit a sea turtle hatchery, kayak into lagoons, and whale watch all in the same day.

Dining Options for Your Mexico Resort

No matter why you come to Mexico, chances are you’ll want to enjoy some of the local cuisine while you’re here. You’ll find plenty of high-end restaurants in the larger cities, and can enjoy international cuisine that rivals that of any metropolitan center.

In smaller towns, like Troncones, you’ll find more of a focus on family-owned restaurants and hidden gems. And if fresh seafood is your thing, you can’t beat a fishing village on the coast. Depending on your travel needs and budget, you’ll also want to look for accommodations that have a kitchen en suite so you can do some cooking on your own.

Perhaps nothing can make or break a vacation as quickly as the facilities that act as your home base. Casa de la Sirena is a west coast resort that offers a luxury beach community feeling at a fraction of the cost of regular resorts. We always welcome your questions, and encourage you to explore the different types of villas we offer to make you feel at ease and happy with your destination choice.

Family Friendly Activities for Your Mexico Beach Vacation

Mexico beachfront rentals aren’t just for couples and those looking for a quiet vacation full of romance and time napping in the sand. It’s becoming more and more common for families to seek out a tropical haven where they can not only enjoy the idyllic tropical backdrop, but where they can create memories with their kids that will last a lifetime.

A Typical Day in Paradise

Many people assume that a small, beachfront community won’t have enough action to keep kids happy. After all, there aren’t any water slides, roller coasters, or dolphin shows in this part of Mexico, and you won’t find a toy store or mall to entertain them if rain starts to fall.

Fortunately, the low-key atmosphere here is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s possible to not only have a good family vacation, but a great one. By allowing you and your family to take a step back from the fast-paced, plugged-in lifestyle, Troncones is an ideal vacation destination.

Things to Do in Troncones

Depending on your kids’ ages and tastes, there are a number of activities here that everyone can enjoy.

  • Beach activities (swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, playing in the sand)
  • Tide pool exploration
  • Private swimming pools
  • Eco-tours, which include kayaking into lagoons or bird watching along the shores
  • El Refugio de Potosí (a popular center for wildlife conservation and environmental education)
  • Whale watching
  • Sea turtle hatcheries
  • Zip line adventures
  • Cave exploring
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Sports fishing
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Of course, the more active city lifestyle is never more than 30 kilometers away, so if you do need a change of pace, you can be in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo resort areas in mere minutes.

How to Get the Most Privacy Out of Your Mexican Resort

People vacation to Mexico for a variety of reasons. Some want to enjoy the lively atmosphere and vibrant nightlife of the bigger cities, where the party never seems to stop. Others want to take advantage of great luxury shopping and cultural tours that move you through time and history. Still others want the complete tropical experience, including everything from waking up to the sounds of the surf to lazy days spent entirely on the beach.

If this last option is your style, then you’re also probably in the mood for some privacy. One of the most difficult things about a Mexican resort vacation is finding a way to enjoy the tourist ambiance without all those pesky tourists getting in the way. After all, a vacation along the Mexican beach is something many people dream of, and even if you travel during the off season, there’s likely to be a few people out enjoying the beach with you.

Casa de la Sirena, a Troncones gem, exists to provide the most private, enjoyable beach vacation possible—without sacrificing any of the comforts of a five-star resort setting. This is possible because our facilities are built around individual families and couples enjoying their time, their way.

Private Accommodations

It all starts with private, affordable accommodations. For the most seclusion, you can opt for one of our beachfront villas, which boast three bedrooms, a private pool, and a full kitchen that you can use to cook for every meal. Ideal for groups of couples or larger families, you can enjoy life just like you would at home with dining and living spaces, a poolside barbeque, and upscale amenities that match the décor.

Smaller groups can take advantage of the mini villas, which provide comfortable units that provide just as many features as the private villas, but on a smaller scale. Two-story bungalows also offer a touch of privacy and luxury for those who don’t need quite as much space. No matter which of our facilities you choose, it’s almost like renting a mansion on the water—complete with maid service!

Activities with You in Mind

Of course, vacation is about so much more than where you sleep at night. That’s why Troncones is the perfect village for those who want to enjoy coastal Mexico at their own pace. This small fishing village has stood here for centuries, virtually untouched by time—or by tourism. While restaurants, shops, and activities do exist to help make your stay comfortable, you won’t find huge crowds or lines.

In fact, whether you have your heart set on surfing in the waves, fishing on a boat crafted for two, horseback riding along the beach at sunset, or exploring the open-air markets and natural vibrancy of the local culture, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy your time here.

Plan Ahead

We always encourage our guests to enjoy their Mexican beach vacation the way that suits them best. Whether you want to plan months in advance so that you can secure one of our private villas, or if you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway and hope to land somewhere quiet and idyllic, we have room for you.

Your Mexican Beach Vacation: The People and their Family-Centered Lifestyle

When you book a Mexico vacation villa in Troncones for your next getaway, you get a lot more than a place to enjoy a luxury getaway. Because Troncones is a small village that has retained much of its charm and values, you also get a closer look at the culture and people of “real” Mexico. And with a focus on family, community, and making the most out of time spent with those you love, the Mexican culture is one that many people can never get enough of.

Family in Mexico

The Mexican culture is often synonymous with family. Although family plays a role in life just about everywhere, traditional Mexico takes it to the extreme. Mexico enjoys the lowest divorce rate in the world, and most children remain with their families until they marry (and even then, they may continue on to raise their own young families under the same roof). Family loyalty and taking care of the older generations are ingrained into the everyday lifestyle, and many of the businesses here are part of a long line of family-owned and -operated traditions. Much of this has to do with the strong Roman Catholic influence here, though just as much is influenced by the culture itself, which puts family before material gain.

In a small, traditional fishing village like Troncones, this family-centered lifestyle is even more prevalent. You’ll find restaurants and shops that have been part of the same family for generations, and the slower pace to life in general means that people take more time to appreciate the things that really matter.

For tourists and other visitors to Troncones, this type of environment does come with a few trade-offs. While you can expect a warm welcome to our fishing village and plenty of time to sit and chat with locals, you’ll also be asked to respect families in return. This might mean limited hours of operation for family-run businesses, a more trust-based payment system than might exist back home, and a real respect for Sundays and holidays.

Getting the Most Out of Your Mexican Beach Vacation

Here at Casa de la Sirena, we work hard to strike a balance between traditional Mexican family values and the type of luxury experience our guests expect. We also do our best to ensure that your entire family enjoys every minute here.

We’re happy to help you navigate the local culture in a way that best suits your idea of the perfect beach vacation. If that means immersing yourself in the local culture through festivals, religious ceremonies, and patronizing family-owned businesses, we can put you in contact with all the right resources. But if you are just as happy enjoying your family’s own experience on the beach and in your luxury accommodations, we can help with that, too.

Your definition of family time is the most important thing. The Mexican culture is all about enjoying what you have and making the kinds of personal connections that matter—and we bring that to life every day in our vacation villas along Mexico’s Costa Grande.

Troncones, Mexico: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo’s Secret Paradise

The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region is one of the more popular vacation destinations for those seeking a Mexico beach vacation. Although they are two distinct cities, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are often lumped together because of their proximity and their shared focus on tourism. They are located about 150 miles north of Acapulco, sharing the same stretch of the Costa Grande, but with fewer crowds and a more traditional atmosphere.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is the third most popular tourist area in Mexico (after Cancun and Puerto Vallarta). It is known around the world as an ideal destination for history buffs and sports fisherman, as well as families who want to enjoy coastal Mexico without the traditionally young and unruly crowds associated with spring break destinations.

Things to Do in Zihuatanejo

A Mexican beach vacation comes with all sorts of itinerary options. In addition to the popular activities of sunbathing and enjoying the beach, there are shops, restaurants, nightclubs, historical ruins, museums, and eco-tourism sites. Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy surfing and snorkeling, as well as fishing, which remains one of the most popular options here.

Of course, not all the great locations are within city boundaries. Some of the best historical sites require a day trip closer to the country’s interior. The upscale shopping and nightlife of Ixtapa are a small distance from the waterfront center of Zihuatanejo, and are often best enjoyed on a quick weekend away.

And if what you really want is a real secret paradise, where the crowds disappear only to leave sun, sand, surf, and an incredible luxury vacation opportunity, a forty-five minute trip north is all you need. Troncones, Mexico is a small fishing village located in the same state, and with the same great tropical backdrop. But instead of crowds of people and the noise of a metropolitan center, the only things you’ll see and hear are the typical side effects of a tropical beach villa: silence and nature.

Troncones, Mexico

The history of Troncones is one of a fishing village that remained untouched by commerce and industry for centuries. The town didn’t open up to tourism until the mid-twentieth century, and even then on a small scale that enticed those looking for adventure away from the city centers. Today, it remains an almost hidden gem of a destination—but that doesn’t mean you won’t find plenty to see and do. A brief list of activities here might include:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Yoga
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Surfing/Longboarding
  • Kiteboarding
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Snorkeling
  • Beachcombing
  • Sea Turtle/Whale Watching
  • Weddings
  • Fine Dining
  • Eco-Tours

Of course, this list doesn’t even begin to touch all the romantic possibilities of a private villa for two. Romantic walks on the beach, a day spent hand-in-hand on the sand, or even the luxury accommodations of your private facilities offer endless opportunities to enjoy your Mexico beach vacation.

If you are planning a trip to coastal Mexico, be sure and include Troncones on your list of possibilities. Close enough to city centers to provide everything you need, but remote enough to offer everything you want, it’s the ideal tropical vacation destination.

Casa de la Sirena in Troncones: Affordable Luxury

If you’re considering a Mexican beach vacation in the Troncones region, Casa de la Sirena offers the ideal accommodations. This beachfront compound is one of the only facilities of its kind, offering privacy and luxury at a fraction of the cost of busy resorts in the neighboring Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo region. If you’ve ever dreamed of a tropical getaway that is good for the spirit and even better on the pocketbook, this is the place to make it all happen.

What to Expect at Casa de la Sirena

The setting at Casa de la Sirena is an idyllic, tropical one, where you can just as easily take in the morning on your private veranda as you can hit the waves for a quick surf before breakfast. Located on our own stretch of white, sandy beach, you won’t run into anyone except other guests, which are limited in number since we are a fairly small facility overall. (For even more privacy or for a wedding, you can even rent the entire compound during your stay.)

The facilities include your choice of living arrangements. Families and couples can opt for a private villa, where three bedrooms, spacious accommodations, and even a private pool provide a getaway where everyone gets exactly what they want. Mini villas and bungalows are also available for couples or smaller groups—and all with the same great attention to décor, comfort, privacy, and, of course, the views of the ocean that extend in every direction for as far as the eye can see.

The luxury features don’t stop there. In addition to great rooms, guests have access to private kitchens and barbeques right in-suite, as well as our Casa de la Sirena garden facilities. For those booking a corporate or yoga retreat, there are additional facilities to help make the most out of your experience.

Why Casa de la Sirena is More Affordable than You Think

A quick look at our website will demonstrate just how colorful, vibrant, and upscale our accommodations are. It might seem out of the financial question to book a vacation here—especially if you’re planning a wedding or other celebration.

That’s why we’re so pleased to offer all this at an affordable price. Troncones has the benefit of being a small fishing village that remains largely untouched by tourism—which means it’s possible for both us and area restaurants and shops to keep prices low. We can accomplish all this because we don’t need bells and whistles to keep you entertained. The ocean, the protected tropical forestland, and the beach offer everything you need to enjoy your stay. It doesn’t matter if you want a quiet getaway on your own terms or a more action-packed adventure where you zipline through the trees only to rock climb your way back to town—it’s all here and it’s all part of the natural backdrop.

Casa de la Sirena is designed to provide an unforgettable vacation for the whole family. For more information on booking your vacation and pricing, feel free to give us a call or fill out our reservation form online.

Troncones, an Ecological Paradise on the Mexican Coast

Troncones is a small fishing village located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. A popular spot for Mexican beach vacation getaways, Troncones offers an incredible look at the natural ecosystem of tropical Mexico. Nowhere else will you find that perfect balance of luxury accommodations, small-town comforts, and the virtually untouched animal and plant life that exist here in abundance.

Wildlife in Guerrero, Mexico

Guerrero is known around the world as an ecological wonder. Within this small state, you’ll find everything from ocean and beachfront wildlife to the mountainous forests of the interior. Unlike many other tourist destinations in Mexico, this one remains an environmental haven thanks to a strong focus by the Mexican Government on sustainability and eco-tourism.

In fact, this small fishing village has one of the largest collections of sea turtle hatcheries, alternative waste management systems, and solar-run businesses in all of Mexico. Sanctuary lagoons are open to the public, and birdwatching is a popular pastime both on the coast and further in the interior. You’ll even find nature outposts designed to help facilitate your exploration into the wildlife.

Whether you prefer to enjoy nature by exploring the waterfalls and federally-protected forests by foot, or if you want an insider’s look at how the scientific community here has embraced species preservation, you’ll find it all within an easy distance of your Mexican beach villa at Casa de la Sirena.

When to Visit Mexico?

Your eco-experience in the tropical Troncones region will depend primarily on when you make your visit. Although our location means that you’ll find warm weather and sun throughout the year, there are still marked seasons that have an impact on local wildlife.

  • Dry Season: The drier season lasts from November through May, and you’ll enjoy sun almost every day—a big change from the colder winters up north.

  • Rainy Season: From June through October, the rainy season comes into play. This doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to stay inside—it just means you can expect higher rates of humidity, more rain in the early morning, and some major waves out on the ocean. This is the best time for eco-tourists, since this is when the flowers come into bloom and the native animals begin their reproductive season.

Your Mexican Beach Getaway

One of the best things about a place like Troncones is that there is no one-size-fits-all Mexican beach vacation package. You can easily immerse yourself in the ecology here, spending all of your time in the wildlife sanctuaries and taking tours of the federal forest lands. You can just as easily visit the eco-friendly sites as a daytrip or on a day when the weather prevents you from sunbathing or surfing. Even though the town of Troncones is fairly small, the area is huge in terms of possibilities.

Of course, having a comfortable place to come home to after your day’s adventures are through is also important. Casa de la Sirena offers the perfect touch of luxury to put a finish to each day—and because we subscribe to the same eco-conscious outlook that’s prevalent everywhere here, you can rest assured that we are doing our part to ensure that Troncones remains a Mexican vacation destination that will be sustained for decades to come.

How to Organize a Yoga Retreat in Paradise

One of the benefits of booking a Mexican vacation villa like Casa de la Sirena is that you have the opportunity to enjoy a quiet tropical background that’s ideal for rest and relaxation. In fact, that’s why we built our outdoor yoga compound, a beachfront complex of serenity rooms that offer the perfect setting for private yoga groups and bridal events.

Because we don’t have an on-staff yoga instructor, groups that plan on renting the space for their retreat will need to do a little advance planning. Here are a few tips for making the most out of your group yoga retreat in Mexico:

  • Compile a Group: The yoga facilities at Casa de la Sirena can hold up to 18 guests (9 separate beachfront rooms). In most cases, larger groups work best, since you’ll be able to take advantage of greater savings that way. We recommend groups of friends or work colleagues—travel with people you don’t know is a possibility, but it’s always more fun with those you know!
  • Hire a Yoga Instructor: If you want to have a professionally-led yoga retreat, you’ll need to bring your own yoga instructor with you. We have found that this approach works better than having a yoga teacher on staff, since so many people have personal relationships with their yoga groups. Having an instructor you know and are comfortable working with will greatly enhance your retreat experience.
  • Coordinate Meals and Rooms in Advance: To avoid last-minute scrambles, include a meal and room plan in your yoga retreat. You can bring a cook with you to handle all the food (our on-site cooking facilities are designed to be used by guests), or you can check out the local restaurants or facilities to learn what’s available. Our villas are also flexible and accommodating, with the option of housing several people in the same facility to lower costs without sacrificing privacy.
  • Travel Together: Traveling as a group is a great way to save money and time. In addition to possible discounts from your airline, you can rent a van to take you from the airport to Troncones as a group. Although this part of Mexico is noted for its accessibility to tourists, there is also an element of safety that comes from group travel.
  • Don’t Run it As a For-Profit Option: Legally, you cannot book individuals for a travel excursion without a proper license. While it is perfectly acceptable for you to organize the trip and pool money to cover expenses, you cannot organize the trip with an intent to make money unless you have the right authorization.

Of course, the most important thing you can do to organize a Mexican yoga retreat is to prepare for fun. Although your focus will be on rest and relaxation, be sure to bring cameras, dancing shoes, and swim gear. Casa de la Sirena is a great place to enjoy your own private yoga getaway…but it is also so much more!

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