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Mexico’s Best-Kept Secret: The Tranquil Troncones Beach Resort

Troncones Mexico villa suiteMexican beach villas have always been one of those vacations that many people dream of, but few see through to the end. That’s because there are any number of imagined obstacles in the way. Whether you think the price isn’t right or if you imagine it’s the type of place where only the young and adventurous have fun, we’re here to let you know that Mexico can be quiet, relaxing, and friendly on your wallet.

When you choose a beach resort in Troncones, you can set your own pace and create your own itinerary—and you can do it for much less than you probably expect.

Troncones Vacation Villas: A World Apart

Troncones is a small fishing community located about 20 miles north of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region. Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are famous as a hotspot for vacationers from all over the world, and many of the images and stereotypes about Mexico have their roots here.

That’s not to say that these are bad places to visit. On the contrary, Zihuatanejo is rich with history and culture, and many people find that there is no better place to get a glimpse of historic Mexico. Ixtapa, on the other hand, is a more upscale region where you’ll find five-star accommodations, high-end shopping, and the chance to enjoy Mexico in style. And in both regions, you’ll find the kind of nightlife that makes this area so famous. For the young and young at heart, you can enjoy drinks, dancing, and staying up until dawn. Most of the touristy areas expect this kind of activity, so many of the venues cater to foreigners and provide a safe retreat for all ages.

However, if something a little bit lower-key is more your style, we encourage you to take the short journey (offered regularly via mini-bus and taxi service) north to Troncones. Here you’ll find the other side of a Mexico vacation getaway: hammocks, tropical drinks, and the obligatory surf, sun, and sand.

Things to See and Do in Troncones

Because the pace is a little bit slower here in Troncones, you can fit as much (or as little) activity into your Mexico beach vacation as you’d like. Many of our guests come equipped with nothing more than a stack of books and a swimming suit, while others seek more adventure. At Casa de la Sirena, we’re equipped to handle both ends of the spectrum. You’ll find:

  • Fully Equipped Vacation Villas: Our villas, mini-villas, and bungalows are great accommodations for families and groups of all sizes. Offering kitchenettes, private views, and more, you can just as easily host a small gathering over the grill as spend a quiet evening with the one you love.
  • Private Beach Setting: Casa de la Sirena is located on a private, three-mile strip of beach that offers that perfect touch of tropical isolation. From a yoga studio designed to accommodate large parties to your own private spot in the sand, we make it easy to unwind, relax, and take in the sights at your own pace.
  • Water and Eco-Tour Activities: Troncones is a hotspot for surfers and fishing opportunities, both of which provide plenty of activity for those who want to get on the water. Kayak tours also allow you to see the sights up close and personal, and those with a penchant for animal life can go bird watching and whale watching.
  • On Site Luxury Services: One of the best ways to enjoy a private retreat is with spa services like manicures, pedicures, and massage—especially if you’re considering Troncones as a wedding destination.

Of course, one of the reasons so many people keep coming back to our Troncones beach resort is because of the ambiance and people of the local town, which has a population of just around 500 residents. Small, unique restaurants cater to the select tourist crowd, and many of the features here are designed to keep you entertained on a budget. One of Mexico’s best-kept secrets, Troncones is the beachfront vacationing at its best.

Zihuatanejo Resorts: Safe and Fun for the Whole Family

Horseback riding near Zihuatanejo MexicoThese days, Mexico vacation rentals are a source of debate when it comes to safety and travel. Media and government reports tend to put the focus on the worst parts of Mexico’s troubles.

However, as many residents, expats, and regular visitors will tell you, a vacation to Mexico is rarely dangerous. By avoiding high-conflict inner cities and enjoying a beachfront villa like those you’ll find in Troncones, you’ll find no more danger than what you would expect on a trip to any overseas location.

Why Troncones is a Good Fit for the Whole Family

The town of Troncones is a small, undeveloped beach community located 20 miles north of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region. Home to a population of less than 1,000 (many of whom are resort and Mexico villa rental owners), this is the kind of place where you’ll find free-roaming chickens, community events, and a hammock in almost every single yard. A fishing town for centuries, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time—to an era when family and friends worked hard to build a true community lifestyle.

The cities of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, by contrast, boast a population just over 100,000. And even with the larger number of residents, these towns are fairly small by Mexican standards. Most of the high-rise hotels and beachfront resorts are built in areas of affluence, where natural beauty and city amenities co-exist. And because regular bus and taxi service between the larger cities and Troncones are always running, it’s easy to stay connected.

This is why we established our Mexico vacation villas in Troncones. You can bring the whole family to enjoy a low-key vacation that still offers plenty of activities, from surfing and horseback riding to birdwatching and playing on the beach. Children of all ages are welcome here, and many kids find that watching sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean is even better than a visit to a traditional theme park!

Safety in Coastal Mexico

This part of Mexico is one of the safest areas you can travel in the entire country. Known as an ideal tropical destination for vacationers from all over the world, the towns rely heavily on the tourist trade. Because of this, city developers and leaders have always put a focus on traveler safety. You’ll find that the infrastructure is well-suited for the modern traveler, with everything from Internet connections in your private villa to updated hospital facilities in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo that are able to accommodate almost every type of medical emergency.

As is the case with any travel to Mexico, however, precautions should always be taken. Don’t drink the water out of the tap, be sure and wash all your produce with bottled water before you eat it, avoid traveling after dark, and stay close to the tourist centers. For more information on travel safety, visit the U.S. Department of State website on travel to Mexico.

If you have any questions or concerns about traveling to your Mexico vacation villa, we encourage you to contact us directly. We know that travel safety is an important factor in your decision to come here, and we will do our best to put you in touch with the right resources to make your trip as perfect and safe as you want it to be!

Holidays in the Tropics – The Best It Can Get!

This year, imagine Thanksgiving or Christmas vacation in an oceanfront Mexican beach villa! Whether you are escaping to the joyous culmination of all those plans for the perfect tropical holiday family reunion, or have made a last minute decision to take some “couples” quality time, getting away for the holidays is so much more than a chance to give yourself an incredible gift — in a place like Mexico, where sun, sand, and surf await every month out of the year, it’s also a way to recharge your life and to experience another culture’s holiday traditions.

Although the Thanksgiving holiday is only observed in the United States, you’ll find that the Christmas holiday gears up early in Mexico bringing with it a joyous thanksgiving for life. And you can enjoy a seasonal retreat that’s as festive as it is relaxing. Smiling faces, village fiestas, friendly people and the culture steeped in tradition, Christmas in Mexico is simply enchanting.

The Christmas season is a festive time of the year for Mexicans. Parties are common, and food and drink flow in abundance. Many local festivals take place, and you can participate as much or as little as you want. In most locations, you can expect the festivities to really start gearing up in mid-December and continue all the way into January.

The scenery around the holidays is also an enjoyable sight. Although you won’t find the traditional evergreens favored in the United States, there are plenty of lights, explosions of color, and decorations to keep your holiday spirit firmly intact. Most Mexican residents are Catholic, so many of the more somber traditions are present, too, including Mass and religious festivals that put a heavy focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

Winter Weather at Your Mexico Beach Villa

One of the best reasons to spend your holiday in Mexico is the weather. A far cry from snow and freezing temperatures, Troncones and the surrounding areas of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo enjoy an average temperature between 70 and 88 degrees in the months of November and December, with warm, balmy breezes to take all your cares away. By this time, the rainy season has already passed, so you’ll get to enjoy sun and sand almost every day out of the week. By late November, most of the hurricane worries have passed, as well, so you get to take advantage of Mexican weather at its best.

What to Expect During Your Stay

If you plan on remaining here through the Christmas holiday, expect the shopping and tourist districts to pick up at a frantic pace! Liked everywhere, people are rushed to buy gifts for friends and loved ones. Many government facilities close to allow the workers to enjoy time with their families. It’s a great time for “people watching.”

Give the Gift of Travel

One of the best things about spending Christmas in Mexico is that you can bring your whole family along with you! Troncones vacation villas make it easy to invite dozens of guests, and you can all stay in the same luxury accommodations and enjoy the holiday as a group. There is perhaps no holiday gift quite as great as opportunities to surf, sunbathe, and explore Mexico together. The Casa de la Sirena beachfront compound in the beautiful village of Troncones offers the opportunity for you to rent your own private Mexican villa even if there are only two of you (or 20!).

Of course, if you’re using holiday travel to get away from the family, we can help with that, too. Private villas make it easy to enjoy your time away with all the rest and relaxation you need to start the new year afresh!

Casa de la La Sirena, Troncones, Mexico Vacation Rentals (Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo)
TRONCONES GIRLS MAKE GOOD!

TRONCONES GIRLS MAKE GOOD!

Dinner with Humberto
Dinner with Humberto
BECKY'S MERMAID
BECKY’S MERMAID

This photo, “Becky’s Mermaid” is so special to me.  Doug and Becky Stow stayed with us last year.  Doug has been a fabulous painter for lots of years and this was Becky’s FIRST PAINTING!!!

And, she gave it to me!!!  She has inspired me and I am hoping to return to my painting lessons when we get back to the beach.
We  have been busily preparing for high season.  We are doing allot of upgrades, painting, re-upholstering and generally just making the private villa and 2 story bungalows “new” again.     It is beautiful now and will be even more so by the 1st of November when it is complete.
GARDEN TIME!  Yes, we are hoping for a great garden this year to accompany our chives, basil, chilis, mangoes, papayas and limons.   We have planted tomatos, squash, warm weather spinach, rosemary and red bell peppers hoping that our love of gardening and attention to the plants surpasses the challenge of the salt air that comes with being right on the ocean.  If anyone has any tips, we would love it if you would share!
We are grateful that the hurricane by passed us and Jessica and Jarrod’s sunset beachfront wedding and celebration was perfect!   Destination weddings in Mexico need not be expensive or difficult.  Just let us help!
Our “cast of regular” Mexican surfer dudes were back for their annual trip (actually, back twice) and made a great Mexico Troncones surfing video available for view on our website.  Thank you to Mike and the guys at Swellmagnet.com.
We still  have a cancellation for the private villa  over Thanksgiving week.  Make us an offer!  If you have never visited us before, this is a perfect opportunity for a romantic get-a-way or a last minute family escape.  We’ll leave the lights on!
Casa de la Sirena, Barefoot Beachfront Mexican Elegance!
Troncones, Mexico (Troncones Beach)
“where the sole hits the sand”
Casa De La Sirena, Troncones (Ixtapa-Zihuantanejo) Mexico Barefoot Beachfront Elegant Vacation Rentals!
Beachfront Private Villa with Private Pool

Beachfront Private Villa with Private Pool

Mika and I are at our boat for the weekend in the California Delta  hoping that Hurricane Rick turns west.  We have a compound full of guests and there is to be a beachfront wedding this evening with a celebration reception following.  I will post the pictures as soon as they share them!

Humberto ans the staff are working to make our guests’ Mexican Beachfront Vacation (Destination Wedding)the best they could ever imagine.  Ana cooked a welcome dinner of chili rellanos for about 20…light duty for her!  Luis’ margaritas were their normal huge hit and the party began!

Following is a link of an actual wedding at Casa de la Sirena (Troncones): Beach Wedding in Mexico.

With the storm  (Hurricane Rick) near our shores, I am sure that the surfing is unbelievable.  We are fortunate to have breaks that offer year round waves, (good ol’ Mexican surfing) but what can compete with this kind of action!  Check out the surfing video on our website, www.casadelasirena.net or www.houseofthemermaid.com.

We have special pricing available on the private villa for Thanksgiving week and a couple of weeks in January…..run for the border to a Barefoot Beachfront Mexican Vacation!  Email us for details.

“Where the sole hits the sand”

Casa de la Sirena, Beachfront accomodations for 2 – 20!

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