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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.

Wedding Planning along Mexico’s Western Coast

When most people think of having a destination wedding in Mexico, they picture the bright turquoise waters of the Caribbean and the high-rise resorts that populate the eastern portion of the country. While there are attractive mexico beach weddings along these lines, we invite you to consider something a little more intimate, a little lower-key, and a little more in keeping with the family traditions that make Mexico such a unique and warm place to say your “I dos”.

East vs. West Coast of Mexico

Mexico is a large country (in fact, it’s the 15th largest in the world), and the topography is so varied that it’s impossible to break each region down into just one kind of landscape. However, there are some universal things you can count on when looking at the coasts—namely that the eastern beach areas are more in keeping with the bright, lively Caribbean outlook and the western beaches tend to offer a more personalized experience.

On the west coast of Mexico, you won’t find the same crisp waters familiar with Caribbean vacations, and there’s much more in the way of natural coastline that hasn’t been quite as developed by tourism. The local people are warm and friendly, and the costs of accommodations and services are much lower. And because many of the resorts that are available for weddings (including our own Casa de la Sirena) are small enough that you can book the entire place, you can enjoy a level of privacy and comfort unavailable in the larger city settings.

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.

What to Look for in a Mexico Beach Destination

When it comes to booking Mexican beach rentals for your vacation, there are an almost limitless number of possibilities about where you can go and what you can do. Resorts along the Caribbean coast offer excited crowds and lots of youthful, vibrant fun. The country’s interior is filled with cultural wonders and the kind of rich history that exists nowhere else on earth. And the west coast offers a more low-key approach to beach life, with eco-tourism and surfing taking the primary honors.

If you’re planning a Mexican beach vacation, it’s a good idea to know what you want out of your trip. That way, you can find the right resort and get started planning your vacation getaway. Two primary considerations for a beach resort are price and water sports.

Beach Vacation Pricing

In the past, a Mexican beach resort would be one of the pricier vacation options, especially if you’re looking for five-star accommodations and a luxurious Mexico vacation villa all to yourself. While there still are many options in the higher-end facilities, you can also find hidden gems for a fraction of the price — especially if you step away from larger cities like Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo resort areas.

Water Sports

If you’re into surfing, the west coast offers some incredible waves and enough privacy for you to enjoy them. Our small town of Troncones is a hidden gem for Mexico surfing destinations.

You can also enjoy more traditional activities like snorkeling, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and even windsurfing. Expect lower-key activities along the west coast and more tourist-focused excursions on the Caribbean side.

Of course, no discussion of a Mexican resort is complete without including the resort itself. Here at Casa de la Sirena, we believe that it’s our job to ensure your stay is perfect.

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.

The Ideal Group Size for Your Private Mexican Yoga Retreat

If you’re part of a yoga class or group considering a private yoga retreat to Mexico, you’ll have quite a bit of work to do planning for your tropical getaway. In addition to the regular things like airline tickets, passports, and packing to take care of, you have to make sure the group dynamic is just right. That’s because a yoga retreat is more than just a vacation…it’s a chance to bond with others who feel the same way you do about yoga and its benefits to overall health and wellness. In fact, having the right group alongside you for the journey is almost as important as where you
go.

Why Go Group Yoga?

Many people participate in group yoga classes with the same people, day after day. This creates a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals, people who share your passions and beliefs and work together to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere. Most of the group yoga retreats we book here at Casa de la Sirena are with groups just like this, whether they’ve been together for years or are forging new bonds.

This kind of trip also has the advantage of offering price discounts. When you travel as a group and book a facility that caters to yoga classes, you can enjoy a luxury tropical setting with all the perks—and at a fraction of the cost of a more traditional vacation.

How Many is Too Many?

Of course, one of the reasons Mexican yoga retreats are so popular is because there is no better way to enjoy privacy and serenity than in a small, select facility designed with you in mind. In order to keep things small and select, however, it’s usually best to find a group that won’t get out
of hand and get in the way of your real goals.

The ideal yoga group is between 14 and 16 people, including your instructor. While you can certainly go above or below that number, this is the best way to enjoy the facilities at Casa de la Sirena while also keeping prices low. With 6 king suites, 3 queen suites, and a yoga platform on the beach designed with this many people in mind, you can enjoy privacy and the company of your class without sacrificing comfort.

You’ll also want to keep in mind that the cook available to prepare meals for the group functions best when catering to parties of this size, and that activities in the area are also best enjoyed in smaller groups like this.

Fun and Relaxation No Matter What

If you aren’t part of a yoga group planning a retreat to Mexico, you can still enjoy a trip to Troncones to take in the sun, sand, and surf in the way that suits you best. While the yoga platform is reserved for those who purchase the yoga package, there are plenty of spaces (including our private villas) where you can unroll your yoga mat and enjoy a slice of serenity here in paradise.

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.

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.

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