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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.

Native Flora and Fauna: The Eco Village of Troncones, Mexico

Regardless of whether you’re staying in Troncones for a few days or a few weeks, it’s definitely in your best interest to take some time to enjoy the local flora and fauna here. For centuries, Troncones has stood as a small fishing village, where people have enjoyed quiet lives in tune with nature. Even today, it is largely untouched by the commerce and tourism of the neighboring metropolitan centers, which means you get to sample the focus on nature that is still relevant to area residents.

In fact, one of the unique things about this Mexican beach vacation destination is that you are within walking distance of a true eco-village, where everyone works together to preserve the wildlife that makes life here that much better.

By Land

Troncones is located in the state of Guerrero, which boasts one of the most diverse ecosystems in all of Mexico — and the government has worked hard to keep it that way. The Pacific jungle is everything you’d expect from the tropical locale, and the mountainous area is filled with lush forests, foliage, and hot springs, much of which is open to the public and protected from development. Waterfalls and features along the shore complete the picture, and you’ll find a number of hatcheries and other services working hard to maintain the animal population.

Many of the available nature tours in Troncones take you to the fringes of the forests and jungles to catch a glimpse of the delicate eco-system here. In addition to the more well-known deer and raccoons, you’ll find native iguanas (like the garrobos) and even crocodiles.

By Sea

Whale watching is a popular activity here, and depending on the season, you can catch a glimpse of Humpback whales, dolphins, and even the rare Orca as they make their way up and down the coast.

Boating excursions and snorkeling opportunities also await, and you might be able to spy seahorses, sailfish, manta rays, and whalesharks in their native habitat. Fishing opportunities are also available for those who want to take a more active role in exploring the water, though there are restrictions on the types and sizes of fish you can catch. (Catch and release fishing is also an option.)

The sea turtle population here is very important, and most of the beaches are protected breeding grounds, which means vehicles are off limits on the sandy shores. A local hatchery also works hard to ensure that many of the turtles go on to survive the treacherous journey from land to sea, thereby saving the turtles for future generations.

By Air

Troncones is known throughout Mexico as one of the premier destinations for birdwatching. Over 100 species of birds make their home in and around the Troncones area, ranging from kingfishers and pelicans to hummingbirds and herons. The sounds of these melodious creatures greet many people in the morning and lull them to sleep each night.

Whether you intend to take in all of nature or just catch a glimpse from your beachfront villa, the opportunities here are endless. You don’t have to be a scientist to appreciate the beauty of the nature all around you in Troncones, and Casa de la Sirena is here to support all your adventures into the local setting!

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