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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.

Christmas in Zihuatanejo: Mexico Vacation Villa for the Whole Family!

Spending Christmas in Mexico is one of those things many people dream about — and with good reason. The weather along Mexico’s western coast is ideal during the month of December, with a warm glow in the mid-80s and just enough humidity to make the atmosphere seem tropical, but not stifling. Since most travelers are on their way from up north, where cold weather and even snow prevail, this represents a welcome change in climate.

Why Travel During the Christmas Season?

If taking a vacation during the most traditional time of the year seems odd to you, you aren’t alone. One of the most often-cited reasons for hesitating to book a trip during the Christmas season is what a departure it represents from the more common evergreen tree, cookies baking in the oven, and Santa singing in the background most people associate with the season. Here at Casa de la Sirena, we understand these hesitations — after all, you might have decades of family holidays at your back, and it can be hard to imagine anything else!

However, we believe in re-inventing the holidays your way. Mexico beach vacations are a great way to set the tone for future holidays in your family. Maybe you’ve just retired, and you want a break from tradition as you ease into your golden years. Perhaps you’re a newlywed, and you and your spouse want to get away for your first holiday season together. For many families, this is also a great opportunity to get everyone together. Instead of gathering at Grandma’s house this year, you can all step onto the shores near Zihuatanejo, where sun, sand, and relaxation await. Trust us, everyone will be sure and visit when Mexico is the setting for this year’s festivities.

Family Holidays in Mexico

In fact, Christmas Mexico vacation villas are most popular for families, and you’ll often find the same people returning year after year to enjoy the holiday spirit the Mexican way. That’s because you’ll find a unique mixture of tropical bliss and some of the more recognizable Christmas traditions. As a predominantly Catholic country, Mexico takes the Christmas season very seriously. You’ll find the shops and local sites draped in decorations, plenty of shoppers taking care of last-minute purchases, and religious ceremonies like midnight Mass or Christmas morning church service if you’d like to take a more reverent approach.

All of this is added on top of the more common beach activities found in the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa region. Taking a few days to relax on the beach, enjoy the water activities, or even branch out and try a sunset horseback ride along the water’s edge are all great ways to spend some time with those you love.

Mexican beach resorts like Casa de la Sirena are fully equipped to handle all your holiday needs, which makes the experience that much better. Because we cater to families just like yours, we know what it takes to make a vacation getaway into a complete holiday experience. And our first piece of advice starts right now: book your Mexico Christmas vacation today. The rooms tend to fill up fast for the winter season months, and we want you to have plenty of time to prepare for the holiday season of a lifetime!

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!

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