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Mexican Beach Vacations: Shopping and Shipping Information

One of the many reasons why a Mexico beach vacation is such a great trip idea is to enjoy the shopping opportunities. Whether you’re interested in finding gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces for your home, or if the idea of taking advantage of low prices appeals to you, you can find everything from textiles and ceramics to personalized artwork for sale in Mexican shops.

Shopping in the Ixtapa-Zihautanejo Region

As is the case in any geographically diverse country, every region in Mexico offers its own unique take on handcrafted goods. Guerrero, the state in which Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, and our own Troncones reside, is famed for its ceramic plates and dinner sets, wood sculptures, ceremonial masks, and hammocks-most of which are available through the large and open-air artisan markets.

You’ll also find a number of clothing, jewelry, and boutique-style shops in the downtown regions of both metropolitan centers. In fact, many people travel to Ixtapa specifically for the boulevard framed with shopping centers, where you can by name-brand clothes, leather goods and shoes, and artisan crafted silver jewelry.

Getting the Goods Home

When it comes to smaller, non-perishable items (like jewelry and clothes), you can usually avoid problems with bringing the items home by simply leaving a little room in your suitcase when you pack. However, when you purchase breakables, larger textiles, or furniture, your options are limited. And while it might be possible to stop by the nearest post office and send the item to your home address, the government services in Mexico probably aren’t as reliable as you want for your vacation mementos.

  • Ship Familiar Companies: FedEx does have a facilities in Guerrero, and you might also find smaller shipping companies with reputable names here. If you plan on buying large items during your stay in Mexico, find out where these companies have drop-off locations and what their prices and terms of agreement are.
  • Know What You Can’t Take: It’s illegal to put some items in your box to ship home, so know what is prohibited to put in the mail or send via FedEx. For the most part, the same things that are illegal to mail in the United States (perishable food items, firearms, endangered species paraphernalia or eggs, drugs, archaeological monuments, live plants and animals, alcohol without a permit) are illegal to mail here.
  • Ask Merchants for Assistance: Although you probably won’t be able to ask the street vendor to package and ship your items home, the higher-end retailers are accustomed to dealing with an international clientele and may be able to ship your purchase directly home. You should be able to verify the sender and get tracking information so that your purchase is secure.
  • Customs Information: There are strict regulations in place regarding taxes and fees on the items you purchase. Items for resale are subject to higher taxes, though you should be able to get a refund on your Value Added Tax if you are an international visitor and are willing to fill out the rebate forms.

Even if you plan on having your Mexican beach vacation take the form of long, lazy days in the sand and family time in your private villa, many of our guests find that a day or two spent in the nearby city centers is a great way to enjoy all that Mexico has to offer. If you anticipate buying anything that will need to be shipped home, do your research ahead of time so that you can get those items in the mail and get back to enjoying all that this incredible country has to offer.

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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