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Staying Fit and Active in Your Mexico Vacation Rental

One of the biggest challenges to going on vacation — whether it’s to Mexico, Europe, or even just across state lines — is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The good habits of eating and exercise that we work so hard on at home become difficult when faced with a change of schedule, lots of delicious food and alcohol, and a desire to do nothing more than spend the day soaking in the sun on the beach.

When you book a Mexico vacation rental at Casa de la Sirena, we make it easy to enjoy your getaway without losing sight of the bigger picture of your health and fitness levels. In fact, with a little advance planning, you can incorporate some of the higher-intensity activities we have here into your daily plans so that you can exercise without ever feeling like you’re exercising.

Here are a few tips for staying on track during your vacation:

Begin and/or end your day with a walk on the beach. The sunsets and sunrises here are spectacular, and there is something so calming about taking advantage of the crash of the waves as the sun and moon trade places. For a real workout, you might even consider taking a run along the expansive stretch of our private beach. Running in the sand is a tough workout even for the hardiest athletes.

Take advantage of local sports. In Troncones, activities like swimming, birdwatching, surfing, horseback riding, and hiking are all common among both tourists and residents. Now is a great time to branch out and try an activity you may not have considered before. It might even help to plan one of these each day, leaving the rest of the time to do your traditional lounging and hammock activities.

Rent our yoga facilities. Casa de la Sirena is one of the only Mexico vacation resorts that offers a beachside yoga studio that you or a group of visitors can rent. You do need to come prepared with your own instructor, but taking a yoga or pilates retreat is a great way to enjoy a new kind of vacation that’s all about your health and well being.

Cook and eat locally. Troncones is a traditional fishing village, and the residents here tend to rely on a diet that is full of fresh fruits and vegetables and fish right out of the ocean. When you book a vacation villa, you have a fully-equipped kitchenette and barbeque right in your accommodations. You can take advantage of the great local produce or eat out in a restaurant that taps into the economy and farms of the area.

Staying healthy on vacation doesn’t have to be a chore. Although it might be hard to say no to one more helping of arroz con pollo, or to get up early to take advantage of the cooler weather for your early morning run along the beach, you’ll feel a lot better knowing that you haven’t indulged yourself to an unhealthy level.

And if you do slip and enjoy one too many margaritas, don’t worry too much about it. A Mexico vacation resort like this one is meant to be enjoyed, regardless of how much time you’re able to devote to exercise and diet.

Beyond Sunbathing: Extreme Sports in Coastal Mexico

Surfing and other extreme sports in Troncones MexicoThe sleepy beach town of Troncones, which is located about a half hour’s drive north of Zihuatanejo beach resorts and Ixtapa vacation rentals, might not be the first place you think of for big adventure and even bigger adrenaline. After all, pictures here capture happy couples getting married in the sunset, tropical drinks being sipped on a hammock, and the serene crash of the waves on shore.

However, don’t be deceived by the low-key atmosphere you find here. If action and adventure are what you’re after, extreme sports in Troncones offer more than enough opportunities to make your vacation more than just another day at the beach.

Mexico Beach Resorts: The Perfect Extreme Sports Setting

The area around Troncones is ideal for an active lifestyle. In and around the beach town itself, you’ll find opportunities to hike, bike, horseback ride, and surf. Surfing in Mexico is one of the biggest draws for those willing to take on a few more hazards than the average tourist.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that surfing is all you’ll have to do. Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, two larger tourist destinations located nearby, are hotspots for sports enthusiasts. Depending on your interests and how much time you have to spend on your vacation, you’ll find:

  • Scuba Diving: More than 30 popular diving sites and tours can be found along this part of the Mexican coast. All skills levels are invited, from first-time divers to those who’ve been under the water for years. Snorkeling is also a favorite pastime here.
  • Kayak Tours: Taking you into the ocean and along hidden routes to explore coves and caves, there is no better way to view the Mexico waters than by kayak.
  • Rappel and Caving Excursions: The topography of the coastal areas is really quite varied. In addition to the white sandy beaches and coastline, there are many different peaks that take extreme sports to the next level. Whether you want to rappel down a mountain cliff or explore a cave by harness, there are adventures in store for you here.
  • Skydiving and Ziplines: Although there are only a few facilities in the area that offer trustworthy airborne excursions, these options certainly provide a unique way to view the landscape. If you’ve never been skydiving before, a zipline is a nice way to ease into the sport.
  • Golf: Maybe it’s not quite as extreme as you were hoping for, but golf is one of the more popular sports in this part of Mexico. Ixtapa has two quality courses that allow you to rent all the equipment you’ll need.
  • Surfing: Enough can’t be said about the surfing in Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, and Troncones. Almost every month out of the year finds big waves in select locations known in surfing communities worldwide. As a smaller, beach-oriented community, Troncones is particularly well-known for its surfing features.

A Mexico vacation villa doesn’t have to be all about rest and relaxation. Whether you want to spend a few days exploring the extreme sport options while you’re here, or if high-adrenaline adventure is your goal every day, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied. And because you can explore it all from your Troncones villa, it’s easy to ensure that everyone has a great time!

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