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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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