Troncones is a small village on a pristine, never crowded 3 mile stretch of beach approximately 16 miles north of the towns of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (airport code ZIH) off of Highway 200. It is perfectly set right between the Sierra Madre mountains and the Pacific ocean. The population is about 400 people, consisting of native families, Americans, Europeans, Canadians and other cultures. The people are warm, friendly and hospitable.
On warm, moonlit nights we still see endangered sea turtles laying their eggs on our beaches. Flocks of pelicans search the waters for lunch and pods of dolphins and whales cruise up (or down, depending on the season) the coastline.
The village and beach offer beach combing, caves, bird watching, eco tours, horseback riding, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, biking, hiking, fishing, tidal pool exploring, birding and meeting new amigos. We are home to a mirage of fabulous restaurants….traditional Mexican fare, seafood right from our ocean, hamburgesas, and California style culinary delights. We even have 2 restaurants that are owned and operated by graduates of U.S. Culinary Academies!
There are frequent activities held in the village at which you’ll be more than welcomed. There are soccer and basketball games, weddings and Quinceañeras (a girl’s 15th birthday), fundraisers (Kermes in Spanish) and they are held usually on Saturday nights at the basketball court or soccer field. Most of these events are publicized at the last minute, so do read any flyer you see…..the event could be in a few hours.
A visit will be good for your soul. It is a soulful, pre-colonial, beautiful historic town with much to see and many smiling faces. A bustling fishing town with much to offer tourists, she also entertains the beach party crowd, complete with parasailing, on the beautiful La Ropa Beach.
A world class resort, Zihuatanejo’s “twin” sister could not be more different! Dancing until dawn in the clubs and discos, dining on food with an international flair, or shopping at the fabulous boutiques will quench your thirst for sophistication. Ixtapa is also home to two world class golf courses.