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In recent years, whispers of Troncones’ pristine beaches, laid-back atmosphere and vast greenery have rippled throughout those in search of a sun-filled hideaway.
While hotels, hostels and B&Bs have gradually popped up along the coast, the undeveloped nature of this Mexican farming area, known as an “ejido”, is part of its appeal. With only around 500 residents, locals mill about their daily business, greeting everyone by name and happily advising the best places to eat, drink and surf.
Choose between a variety of beachside eco-mmodation, and spend days swimming in serene waters (we suggest heading straight for the tranquil waters of Manzanillo Bay) or surfing Troncones’ legendary waves.
Those less confident riding the waves can snorkel around Troncones’ colourful reefs, scuba dive or watch the release of baby sea turtles. Back on land, wander through the village streets to find family-run grocery stores, restaurants, a few bars and surf shops.
Venture a little beyond the beach to find Cascadas Artesianas, a cascading waterfall, and explore the limestone caves of nearby Majahua.
Who to take with you
A keen surfer. The best surfing area is called Troncones Point, and many hotels offer classes and instructors for those looking to learn.
When to go
Come in June, just before the rainy season when the weather is idyllic and the swell from the south means the waves are a sight to behold.
Where to stay
Boutique hotel Lo Sereno offers a bohemian retreat. Dine at La Terrazza for gourmet Mexican concept food made with local ingredients and freshly caught seafood, before watching the sunset from the open-air bar.
Most likely to bump into…
Eager eco-architects. Troncones’ rapid development has maintained a sustainable focus, providing excellent potential for architects looking for a green project.
Essentials to bring with you
Fit in with the eco-trend of Troncones with this Reformation Elle shirred floral-print georgette mini dress, made using sustainable methods that minimise water and energy waste.
How to get there
Fly to Ixtapa/ Zihuatanejo Airport via Mexico City, where Troncones’ beautiful beaches are just a half hour drive away.
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