Troncones is the kind of town that is hard to find these days—a place where clocks tick at a different pace, where sunsets bleed together, where a lost wallet finds its way back to you. It has somehow maintained its sensibilities as an authentic small Mexican village yet become a popular vacation destination. Troncones attracts a down-to-earth visitor hoping to sink into a world that is becoming more and more elusive. There are no high rises or all-inclusive resorts — just small shops and hotels, beautiful private homes, and a variety of charming restaurants along a pristine stretch of beach.
Troncones is conveniently located just 20 miles north of Zihuatanejo and its international airport (ZIH) in southwestern Mexico on the Pacific coast. For those who like to get out and explore, there are countless activities in the area including mountain biking and hiking trails (check out Troncones Eco Tours), chartered fishing trips, kayaking, horseback riding, whale watching, releasing of baby turtles, and more. It is a world renowned surfing destination—most of Troncones enjoys a beach break, though there are popular point breaks at Manzanillo Bay (5 mins north) and at Saladita (20 mins north). Despite all of these amazing activities in the area, it is also the perfect place for someone who wants nothing more than to sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm breezes, stunning sunsets, gorgeous starry nights, and beautiful vistas. For a comprehensive directory of the area, click here. For a collection of images of Troncones click on the photos below.