Whether you’re on a girlfriend getaway, romantic getaway, honeymooon, surf safari or a family beach vacation, you’ll find tons to do here. Of course, if you’d rather just stay in the hammock, that’s fine with us.
Get on the beach!
Our three-mile stretch of nearly empty white sand beach is a paradise for surfing, body surfing, boogie boarding, stand up paddle boarding, etc. Take surf lessons on Troncones beach and/or tackle one of the many nearby surf breaks, including Saladita, a.k.a. “The Wave Machine” (a great spot for beginners and long boarders) and The Ranch.
Majahua, our nearby fishing village offers boat rentals for surfing or fishing. Sport fishing excursions are also available. Surfboards and stand up paddle boards can be rented in Troncones and Majahua.
Plenty of fun to be had out of the water, as well. Go horseback riding or running on our crowd-free beach. Play beach volleyball or frisbee ’til the whales come home. Or, ride a bike into town for an ice cream, or into the countryside for some fresh mangoes (if they’re in season).
Bike rentals are available at several places in town.
Green vacation paradise
Troncones Mexico is a tiny town surrounded by nature. With very little developed land, a very recently paved main road, and few buildings over two stories tall, this place is all about Nature. Apart from pristine beaches, Troncones boasts lush tropical forests, mangrove sanctuaries, rivers, and lagoons.
Watch iguanas sunbathe on palm trees from local restaurants, help release baby sea turtles at sunset, see and hear hundreds of species of tropical birds—all from your hammock. Or, get out and about and see even more — with activities like hiking, spelunking, bird-watching, and lagoon and river kayaking.
Costa Nativa, our local eco tour company, provides daily excursions complete with waterfalls, lagoons, rivers, caves and splendid bird and animal life.
The importance of doing nothing
Or if you’d rather just chill out and recharge your batteries, perhaps you need to lay on the beach and work on your tan, while sipping a cold beer? And when you get too hot, make a splash in the clean, clear Pacific ocean (or in our lovely, cool plunge pool). If you’re after the ultimate relaxing beach vacation, don’t forget about quality hammock time under swaying palm trees, tide pool exploration, and long sunset walks.
Troncones also offers daily yoga, meditation, and chi gong classes―all with a stunning ocean view.
Daytrips to the big city
Nearby Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo serve up a cornucopia of more urban entertainments―shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, movie theatres, a dolphinarium, etc.―even miniature golf, Magic World adventure park, and “Flintstones Land” for the kiddies, and even two golf courses. In Zihuatanejo, you can participate in activities such as shopping, boat excursions, paintball, parasailing, jet skis and more.
Sunset cowboys in front of Casa Oasis
Ride home into the sunset
The best part— afterwards, you get to escape back to your pristine, world-class beach in quiet time-warp Troncones. Ideally in time for sunset margaritas on our beach.
OUR LOCAL FAVORITES:
Low season note (May – October):Many local businesses close or have limited hours between May and October. Fish and veggie delivery may be curtailed or stopped at certain times. Ask Karina when you arrive She’ll have the latest info.
The freshest fish: DON RUBEN.
(Delivery suspended due to covid. Just pop into downtown in the mornings, he should be parked on the main street…)
Don Ruben, aka Mr. Fish, and his lovely wife deliver the freshest fish ever straight to the Oasis, out of the bed of their pickup truck. But you gotta put out the sign, so they’ll stop and honk. They come by around 10-11 every day in busy season. They do sometimes run out. If you want to be sure, have a big order, or mid-morning plans, drive downtown earlier and find them selling on Troncones’ main road (perpendicular to the ocean). They’ll filet the fish right there, if you want, and clean your shrimp, as well. They can sometimes do requests, as well, if you’re dying for lobster or octopus. Tell ‘em Franca sent you! They are two of my favorite people around.
Nightlife, sort of:
(Generally closed by 10):
Cafe Sol upstairs: Local hangout evening sports bar.
Present Moment and Eden offer some live music and drinks in a tropical atmosphere. Not cheap, but generally a lovely night out.
The Nomadic Bar. Ask around – it moves. Favorite Guest opinion: “They have upgraded their menu, more pricey this year, but the food (a little bigger portions this year) and drinks were delicious! We highly recommend the “spicy” margaritas (garnished with a Serrano pepper), the Korean Beef nachos with beet kimchi and the poke Mexicana tacos with cilantro cream in lettuce shells!”
$ Quesadillas Lourdes — Best bargain lunches in town. On the left as you drive into town, across from the hardware store. Traditional mexican spot with hand crafted quesadillas with all sorts of fillers, along with tortas (sandwiches) and a variety of other meal options. Run by the lovely Lourdes. Very inexpensive and yummy. Tortas, quesadillas, both plain, and full of veggies or shrimp, daily meal specials, etc.
$$ La Mexicana on the mountain side of the road, is the closest restaurant to Casa Oasis, and Isabela, the owner, has “sazon” which translates roughly as a flair for cooking. She offers some interesting versions of the general local fare.
$$$$ Present Moment (PMR), (often called Pretentious Moment by locals) is our fanciest restaurant, with prices rivaling a higher-end US eatery. Quality food, with healthy and nouvelle cuisine options. More form than substance, portions aren’t huge. Breakfasts are generally not too pricey. Their two-for-one happy hour gets good reviews (though drinks are expensive), and the ambiance and views are lovely.
$$ Cafe Sol Simple, but tasty menu. Breakfasts and lunches, smoothies and good coffee. Dinner upstairs in the bar is a sporting affair/local hangout, and they generally know how to cook a fish. Quality food, with some healthier, more Americanized options. (I would only eat salad here and at PMR)! Good wood fired pizza.
$$ Chencho’s Restaurante Familiar. Left at the T, across the street from the beach. Tiny eatery run by a very nice family. Gets packed. General beach menu. Hamburger’s pretty good! Our favorite shrimp cocktail.
More to come…
Not to be missed:
THURSDAY POSOLE AND TAMALE NIGHT AT MINE’S
In nearby Buena Vista. A culinary and cultural experience!
Leaving Troncones, head for Zihua, make a left at the first intersection before getting onto the long straight stretch with a bridge. If you pass the huge Pemex, you’ve gone too far. The first town on the right, basically, but you’ll miss it if you stay on the main road. As local and authentic as you can get. Delicious, too. (Watch out, the posole is very spicy. Tamales not so much.) It will be jammed during holidays, and there are only a few communal tables, so unless you don’t mind waiting, We’d go early with a big group… by 6? (Don’t think they serve before 5)
What to do in Troncones
Our three miles of pristine, golden sand beach are our claim to fame. Boogie board, SUP, tide pool, surf, kayak, run, walk, nap, or just frolic. It’s up to you.
The Costa Grande is world famous for its gorgeous beaches and breathtaking scenery (especially Troncones).
Surf breaks abound in the area. Semi-famous breaks in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa, as well as Saladita, the Ranch, etc. Check out our Surf Guidee.
Troncones has its own little store of stores… from tienditas full of basic staples to boutiques.
Troncones has a variety of restaurants, from upscale tum like El Eden and Present Moment, to Lourdes’ delish quesadillas (on the road into town, across from the hardware store. Try Chencho’s mini restaurant for a shrimp cocktail.
Troncones birdlife is incredible and varied. A birder’s paradise, even from your Casa Oasis sofa!
Nature at her best.
From pristine beach walks to hikes with cliffs and caves, to mountain biking to eco tours, Troncones has your nature needs covered.
A few local artists sell their work in Troncones. Try the mini-mall near the T.