Discover Mexico’s Hidden Gem, Troncones

In Culture, Guerrero by Christina Silvestri

Just 20 miles northwest of Zihuatanejo, nestled between the Sierra Madres and the bustling Mexican Riviera, is the small fishing village of Troncones.

Unassuming, with a population of about 500 permanent residents, Troncones is easy to miss. Look closer, and this charming coastal town in the Mexican state of Guerrero is home to a pristine three-mile stretch of beach and some of the best waves to catch a break in all of Mexico. 

If you’re looking for a picturesque beach getaway without the crowds that usually come with the more popular resort destinations in Mexico, Troncones is a hidden gem worth discovering for laid back, beachbum vibes in one of the most gorgeous untouched locales.


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While the beauty of Troncones is in that it’s a bit off the beaten path, those that have discovered and made the area home have created comfortable spaces to stay for visitors and locals alike. We recommend checking out the following boutique hotels and villas:


  • Surf. Troncones is an international surfing destination. Some of the most popular surfing spots in Troncones include Troncones Point and Manzanillo Bay for unbeatable waves. 
  • Hike the nearby Sierra Madre mountains.
  • Say “namaste” with yoga on the beach.
  • Savor fresh seafood
  • Go horseback riding on the beach.
  • Take a guided walking tour through the village.
  • Enjoy a kayak trip and learn about the area’s rich ecological life. 
  • Join a turtle-watching boat ride on a local fisherman’s panga boat. Endangered sea turtles can frequently be spotted laying their eggs in the sand.

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