Is Troncones safe?
Our editor Jeannie Ralston lived in Mexico for 4 years and travels there regularly. She visits Troncones with her family almost every year. She has never had any trouble with crime or safety while in Mexico. Trocones is a quiet beach village, where you’ll feel removed from any concerns about crime.
Here’s what Tom Morrisette, the owner of Present Moment Retreat says:
“Rest assured that we have not had any safety or security issues in our area in the 12+ years that we have been open…quite the opposite. We have been rated one of the world’s top ten retreat centers for the past seven years consecutively, and as you can tell by our TripAdvisor reviews, our clients are absolutely thrilled with their experiences at Present Moment month after month. We are also rated the number 1 hotel in the area, which is partly due to the overall feeling of comfort, peace and relaxation. You will all be at ease with no worries whatsoever. All of the airport taxis are owned by 1 private, professional company featuring English speaking drivers who will have you here in 35 minutes door to door. We arrange your return trip with our local service…simple as that. Travel light in body, mind and spirit…it could not be more lovely here.”
Where do I fly into?
Fly into the Zihautanejo, Ixtapa airport, ZIH, which is 40 minutes south of Troncones. Delta, United, American and AeroMexico service the airport.
Transport to and from the airport is included.
What is included in the cost?
7 nights at the top-rated Present Moment Retreat.
6 nights dinner
1 massage or treatment
Photo instruction, if you choose
Writing workshop, if you choose
Transport to and from the airport
What is not included?
Excursions such as horseback riding or eco-tours; lessons for surfing. (All very reasonably priced).
Lunch (Troncones has a variety of restaurants, again all are extremely affordable.)
Other massages or treatments requested
Alcohol at the bar
The prices on Present Moment’s website seem lower than yours. Why?
First of all, the prices on the website do not include tax, which comes to $300 per person over the week. Also, our trip is custom designed for women like us and offers a number of features not included in packages offered on the Present Moment website, such as dinners, pick up and return to the airport and the option of photography and writing classes.
I hate big, impersonal hotels. How big is Present Moment Retreat?
Present Moment has 11 rooms, so it’s an intimate hotel. But it has the amenities and level of service you’d expect at a larger resort.
How does pricing compare with other retreats?
Our research shows that a week-long retreat at a comparable beach resort with yoga starts at $2,200 a person for a double. A similar offering at a beach yoga resort in another part of Mexico starts at $2,695 per person for a double room for only 5 nights. A private room is $3,595.
Who teaches yoga?
Present Moment Retreat provides the yoga instructors; they are highly qualified and often come from the States for extended stretches of teaching. Kimberly Cihlar, a certified yoga instructor and NextTribe’s fashion editor, will teach some classes during our week’s stay.
I’m not crazy about yoga. What else is there to do?
We will be offering photo and writing classes so that you can have an even richer experience. Also, you can take surf lessons, go horseback riding on the beach, take eco tours, boogie board in the surf, walk the beach, ride bikes, go bird watching. RELAX.