Troncones is a little village on the Pacific Coast of Mexico about 30 miles from Zihuatanejo. It’s a 27 peso ( less than $1.50) 1 hour bus ride or a 30 minute 450 peso ($24) 30 minute taxi ride. 4
of us hopped on the 10 am bus with two suitcases, 2 back packs a a couple of tote bags to spend a couple of days at the El Tropico pretty much in the heart of Troncones. Earlier this year we spent an overnight at The Inn at Manzanillo Bay which is at the far end of this beach front village, but this time we were among many restaurants to choose from.
We were house sharing with friends Paul and Faye, and what a lovely house it was 2 bedroom 2 baths nice well stocked kitchen and a full length front porch that looks directly on to the ocean. It even came complete
with a cat! Real casual luxury! We all want to go back.
Troncones is a nice lazy break from busier Zihuatanejo.
Long term it might be too lazy and with out a car too difficult to stock up on supplies for a long stay. In the 60’s and 70’s the surfers discovered, but now there are many large homes, small condos and B & B’s with a half dozen shops and 19 restaurants, some of the beach and pool type restaurants, others with good and interesting menus. As we were across the street from Chenco’s we enjoyed both a breakfast and a dinner there and had an interesting dinner at La Mexicana. Chile rellenos are one of my favorite foods, but this time I had one with “huitlachoche” added.
Never having heard of it before I had to ask what it was and still decided to try in even after learning it is a black corn fungus. I will compare it to something like a mushroom. It was a good chile relleno, the huitlacoche interesting, but not particularly impressive.
We had two lovely days of eating, drinking, relaxing, swimming, watching the waves and listening to the sound of the ocean and being entertained by a cat who seemed to think we were
OK visitors to her home. We had to check out by 11 and we waited until the last minute to collect our suitcases and wait for the little combi to take us to the bigger bus. As we stood on the street corner a gentleman and his wife pulled up in a suburban type vehicle and asked us us if we were headed to town or the airport and would we like a ride. We generously accepted the offer from Jim and Alene of Omaha who we are pleased to now count among our friends getting acquainted as they drove us to town on their way to the airport. You meet the nicest people in Mexico. Signing off KO