Troncones, Mexico

Troncones is a relatively undeveloped, uncrowded beach village on the coast of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Hammocks and palm trees are in most yards, chickens roam the streets and loud nightlife is limited to weekly events, making for quiet nights. On Sundays, El Burro Boracho has shows of Mexican folkdance.

Troncones has not been well-known until only recently. It was “discovered” by a North American sports fisherman who bought land here and convinced some of his compatriots to do the same. These property owners set up private homes or small hotels and guesthouses. Over the last 20 years, the population has grown as the local ejido benefits from increased tourism income while maintaining a small-town aesthetic, in stark contrast to the high-rise hotels of nearby Ixtapa. In the high season in the winter and spring it is possible to walk along the beach and not run into anyone.