TripAdvisor's #1 Ranked Hotel in Troncones, Located on Mexico’s White-Sand Pacific Coast
A TripAdvisor 2013 Traveler’s Choice Award winner for one of Mexico’s best small hotels, Present Moment Retreat has the look of a relaxing, sunny vacation destination from its spot on western Mexico’s Troncones Beach along the Pacific Coast. But the retreat aims to be more than just a relaxing getaway; it’s also a spiritual-wellness center, coordinating meditation and yoga classes along with healthy meals, therapeutic massages, and nightly dancing and drum circles.
Set on stilts above the private beach, the open-air yoga pavilion is the center of the resort. Here, you can take a variety of classes designed to connect the mind and body. Learn to control breathing during pranayama classes, or reconnect with the universe with yoga-teacher training. A daily schedule may look something like this:
8 a.m.–9 a.m.: Mindful Guided Meditation
9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
1 p.m.–2 p.m.: Qigong (Chinese Yoga) or Tai Chi
4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.: Restorative Yoga
Named after virtues such as serenity, harmony, and intuition, each of the resort’s bungalows has been crafted using reclaimed local wood and features an open-air design that eliminates the need for air conditioning and lets you catch errant frisbees. The resort uses its own water-filtration system, meaning no gas is spent shipping water in, and biodegradable and nontoxic soaps are used throughout the property.
At the onsite restaurant, meals are artfully crafted using all-natural, local ingredients. Past favorites have included plantain-crusted mahi-mahi in a tropical salsa and apple crisp made with goat-milk caramel, housemade granola, and nutmeg whipped cream.
Troncones Beach, Mexico: Secluded Paradise North of the Mexican Riviera
Located between the Sierra Madre and the Mexican Riviera, Troncones has a population of fewer than 1,000 and enjoys a secluded atmosphere away from touristy developers. Present Moment Retreat has affiliations with a number of local guides who can lead eco-tours of the area. Feel free to sail in a kayak down nearby estuaries or hike the nearby Sierra Madres. Troncones is also one of Mexico’s most popular surf destinations, attracting wave catchers of all skill levels—choose the Yoga Surf Combo package to learn how to surf along the beach’s signature point breaks.
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