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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Find Unspoiled Surf in Troncones

Steer clear of the mega-resorts on Mexico’s Pacific coast and head to this tiny fishing village (population: 500) for empty beaches and unbeatable waves year-round.

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1. Where to Stay


One of six suites in the main building at Hacienda Eden.  

Shack up in one of eight thatched-roof bungalows at the Inn at Manzanillo Bay (from $98), where you can plunge into the pool outside your door or stroll through the lush landscaped garden to the bar with an extensive selection of Mexican and international beer plus more than a dozen tequilas. Rent a board from the in-house surf shop (from $20 a day) to ride the waves at the point break right in front of the property.

Nap in a hammock on your private porch at Hacienda Eden (from $105), where oceanfront rooms and bungalows have wood-beamed ceilings, stone showers, Mexican textiles, and, in the suites, hand-painted murals of sea creatures. Slather on complimentary sunblock before hitting the adjacent swim-friendly beach and join the salsa dancing in the hotel’s bar on Friday nights.

Feel at home at Posada de los Raqueros (from $115, including breakfast), where you can choose between two suites, two bungalows, and a two-bedroom house, all of which have terraces, bright color schemes, and Talavera-tiled bathrooms. If you want to do your own cooking, opt for the bungalows or house, which feature fully-equipped kitchens.


Published on Dec 13, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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