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“Paradise off the beaten track” 5 of 5 stars
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La Posada de los Raqueros
Calle s/n, Lotte 20 y 21 | Playa Manzanillo, Troncones 40880, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Troncones B&B and Inns
Sacramento, California
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“Paradise off the beaten track”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

We just returned from one of our most satisfying and relaxing vacations we've spent in years. This was our 2nd year in Troncones, but our 1st time with Hans and Angie at their Posada. It is elegant rusticity--a beautiful tropical hacienda with everythign we were looking for. We had a beautiful muraled bedroom which looked out on Manzanillo Bay and opened onto a tiled patio with a loveseat and hammock facing the beach. Mornings began with a European-style continental breakfast--yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, coffee. Days were spent reading on the beach. Manzanillo Bay is a tranquil inlet around the corner from the long strtch of Troncones beach, and is great for body surfing, boogie boarding, and even snorkeling--which I did endlessly. The Posada has snorkel gear and boogie boards. Every evening Hans and Angie would host a sunset gathering on the beach, as guests relaxed and watched an infinite variety of gorgeous sunsets (and waited for the mythical green flash). It was easy and fun to socialize with the guests from Europe and North America. There are three restaurants you can walk down the beach and reach--including the very affordable Tronco Bay Inn (order the chile relleno or fantastic coconut shrimp). Nearly every night some restaurant had a special--special dinner or special entertainment. You can catch the community bus for 10 pesos and go into Troncones for lunch or dinner--or call a cab for 50 pesos. The village of Troncones is charming and sleepy--you can walk along the beach and reach it in 30 minutes. The ocean breezes seemed to keep the warm temperatures from ever getting too sizzling, and the sound fo the surf was tranquillizing. One evening we witnessed a nearby turtle release--as new turtle hatchlings dashed under cover of sunset to the safety of the ocean. Throughout the day Angie and Hans played hospitable hosts, responding amiably to our questions and requests--even letting us hitch a ride into Zihuatenejo one day to visit the local market and waterfront. There were many beautiful tocuhes to this little paradise--colorful Mexican murals, flowerpetals on the bed and new towel-origami arrangements each day, wireless internet access, many gracious spaces--hammocks, sofas, settees, tables--to sit or work or read or relax. I had a weird experience one morning--I stepped on a sting ray while snorkeling and was badly stung. The guests all collaborated on treating my wound--the treatment is soaking in hot water; everyone was very hospitable--Hans even gave me several anaesthetizing shots of Tequila. We were well cared for. There are many little adventures a couple can find--walk into Troncones, birdwatch, visit the fishing village of Mahajua. Alex at nearby Hacienda Eden leads kayak tours in the lagoon and hikes in the nearby hill country. A wonderful winter retreat to paradise. We are already planning our return.

Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

Angie and Hans are the greatest hosts and the Casita we stayed in (Mariposa) was just simply the best. Kitchen was convenient for breakfast and snacks. Room was spacious and access to one of the best beaches I have seen (and I have seen many) was spectacular. Because it is off the beaten path, I would recommend to anyone seeking escape from the world and entry into a wonderful new world.
All the Best!
Larry

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

I knew that I would have to return home for some critical back surgery and wanted to prepare in the best place that I could find. Hans and Angie provide just such a place. Warm, inviting, erudite, and providing help for all those details of a stay in a new place. They have it all.
The funny thing is that my back pain went away in three days of tranquil relaxation and by the time I left, I thought that my surgery was not needed as the pain went completely away.
Well, the pain in my back returned upon arrival back home and indeed I did need the surgery.
I tell this story because of my having found a place to really relax to the sound of the sea, the discreet help from the staff and the beautiful space that they have created. If you want to unwind from the hustle and bustle, this is the place to go!
Their complimentary morning food service was wonderful, including a variety of selections to satisfy.
If you want something special, just ask. They arranged for a pedicure for me and will assist you in getting what you need from the local community to help in your stay.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

Beautiful hotel/bungalos on it's own private beach. Quiet, clean, attentive staff, welcoming, but not intrusive hosts, a slice of paradise. Can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

Angie and Hans maintain a little piece of paradise which they share easily with their guests. There is a colonial feeling to the house and grounds as the maids, maintenance workers and gardeners move amongst the great columns of the large house, tending to their daily chores. Different pathways through the landscape allow visitors and hosts to move to and from the beach discreetly
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A continental style breakfast is provided with excellent coffee, fruit and granola. Angie and Hans have a friendly old refrigerator "Pancho", who dispenses ice cold refreshments to guests on an honor system. There is a large tiled kitchen, fully equipped, if you want to prepare your own meals.

The beach is sublime, with luxurious waves for good swimming, surfing and boogie boarding. The water is crystal clear, at times, you can see the fish go by. In the evening we accompanied baby turtles in their pilgrimage into the sea. Manzanillo Bay is an exclusive area, muy tranquilo in stark contrast to the beaches of Zihautanejo. Not a lot of people on this beach the three times I've been here. Los Raqueros provides a very set of umbrellas, padded lounges and canvas sling chairs on their beach frontage. Hans makes a good margarita and is an interesting fellow to chat with. Angie is a lovely, thoughtful host also.

There are three restaurants to choose from on Manzanillo Bay, in truth the food is decent, not mind blowing. You are expected to tip well as the locals don't get paid much, are on a relatively short tourist season and little else goes on there for revenue.

The local taxis charge way too much (700 pesos) to take you back to the airport, in my opinion, when you can get there there for half that with an out of town taxi. There are difficulties between the different taxi syndicates. There is a bus which runs the highway outside of Troncones to and from Ixtapa/Zihau regularly so that's an option if you are more intrepid and patient.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

I was quite pleased on arrival to find that our casa and the entire (small) facility was beautiful. It is nicely designed, decorated, and landscaped. It is very clean and well maintained. It is sited on a most gorgeous sandy beach of maybe 200 yards long with rocky outcroppings at either end. Hans and Angie are very welcoming and generous hosts. They provided a nice breakfast daily and bottled water in our rooms that were both unexpected. My sons and I attended a surfing camp with isamexico that I also recommend. I hope to visit again with my wife one day.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

We happened to be La Posada de los Raqueros during American Thanksgiving. Not being American was no problem to some other visitors from Chicago that we met there. The four of us had our hosts, Hans and Angie arrange to get some fresh, but amazingly inexpensive, Pacific rock lobster for us. This is one of the several reasons we love Raqueros and continue to go back. Hans & Angie will do whatever they can to make our vacation memorable. Hans, himself a diver, was happy to organise a dive trip for me. The next time we want to split our time between their condo in Zihuatanejo and Raqueros. What a vacation that would be.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Calle s/n, Lotte 20 y 21 | Playa Manzanillo, Troncones 40880, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Troncones
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Troncones
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada de los Raqueros is a beach-lover's paradise hideaway and casitas. Our beachfront villa at Playa Manzanillo, just north of the village of Troncones, features several accommodation options, starting with two beautiful spacious oceanview guest suites (cuartos Viejo del Mar and Caballo del Mar), each with a large private talavara tiled bathroom, your own seating area on the main terrace, and situated around our hammock-lined terrace and garden. Across the lawn and 10-steps from the beach sits our beachfront bungalow Casita del Pelicano, one of our two 2-story bungalows. Behind el Pelicano, you will find La Casita de la Mariposa and the family-sized Casa Sol y Mar, a 2-story, 2 bedroom/2 bath loft-style beach house. All the bungalows feature large shuttered and screened windows, spacious private bathrooms with hot showers, open-air kitchens and refrigerators. And all are just a few steps from Playa Manzanillo - the "jewel" of the region - a wide, sandy beach with a fun surf spot at the south end. FlashFeel We speak Spanish, English, German and Dutch; please feel free to communicate with us in any of these languages. Welcome! Your options are many here. Want to surf? Get up, grab your board and walk 50 steps to a world class site. Snorkel? The bay at Manzanillo is loaded with tropical fish and has beautiful, clear water for excellent snorkeling. Feel like swimming? The water is around 80?F and the waves in the bay are often gentle. How about fishing? You can pick up a boat right in front of your casita and go out all day for Dorado, Sierra, or even Marlin, maybe even stop somewhere for a surf on the way out and back. Is eating your thing? The beach at Playa Manzanillo has several excellent restaurants to choose from, with everything from traditional Mexican fare to brick oven-baked Pizza, excellent European & American cuisine and fresh Lobster right out of the bay.But, then again, you might just be happy enough sitting on the beach in one of our comfy beach chairs with a book from our library and a cold Corona in easy reach. What do you think? La Posada de Los Raqueros is located in Troncones, a small, safe and friendly beachfront community 20 miles north of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa and 40 minutes from the airport. Getting here is so easy that it's amazing how tranquil the area still is. ... more   less 
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