La Posada de los Raqueros provided us with the truly relaxing vacation that we were looking for in a setting that can only be described as stunning. From the sunsets and tidal pools to the pounding surf as you sleep, Raqueros gave us the that profound beachfront setting we were seeking. Located on Manzanillo Bay just outside of the town of Troncones, this place gives you the feeling of escape, but with comforts. Our room in the main lodge was spacious and charmingly decorated. We often spent siestas lounging on the terrace, while still in view of the beach. The senoritas created different floral artistry on our bed and towels each day.
The beach here is is open ocean, known to surfers, but swimmable with some caution. Watching the surfers was a great pasttime. Hans and Angie are gracious hosts who provide you with local tips, great conversation, and host sunset happy hours. A highlight for us was witnessing the release of sea turtles, (little green ridleys), on both our first night and our last night. (That must be an auspicious sign!)
Troncones itself has enough of everything you need including beachfront bars and restaurants, a modern liquor store in a new little mini-mall, little shops, and even yoga. However, our favorite restaurant quickly became Hotel Eden, just next door to Raqueros, particularly the tuna in its many variations.
It's easy to catch the combi/bus to either Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa if you need a taste of the city, but you'll be glad to return to your seaside garden of Raqueros at the end of the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Los Raqueros is a lush estate on Manzanillo Bay in Playa Troncones. The property includes a range of different accommodations at affordable prices, from 65 US$ to 145 US$ a night (depending on the time of year). Prices include breakfast, all taxes, daily maid service and access to our cloud based wireless internet system. Los Raqueros is comprised of two bungalows steps away from the water, each sleeps 4 (one king bed and two twins), one bungalow has a beach view and the other a garden view and each has a kitchenette. The main house which enjoys fantastic ocean views has two bedrooms (one king bed each), a full kitchen and huge dining and sitting area. A penthouse apartment which sleeps 4, (one king bed and two twins) with a small kitchenette and a large terrace overlooking Manzanillo Bay. The estate can be rented together, sleeping 16, or separately. 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