My husband and I have long been fans of Troncones, we have traveled there for the last 4 years. He likes to surf, I like to rest, eat, do yoga and walk on the beach. Considering we manage and work at a high end resort on the pacific coast of Mexico (Careyes), we always considered Troncones a perfect destination to "chill out". We had seen Casa Viva on our walks on the beach, until this past June we decide to book our stay there. We had an amazing time. The villa is a work of art, beautiful architecture, the use of wood and natural materials make it very organic yet comfortable, the bungalows or "casitas" are perfect, they are large enough to be able to spend time in them, reading, sitting on the porches, from the bed you can see the ocean!! , but are private enough to feel fine if other guests are using other casitas. The landscaping is very beautiful, very in tune with the local landscape and what we loved is that there are no neighbors! The food was fantastic, fresh, and the service good, always leaving the fridge filled with coconuts for our daily intake of coconut water and beer! The staff of 3 was great very nice, attentive always a smile on their face, but also they let you have your private space wether you are at the pool or palapa area. We also loved that you can walk for 10 minutes and be on Manzanillo Bay and visit the local restaurants on that beach, and also 10 minutes beach walk to the southern part of the bay and do yoga, have massages, etc. A big plus is part that the Casa Viva sits on a beautiful part of the bay, it has large rocks on either side, that make it feel like you have your own private beach and the ocean is pretty calm there. My favorite part of the day was waking up and seeing the ocean from my bed, then walking along the paths in the garden to get our nice organic cup of coffee!, while waiting for my husband to come back from surfing. We have visited Troncones in different times of the year and love our stay in end of June/July, I truly believe there is no Low Season in Mexico, the summer months are beautiful, even when you get heavy rain storms they pass away and leave everything feeling fresh and exuberant. CASA VIVA is perfect for everyone, for someone traveling alone you will never feel alone, you will be looked after well and have great places nearby to meet people, for couples its fantastic, I would even suggest you rent the whole property since the prices are great! And for families its tops, we are already planning a family retreat there next year that will include nieces, nephews and our dogs since it is pet friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Viva is simple elegance and natural luxury. The spacious casitas (suites) and common area with pool and jacuzzi are spread across 80 meters of beachfront on your private cove between Troncones and Manzanillo. Private and reserved, meals can be arranged with cook so you never leave the premise. Sleeps up to 16-20 comfortably, rent the entire property or just one Casita. ... more less