Off season visit

by jmerced, Friday, June 15, 2018, 16:58 (153 days ago)

Hi Z people,

My boyfriend and I will be visiting for the first time, July 1st-8th, and it's been great fun finding this forum and reading about the beautiful city. I hope you all stay safe during the storm.

As we booked this trip rather last minute, I didn't quite realize it was off season. Which is fine, I prefer the less busy time of year. I expected rain and hot temps, but hope places in town are still open during the off season.

My question- We have rented a lovely little home in Troncones for the week, but it doesn't have a pool. I'm not sure if the weather typically affects ocean conditions. Is anyone aware of any hotels in town that would be open to letting two nice Americans buy drinks and food from them in exchange for the use of their swimming pool? Any suggestions on a place to start our search when we arrive would be awesome.

Thank you!

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by Ernesto ⌂ @, Troncones, Friday, June 15, 2018, 17:50 (153 days ago) @ jmerced

Mi Casa Su Casa will let You use the pool as well as Costa Brava Rest ,Curious why would you book a house with no Pool ,There are so many Fine places that do have a pool in Troncones

Off season visit

by jmerced, Friday, June 15, 2018, 18:03 (153 days ago) @ Ernesto

Gracias, Ernesto!

About renting a place with no pool, sometimes I let my boyfriend handle the details and I think he missed a pretty big one for the summer season, haha. But that's fine (this time)!

See you at Costa Brava!

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by Grumpy in Lake Cowichan @, Vancouver Island B.C Canada, Friday, June 15, 2018, 18:32 (153 days ago) @ jmerced

Mi Casa Su Casa will fit your needs perfectly for a swim drinks and good food...... you will love Troncones...... have a good trip...... looking forward to reading the trip report

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by jmerced, Friday, June 15, 2018, 21:19 (153 days ago) @ Grumpy in Lake Cowichan

Oh! Mi Casa Su Casa is a hotel! I thought Ernesto was just being nice ;)

Thank you. Very grateful for the recommendation and relieved to know I won’t have a problem “borrowing” a neighborhood pool.

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by HolyMole @, Friday, June 15, 2018, 23:14 (153 days ago) @ jmerced

Oh! Mi Casa Su Casa is a hotel! I thought Ernesto was just being nice ;)

Thank you. Very grateful for the recommendation and relieved to know I won’t have a problem “borrowing” a neighborhood pool.

To make things even more complicated, (and Tronconites will correct me if I'm wrong), but Mi Casa Su Casa is also called either Hotel Troncones, or Hotel Playa Troncones, or some steakhouse name....but be careful, because the place next door....or maybe two doors away....is also called Hotel Troncones, or Hotel Playa Troncones, or....you get the picture. Anyway, MCSC has a nice little pool for the use of anyone eating or drinking at their restaurant.

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by Ernesto ⌂ @, Troncones, Saturday, June 16, 2018, 09:14 (152 days ago) @ HolyMole

HMMM ,nothing about Me being nice !

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Ernesto is nice ,Ask His Wife

by Ernesto ⌂ @, Troncones, Saturday, June 16, 2018, 09:11 (152 days ago) @ jmerced

Sorry I didn't mention Mi casa es a Hotel !That is Her on My Side !

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by Pam in NJ ⌂ @, Morristown, NJ, Sunday, June 17, 2018, 09:11 (151 days ago) @ jmerced

You can't miss Mi Casa es Su Casa - - it's bright blue!! it's across from Wendy's and the gymnasio.

Troncones is my love (next to Zihua)....You will usually find me there end of Jan/early Feb. I will be coming for a couple of days in July - arriving on the 11th. Sorry to miss you!!

If you can rent a bike, that might be a good option for getting around. There is a combi and taxis are plentiful.

Walk the beach - - it's beautiful. Bring good flip flops or beach shoes for the walk as you will be on some "hiking paths" as you go from beach to cove.....cove to cove....cove to beach....

You will still find many local restaurants open during the summer months.

IN CENTRO
Rufi's Cenaduria
Orbe's (best ribs in Troncones - you must place an advance order during the summer months)
Lourdes
Jetzebel
Costa Brava (technically centro, just over the bridge to the north)

SOUTHSIDE
Roberto's (best steaks in Troncones)
Chenco's (not sure if it's open)

NORTH OF THE BRIDGE
Indigo
Present Moment
Mi Jardin (JP's new restaurant - he owns Jardin del Eden, but it's closed may-nov) - GREAT PIZZA!

MANZANILLO BAY
Inn at Manzanillo Bay (my favorite "special occasion" meal - best margaritas - BIG BOY tequila!!!

MAJAHUA
El Toro del Mar
Antonio's (not sure if it's open)

Feel free to contact me directly if I can help further. Enjoy your trip!!!

Off season visit

by jmerced, Monday, June 18, 2018, 10:34 (150 days ago) @ Pam in NJ

Wow, Pam! Thank you so much for all the helpful information. I am so looking forward to it!

LOVE the 'off season'

by JayTwo, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 14:48 (148 days ago) @ jmerced

Although I've not yet been to Troncones, I've been going to Zihua each August (and January-most definitely feels like the 'high season' tho not negatively) for years and I absolutely love it then. Coming from very dry Colorado, I love the moisture and the (usually short-lived) storms are amazing, as are the resulting lush and green hillsides. It's absolutely gorgeous!

I hope you and yours have a great time in the area, jmerced!

This is my first post: waives to Rob (thank you for this board and your amazing pictures, not to mention my favorite new webcam of the bay!), friends from Villas Mercedes, and other posters who've I've enjoyed reading your input on this board!
Saludos!

~Jack ('Jay' is phonetic for the letter)

LOVE the 'off season'

by Quadra Paul @, Thursday, June 21, 2018, 11:52 (147 days ago) @ JayTwo

I would encourage you to check out Troncones. We now spend parts of our annual holiday in both Zihua and Troncones. They are quite different from each other but both have much to offer!

LOVE the 'off season'

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 09:15 (145 days ago) @ JayTwo

Villa Mercedes is a very popular little hotel- you have to make reservations quickly. When we went to book our room after booking our Pacifica Grand weeks- 1 week later, the room was already booked and had to take another room. He has so many returning guest year after year. Over the years, we have met a lot of wonderful people staying there.