Getting To Your Tropical Dream In Troncones
Although you may find it difficult to leave Tropical Dreams, getting here is easy.
The Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH) is about 45 kilometres south of Troncones. Thousands of passengers arrive weekly on Alaska Airlines, America West, Continental, AeroMexico and Mexicana, mostly headed for the high-rise resort of Ixtapa.
Upon Arrival At The Airport
You may choose from well known car rental companies such as Hertz, Budget, EuropCar/National, Dollar and Alamo. The price is usually around US$50, payable in pesos or US dollars. There is a caja permanente (an ATM) at the airport, so you can get pesos before you leave there. If you didn't get pesos at the airport, you can stop at a casa de cambio (money exchange) or caja permanante in Zihuatanejo. Upon arrival in Troncones, you'll pick up the house keys from our Troncones-based property managers, Aracely and Raul, and be on your way to the house.
From Zihuatanejo to Troncones
The 35 kilometre drive on the recently upgraded Highway 200 takes you past Ixapa, then through the small communities of Salitrera, Pantla and Buena Vista before the left turn to Troncones. If you are driving, watch for the white markers at the right side of the road and the distances painted on the road surface. The turnoff for Troncones is just past the 31 km marker. And be sure to watch out for "topes", the speed bumps you will find you in most small communities in Mexico.
Our driving log from the town of Petatlan north to La Mira, complete with photos, can make your drive from the Zihuatanejo Airport easy. See it at the MilebyMile website. In addition, we can email to you a driving log from the airport to Tropical Dreams, complete with word description, distances and photos.
Arriving in Troncones
The drive from the highway to "downtown" Troncones is 3.5 km (about two miles). You'll know you are there when you see the Pacific Ocean and the road doesn't go any further straight ahead. (Click on the link below for more details.)
You'll turn right at the "entronque" or T-intersection. Another 3.5 kilometres and your Dreamin' Mexico begins.
Take a look at our Scenic Drive log, complete with photos at the MilebyMile website.