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There is a large variety of places and things to experience and explore right on our beautiful beach:

Beaches – Playas: There are three principal beaches in the area.

Troncones, where the property is located. Three miles of pristine white sandy beach perfect for any type of water activity. And just to the north you will find Manzanillo and Majahua.

Horseback riding: is available right on the beach.

Tide pools: Miles of beach with all sizes of tide pools and other sea life to explore.

On a good day you might see a turtle laying eggs, or whales and dolphins jumping as they pass in front of the house.

Fishing: Some of the worlds best fishing is available here. There is a small panga available in Troncones for rent.

Zihua and Ixtapa are well known as a world class fishing area. All of the captains and crew have been fishing most of their lives. Many different sizes and types of boats are available off the pier in Zihua and Ixtapa.

Surfing: If this is your sport then you are definitely in the right spot. Troncones is known as a world class surfing area.

Golf: Ixtapa has two challenging golf courses and several tennis courts. Palma Real Golf and Tennis Club and Marina Ixtapa Golf Course.

Eco Tours: Costa Nativa Eco Tours. Cave exploring, hiking, kayaking and bird watching tours available. Discover hidden bike trails around Troncones. Take your pick of three separate tours around the area. Each tour with experienced English spoken guide.

Swimming, boogie boarding and body surfing: Villa Festiva has a beautiful swimming beach right in front of the property. No rocks.

Please be safe, there are NO LIFEGUARDS!

Beach Combing: 3 miles of pristine beach to find that special treasure.

Snorkeling: There are two good snorkeling spots, one in Zihua, on Playa Las Gatas and Isla Ixtapa in Ixtapa.

Scuba: Ixtapa and Zihuantanejo can offer you world class diving without world class crowds.

The waters off the coast of Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa provide some of the best "Pacific" diving available. Here you can find everything from Sea Horses to Manta Rays, Nudibranchs to Whalesharks, Humpback whales, Dolphins, and the occasional Orca. The diving here has something to offer for all levels of diving ability from the beginner to the most advanced. All will find something to remember on their dives in the abundant waters off.

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Restaurants: Seaside Dining

For a relaxing dining experience, it can be arranged to prepare and serve a delicious meal of authentic Mexican cuisine at Villa Festiva. Menu prices will vary according to items selected.

The following restaurants are located in Troncones and have great food – try them all!

Complete menus available in all rooms.

  • Roberto's Bistro

    Five lots to the north right on the beach – walk there even if you do have a car. Run by Roberto of course – let him know you are staying at Villa Festiva. They will deliver take out and pick up the plates later.

    Every Saturday night is a Fiesta Mexicana (not to be missed) and reservations are recommended. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards OK!

  • Costa Brava

    A Troncones local favorite Mexican beach restaurant. Take out can be delivered and they will pick up the plates the next day.

  • La Cocina del Sol at Hacienda Eden

    Enjoy afternoon BBQ on Sunday beginning around 1:00-5:00pm.

    An excellent choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner daily. (Check ahead, closed during summer months.)

  • The Inn at Manzanillo

    Fabulous food and is owned by my friend Mike Bensal a culinary trained American chef. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit card OK!

  • Café Sol

    By the bridge, Café Sol has great food and is owned by my other buddy, Christian, also a culinary trained chef. Café Sol is a great gathering place for cocktails, as well as the best-priced breakfast in town and open for lunch and dinner. TV and sports bar.

  • Mi Casa su Casa

    Home of the Troncones Steak House. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards accepted.

  • Majahua Palms

    This restaurant is a little bit off the beaten path, but not too far, and well worth the road trip. The food is fabulous and the setting beautiful! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mike Graves runs the restaurant. Please let him know your are staying at Villa Festiva.

Taco Stands down the main drag of Troncones village there are several taco stands to choose from. The prices are dirt cheap!

Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo offer a large variety of restaurants to fit any budget.

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