Sober in the Sun! Women's Beach Retreat March 16-23

      Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico

      • Facebook verified
      3 reviews
      Mar 16 - 23, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 20
      Sober in the Sun! Women's Beach Retreat March 16-23
      Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico

      • Facebook verified
      3 reviews

      Mar 16 - 23, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 20

      About this trip

      A specially designed trip for women in recovery and for the sober-curious who want to get away and get healthy! Join us at Present Moment Retreat in beautiful Troncones, Mexico for a week of fun and healthy eating, surfing, horseback riding, and relaxing at one of the best beaches on the Pacific. Optional add-on treatments  are also designed to support your recovery journey, and help you get healthy and happy without alcohol or other substances.

      NextTribe members receive $100 off trip price. Join today. 

      While it’s still cold in the States, we’ll have a whole boutique hotel to ourselves in this small Mexican village, north of Zihautanejo and Ixtapa. 

      This women-only retreat in the idyllic beachfront setting has been so popular we're expanding how often we offer it, and this year we're adding this one-week only trip for women who want to "try dry" or stay sober in a supportive environment. Since 2018, women have come from all over the world—some of them not knowing anyone else on the trip—and the bonding with other women on a similar path can be life-changing.

      Learn more about this remarkable retreat at our Virtual Tour of NextTribe's Favorite Beach, watch the video here

      We’re a group of women who are still curious and game. We’re explorers who want to keep learning and challenging ourselves—and we like to have fun. Be ready for walks on the beach with new friends, boogie-boarding in the waves, dance parties, shopping, and a childlike sense of play.

      Present Moment Retreat

      Our home for the week is Present Moment Retreat, a luxury boutique hotel on the Pacific. The hotel offers top-notch service and accommodations and organic meals. Present Moment staff teach two yoga classes and one meditation session every day. Skilled massage therapists give various kinds of body treatments. 

      Present Moment has 11 rooms, so it’s an intimate hotel. But it has the amenities and level of service you’d expect at a larger resort.

      Trip Leaders

      Kimberly Cihlar and Jeannie Edmunds are members of the NextTribe core team.

      Kim is a compassion-based Wellness Coach specializing in Recovery and Sobriety. A yoga teacher for the past 6 years with over 800 hours in accredited certifications, she is a Meridien Yoga Therapist, Reiki Levels 1 & 2 Master, Extreme Yin, Nidra and Chair Yoga teacher and a cupping, gua sha, acupressure, and Auricular Detox Acupuncture specialist. 

      She has taught at numerous NYC studios and retreats over the years.

      Jeannie is NextTribe's COO, and for the last 15 years she has been helping startup companies grow their revenue and partnerships. 

      A former CBS News Producer and CNN reporter, she is the author of "Start Me Up: Tips, Tales, and Truths about Starting Up and Starting Over." She wrote the book for those in transition after addiction, divorce, death in the family, or financial losses. 

      Kim and Jeannie have designed a program that will offer multiple ways to experience sobriety while on vacation.  

      About your trip leaders

      Kimberly Cihlar and Jeannie Edmunds are core members of the NextTribe team.

      Kim is a compassion-based Wellness Coachspecializing in Recovery and Sobriety, and has been in recovery for 14+ years..

      A yoga teacher for the past 6 years, she is a Meridian Yoga Therapist, REiki Levels 1&2 Master, Extreme Yin, NIdra, and Chair Yoga teacher. She' also offers cupping, gua sha, acupressure and auricular detox. 

      She has taught both teachers and students delving into Science of Self.

      Jeannie is the author of "Start Me Up: Tips, Tales and Truths about Starting Up and Starting Over." It's her fascinating and hear-centered personal and business memoir full of helpful tips for anyone starting over after divorce, death in the family, personal or business losses, addiction, mental health challenges, etc, all of which she or someone in her family has dealt with. 

      Jeannie and Kim welcome you to join the short morning sessions, or just enjoy the resort and pop in when it feels right for you. 

      Kim will also be offering private coaching or treatments for an additional charge.


      This small community is 40 minutes north of the Zihautanejo airport (ZIH) and is a dream of a beach town. Troncones has long been known as a surfer destination because of the great waves, but recently others have discovered its low-key charms. 

      NextTribe founder Jeannie Ralston has adored Troncones for years and wrote about it for the New York Times. 

      Here's Why the Trip is so Popular

      Besides making new friends, practicing yoga (if you want to), getting massages, and playing in the water or pool, here are some other activities guests love to do in and around Troncones: kayaking trips, snorkeling, hiking to a cave to see ancient petroglyphs, cacao ceremonies, tezmacal sessions, horseback riding on the beach, turtle release program, biking in town, surfing lessons, dancing. 

      Read just a couple of stories written by guests at past NextTribe beach retreats. 

      Barbara Lippert in 2022: Feeling Like Excited Kids Again on a Girls’ Beach Retreat

      Sarah Gold in 2018: Arriving as Strangers, Leaving as Friends on a Beach Retreat


      NextTribe founder Jeannie Ralston lived in Mexico for 4 years and travels there regularly. She has never had any trouble with crime or safety while in Troncones, which is a quiet beach village, where you’ll feel removed from any concerns about crime. Because it is so small and only one road into the town, locals can keep an eye on who is coming and going. 

      Troncones is the kind of place where people live in open-air buildings, leave doors unlocked, and bicycles parked on the street without fear of them being taken. 

      Travel Details

      Fly into ZIH (Zihuatanejo) on your arrival date (always a Saturday). Major carriers that fly into ZIH: American Airlines, United, Delta, Aero Mexico and Alaskan. 

      Most flights arrive in the afternoon. No matter what time you arrive, you will be met by a certified and vetted driver who will bring you to the hotel. 


      NextTribe, Inc.

      10900 Research Blvd. #160-C

      Austin, Texas 78759

      Phone: 512-609-0340


      Your initial deposit in non-refundable and reserves your spot on a trip. Even though your deposit is non-refundable, it is transferrable to another trip provided you cancel at least 60 days prior to the start of the trip. You may apply your deposit toward any other trip through 2024. 


      Full payment for your retreat is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip. At 60 days prior to your trip, there are no refunds for any reason. If you must cancel within this 60-day period, you will need to contact your travel insurance company for reimbursement. 


      Up until 60 days prior to your trip, you can receive a refund for all but the deposit, which, as stated above, can be transferred to another trip through 2024. 

      At 60 days prior to retreat, there are no refunds or credits. Your room and tour has already been paid to our vendors. NextTribe cannot offer refunds for any reason (Covid, injury, illness, death, etc). For this reason, we highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance. 

      To officially cancel, you must send an email to NextTribe stating that you wish to cancel to


      If we are forced to postpone or cancel your trip due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the trip as planned (including, but not limited to, natural disasters, manmade disasters, Covid, disease, travel restrictions, etc.) NextTribe will offer credit for another trip (with a $100 discount on the next trip) or refund all of your payments. California travelers please note that NextTribe's Seller of Travel license number is 2153726-70 and we do not participate in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF). 



      We will make every effort to operate all trips as advertised, however all itineraries are subject to change. We reserve the right to alter or make reasonable substitutions as deemed necessary. 


      Travel insurance is recommended to be purchased within 21 days of booking your retreat.

      Travel Insurance

      We don't require it, but we strongly encourage all of our travelers to purchase travel insurance to protect your investment in the trip.. 

      If you buy it within 21 days of booking (and before your final payment) you'll get a better deal than if you wait.

      There is trip protection insurance and travel insurance. 

      Trip Protection style travel insurance plans are designed to provide coverage for Trip Cancellation if you are prevented from taking your trip due to a covered reason listed in the plan certificate; most notably - illness, injury, or death to the traveler, a traveling companion, and/or an immediate family member not traveling, unforecasted inclement weather, and much more. Also included are benefits for Trip Interruption, Trip Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects, Travel Medical Expenses, and Emergency Medical Evacuation. Included:

      • Trip Cancellation *due to listed covered reasons
      • Trip Interruption *due to listed covered reasons
      • Trip Delay (varies by plan)
      • Baggage and personal effects
      • Medical expenses (not limited to emergencies)
      • Global network of contracted doctors and hospitals
      • Emergency Medical Evacuation
      • Coverage in the event of financial default of a tour operator or airline or a labor strike, unforeseen terror event, unforeseen inclement weather. *time-sensitive
      • Pre-existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver (coverage for pre-existing conditions) can be included based on the timing of your purchase. *See plan certificate for coverage details.
      • "Cancel for Any Reason" upgrade available as an upgrade in some plans only (eligibility requirements apply)

      What's the definition of travel insurance?

      Travel insurance is the coverage for personal risks incidental to, and related to

      planned travel, including one or more of the following...

      ● Cancellation or interruption of a trip or a vacation package

      ● Accident, sickness, disability, or death occurring during travel

      ● Delay of an arrival to your trip destination or a return to home

      ● Loss of baggage/personal effects

      ● Damage to accommodations or rental vehicles

      What is not included in the definition of travel insurance?

      The following are excluded from the definition of travel insurance..

      ● Major medical plans that provide comprehensive medical protection for

      travelers on trips that last six (6) months or longer (ie working abroad,

      deployed military personnel, missions and volunteering abroad, and more)

      ● Damage waiver contracts, as defined in paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of

      Section 1936 of the Civil Code. The phrase “damage waiver” or “collision

      damage waiver” cannot be used to describe travel insurance coverage, but

      the insurance contract may otherwise refer to “damage waiver” or “collision

      damage waiver” provided by a company, as defined in paragraph (1) of

      subdivision (a) of Section 1936 of the Civil Code.

      The sooner you purchase a trip protection style plan, the more it can cover! We recommend purchasing a trip protection style plan within 21 days of making your initial trip payment of any kind for this trip, and prior to making your final pre-trip payment. Please ensure that all the activities you plan on participating in are covered by your travel insurance. 

      When you purchase it within 21 days of booking (and before your final payment) you can get better coverage

      Several people have had to cancel trips because of a death in the family, an injury (one women broke her foot on the way out the door to the airport!) or COVID, and once we enter the non-refundable stage of your booking, we CANNOT refund your trip for any reason. 

      NextTribe is an affiliate of Allianz, and you can get a quote from them by clicking on the name below. They offer one time policies and annual policies to cover all of your trips in a single year.


      We are also an affiliate of Wanderwell, a certified B corp and a member of the Transformational Travel Council.


      These plans provides insurance coverage that only applies during the covered

      trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar

      benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other


      You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life,

      health, home, and automobile insurance policies.

      If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or

      insurance agent or broker.

      When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all travelers are strongly recommended to have medical coverage and that we recommend a minimum coverage of $150,000 USD for travel medical/accident & sickness, and $500,000 USD for emergency medical evacuation and repatriation. It can help for those benefits to be Primary coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also includes benefits for trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, and some coverage for baggage & personal effects.

      Since we are not licensed insurance agents or brokers, we are not allowed to

      *Answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of any of the

      insurance offered by the travel retailer.

      *Evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured’s existing insurance coverage.

      Why Travel With NextTribe?

      NextTribe offers a safe travel environment that through the energy and alchemy of adventurous women turns into a real community in a short amount of time.  

      On every trip, you will be led by a friendly and fun woman of our own age, who has deep local knowledge and/or roots. She has proved to us that she is responsible, flexible, and truly cares about every traveler, nurturing new friendships and making sure no one feels left out. Other tour companies drop in a local guide who remains apart from the group. Our leader is the glue among the travelers--the person who ensures that this is more than a trip; it's a community of curious, like-minded women on the move.

      We are known for group travel for women over 45 who don't normally like group travel. We keep our groups small and know that our guests are curious explorers who can take care of themselves. We allow them space to make the trip their own. You will not be in lockstep on a tight schedule behind a guide. You can roam on your own if you want (with a good GPS and an understanding of how to meet up with the group later) or you can take full advantage of the guide's knowledge of the city. 

      We do expect our travelers to have a level of self-sufficiency, being able to carry their own bags if need be, and to be respectful of others in the group and open to new experiences and friendships. 


      NextTribe, Inc.

      10900 Research Blvd. #160-C

      Austin, Texas 78759

      Phone: 512-609-0340

      What’s included

      • 7 nights
        In the gorgeous Present Moment Resort
      • Breakfasts
      • Dinners
      • One body treatment
      • Daily yoga
      • Daily meditation
      • Transfers from airport
      • Writing workshop
        If there is sufficient interest with the group
      • New friendships
      • Airfare
      • Alcohol
      • Tips
      • Any meals off resort

      Available Packages

      Available until January 31, 2024

      Share a room with a friend or with a fun NextTriber who is destined to become a friend. NextTribe members receive a $100 discount. Become a member here. If you're already a member, get your discount code here. 

      Deposit: $300
      Available until January 16, 2024

      A palapa of your own. NextTribe members receive a $100 discount. Become a member here. If you're already a member, get your discount code here. 

      Deposit: $300

      Available options

      Your Organizer

      3 reviews
      NextTribe ( is a travel company for women over 45 that also publishes articles by top writers and hosts events in select cities and an online community. We offer a safe travel environment that through the energy and alchemy of adventurous women quickly turns into a real community. We are known for group travel for women who don't normally like group travel. We keep our groups small and respect that our guests are curious explorers. For testimonials about our trips, visit:


      This was my first Next Tribe trip, and in fact the first trip I've ever taken which was pre-planned for me. I LOVED the group , the women, the experiences, the fact that all I had to do was show up, and each day after breakfast , our day began. We did have one free day at the end of the week, and that was perfect, for me I found a gorgeous hotel to get a day pass to their pool. Others went shopping or continued exploring San Miguel. The week's activities included touring the town, excursions out of town to a fabulous Horse Ranch with a demonstration show and lunch, a trip to a hot springs ( so fun and energizing) , plus other stops out of town. But it was the women on the trip that made it fantastic, we came from completely different walks of life , yet meshed so well. Some of us came with a friend, others alone, but it didn't matter, we were 14 women plus our guides, Jeannie and Jeannie who made the trip fun, and meaningful. Thank you J&J.
      By Candy S for Dia de los Muertos in San Miguel de Allende on Nov 10, 2023
      NextTribe Santa Fe 2023: 14 women from all walks of life sharing a fantastic trip in Santa Fe! Varied activities: art, jewelry, train ride, history, nature, spa...delicious food too! Great experience!
      By Donna D. B for Santa Fe Like You've Never Seen It on Sep 28, 2023
      We had a great tour guide who was indefatigable. The events were well planned and gave a side of life in Charleston you would not normally find if you planned the tour on your own. We had meals in people's homes and got signed cookbooks by the authors. We had time to relax but we also packed a lot into a few days. The food was wonderful! I might just do it again next year!
      By Rebecca R for 4 Perfect Days in Charleston on Mar 30, 2023
      Thank you so much Rebecca. We can't wait to have you on more trips!!
      By NextTribe on Apr 11, 2023