Playa Troncones Dance Adventure (Mexico)

40807 Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico

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Nov 9 - 16, 2024
Group size: 1 - 9999
Playa Troncones Dance Adventure (Mexico)
40807 Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico


Nov 9 - 16, 2024
Group size: 1 - 9999

About this trip

Come November it’s gray, it’s drizzling, and it will likely be so for months.  What a perfect time to get away and dance in sunny Mexico!  Bathe in the warm sun while the delightful breeze kisses your shoulders and the clean sand blesses your feet.


Our Troncones Mexico Beach Dance-Adventure is a truly incredible blend of travel, play, & learning. The week is specifically designed for dancers who not only want to experience the tropical beauty & splendor of Mexico's Riviera coastline, but who would also love to do so in the company of a fun group of like-minded fellow dancers & travel-adventurers! 


You’ll stay in lovely poolside bungalows in the perfect adult camp-type setting, cool off in the pool, meditate in the peace of the morning sun and beach sunsets, enjoy fabulous dining and daily adventures, and dance every day with a wonderful group of fellow dance aficionados!


All room pricing includes:

  1. Seven nights housing at our oceanside retreat center 
  2. Airport Shuttle to & from the Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH), Saturday to Saturday
  3. Daily dance workshops -- All dance classes & local dance parties
  4. Daily gourmet breakfasts
  5. Our group "welcome" dinner at the Villa
  6. Our fabulous farewell dinner and dance
  7. Complimentary yoga classes
  8. All taxes & tips

What is not included: 


1.  Any meals not listed above (There are many local restaurants to explore)

2.  Excursions, extra trips

3.  Personal items, sundries

                                           


                                                                   What you’ll experience                                                   


The venue:


Our charming, chic hotel and yoga retreat center is located on a quiet, serene beach in Playa Troncones, just thirty minutes up the coast from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico 


The retreat center boasts a gorgeous setting with wellness classes and daily yoga by the sea as well as a wide offering of spa treatments and healing arts. Dine on mouth-watering, healthy, gourmet cuisine. Take in the local adventures such as sunset horseback riding, eco tours, hiking to caves & waterfalls, kayaking, surf-yoga excursions, surf lessons, local shopping, and more.


The Bungalows: 


All bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow-top queen-sized bed with luxurious 400 count cotton bedding


The Deluxe Bungalows are our signature rooms. Great for singles or a couple, they have great views, private bathroom, and a large deck right next to the pool. (5 available)


The Master Suite has a large private balcony right on the beach with perfect sunset views. (1 available)


The Air-conditioned Suites have beautiful views and new AC units to keep nice and cool. (3 available)


The Family Bungalows are perfect for groups of friends or a family. They have 3 beds, extra space, and a large deck with beautiful views. (2 available)


WiFi is available throughout the property.


Healthy Cuisine Meals:


Daily gourmet group breakfasts, a wonderful welcome dinner, and your last night’s dinner & dance under the stars are included. 


The resort’s healthy cuisine menu is a delicious intercontinental fusion style featuring fresh-caught seafood, vegetarian specialties, regional Latin American dishes, Asian delicacies, and house-made desserts. They also serve a wide variety of mouthwatering smoothies and elixirs, and will gladly create special meals for any guests who follow detox programs or special dietary menus. 


The main restaurant has two levels; one is directly on the sand, while the other cantilevers over the beach. Open from 8am to 10pm  


In addition, every day you can enjoy “Happy Hour” at the bar from 4-6pm featuring half-priced tapas and selected drinks


Dancing:

  • Daily dance classes with a focus on swing, blues, Latin, and Latin-fusion 
  • Bonus dance classes where you’ll learn a progressive routine incorporating fun moves to music, to “perform” one night.
  • For the very eager, line dance classes on the beach at sunset and sunrise

Other (optional) activities: (See separate activity section below for more details)

  • Evening dances to live and DJ’d music
  • Daily stretch/yoga sessions to keep you limber for dancing
  • Juggling classes for those who want to learn
  • Cooking class – learn to cook like the locals!
  • Exploring nearby Ixtapa
  • Massage on the beach
  • Hiking to caves and waterfalls
  • Horseback riding on the beach
  • Sea turtle release project
  • Surfing classes
  • Kayaking & Eco-tours
  • Adventuring on your own -- from snorkeling, swimming, or boogie boarding on a local beach to hiking, horseback riding, boating, shopping, dining out, etc., there are many activities to enjoy!

DANCE CLASSES & GROUP ACTIVITIES:

Daily group classes will include a mix of morning and/or afternoon sessions in a variety of mostly swing, blues, & Latin dance styles (ECS, blues, salsa, merengue, rhumba, cha cha, tango, Latin fusion, etc), with a strong emphasis on both partnering & connection as well as introducing fun new step patterns and stylings.  


Other group activities may include afternoon & evening dances, a cocktail social hour, games night, special dance outings, as well as many other fun "non-dancing" activities.  So many options, so little time!


Dance Class Level:


This week's dance classes are not for the absolute beginning dancer.  Participants will be expected to know some basic dance steps and partnering skills (ie, be comfortable with the beginning level of any social dance).  


If this isn't you yet, not to worry! -- you have plenty of time between now and Nov 9th, 2024, to sign up at a dance school near you and complete a beginning level social dance class!

If you have any questions about your level of dance, please let us know.


Dance Workshop Options:

What you will learn in the daily dance classes:

  • Exploring the world of Latin Dance (salsa, merengue, bachata, rhumba, cha cha, tango, etc)
  • Mastering the Blues  (steps, combos, tricks, styling)
  • Bluesy Swing (sequential classes in steps, combos, tricks, & styling)
  • The Invisible Art of Dance Connection, Flow, & Energy
  • Lifts, Dips, & Garnishes to embellish your repertoire
  • Musicality
  • Swing-Latin Fusion Possibilities 

HOW TO GET THERE:

Plan to fly into Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) on SATURDAY, NOV 9th, 2024.   Try to arrive before 3 pm


For your return flight, plan to depart on SATURDAY, NOV 16th. Please book your flight from Troncones to leave with enough time to get to the airport from the retreat center (a 45 minute drive) 


Round trip shuttle transportation from the the airport to our villa in Troncones is included in the cost of your trip. 


Can’t arrive during our travel window?  Contact us for other options.

PASSPORT & VISA:

All travelers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return. Some countries also require a machine-readable passport and/or unstamped available pages. 


When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travelers on the booking have a valid passport. If this is not the case, you must let us know. It is important to ensure you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments, delay or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility.

COVID VACCINATION:

Proof of COVID Vaccination is NOT currently required for this trip.


Please check the most recent CDC update to view any change in regulations.  Requirements for travel to Mexico can be found at HERE.   Information about return travel to the US can be found at HERE.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Travel insurance is required for all of our trips and will help protect both your investment and our vendors should you need to cancel. There are many companies that offer travel insurance options. You can sign up with one such policy during the payment checkout portion of this registration.  If you are a AAA member, you may want to check with them.


Once you have purchased your travel insurance, please let us know the company name and policy number you have with them.


If you don't have a policy already and don’t want to use the one offered at check-out, feel free to CLICK HERE to purchase insurance through our affiliate company, World Nomads*.


*PLEASE NOTE:  We do not represent World Nomads.  As an affiliate, we receive a small commission when you get a quote from World Nomads using this link.  This is information only and not a requirement to buy travel insurance through this company.

CHANGING MONEY:

Although restaurants, stores, and ATMs in most tourist destinations in Mexico accept VISA, MC, and other bank, debit, and credit cards for access to pesos, Troncones is a small fishing village where many of the stores and restaurants only take pesos.  For this reason, you may want to exchange some currency before you come, or you can easily do it at the airport or at any tourist money exchange kiosk in town once you arrive.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES:

Optional Activities: The following activities, tours, & excursions will be further discussed and organized during day #1 of orientation (i.e., there is no need to pre-purchase or pre-register for any of these offerings). Everything will be done in Troncones.  For those activities that require a fee, payment may be made by cash (US dollars or pesos) or by credit card.


HIKING: The Sierra Mountain Range is directly across the road from the resort. Enchanted with forests of pine, oak, and aspen, and blessed with stunning blue skies, meadows, and mesas, your hike can be a gentle one or an extreme adventure. It's up to you. Choose to have a local guide lead the way, or blaze new trails on your own. Don’t forget to bring your camera! 


KAYAKING & ECO TOURS: Enjoy a relaxing experience paddling through the La Boca estuary. Surrounded by lush vegetation, this river is home to many different species of local wildlife. The resort’s resident marine biologist, Alejandro Rodriguez Pruneda, shares his encyclopedia-like knowledge of nature as he guides you through a maze of riverways. This is an absolutely beautiful vacation activity and is a must for bird watchers!


TURTLE RELEASE: Over the past years, due greatly to human impact on the environment, the population of sea turtles has greatly diminished, making them an endangered species. Our resort works closely with the Sea Turtle Sanctuary to repopulate this magnificent creature. Every afternoon on Troncones beach, during the winter months, dozens of sea turtles are released and you can take part in this amazing experience.


HORSEBACK RIDING: Our resort features local, professionally trained, friendly, and beautiful riding horses. Walk, gallop, and cantor along the stunning beaches and towns of Troncones, Manzanillo Bay and Majahua.


BOOGIE BOARDING: If surfing isn’t your thing, you might want to take one of our resort’s complimentary boogie boards out to play in the waves. Adjacent to where we are staying is a long stretch of idyllic beach, perfectly suited for swimming, boogie boarding, and playing in the waves.


SNORKELING: Troncones is situated in the midst of several beautiful snorkeling spots. Troncones Point, a short walk away, has a beautiful reef full of sea life. If you want to venture further, we’ll help you arrange transportation to Manzanillo Bay or Las Gatas, both of which are exceptional snorkeling destinations. PLEASE NOTE: Renting a mask and snorkel is possible, but we highly recommend that you bring your own.


SURFING: Countless surfers come to Troncones for their classic point breaks. There are amazing waves for longboarders and shortboarders alike. Excellent conditions for both beginners and experts. Lessons are available at the resort upon request.


REGIONAL EXCURSIONS: Explore the Mexican Riviera with trips to nearby Ixtapa or its quaint neighbor Zihuatanejo. This region offers a profusion of fishing charters, watersports and scuba diving sites. Ixtapa boasts high-end golf courses and lighted tennis courts. Horses are available for beach rides in Playa La Ropa and Playa Linda. Sun worshippers will find beaches that are packed with activity as well as isolated tropical oases. To really get away from it all, visit the fishing settlement of Barra de Patosi.


CLASSES: With meditation, Vinyasa flow, and gentle yoga classes offered daily at the retreat center, you have every opportunity to deepen your practice or create a new one. Classes typically have a nominal fee.


MASSAGE: Our retreat center offers a variety of massage treatments. The massage rooms are located right on the beach, providing an incredible, full-sensory experience. Feel the ocean breeze, listen to the rhythmic sound of the sea, and enjoy a variety of different massage modalities performed by their professional therapists. Therapeutic modalities include Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Thai, Swedish, & Chi Nei Tsang, among others. Prices start at $80 USD for a 60-minute massage


WELLNESS COUNSELING: As part of your retreat experience, you are invited to enjoy a FREE 30-minute wellness consultation offered by the resort’s wellness counselors. The session is designed to assist you in gaining clarity in order to create balance in all facets of your life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

PACKING LIST:

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For this retreat, we recommend bringing 

  • Sun protection: sun block, a rash guard, a hat, a beach cover-up, & sunglasses. 
  • Water shoes and/or hiking sandals
  • A mask and snorkel if you want to go snorkeling (there are places to rent them in town, but it’s probably best to bring your own if you can) 
  • A drinking vessel/water bottle  
  • A headlamp (for hands-free evening strolls on the beach). 
  • Natural insect repellant, such as citronella, may be useful at times. Please refrain from using any products with DEET as we like to avoid any toxic chemicals around the property.
  • Ear plugs and sleeping mask

CANCELLATION POLICY:


  • Should you cancel less than 14 days of booking and greater than 180 days before the trip, you get a 100% refund of total cost minus a $150 admin fee.
  • Should you cancel after 14 days of booking and up to 180 days before the trip you will get a 50% refund of total cost minus the $150 admin fee.
  • Once we are within 180 days of the trip starting there are no refunds.
  • Note:  should you find someone to fill your spot, we can transfer your balance to them minus the $150 fee. Should you become sick or have other issues it’s highly likely the required travel insurance would kick in and reimburse you so be sure and check with your provider. 
  • It is the responsibility of the trip attendee to reach out in the event of a cancellation and make their payments on time. We reserve the right to hold payments according to the cancellation policy above to pay our vendors to make this trip happen. 
  • By making a deposit you agree to above terms of service and cancellation policy.

SMALL PRINT:

Liability:


We exercise care in the selection of reputable travel service providers but we are not ourselves a provider of travel services and have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties.  


In no event do we accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise, for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over whom we have no direct control, force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control or which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part. We also do not accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise, for consequential loss (meaning indirect loss, loss of revenue, loss of reputation, loss of profits, loss of actual or anticipated savings, lost opportunities, including opportunities to enter into arrangements with third parties or loss or damage in connection with claims against you by third parties) howsoever caused in connection with your booking.


Risks of Travel and Release: 


We assume no responsibility for and shall not be liable for the acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under our control or any acts of God, unsafe conditions, terrorism, health hazards including pandemics, illness, weather hazards, or the suitability for a disabled person of any portion of any trip. 


We have no special knowledge of dangers during travel or at destinations. For information related to such dangers, we recommend going to the State Department travel website at travel.state.gov, click on "Find International travel Information" then click on "Country Information", and fill in the name of the destination country. 


For medical and health information, we recommend going to the Centers for Disease Control website at cdc.gov/travel, then click on "Destinations" and scroll to the name of the destination country. 


It is your personal decision to travel, and you are doing so with full knowledge of current travel recommendations and travel restrictions with regards to the risks of COVID-19. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL OF THESE RISKS AND DANGERS, AND YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE TO FOREVER RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD US, AND OUR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, GUIDES, GROUP LEADERS, AND SUBCONTRACTORS HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTIONS, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND AND NATURE WHATSOEVER WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE RISKS AND Dangers.

QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions, please contact us at danceadventures@comcast.net

Available Packages

Master Suite (Shared Double)
only 2 left

The Master Suite has a large private balcony right on the beach with perfect sunset views. (1 available). All bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow-top queen-sized bed with luxurious 400 count cotton bedding. They have a private bathroom, filtered tap water, and WiFi.

$2,550
Deposit: $500
Air Conditioned Suite (Shared Double)
6 left

The Air-conditioned Suites have beautiful views and new AC units to keep nice and cool. (3 rooms available). All bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow-top queen-sized bed with luxurious 400 count cotton bedding. They have a private bathroom, filtered tap water, and WiFi.

$2,355
Deposit: $500
Delux Bungalow (Shared Double/Triple)

The Deluxe Bungalows are our signature rooms. Great for singles or a couple, they have great views, private bathroom, and a large deck right next to the pool. (7 rooms available). All bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow-top queen-sized bed with luxurious 400 count cotton bedding. They have a private bathroom, filtered tap water, and WiFi.

$2,250
Deposit: $500
Master Suite (Single)
only 1 left
$3,650
Deposit: $500
Air Conditioned Suite (Single)
only 3 left
$3,255
Deposit: $500
Delux Bungalow (Single)
7 left
$3,150
Deposit: $500


Itinerary

Saturday (Nov 9, 2024)
Arrival
  • For those flying in, an airport shuttle will meet you at the terminal.  Be sure to let us know your scheduled arrival and departure times once you have made them so we can coordinate your transportation with the resort.  
  • Arrive at "Present Moment Retreat Center".  While the official check-in is 4pm, feel free to arrive sooner. If your room is not available, you may stow your luggage and still enjoy the amenities. 
  • Official Welcome, Orientation, & Introductions, 6:00pm-ish (depending on everyone's arrival times).  We will confirm this closer to the event date.
  • Welcome Dinner & Group Social, 7:00pm

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