*All photos by Viktor Radics unless marked TM* As a way to celebrate another season in the books and for working hard all year we decided that every Winter we would take a shop holiday and go somewhere warm where we could swim, relax and especially ride motorcycles when we can't at home. Last year having had a great time in Nicaragua we wanted to switch it up and look for somewhere similar but also new to us.
We settled on Mexico and basically looked for a place that was close to a decent sized city and airport but remote enough to not be surrounded by Starbucks and Senor Frogs. Marika found Troncones which fit all of our criteria. Troncones is a small beach town about 35-40 mins from Ixtapa which is the closest tourist type town. It has a fairly sleepy feel and hasn't been over developed. Hotels in the area are usually smaller two story type deals and all the restaurants and shops in town are locally owned and operated.
Lucky for us we found a house here that was big enough to accommodate our large crew and was right on a beach with no other houses on it, lots of great red dirt roads around for riding on and lots of stuff to do at the house if you just felt like taking 'er easy. We highly recommend the spot (Casa Carolina, Troncones) if you're looking for a get away. Jesus who takes care of the house is amazing and can help you with anything you need to track down or do.
The riding in this area is amazing! It runs the gamut from sunset beach rides, ripping down rocky roads through coconut groves, crossing rocky river beds, climbing high into the hills that surround Troncones and rolling past small towns where you see more stray dogs than people.
These reasons are why we love going to different countries to ride. Riding a motorcycle is really an amazing way to experience where your visiting and often usually unplanned, you end up discovering places and people you wouldn't have if you didn't have that motorcycle under you. Renting bikes when you're traveling can be really easy and always worth it so if you're interested in doing it on your next trip and have any questions feel free to stop by the shop and ask us about our experiences.
It was a great 10 days of motorcycle-riding, boogey-boarding, cerveza-sipping, ocean-swimming, cave-exploring, sun-tanning and general relaxing. We're happy to be back though and are counting down the days for some decent weather and getting the bikes back on the road on a regular basis.