Troncones — a special place with special needs
Troncones is about 25 miles north of the twin resorts of Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa on Mexico’s Pacific coast. It is the “real” Mexico with its many miles of beautiful, unspoiled, golden beaches. Stroll along the virgin clean sand and go barefoot in the surf where flocks of pelicans skim the crests of waves and endangered sea turtles lay their eggs in the warm sand. It’s a small village of about 1, 500 people that make their living from the sea and has the charm that is a welcome change from many of the countries better know resorts. But it is a village in need of Volunteer Community help, and on this journey, we will be working with the local teachers and other community activists to help the community. We will be visiting the newly built clinic and the school to meet and work with Doctors, Nurses and local officials.
Your Journey Includes:
- Roundtrip air to Mexico
- Other tour-related transportation in Mexico
- Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
- Accommodations in excellent comfortable hotels
- Hotel service charges and taxes
- Daly breakfast, lunch and dinner
Special Added Features:
- Optional Sail & Snorkel tour in Zihuatanejo
- Free day in Zihuatanejo for independent exploring and shopping
- Farewell Dinner
Volunteer Nurses/Doctor Program to provide:
- Assessment of Vital signs (Blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature)
- Assessment Heart and Lung sounds
- Teaching Healthy diets, diabetic &, hypertension prevention & Dental health
- Vision and hearing assessments handouts
(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Day 1. Sunday. Depart USA (D)
Depart the USA in the evening for our flights to Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa International Airport. Transfer to Troncones and our welcome to Mexico dinner.
Day 2. Monday, In Troncnoes (B/L/D)
Today, we will be working with Doctors and Nurses at the newly built Troncones Clinic. Group dinner this evening.
Day 3. Tuesday, In Troncones (B/L/D)
Continue with our local Volunteer program at the Clinic. Group dinner this evening.
Day 4. Wednesday, In Troncones (B/D)
Today, we will be working with Troncones students and teachers from the “local school to provide educational talks about health and well-being. Additionally, we will have time with the younger children to participate in their daily school programs including “Dream Pillow” project. We have found it to be a valuable opportunity to teach the children the value of dreaming: how important is to have dreams, to wish for things, to have goals in life…..and how visualizing ones dreams in this way and keeping them near you while you sleep helps your dreams come true. Using fabric, non-toxic paints and markers (travelers will bring them), the children create designs and affirmations, as well as put their names on their pillowcases. Sayings such things as Sweet Dreams, Dreams Come True, etc. Each child will leave with a Dream Pillow. We have found that this program gives these children an experience that can affect them very positively for years to come. doing projects like helping rebuild the local playground, or work in beautifying the local church. Afternoon free for independent activities and swimming or surfing. Troncones is known for its surf. Lunch on your own and group dinner this evening at a local restaurant
Day 5. Thursday, To Zihuatanejo (B/D)
A full day in the charming resort town of Zihuatanejo. “Zihua” as it is known, is a paradise of beautiful beaches and a town that has maintained its charm and authentic feel. Zihua’s downtown is a discovery of local restaurants, shops and artisan studios lining cobblestone streets. For those more adventurous, you can take an optional “Sail & Snorkel tour. Leave from Zihuatanejo Bay to the beautiful white sand beach and coral reef of Playa Manzanillo. Then spend the time snorkeling, swimming and sailing on this beautiful day trip. Party back to the bay with a magnificent Spinnaker run and anchor in front of La Ropa Beachfor a ride on the 2400 square foot Spinnaker. This is an excellent place to practice snorkeling, and snorkel gear is available for rent. Return to Troncones in the late afternoon for time to rest before your farewell dinner.
Day 6. Friday, To USA (B)
Transfer to the Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa International Airport for our flight to the USA. Arrive the same day.
Your Hotel in Troncones (or Similar) – www.lossuenoshotel.com
Los Suenos (The Dreams) is a family owned beachfront villa located in the small village of Troncones. After enjoying many memorable vacations here, the Page family, from Washington state, purchased the hotel in 2007, The unspoiled beaches of Troncones are perfect for long walks, listening to the crashing waves or just viewing romantic sunsets. This tropical setting has the best of both worlds…landscaped with palms, lush tropical greenery and flowers, Los Suenos is your perfect “home away from home.”
NOTE: This is a sample itinerary for group tour leaders.
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