Casa Viva is about a 15-minute walk from the village of Troncones and a 5-minute bike ride.
In the morning, the pelicans pass by like pilots on a bombing run, looking for lunch. You know it's afternoon when you see them flying back in formation.
The neighbor's son can often been seen surfing in the waves in front of Casa Viva. For more info on surfing go to www.isamexico.com and ask for Mike or Annie. Other surf options are available. Mike also rents bikes and boards out of Tsunami Surf Shop in "downtown" Troncones.
Horseback riding, fishing, caving, snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding and body surfing. Ask staff and they will help arrange the activities, give them notice at least a day in advance.
There is great swimming, not only in the pool, but also in Manzanillo Bay, which is about a 25 minute walk, 10 minute bike ride, or 5 minute car ride. Manzanillo Bay is the place for surfing, boogie boarding and body surfing. There are a few rocks, but the surf is great and the point has a perpetual break. Closer to home, there are plenty of small tide pools along the beach; you don't have to snorkel to see a vibrant and diverse biosphere of aquatic life.
For excursions around Troncones area we recommend Costa Nativa Ecotours. Alejandro, who runs Costa Nativa, is a super guy and a great guide.