We found Eden on the internet looking specifically for a Mexican beach bungalow vacation. They have a terrific website which really gave us a good feel for the place. When we arrived after a slow trip down an unpaved road (always a good sign) it was, to our delight, better than we had hoped for. The rooms were gorgeous with wonderful attention to detail. The beach was beautiful and almost empty (this was the beginning of Feb) and the surf was fun not scary. Our only complaint was the way the dining room was set up. Breakfast was sparse but fine and the lunch menu had a good selection. Dinner is a fixed menu that you sign up for in advance. We found the food at dinner decidedly mediocre. The menus were overly complicated and devoid of any real punch or flavor. Occasionally some aspect of it was tasty but overall we were disappointed. It's possible that being from SF we are spoiled but that was really our only complaint This wouldn't matter so much except there are very few other places to eat and no real place to shop in this remote area. The little beachfront cantina next door seemed to close at 6:00 which often was too early to want dinner. We took about half our meals at the Inn at Manzanillo Bay a little down the beach which had a lovely dining palapa and much better food. Two other recommendations...Bunglow 7 and 8 have their view of the beach obstructed by an open sided platform that they use for yoga retreats.
Not a huge deal but worth mentioning. Lastly, bring bug spray. We are definitely going back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hacienda Eden is a beautiful 14 room hotel in the center of the best swimming beach and the best surf break in Playa Troncones. We are an owner operated business and have been in operation for over 15 years. The hotel is comprised of 6 sea view rooms in the main hotel, each with hammocks and large private porches and a large screened in bedroom; we also offer 4 sea view bungalows, each cabin is directly on the beach, with a sky shower and porch. We also have 4 air-conditioned suites, super deluxe with and extra sitting area and balcony. On the premises you will also find a full service restaurant and fantastic gift shop. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eden Beach Hacienda Hotel Troncones