Many people believe that boutique hotels are purely ostentatious. However, there are some properties that move away from that image and reach for simplicity, minimalism, and comfort. An example of this is Lo Sereno Casa de Playa, an oasis of relaxation on a three-mile semi-virgin beach in Troncones.
Lo Sereno defines itself as a barefoot luxury hotel. Designed by Jorge González Parcero, the building uses predominately earthy materials such as wood and concrete as well as contemporary structures that favor open spaces and proximity to nature. As for the interior, Mexico’s cultural authenticity is displayed through the use of handcrafted textiles and palapas.
Built to resemble a house, the building only has two floors, creating the illusion that it is embedded in the Sierra Madre del Sur’s lush vegetation. Inside, the hotel has ten suites (three different sizes available), and all have spacious terraces and views of either the Pacific or pool. Also, the glass encapsulated bathrooms boast a spa raindrop shower head and outdoor patio.
Although the hotel only has one restaurant and one bar, the food offer does not disappoint. Seasonal ingredients from the region are used in every dish on the menu, and the dining area and bar are found outdoors, ideal for enjoying a warm night.
It should be noted that the property is a member of Design Hotels, a company that represents more than 300 independent boutique hotels around the world. In fact, the property is found in the category Made by Originals, in which the most novel proposals are listed.
The room to book
Room B is the suite of your dreams. The 462 sq. foot space has two queen beds, a large private terrace surrounded by palm trees, and a spectacular view overlooking the sea. In addition, the design is stylish without a tinge of pretentiousness.
The best open space
Located steps from the sea, La Terraza is the ideal place to read, talk, or have a drink. It is covered by a wooden pergola and features furniture that effortlessly combines with the beach landscape, like teak tables and turquoise Acapulco chairs.
The ocean. It seems obvious, but it is important to mention that Troncones adapts to all types of beach-goers. Whether you want to lounge by the shore, take a laid-back swim, or ride the waves, it is an ideal destination for everyone.
The dish to taste
The restaurant’s seafood is as fresh as can be. Don’t miss out on the hotel’s take on tiritas de pescado: strips of fish wrapped in a cucumber leaf and decorated with slices of serrano pepper and a stream of olive oil.
The drink to enjoy
One of the hotel’s strong points is its mixology team. While there are many options to choose from, the signature drink stands out: Lo Sereno. This cocktail is prepared with vodka and citrus tones as well as a touch of basil.
The main character
Rafael Sainz Skewes is the person behind the space’s creation. After a visit to Troncones nearly 16 years ago, he was captivated by the destination’s breathtaking beauty and peaceful environment. Consequently, Skewes eventually decided to open Lo Sereno, hoping to transmit his passion for the simple joys of life.
Getting to Troncones
This charming beach town is located about 19 miles north of Ixtapa, approximately 30 minutes by car. If arriving at the International Airport of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, the drive will be no more than 45 minutes.
Adapted and translated by Evan Upchurch
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