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“Been going to La Barra for 28 years! This is a review of the beach area.”

El Refugio de Potosi
Ranked #19 of 65 things to do in Zihuatanejo
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Owner description: Now closed.
Reviewed 15 January 2016

As long as you don't go during the Christmas/NewYear's weeks, this is a beautiful, natural, peaceful escape. Now that they've paved the road all the way down from Highway 200, it's about 40 minutes from Ixtapa. You can even take a taxi; negotiate the price and tell them when to come back for you. We choose a restaurant (Neto's recently), plunk our stuff down, and order an incredible lunch. Hang in the hammocks; walk the beach; take a little boat ride to the laguna or rent kayaks. The water is open ocean so the currents can be dangerous. Only swim where the Mexicans are, if at all; I follow their lead 'cause they know. The brackish laguna is fine to swim in. Food is amazing: cheap, fresh. We only drink bottled drinks; no one's ever gotten sick. We love to spend the day (get there about 11, leave around 5), and enjoy the birds, the water, the mountains. Gorgeous escape; as one of my friends said, it's the Mexico most Americans don't see.

5  Thank LnorPabs
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

This was our first time visiting Barro de Potosi. It has a natural lagoon that meets the ocean. We took a boat tour around the lagoon, and saw some cranes, and other birds. There are lots of small fishing boats catching shrimp. The beach was crowded since the tour buses were dropping tourists off by the busload. Get here early during the busy season.

1  Thank KnowForeignLands
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

I love this place. We hope it reopens for the public. If so, it's definitely a destination to take children to. It encourages love and awareness of the animals and plants in the area. Even spiders and snakes!!!!! And they have a large turtle pond. They also have a whale carcass, bleached bones. It's a great place.

1  Thank Montanadreaming10
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Amazing place to visit, its closed for general public now, but talk to the owner, sometimes she can give a group a private tour

1  Thank KristinaAG A
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Delightful rustic eco park with butterflies and rescue animals. It was an adventure getting here, and we absolutely thought it was worth it! (Actually memories from 2011 trip)

1  Thank alaskasculler
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