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I am actually from around here so I have been so the Barra de potosi many many times and ..... it... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Belinda M
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Lagoon tour

Our hosts, La Rusa and Mike organized a bird watching tour with Araceli. Araceli is very... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We had a great day with Avi. We toured the rocks at Barra, fished and saw the sights. Avi speaks excellent English and knows the area well. Saw dome dolphins and even caught a fish. Next year we will do lagoon with Avi. Spent a few weeks in this area, its great!
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Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank saskmo
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

We took the bus from downtown Zihuatanejo and headed east out of town. Just ask the bus driver if he goes there and if so, he will tell you where to get off the bus. That is important because the bus can get very crowded and the stop is just a tiny spot off the roadway.
It costs 10 pesos to take the bus. Then at the spot where you get off the bus, you climb inside the back of of a small pickup truck that has built in benches along each side and it was also covered. That cost around 10 pesos too, so now we are at around $1.70 for transportation to get to the little village called Barra de Potosi.
On the road there, you will pass the Animal Refuge, called El Refugio, and we heard that the refuge is currently closed as of December 22nd, due to a car accident involving the owner's helper. That is strictly hearsay, however.
So after the short truck ride, you will arrive at the berg called Barra de Potosi. Head over to the beach. We went to a place called Enramada La Condesa (I think this was the name) which was the farthest restaurant to the right facing the ocean. You can get cheap cervesa's and use their hammocks for a cool day at the beach. And they have bathrooms.
This beach has nice fine sand and is deep enough to really swim out a ways. It felt safe and was very clean feeling too. So I would encourage visiting there anyway you can get there for a really nice day excursion at a very low price.

Date of experience: December 2012
3  Thank Belinda R
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

March 15th-19th, 2012, I travelled with Audubon Travelian tours to Barra de Potosi. The group of 12 left San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in a small comfortable van for the 4-hour trip. Our hotel was high end (5 star), and on the unspoiled beach. The guide Rodrigo Lopez was great. He hired local bird experts for our kayak trip through the mangrove lagoon. We saw lots of herons and roseate spoonbills, as well. The trip is completely safe because it is fully scouted and well organized by advance assistants. They do everything for you. A largely (as yet) unexplored archeological pyramid site is included as well.
I have been on several Travelian tours in Mexico, and I have never been disappointed.

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank Judith R
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Avi Banuelos conducts small boat tours into the mangrove lagoon next to the fishing village of Barra de Potosi, where he has lived his entire life. Barra de Potosi is only a 45 minute drive from Zihuatanejo. The tours include bird watching, a short walk through the mangroves, and a demo of how the traditional fishermen throw their nets (and a chance to try it yourself). He speaks excellent English and his price is reasonable. He knows all of the many bird species that live in the lagoon. I had a great time with 4 other people who shared the boat. Avi even stopped to check out his dad's catch of fish when we passed by on our way back to the village. I highly recommend Avi's tours to anyone wanting to support ecotourism in Mexico. You will have fun!

Date of experience: December 2011
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Reviewed 19 November 2018
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Date of experience: November 2018
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