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El Refugio de Potosi

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A day at the beach with no commercials

If you want to get away from the commercial enterprises like para sailing, jetskis, floaty toys and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leavenworth, Washington
What a great little town!!

What a wonderful place, where fresh water meets salt water. Where you can walk down the beach and... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2019
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Camino Los Achotes a Barra de Potosi, Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta 40880, Mexico
+52 755 557 2840
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get away from the commercial enterprises like para sailing, jetskis, floaty toys and the plastic trappings this is your place! Laid back restaurant with hammocks for an afternoon nap with plenty of shade. Prefer a long walk along a deserted beach?...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 5Walden
Reviewed 9 February 2019

What a wonderful place, where fresh water meets salt water. Where you can walk down the beach and here Mariachi bands. Where a lot of the little cafes on the beach have a lot of English speaking waiters. This is a must go to place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

This amazing little town can be found by taking a bus then a pick up truck/taxi. Getting there is quite an experience. The people are so kind and grateful for your business. Theres a beach thats about 8 miles long that you can just sit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy H
Reviewed 26 January 2019

Their mission is to Increase awareness and appreciation of the life cycle of the tropical dry forest and of native species in the region of Barra de Potosí, Guerrero, Mexico, through preservation, exhibition, reproduction, education and research.they are not always open but you should check...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 25 January 2019

So, I am confused by the photo, which seems to be Teresita's at the mouth of the lagoon? The refuge is a few minutes away, and yes, it is not accessible to everybody. Laurel, the owner, rehabilitates injured animals and participates in regional events to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoAnne H
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Definitly a must go to beach. The community is friendly and ever so inviting. Thebeach is dotted with a few beach front restaurants and boutique hotels. I recommend renting a kayak ot take a boat tour thru the estuary. So much to see. Great place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peggy A
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is an amazing place. You will see a lot of the local animals that you will not get an opportunity to see anywhere else in the area. It is a great place for kids, as you get to get up close to the animals....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ldcvsi
Reviewed 21 February 2017

El Refugio de Potosi is an interesting refuge founded by an American lady. It primarily is housing iguanas and some other animals needing rescue. When I was there, remodeling was in progress, so we didn't have access to all areas. Only certain tours were allowed...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Britt B
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Our lovely hostess La Rusa and Mike took us to El Refugio on a private tour. All I can say - wow and thank you! This place is amazing and beyond wonderful. I hope it will get to shine in all its glory again and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank MMMaria2016
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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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