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Address: Camino Los Achotes a Barra de Potosi, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 755 557 2840
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Interesting place

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
KristinaAG A
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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

Thank KristinaAG A
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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)

Thank alaskasculler
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A super place to learn. I used to work there for a year. Nice place to visit. The owner and founder has an authentic love for nature and the region. Visiting the place its a pleasure. And you are helping for sure to a great cause, the conservation of the region as it is. Beatiful and perfect.

1 Thank santiagoixtapa
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: El Refugio is now CLOSED!!! Actually, from what I understand, they are still open in the sense that they are caring for some of the animals from when they were previously open. HOWEVER, they are now closed to the public. From what I heard, because of funding. Hope this saves you an unnecessary trip, esp seeing that's its... More 

4 Thank amomof2sons
Ladysmith, Canada
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Drove & walked the village. Had lunch on the beach near the lagoon. Beautiful beach with very few tourists on it

Thank threadz
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Unfortunately, we didn't get to visit. We drove there yesterday around noon and it was closed. There were no hours posted, so hard to know when it is open. Driving tip: If coming from the beach (Barre de Potosi) it is easy to miss as there were no signs coming from that direction and the large stone entrance faces the... More 

Thank Josephina R
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Our visit here was very interesting - we learned about local animals and insects with a number of opportunities to touch and hold the animals. The view from the tower was excellent. I think the key thing we felt good about was supporting an organization that is doing educational outreach to local schools. They are closed for ~4 months a... More 

3 Thank aeaasa
Reno, Nevada, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

El Refugio de Potosi is truly amazing. They've carved out a little niche in the jungle where they take in, care for, rehabilitate (where possible), and educate the public about wild animals in the region. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their work. We had the opportunity to snuggle a kinkajou, pet young coatamundi, hold a baby crocodile, and... More 

1 Thank Dennyse D
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We spent Sunday morning at the refuge and could not have been happier with our experience. You see the animals close up and learn about the important mission of this refuge on a fun guided tour. Our daughter (who loves animals) became ill on the tour and they could not have been nicer or more accommodating (finding her shade, drinks,... More 

Thank MarkChristopher
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Our local friends took us to this wonderful place. Laurel Patrick, the founder and inspiration behind this little jewel has put together a refuge for lost animals and a place to teach the locals the importance of the environment. She has several animals, carefully maintained and cared for, which are donated. Now she has a kinkajou, coatis, injured hawks and... More 

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