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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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Description: Now closed.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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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.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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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

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 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 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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24 helpful votes 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 

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Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My son and I had a wonderful visit at El Refugio del Potosi. We took the bus from Zihua, getting off in Los Achotes and then jumped on the back of a flat bed truck for the last couple of miles. Thankfully the truck had a canvas top. The trip there was an adventure in itself. This is a pretty... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

At the time of our visit, this Refugio was open Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays from 10-5. This is an amazing project and we spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here. We saw turtles, huge and multiple iguanas, coatamundi, snakes large and small, the gorgeous macaws, the porcupine, spiders, insects, and many other birds of prey. They have constructed an... More 

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