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El Refugio de Potosi

#20 of 61 things to do in Zihuatanejo Features Animals
Camino Los Achotes a Barra de Potosi, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 557 2840
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Nature Tour: Lagoon Boat Ride and Visit to El Refugio de Potosi Wildlife Refuge
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Camino Los Achotes a Barra de Potosi, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
+52 755 557 2840

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Reviewed March 6, 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

Thank Ldcvsi
Reviewed February 21, 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

Thank BrittB611
Reviewed February 16, 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

Thank MMMaria2016
Reviewed January 15, 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

5  Thank LnorPabs
Reviewed December 13, 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...More

1  Thank KnowForeignLands
Reviewed December 8, 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....More

1  Thank Montanadreaming10
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

1  Thank KristinaAG A
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)

1  Thank alaskasculler
Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank santiagoixtapa
Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

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...More

5  Thank Lisa E
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