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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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Amazing place amazing owner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2016
MMMaria2016
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Toluca, Mexico

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Toluca, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 opens its doors for the public.

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Thank MMMaria2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 and tell them when to come back for you. We choose a restaurant (Neto's recently),... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It's about an hour down the dirt road to get there but it's well worth the effort it's a beautiful little town and the people really quite friendly and the beach is just beautiful. There are two restaurants right on the beach under it's about an hour down the dirt road to get there but it's well worth the effort... More 

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NorCal
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 crowded since the tour buses were dropping tourists off by the busload. Get here early... More 

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Ixtapa, Mexico
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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. They also have a whale carcass, bleached bones. It's a great place.

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1 Thank callefragataas
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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Kenai
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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)

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1 Thank alaskasculler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 cause, the conservation of the region as it is. Beatiful and perfect.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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

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