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“Had a great day trip to Barra de Potosi” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Tours by Luis De La Maza - Tours

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Tours by Luis De La Maza - Tours
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Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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“Had a great day trip to Barra de Potosi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

We've come to Ixtapa 19 years and were mostly immune to the hawkers on the beach - fishing, Ixtapa island, horseback riding, etc.
However, Luis is a very friendly, low key guy with a good sense of humor and honest demeanor, so we agreed to try something new - a day trip to Barra de Potosi - a very small community south of the airport on a huge empty beach. He picked us all up at the hotel in a large tourist van and first drove us up to an Ixtapa overlook in the hills. Then on to the Refuge at Barra de Potosi - highly recommended - see reviews elsewhere. Then we took a short boat ride through the mangrove swamp at the end of the beach, followed by a fantastic lunch at one of the little restaurants there at the beach. I think the name was Enramada Teresita. It was simple grilled chicken but was fabulous.
I could have stayed all day at every place we stopped, but at least we got a good sampling of what's available at this close-by location.
Throughout the tour, Luis was wonderful - excellent English skills, great stories and information and great sense of humor. Very attentive to all the details.
We saw him on the beach the next couple of days with his lovely wife and child - came over just to say hi.
I highly recommend him for any tours he may offer. Hope to see him next year too.

Visited February 2012
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“A care free day of snorkling.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

This was a fun, low key tour with a very personalble guide, Luis. He has excellent English, which is rare in Ixtapa. He took care of everyone making sure even a six year-old boy was able to safely snorkel and enjoy the fish. The day we went, there were few people which made it nice. I understand it can get really crowded, especially on Sundays. Luis knows the area very well as he has grown up in there, and has spent many hours in the water at Ixtapa Island. Lunch was included, as was the boat ride. He took us by the iguanas and crocodiles on the way back which was really fun to see them in their natural setting, not in a zoo. This was a worthwile tour if you don't know Ixtapa or need help snorkeling. The snorkeling gear was not include in the price of the tour, but was not too expensive and easily acquired at the beach.

Visited June 2012
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