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.
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