A Day Trip To Barra De Potosi

I love all the little escapes that I can take in Ixtapa.  There is just so much to explore!  Recently I shared about the beautiful Isla Ixtapa, and this week’s location is equally beautiful.

After hearing many stories about Barra de Potosí I had to visit for myself.  According to one of Capella Ixtapa’s Personal Assistants, this is a picturesque beach.

Barra de Potosí, a small beachside village, is like a time warp.  It is a very quiet and relaxing place, nestled at the southern end of Playa Larga and about 35 minutes south of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.  Barra de Potosí has an endless fine-sand beach and a large lagoon brimming with bird life.  You can swim, take boat trips, rent a kayak and paddle around the estuary or go horseback riding.

 Enramadas (or palapas) line the beach.  I found an open one where I relaxed in a hammock and enjoyed amazing local seafood specialties.  If you have the chance to go, try the pescado a la talla (broiled fish fillets) or tiritas, and don’t miss out on the savory handmade tortillas!

If you are a surfer, stop by La Barrita, a shell sized village on an attractive, rocky beach 10 minutes southeast of Barra de Potosí.  Not many tourists stop at this village, but this and Loma Bonita beach are some of the best local spots for surfing.  During my visit I was able to catch some great waves!

I really enjoyed my escape to Barra de Potosi.  I hope one day you get to visit this special town!

Images via Flickr user Loxy

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