Barra de Potosi is frickin' AWESOME! We love it there and so does our family, who lives down there part of the year.

Kat's cousin, Khamoor, wrote this section, and she’s the one to talk to about fun things to see and do in the area, having lived in the heart of the village with her kids and husband for a year. If you have questions about things to do in the area, talk to Khamoor at tkpoe [at] or write to me at k [at]

barra de potosiBarra de Potosi is about 2 dirt roads wide by two dirt roads long and framed by a lagoon and the ocean. There are a handful of delicious enramadas (restaurants) on the beach in front of the village. A white sandy beach runs out about 12 miles from Barra de Potosi.  The beach changes names as it stretches up toward Zihuatanejo. Barra de Potosi turns into Playa Blanca which then evolves into Playa Larga. Fancy people from Mexico and tourists from all over the world rent the big and little houses along the beach. The fishing off of the beach and by the morros, the small group of islands you can see from the beach, is great and the fish are delicious! Sometimes you will see whales and dolphins out there, too.

During the  earlier part of the day the village is a bustling little scene. Music is often blaring, kids are playing in the streets, gas and milk and garbage trucks are passing through. If the fruit and vegetable man is selling  produce out of the back of his truck, don’t hesitate to walk up and see what he is offering. If the knife shapener is passing by with his whistle and wheel, have him sharpen your pocket knife.  We once observed a Bengal tiger being pulled through town in a circus cage. The children’s library is a project spear headed by Laura Kelley of Casa del Encanto. There is often something going on here, and usually something you can do to be involved with the community. If you like doing art projects with kids, or singing songs, or teaching a bit of English,  this is the place to help out. Stop in and ask about it.  If you have space in your luggage to bring a few packs of crayons or pens or other school supplies, this is a great place to donate them as they do an annual distribution of supplies to the local kids.  

fishingSometimes the town moves at a very slow pace.  
Here are is a clip taken from the front porch of the house that we lived in for a year.

There are little evening fiestas in town fairly often. Usually as fundraisers for the pre-school. If you see a street party, join it!  Local women will have prepared tamales and tacos. You can buy elote (corn on the cob), and agua fresca here and help the community.

sunsetThe sunsets in the area are always spectacular.

It is easy to get into Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa if you are in the mood for shopping or exploring.



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