Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by MN Nice @, MN, Friday, January 07, 2011, 14:08 (2478 days ago)

I remember the just of how to get to La Barra de Potosí (but have never went)I have a few questions if someone could please help? You take a bus going to Pentalon but get off at Los Achotes. Would the driver announce this or we woud just need to be on the watch? Approximatly how far is it to here? There are pick ups that run back and forth on this road. Is it every day of the week and what time do they run? What is the earliest and latest? How far is it from here to the beach? When traveling from Ixtapa is there any particular bus a person should board? Meaning if it says Pentalon do they all take the same route or would one be shorter than another? Thanks for any help!!!!!!

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Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Friday, January 07, 2011, 14:26 (2478 days ago) @ MN Nice

Ask the bus driver or his helper to let you know when you get to Los Achotes. As I remember, there are two possible stops for Los Achotes -- we get out at the second one, where there's a small store and the pasajera stop. Takes 10-15 min. from there to La Barra.

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Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Friday, January 07, 2011, 14:55 (2478 days ago) @ JeffMN

The first time we went, we made sure we were on the right bus by asking the driver if it was the bus for Los Achotes and then by asking the helper to cue us to the Los Achotes stop.

When we were coming to the stop, the driver, his helper and pretty much everybody on the bus told us it was Los Achotes. I would say chances of missing it are small.

You probably will not be the only one getting off at Los Achotes.

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Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:47 (2478 days ago) @ Fran

One of the first times we ever went as a couple was by boat. I had been several times before but Paul had not. It was Jan 1st, 1989. Paul and I were the only two people who were not Mexicans and he was a little nervous when he saw thousands of Mexicans there. He laughs at himself now but first time to Mexico and on your honeymoon, first time to be on the ocean other than Alaska, first time to meet my Mexican family, first time to hear Spanish and first time to La Barra. Sort of a first time for everything and he was a little intimidated. I bet everyone remembers their first time there. It is a special place.

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Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Friday, January 07, 2011, 22:10 (2478 days ago) @ LadyM in Zihua

We still smile remembering all the local people on that bus who were so intent on seeing that we did not miss our stop. To us, it was a special moment. We still smile when we remember it.

Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by D-Loco, Friday, January 07, 2011, 14:39 (2478 days ago) @ MN Nice

From Ixtapa it adds an extra leg.

You could bus from Ixtapa then get off at Bodega. Then walk over towards the car dealers and when you get over by them just wander along the sidewalk in the direction of the airport. It shouldnt be too long and large school bus shaped type will slowly go by with a guy hanging out calling 'Peta Peta Peta'. Signal to him and hop on. If you can get a seat where you can see out the front window you will see when you get to Achote. Watch for a sign ahead of time and make sure it's the stop on the corner of town.....tiendas, large wayside. Your first time dont hesitate to ask as you approach. There's always a first time you to do it and when you do it once you'll see how easy it is. The worse that can happen it that you'll ride all the way to Peta in which case you'll just have to get off on your way back B-)

Once your off that bus just walk down to the cattle trucks and vans and its easy from there. About 20 minutes or so to the beach.

Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by norm, Friday, January 07, 2011, 14:54 (2478 days ago) @ D-Loco

Easier to get off Ixtapa bus at the next stop after Bodega,right across street from auto dealership.

Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by zihuarena, Friday, January 07, 2011, 15:25 (2478 days ago) @ MN Nice

Take a bus going to Petatlan

Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by MN Nice @, MN, Friday, January 07, 2011, 17:46 (2478 days ago) @ MN Nice

Thanks for the replies. Does anyone know what is the earliest the pick ups start running to the beach and when the last one delivers to the main road? I read some where 20.00 for a taxi each way. I beleive that is why I would like to try it this way. Thought about doing a tour while we were there. Trying to figure out my options (cost).

Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by Jo in Vancouver, Friday, January 07, 2011, 20:43 (2478 days ago) @ MN Nice

Usually the pasajero's seem to start leaving La Barra about 8 am and I know the latest we've caught one back to la barra has been about 6 pm. I'd call el refugio and ask.. I'd also do a stop at el refugio on the way in. The pasajero will let you off and then you'd catch another one on into la barra.
as mentioned just ask the bus driver to point out Los Achotes. there is a chicken grilling place right on the corner and everyone on the bus will help you find the stop.
For sure eat at la Condesa.. great food and the best margarita's!

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Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by Sharkboy ⌂ @, Barra de Potosi, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 21:09 (2473 days ago) @ MN Nice

if you are in ixtapa. take the omnibus to zihua. (8 pesos)and when you are in zihuatanejo, You can catch the Omnibus bus to Petatatlan and asked to be let off at the Barra de Potosi turn off at Los Achotes. You can get the Petatlan bus from the small depot on Calle Las Palmas street just across from the Bancrecer bank which is on the main street of Zihua. Is to easy because you will lisent the gay of the bus shouting: PETA PETA PETATLAN!!!. the price is 10 pesos por person. It should take about 30 minutes including stops along the way to dropoff and pick up passengers. From that drop off point on the main coastal rd. Rt 200, you can catch a ride on the shuttle (covered pick up with seat bench's) that makes the run from the main road to the beach about every 30 minutes. That last leg to the beach which is partially paved and part dirt road should take about 15 minutes. Another option is to go by taxi. Cost should be about $ 300 and the bus cost about 30 pesos (approximately).
Tours in Barra de potosi

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Getting to La Barra de Potosí from Ixtapa

by Laura ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 22:09 (2473 days ago) @ MN Nice

You've had many great replies full of information! I just want to add a couple of recommendations and an invite...

If you'd like to see the lagoon, do try a tour with Avi-Sharkboy. He is doing a wonderful tour of the lagoon. His English is so good and getting better and he is charming and constantly adding to his information about the flora and fauna of the lagoon. Well worth it! You can connect with him on here.

For restaurants I recommend La Condesa - my personal favorite.

Take a stroll through the village. Everybody who knows me knows I am in love with this village (where I've lived for 15 years). La Barra is a special community and the beauty of the spirit of the people is reflected in their himes and the streets. I love walking through the village. We had several stores now and you might want to shop...all are small businesses being developed by neighbors.

Please stop by and visit our Children's Library and say hello! On the 'main street' which is the center of the three streets. The kids are there from 2 pm in various classes and activities.

Enjoy beautiful La Barra de POtosi! The beach, the lagoon and the village..are all so incredible and magical.

Hasta pronto,
Laura
Casa del Encanto B&B Barra de Potosi

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uh oh... ! Trying again...photos of La Barra

by Laura ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 22:25 (2473 days ago) @ Laura

I"ll try the photos thing again...

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