Posted by Linda Fox on October 13, 2001 at 11:03:17:
In Reply to: Casa del Encanto posted by Jennifer in Portland on October 07, 2001 at 20:45:03:
The Casa del Encanto is a lovely spot and the owner's exceptionally friendly and helpful. The only downside is the swimming at Barra is not "safe" like Zihuat. That whole stretch of beach is open ocean so there are big waves and undertow. If you keep yourself to the restaurant end of the beach (where Casa is), it's OK.
The other downside to Barra is the problem with "no seeums"--the little knats that eat you alive. Bring plenty of repellent and you'll be fine.