human settlement in Mexico

Barra de Potosí is a very small fishing village at the southern end of beautiful Playa Blanca in the state of Guerrero along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The area is mostly known for days trips from local inland communities and from Zihuatanejo.

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The village sits at the edge of Laguna Potosí, and has three main streets crossed by two streets. In 2011, it was home to about 400 people.

The lagoon and surrounding eco-system covers 800 hectares (1,977 acres) with 454 hectares (1,122 acres) of mangrove. 212 species of bird have been identified in the area. Of these, 82 are aquatic or marine species, 23 are endemic and 19 are listed as "at risk". The area supports 188 species of butterflies, 68 of fish, 3 of amphibians, 18 reptiles, 133 mammals, 488 plants, 122 micro-algae and 303 reef dwellers.

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  • 1 Playa Barra de Potosi. This inviting tropical beach features some unique rock formations or haystacks offshore.
  • Local villagers offer lagoon tours, fishing trips, rental kayaks and during the winter months, humpback whale watching tours.



Enramadas (open air palm covered restaurants) line the edge of the lagoon and the beach front and are especially popular with weekend visitors for the fresh fish served there.




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