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El Refugio de Potosí
A Center for Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Education
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Your Visit to El Refugio de Potosí

We are currently closed.
Projected opening 20 November 2021.

Directions

Visiting schoolchildren
By Public Transportation from Zihuatanejo:

Take any bus that stops at Los Achotes (approximate cost 20 pesos). Then take the passenger truck to El Refugio de Potosí. Cost 15 pesos.

Taxi:

Tell the driver we are located on the paved road 6 kilometers from Los Achotes towards Barra de Potosí. Approximate cost from Zihuatanejo 700 pesos round trip.

Driving from Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa:

Take Highway 200 south towards Acapulco. Turn right at the village of Los Achotes. Travel 6 km towards the beach. There are large letters on our stone wall with a metal gate. We are on the right side of the road.

Planning Your Visit

  • Plan to spend 45 minutes to 1 hour exploring El Refugio.
  • You are visiting a tropical forest.
  • Apply sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Wear loose and light clothing.
  • Wear sensible shoes.
  • Guided tours only.
  • To climb the tower, children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No food is permitted in the park.
  • No smoking of tobacco or cannabis permitted in the park.
  • No pets allowed.
  • We welcome children 5 years of age and older.
  • Restroom facilities available.
  • Free parking.
  • For the safety of the animals, visitors must be vaccinated against Covid-19.
El Refugio de Potosí

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