How to Get to Barra de Potosi and Playa Blanca

playa blanca the beach in front of our bed and breakfast

Hacienda La Rusa is located in the middle of the village, entering Barra de Potosi, check the first house to the right on beach side with the sign Hacienda La Rusa 🙂

1. From Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo airport

* The easiest way is to take an airport-taxi, it will take 15 minutes and cost about $ 250-450 pesos

* If you plan to drive around, rent a car at the airport

* Take a local bus “pasajero” going to Barra de Potosi, not recommended if you have a lot of luggage,
because you have to walk about 5-7 minutes to the bus stop  from the airport

2. From Zihuatanejo centro

2 blocks from the central market (Mercado), find a street Calle Las Palmas there is a small local bus terminal, take a bus to Petatlan, it leaves about every 15 minutes. Please, ask to be let off at Los Achotes turn to Laguna de Potosi. It should take about 30 minutes including stops along the way to dropoff and pick up passengers to get to Los Achotes.
in Los Achotes ask for “pasajero” to Barra de Potosi, they also leave every 15-30 minutes.  It will take about 15 minutes to drive to Barra de Potosi.
Total trip will cost about 20-30 pesos.

What are Pasajera (Cattle trucks)?

These are actually pick-ups, with a roof and fence.  Yes, some locals take their chickens to go the market.  So you may see a jute bag start moving and making noise, but that is the fun of it too. The pasajera runs when they have enough money to make the trip(4-5 persons).  If you are in a hurry just pay more.

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