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Beaches and Sights of the Costa Grande
If you would like to take a break from sun bathing in the beautiful beach and you are raving some adventure you may enjoy a very challenging hike on Cerro Guamilule. During your hike you will get to have some awesome views of the area as well as a rigorous workout. This mountain is not for any type of novice hiker. You will really need to be experienced and quite steady on your feet. You will need to be extra careful as there are no definitive trails or paths so you will need to pay close attention to go down the same way you went up. As difficult as the climb will be, you will find the hugest reward when you take in the view from the top. If you head to the part that is furthest south you will find the beach of Playa Potosi which follows right along the towns edge for a few miles past the lighthouse. If you are heading to the north you will come upon the beach of Playa Blanca and it is called Playa Blanca because the sand here is as white as snow. There is not much to do in Playa Blanca except for relax on the beach under a palapa. The next beach down is that of Playa Coacoyul which is about 4 miles long and has better access via Playa Riscallyo or Playa Manzanillo. From these two places you will have the light house in your sights and you can use that as a marker. The beaches are very deserted and quiet in the summer and just the opposite in the winter months especially during Christmas time. People from all over Mexico come here during Christmas time for their in country vacation. If you head to the South of Playa Potosi you will find Playa Larga which is a completely deserted beach with nothing but sand and ocean. This is not an easy beach to reach you will only be able to get there if you walk by the lagoon or venture out into a water taxi and then you will still have to trek through a lot of pine forests. Once you reach this beach you will see that the reward was worth the work. This is a great place to reflect or meditate peacefully.
Beaches and Sights of the Costa Grande If you would like to take a break from sun bathing in the beautiful beach and you are raving some adventure you may enjoy a very challenging hike on Cerro Guamilule. During your hike you will get to have some awesome views of the area as well as a rigorous [...]
Food and Hotels on the Costa Grande
A lot of the hotels in this area are very expensive and do not have air conditioning. If you head in to town on the main road you will find the Casa Puesta Del Sol has many beautiful rooms that have very nicely painted walls, large windows, and a full kitchen is included. They also have private baths that have been tiled and are very clean. These rooms are more like villas. This is a great option if you are traveling with your family or a group of friends. The suites go for 610 pesos per night and if you want an even bigger room with its own private sun deck you will pay 850 pesos per night. They only accept cash as payment so you better hit the bank before coming here. There is also a resort hotel called Hotel Barra de Potosi which you will find located on the town’s main road. This hotel has a pool right by the beach and its own restaurant also on the beach where you can dine and have beers or cocktails. The rooms are big and not as clean as the Casa Puesta Del Sol but the rates are a bit more reasonable. The rooms come with fans, televisions, and private bathrooms. The rooms are not all the same nor do they all offer the same amenities. The rooms here cost 300 pesos for 1-2 person rooms, 410 pesos for a room without a view and a little bigger, 510 pesos if you would like an ocean view, and a suite room that can occupy up to 6 people costs 610 pesos and the same room with a view of the ocean costs 810 pesos per night. They only accept cash as payment.
On the beach there are almost one dozen enramada style restaurants. They are all very much alike and serve many of the same dishes. There is not one that stands out above the others. The types of food you will find within the enramadas are very hearty and home cooked. The enramdas are a great place to relax and drink in a hammock right on the beach. The atmosphere is quite casual and only a few have a formal menu. Most of the people just tell them what they would like and they serve based on what type of food you are in the mood for. Most of the dishes offered are centered around seafood as you are right on the water and when in Rome, do like the Romans. The meals here cost around 90 pesos per person. The most common meals include fish, shrimp, and octopus all prepared the way you would like them. They are open every day from 9am-8pm.
Food and Hotels on the Costa Grande A lot of the hotels in this area are very expensive and do not have air conditioning. If you head in to town on the main road you will find the Casa Puesta Del Sol has many beautiful rooms that have very nicely painted walls, large windows, and a full kitchen [...]
Costa Grande is what many call the coast on the North side of Acapulco. The smaller coast of Acapulco is called Costa Chica and this area is in the South. You will not find many beaches along the coast of Acapulco to be as inviting as Barra de Potosi. This beach is located 10 miles from Zihuatanejo. This is a wonderful place to explore the beautiful beach and hear the soothing wave’s crash.
Barra de Potosi
If you are burnt out of over populated tourist destinations you will find a lot of pleasure in Barra de Potosi. This beach feels like it could go on forever and that would be a wonderful thing if it did. In Barra de Potosi you will be able to visit a very shallow and beautiful lagoon as well as a palm tree forests, and palapa huts located right along the water. This area has escaped the hungry eyes of developers and remains to be a sleepy and relaxing little beach town. You may want to know that nothing exists here except that of the beautiful beach. The only things you will need are sunscreen and a towel. If you swim by the rocks you will notice the waves to be a lot rougher there and provides a decent beginner surfer area. Barra de Potosi is a wonderful escape from the business of Acapulco and Zihuatanejo and people like to travel here from all over just to experience the relaxing serenity that prevails here. The hotels are super expensive so if you are on a budget you would be better suited to stay at a hotel in Zihuatanejo.
If you would like to get to the Costa Grande from Zihuatanejo you have the option of many available buses that head to Potosi at the bus station located on Las Palmas. The buses have availability every 1/2 hour or so and operate from 6:30am-9:30 pm and cost 15 pesos. You may also get on a bus off Los Cocos. If you take the Los Cocos bus you will need to tell the driver to let you exit at Achotes which you will be able to see because it has a white and black sign. From that point you can take a truck that has benches of wood in the bed to take you to all the beachside restaurants called enramadas. The trucks will take you back and forth from 7am-6pm and will charge you only 11 pesos. If you want to get back to Zihuatanejo you will need to be dropped off by the pick up on the other side of the road.
Costa Grande Costa Grande is what many call the coast on the North side of Acapulco. The smaller coast of Acapulco is called Costa Chica and this area is in the South. You will not find many beaches along the coast of Acapulco to be as inviting as Barra de Potosi. This beach is located [...]