Barra de Potosi Hosts Spring Street Fair – Wednesday, March 16, 2016

By: Barbara Erickson.

The village of Barra de Potosi will host its annual Spring Street Fair on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair takes place in an authentic fishing nestled by the edge of the sea and the largest lagoon in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area. If you have not visited before, this is the day to come out. If you are a regular, you already know the beauty and the biodiversity of the area. Warning: Like many of us, you may never want to leave!

Barra de PotosiBarra de Potosi is best known for its tranquil lagoon, perfect for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, and great seafood! Photo by:

The fair will feature many embroidered items including clothing for ladies, men and children, as well as decorative furnishings. Hand painted coasters and table mats, handmade jewelry, and small shoulder bags of woven, brocade, velvet and colorful cotton fabrics will be sold.

Village-made, the purses are perfect for carrying cell phones or a few essentials when you really don’t want to be encumbered by your favorite bag. The women also are making regalos sorpresa, surprise gifts for everyone who comes out. Musician Jose Luis Cobo will perform! He is a local favorite!

Proceeds from the fair will help village women augment their families’ incomes through the sale of their unique and reasonably priced handicrafts.

Look at some of the great items offered!!

 The Street Fair will feature many handicrafts and embroidered items made by local women to help support their families’ incomes.

Consider coming for lunch as many locals and tourists who love Barra de Potosi street food do. For a few pesos, you can purchase food and beverages. Or, when you have done your shopping, head to one of the many enramadas, which are fish restaurants along the sands that line the beach front and lagoon. The restaurants offer everything from eggs to traditional Mexican fare, but along with amazing views, fresh breezes and even hammocks, you can do no better than enjoying their local, catch-of-the-day dishes.

Even if shopping is not your thing, visiting Barra de Potosi is a special experience. One recent visitor likened the fishing village to a step back in time. “It took me back fifty years ago, to old Mexico and the warmth of people who love having visitors enjoy the beauty of their environment,” she said.

We invite you to take a break from urban life and begin your weekend with a day discovering the natural beauty of Barra de Potosi and meeting the village. Barra is under 30 minutes away from Zihuatanejo. You can reach it by by taxi or bus if you do not have other transportation.

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