ⓘ Barra de Potosi is a small fishing village in the Mexican state of Guerrero. It is located in the municipality of Petatlan. Situated at the edge of Laguna Potos ..

                                     

ⓘ Barra de Potosi

Barra de Potosi is a small fishing village in the Mexican state of Guerrero. It is located in the municipality of Petatlan. Situated at the edge of Laguna Potosi, the village itself consists of three main streets crossed by two streets and as of the 2011 census by INEGI was considered to have 396 inhabitants, 211 men and 185 women.

The area is mostly known to the local guides and on TripAdvisor as a tourist destination for day trips from local settlements and from Zihuatanejo. Open Enramadas air palm covered restaurants along the edge of the lagoon and the beach and is particularly popular with weekend tourists for fresh fish served there. The locals offer tours on the lagoon, fishing, paddle boats and bikes during the winter months humpback whale watching.

The lagoon and surrounding ecosystem occupies 800 hectares 1977 acres with 454 hectares of 1121 acres of mangrove. In a recent study published by Professor Alejandro Melendez Herrada UAM Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco two hundred and twelve 212 species of birds have been identified in the area. Of these, eighty-two 82-water or marine life, twenty-three 23 19 nineteen endemic and listed in the "risk group" in NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010.

Teaching students biology Professor Melendez found that the area supports 188 species of butterflies and 68 of fish, 3 amphibians, 18 reptiles, mammals, 133, 488 plants, 122 micro-algae and 303 of reef inhabitants. Currently, as of September 2015, conducting research on the bugs, and bird life in the surrounding coconut groves. In the recently published book "biodiversity-de-Barra-de-Potosi, Nuevo Leon, Mexico" examines the interaction between nature protection and tourism as it relates to the ecosystem, Barra de Potosi.