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Hi, I am Stasya aka La Rusa.
Me and my partner , Mike , are the owners of this small magical bed and breakfast. We live here in Barra de Potosi most of the year, and hopefully will have a chance to personally greet you and welcome you to Hacienda la Rusa.
The rhythms of our bed and breakfast revolve around peace, zen, happiness, animal welfare and green practices: rescuing, sterilizations, recycling, using renewable resources as much as possible, minimizing our environmental impact in every decision we make, supporting and interacting with the local community.
Barra de Potosi is a rural, rustic and authentic mexican fishing village, 30 minutes and a world away from the major resort city of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Barra de Potosi is remote, basic and simple; the right place for a visitor with a taste for a cultural adventure and untouched natural beauty!
Barra de Potosi beach Playa Blanca is a beautiful 10 miles long stretch of yellow sand. Barra de Potosi lagoon is a sanctuary with over 200 species of birds, insects, lizards...

If you love adventure, nature and Mexico, this is the place to go and We are looking forward to meeting you here! La Rusa

Saturday, October 1, 2016

May 2014 - May 2016 Amigos de Animals de Barra de Potosi

Amigos de Animals de Barra de Potosi

May 2014 - May 2016
celebrating 2 years of
Amigos de Animales hard work !
608 dogs and cats were sterilizes in Barra de Potosi and neighboring communities
72 dogs and cats were adopted by local Mexican families
18 dogs and cats were rescued , transported and adopted in US and Canada
Amigos de Animales of Barra de Potosi and Baja Spay and Neuter Foundation organized 2 free and low cost sterilization clinics, which resulted in 100 animals sterilized during 3 days clinic in October 2015 and 252 animals sterilized during one week clinic in April, 2016 .
numerous dogs, puppies, cats and kittens were fed, vaccinated, treated for fleas, ticks, mange etc
This huge work could never be done without you , your support, your donations, your efforts , transporting , fostering , adopting ...
YOU are our true heroes - Amigos de Animales !
thank you, Stasya Briggs
Hacienda La Rusa www.haciendalarusa.com
Amigos de Animales www.barradepotosimexico.com


Sunday, July 24, 2016

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence





Hacienda la Rusa today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.


"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

# 1 place for your vacation in Barra de Potosi



Dear guests and friends , thank you for your vote and support!
it was a great season at Hacienda la Rusa with amazing guests, fabulous new friends , tons of fun, happy hours, and adventures ... and we are happy to finish the season as # 1 out of 59 Bed and Breakfasts and Inns in Zihuatanejo , Ixtapa and Barra de Potosi !

see you next season !

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eco friendly Bed and Breakfast

Hacienda La Rusa has proudly announced it has been accepted as a Bronze level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders properties have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners.


“The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program recognizes the properties around the world that are committed to environmental sustainability,” said Ryan Dillon, manager of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We applaud these businesses, from the smallest B&B to the largest hotel chain, for helping to make eco-friendly trips possible for our community of millions of travelers.”

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in consultation with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Green Building Council, and ENERGY STAR®, among other leading environmental organizations. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

barra de potosi beach



Wander dirt streets and then hire a horse and ride along the beach. To really escape people, hire a fisherman to take you to the more remote beaches where rush hour equates to an incoming flock of blue-footed boobies.

Friday, April 1, 2016

real fishing mexican village Barra de Potosi




Barra de Potosi is a real Mexican fishing village with a few small Inns & dozen beach restaurants.
About 30 minutes from the Zihuatanejo Airport. Spectacular sanctuary lagoon to kayak in. Very swim able ocean with more than 9 miles of mostly empty beach.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Barra de Potosi accommodations

Bungalow Blanca

Posted by Hacienda La Rusa on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Barra de Potosi accommodations

Your personal oasis in Barra de Potosi , Zihuatanejo, Mexico www.haciendalarusa.com

Posted by Hacienda La Rusa on Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bed and Breakfast !

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Beach Therapy needed? choose Barra de Potosi !

Beach Therapy needed?

Posted by Hacienda La Rusa on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Friday, January 15, 2016

from Barra de Potosi

Please, say a quick gratitude prayer for my heroes from USA & Canada & Mexico who transport, foster and adopt ,...

Posted by Hacienda La Rusa on Friday, January 15, 2016