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

Friday, December 26, 2014

your vacation home away from home

The moment that you enter our private, walled compound your magical vacation begins. A mere 25 meters from the south end of the Playa Blanca, the most picturesque secluded beach of Guerrero , Hacienda la Rusa offers you the ultimate in traditional Mexican living.

Steps from the beach,  restaurants and the village, this bed and breakfast is your vacation home away from home!  Soak up the sun, relax under the palapa, watch visiting birds from the lagoon, or simply allow the gentle winds to carry your cares away.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Barra de Potosi vacation rentals

Experience a relaxed and beautiful beach on the most beautiful part of the Pacific Ocean. Our vacation rental and bungalows are located steps to the sand and the water. Enjoy ocean, bay and lagoon. Enjoy Mexico and the best part get to know and enjoy mexican people. If you stay at Hacienda la Rusa, you will be staying in the middle of the small authentic picturesque fishing village Barra de Potosi. If you want traditional Mexico, come here! If you want original Mexican food, come here! if you want to feel safe and at ease, relaxed and welcome, come here!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Barra de Potosi : Yard Sale to raise funds to spay and neuter

Barra de Potosi : Amigos de Animales: Yard Sale to raise funds to spay and neuter dogs and cats

on 28 December, 2014,   Amigos de Animales will be hosting a first annual Yard Sale in front of Hacienda la Rusa to raise funds to continue spay and neuter beach street and village dogs and cats. Come visit, shop and chat with us. Donations and volunteers are always needed and appreciated!

 More info on Amigos Animales web site

Monday, December 15, 2014

bungalow Playa Blanca

Vacation Bungalow Playa Blanca at Hacienda La Rusa has been completely remodelled, it has a palapa roof, king size bed, private bath, sitting area and a small patio at the end of the lap pool. Surrounded by tropical flowers, you can sit with your feet in the water, relaxed and happy, dreaming and meditating...

2 adults sleep comfortably.

A few steps from bungalow Playa Blanca there is kitchen, dining room, game room, and bungalow Betsey. Bungalow Playa Blanca is located at the opposite end of the lap pool and Bungalow Maria.

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Old Photos
this is how bungalow playa Blanca used to look like before the remodel

Playa Blanca vacation house rental

Hacienda La Rusa has 4 suites - bungalows all with king size beds, private baths and sitting areas. It can sleep up to 10 people. On the ground floor there is also kitchen, dining room, living room, hammocks and two swimming pools. It’s all outside in the open air protected only by tall palapa roofs and exposed to the gentle breezes of the ocean.

The tropical garden is lush and full of flowers.

It is playful, fun and relaxing to the utmost. You never have to leave the house to feel like you are on vacation, getting the feeling of carefree joy from being there.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bed & Breakfast

You might think quaint when you think of b&b’s, but Barra de Potosi version of a bed and breakfast is something else: a mini hacienda in the middle of the village still hidden away in a tropical garden with a beautiful beach nearby, with four individually designed and decorated suites, and a gourmet feast every morning. Hacienda La Rusa is one just more fabulous option in a long list of Barra de Potosi hideaways you might want to make your home for a week or two.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Barra de Potosi vacation rentals

Barra de Potosi and its unique community of Mexicans and Expats, retirees, yoga enthusiasts, spiritual travelers, ‘green’ tourists,  hippes, celebrities and high rank executives would all agree that Barra de Potosi is the right place to be.

Barra de Potosi is emerging as a cultural destination for the fashionable to experience true Mexico, one of the last authentic fishing villages, decompress and spiritually recharge.

The most innovative new addition to the vacation rental scene includes villa Hacienda La Rusa, with 4 bungalows for rent in the center of Barra de Potosi and  steps to the lagoon and the beach. Travelers looking for a unique Mexican vacation will find the best experiences at this hotel.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

come to relax, play and have fun !

The best part about our bed and breakfast is that it is in Barra de Potosi. The energy here is great. Sun all the time. Blue water everywhere. Mountains that tumble to the ocean and music in the air all the time. Not to mention an incredible ocean sunset every single night.

But the real hook is the people of Barra de Potosi. Everything is "relax and take it easy" all the time. It only takes a few minutes to know you are in the world of feeling happy and having a good time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

welcome to Barra de Potosi

In the beginning Barra de Potosi was mentioned somewhere in the LonelyPlanet guide and some backpackers map, it had relatively little to no infrastructure for travelers. The intrepid hung their hammocks between the swaying palm trees, pitched their tents, and quietly enjoyed the beach with a few others and with nesting sea turtles and other abundant wildlife.

As the word spread of spectacular, secluded beach and solitude, Barra de Potosi became a haven for nature lovers, yoga practitioners, fishermen, and those looking to escape the mass tourism that enveloped Pacific coast. Today Barra de Potosi continues its evolution and now welcomes travelers with a number of bungalows and houses for rent, boutique Inn like Hacienda La Rusa, a few luxury estates, good restaurants, and tons of "what to do" for an active traveler.

wildlife and nature

Travelers who come to Barra de Potosi are generally looking for an off the beaten path, secluded, intimate experience with nature and a strong sense of place and community; the contrast from Ixtapa, Puerta Vallarta or Acapulco couldn’t be more stark!

Monday, December 8, 2014

off the beaten path

Barra de Potosi, once completely “off the beaten path” destination along dazzling Mexican Riviera, is known for its picturesque lagoon, bay, secluded beach and archaeological site perched in the jungle.

Today, as the Zihuatanejo region grown into a world-class tourism destination and increased visitation and development pushes down the coast, Barra de Potosi still has retained its authentic, mexican, relaxed feel along with being home to one of the most beautiful bay and beach along the coast.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Barra de Potosi romantic getaway

Barra de Potosi and Playa Blanca uncomplicated beach-chic style defines all accommodations, from rustic beach houses to luxury estates.

It’s a world away from modern life, where the pace is easy, the nights warm, and the music is hot. Splashes of vibrant color, rustic touches and pitched grass palapa roofs remind you you’re in marvelous Mexico.

Hacienda La Rusa is ideal for romantic getaways, weddings, family vacations, and anytime you need to check out and recharge. We’re located a few steps from a number of good restaurants and we offer a delicious hot breakfast.

You may find our hospitality hard to beat. Whether you need a crib for your baby or a lime for your tequila, you’ll find us ready to help make your stay perfectly remarkable.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

places to stay in Barra de Potosi

Hacienda la Rusa - The Perfect Getaway

Wake to the sparkling blue sky, stroll the dazzling blue waters of Playa Blanca beach, and enjoy a hearty breakfast before the day’s adventures. At Hacienda la Rusa, fresh local cuisine, renowned personal service and beautiful comfort combine to deliver blissful relaxation in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Stretch out in a hammock strung between coco palms, lay by the pool and feel the breeze, listen to the birds and surf...

This is Barra de Potosi!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Barra de Potosi accommodations

Villa Hacienda la Rusa offers one of kind accommodations in the village of Barra de Potosi, comfortable, unique and fun !

Come to Barra de Potosi to relax, exercise, re-charge, do yoga , taichi or zumba, quit smoking, meditate. It is the right place for an artist and adventurer!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

beach vacation at Playa Blanca

If you are considering taking a vacation to Guerrero, you should check out the many different beaches. You might consider the northern beaches or beaches on the southern tip.

The northern beaches are not sheltered. You will experience stronger winds and stronger currents. 
The stronger winds and currents provide for large waves to play in. Surfers love this side because of the larger waves. 

The waters of the southern beaches like Playa Blanca are calmer because they are protected by the bay If you are looking fora vacation rental or house for rent near secluded beaches you should stay on the southern tip close to Barra de Potosi. 

Barra de Potosi is the most relaxing and calm place to stay.
It provides for activities like horseback riding, kayaking, volleyball, and other things. 

Lagoon de Potosi has shallow waters if you are on a vacation with children. it is a perfect spot for littles one to play.
Think what you want and if authentic mexican village, with cheap and delicious food, miles and miles of secluded beach sounds like something to your liking - come to Barra de Potosi!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Barra de Potosi beach

There are many ways to “go to the beach” in Barra de Potosi. You can walk, jog, talk, boogie board, sail, swim, snorkel, fish, even day dream your way along the strands and sands of playa Blanca and its neighboring beach playa Larga. These are just a few ways to enjoy away those seaside hours, when you are given the gift of time to spend in by the beach in Tropical Paradise!

Our vacation rental is situated in Barra de Potosi, a Mexican village nestled in a small bay. You open Hacienda La Rusa beach door, make 20 steps and you are on the beach. Playa Blanca is a swimming beach and offers a quiet break from the well populated surfers beaches 30 minutes up north. From here you can spend the entire day relaxing while watching birds and marine life alike just beyond the oceans break.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Barra de Potosi

Discover the coolest beach village in Mexico: Barra de Potosi.
Barra de Potosi offers beach, sunshine, dining, and chilling to your heart's content. Come to Barra de Potosi!

Barra de Potosi is More Beach for Less Money

Barra de Potosi known for its beautiful beach, relaxed culture and famous lagoon , Barra de Potosi slowly growing into a relatively popular tourist destination with a number of vacation rentals like offered at Hacienda La Rusa, although it has succeeded in retaining a low key and low priced atmosphere. Barra de Potosi is a down to earth community of expatriates and locals who are enjoying themselves, the beach and the beautiful weather year around. Come to Barra de Potosi!

Monday, November 10, 2014

vacation rental barra de potosi

Experience a relaxed and beautiful luxury of Barra de Potosi vacation rental, steps from the most beautiful part of the Pacific Ocean. Imagine staying in this tropical paradise with the service of your very own private staff. Pamper yourself in these energizing surroundings that are as special as your occasion.

Enjoy sunrises and sunsets by the ocean for your holiday or special occasion. Surf our web site and the Paradise we've found. Our vacation rental is located in Barra de Potosi minutes outside of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. For a perfect vacation, feel free to call us or send an email to request more information.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Barra de Potosi and Playa Blanca

Hacienda La Rusa is an intimate secluded boutique Inn located in the heart of Barra de Potosi on the west coast of Mexico. It is just three seconds aways from the ocean. Hacienda La Rusa sits steps from the most serene beach playa Blanca and one of the most panoramic bay in the world... and the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Hacienda La Rusa was hand built by Mexican craftsmen. Decorated in a combination of Mexican, Aztec, European and Russian styles. Some of the furniture was brought from Europe, other was custom designed by the owner and handcrafted by local artisans.
Hacienda La Rusa has four vacation rentals, sun decks, terrace, a tropical garden, fountains, and two swimming pools. Each rental has its own bathroom.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Barra de Potosi

Thanks to the central location in the village and proximity to all the activities and sights this authentic and original mexican village has to offer; guests and visitors of Hacienda La Rusa are within steps to restaurants, boat rentals and famous lagoon for a bird watching tour! Our villa is close to all natural landmarks, sights and numerous activities. Whether you want to experience it all or do nothing but read by the pool or on the beach, Hacienda can satisfy your every whim. With us, you'll enjoy a unique local flavor fused with modern comforts.

laguna barra de potosi

This is a favorite destination for travelers from around the world searching for a relaxing beach getaway in a unique setting with vacation rentals and accommodations offering style and comfort.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Barra de Potosi, Guerrero, Mexico

Hacienda La Rusa in Barra de Potosi is located by a spectacular beach just minutes south of the international destination Zihuatanejo, Mexico. With us, you'll enjoy a unique local flavor fused with modern comforts. Each vacation rental house furnished with beautiful antique furniture and has all the amenities to ensure that you'll be comfortable, relaxed, and fully satisfied with your stay.

Some of the Hacienda La Rusa in Barra de Potosi features and amenities include:
  • seconds from the beach, miles of golden-sand beach  of Playa Blanca
  • easy access to jungle tours, restaurants, shopping, fishing adventures, historic sites
  • ideal for couples and honeymooners.
  • delicious breakfast
Take a few minutes and explore our unique lodging and discover Barra de Potosi and Hacienda la Rusa, where jungle meet the beach, where joy tranquility and peace awaits !

boutique hotel in barra de potosi

Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Hacienda La Rusa hotel in Barra de Potosi is on a beautiful stretch of Mexican coastline called “La Costa Grande” — “The Great Coast” — which runs from Acapulco up to the Michoacan state border. The surrounding mountains protect Barra de Potosi Bay and foster a sense of magical and idyllic seclusion as this picturesque old fashion Mexican fishing village welcomes tourists from all over the world.

bed and breakfast with swimming pools

Monday, November 3, 2014

Barra de Potosi house for rent

Boutique country Inn, Hacienda La Rusa, in Barra de Potosi with small tropical houses for rent is your home away from home! Settled among lush tropical gardens it is a paradise found, your home in a sunny warm beautiful Guerrero, Mexico.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

barra de potosi beach

The high season for La Rusa is just around the corner but there is still time to book a room for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

what a great way to spend holidays with friends or family at a tropical retreat by the beach!

Friday, October 17, 2014

barra de potosi vacation rentals

vacation rentals bungalows at Hacienda La Rusa surrounded by a lush tropical half an acre garden 30 steps from beach front of Playa Blanca at Barra de Potosi.

hacienda extensively uses traditional mexican structures and materials, all the rental houses have palapa roofs, a lot of structures are done with adobe , stone, tropical hardwoods compliment the property. Here the colonial feel of old Europe and Mexico has been incorporated with modern comfort.

Each rental home has ceiling fans and extra standing fans, closets, king size beds with pillow top mattresses and high quality linens. Wireless internet extensive library of books and movies, patios, hammocks and terraces are only part of hacienda amenities.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

vacation by the beach

you will get to see the most stunning sunsets while on vacation in Barra de Potosi!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Barra de Potosi

and that is what it has to offer: beauty and nature, right here by your hand...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

former owner of Hacienda La Rusa is competing on Dancing with the Stars

Go Betsey!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Barra de Potosi bungalow rentals

Enjoy by-the-beach-living; Enjoy being in the village!
Watch people; Learn culture and language; Play games and water sports!

Barra de Potosi Hotel Hacienda La Rusa is a tropical oasis 20 steps from Playa Blanca. It has all the comforts of Home! Our Inn embodies the charm & spirit of tropics and tranquility, and whether you're enjoying breakfast or a cocktail around the pool, you're sure to have a great time!

Hacienda has small vacation homes for rent steps to the beach - bright, sunny, comfortable rental bungalows with private bathroom sitting among lush tropical garden, seconds to beach and the lagoon. These distinctively decorated villas will satisfy any demanding customer taste.

Monday, September 1, 2014

under renovation

Barra de Potosi Hotel Hacienda La Rusa is closed till October 1, 2014 for renovation. We will re-open this fall and be ready for our guests to enjoy beautiful new looks of all the Bungalows, Breakfast Patio, TV & living room and Ocean View Terrace!
We are accepting reservations for the new 2014-2015 season.
Hurry! Hotel is filling up!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

tropical sunsets at the beach Playa Blanca

Do you want to enjoy the beauty of Mexico without  the crowds and hassles of the more "tourist" areas.

Discover Barra de Potosi and its beach Playa Blanca, the last secret destination on the Pacific Coast of Guerrero between Zihuatanejo and Acapulco. 

Marvel at the beautiful red, pink and orange colors of a sunrise or sunset at Playa Blanca.
Let your soul sing with the sound of whispering deep blue waves.

Where to stay in Barra de Potosi? The choice is easy - Hotel Hacienda La Rusa, comfortable luxury guesthouse by the beach and close to lagoon,where bed is comfortable, where breakfast is delicious, where we create the most unforgettable memories !

Monday, August 4, 2014

comfy bed and delicious full mexican breakfast!

Buenos Dias & Good Morning!

Breakfast is ready!Our wonderful housekeeper, Maria, baked mango bread today: mango, coconut and walnuts!Yumm!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

houses and bungalows for rent in Barra de Potosi at our Bed and Breakfast

Beautiful, Enchanting and Magical bed and breakfast with houses
steps from Playa Blanca and 200 meters from Laguna de Potosi.
Place to relax and restore, laugh and enjoy life. 
Choose Hacienda La Rusa b&b for your next vacation and 
discover the best kept secret beach in Mexico - Playa Blanca!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lagoon of Potosi - Laguna de Potosi for bird watching, fishing and crocodiles photo hunt!

2 locations to observe the crocodiles in their natural habitat - Ixtapa and Laguna de Potosi.

what to do in Barra de Potosi, bird watching, fishing, surfing, jungle tours, snorkel, kayak, swim and relax!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

b&b by the beach

Charming b&b by the beach among lush tropical gardens!

Our small hotel features 3 private guests rental bungalows, sits amidst thriving lush tropical gardens. The moment you arrive to Hacienda La Rusa b&b you feel you are in tropics, surrounded by the sound of exotic birds singing, waves and blooming flowers everywhere.

Eco-Friendly B&B. We are a green Inn and here is our green story

If you're the kind of person who sees themselves as a caretaker of the earth - we're the kind of place for you.  Hotel Hacienda La Rusa B&B is proud to be environmentally responsible in our day-to-day operations. The following are some examples of how we do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle:

  • We dont cut trees, we plant trees, if we build somewhere where the tree grows, we work around
  • We use our grey water for landscaping irrigation
  • We mostly use environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies
  • We use energy-efficient appliances
  • We use only LED lighting for energy efficiency and conservation
  • We use solar lighting for patios and garden
  • We re-use old wood to build fences, doors and furniture
  • We use air dry for the linens and clothing instead of the dryer, when timing permits
  • We restore antique furniture
  • We recycle plastics
  • We use local hand manufactured ecofriendly brick for the buildings as much as we can
  • We compost food waste
  • We serve only our local Guerrero grown organic coffee
  • We are active participants of the beach clean-up party
  • We educate our employees regarding proper green practices

We’re just getting started and are open to new products and suggestions to improve!

Monday, July 21, 2014

B&B with 2 swimming pools

2 swimming pools : one pool for relaxing and another one for exercising!

When you get here, join me walking in water at our lap pool!
Water aerobics is a great exercise for many people and I will exercise with you daily.

With all the walking I do outside I am always surprised with how tired I am after walking a few lengths of the pool. And I can definitely feel it in all of my muscles including my arms. But the best part is that I don’t feel any pain in my joints.

Swimming can bother my neck and running bothers my hip. Because the water makes you buoyant, doing any exercise in water puts less stress on your joints and muscles than most other sports.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bungalow Betsey

Unique, Charming, Elegant 
If you want a bit of style and luxury, but without the bustle of a big establishment, try 
B&B in Barra de Potosi by the beach and lagoon with rental bungalows which blend rustic mexican accents with comfort and colorful Mexico-inspired antique flair!

Betsey Johnson's favorite bungalow at Hacienda La Rusa got a full face lift. Fresh paint, restored antique furniture, mexican pillows and curtains, new wood work. This small vacation bungalow is full of light and air and ready for new guests!

Our guests say pink looks way more calmer in real life, somehow photos show pink brighter than it is.

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                                    Bungalow Betsey upstairs view from the garden and the pool
                                                       Stairs up to the Bungalow Betsey

barra de potosi vacation rental


Thursday, July 17, 2014

full Mexican and Tropical breakfast included !

Monday, July 14, 2014

Playa Blanca

Our beach is perfect for walking and power walking. I walk our dogs every morning, a couple of residents run every day.  Walking or Running on the beach can not only be a peaceful, beautiful running experience, but it can also help become a stronger athlete, and lose quite a few calories.

beach Playa Blanca

Walking in sand requires a greater effort than walking on a hard surface. Your muscles and tendons will work harder as your foot moves around. Walking at a slower pace while your feet sink in sand requires more effort than walking fast or even jogging. Walking in sand requires 2.1 to 2.7 times more energy than walking on hard surfaces.

Come for a healthy tropical vacation!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

visit ruins of Xiuacan, La Chole at Soliedad De Maciel.

20 minutes drive south from Hacienda La Rusa are Mesoamerican ruins. 10 minutes to Petatlan.

Xihuacan Site Museum, it was inaugurated on march 22nd 2011, the museum exhibits more than 800 archaeological pieces from the pre Hispanic time, such as figurines, obsidian vases, works on sea shell, copper axes, bell necklaces, ceramics and lithic, integrates the collection that explains cultural development of the ancient city that had a strong interaction with Teotihuacan during the Classic period (200 to 650 AD)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Last Best Beach - Playa Blanca

... If you are vacationing in Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa we invite you to stray just 20 minutes off the beaten path to discover authentic Mexico in all its glory; Barra de Potosi – the “Last Best Beach.” Barra de Potosi is a tiny, marginal fishing village on Playa Blanca Beach. Located to the south on Highway 200, it’s the “Last Best Beach” or southern-most beach in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area. The village is a short drive or bus ride away.

Barra de Potosi is best known for its tranquil lagoon, a favorite for swimmers, surfers or nature watchers. The beachfront is lined with small restaurants, “enramadas” that serve marvelous freshly-caught sea food along with traditional Mexican dishes. With hammocks, authentic Mexican food and a natural ocean environment, you can enjoy a wonderful day on the “Last Best Beach” of Barra de Potosi ...

Monday, July 7, 2014

snorkel Playa Manzanillo

20 mins boat ride from Barra de Potosi, will take you to a secluded beach  Playa Manzanillo with the only live reef in the area. Fabulous snorkeling with sea turtles, dolphins and exotic fish. If you like snorkeling this is ideal beach whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

beautiful secluded beach - Playa Blanca

our bed and breakfast is only steps from this beautiful beach

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bungalow Alexandra

Bungalow Alexandra is a colonial style gem with european flair by the beach in Mexico. Alexandra is a family vacation rental in village of Barra de Potosi of Playa Blanca Beach available for rent by owner. Alexandra is two leveled vacation rental house, with bedroom and bathroom upstairs and living area downstairs.

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