El Nido...The Nest
In the heart of Barra, in the open air rooftop of a three story building, is a new and developing community center.
A place to gather, grow, learn, share ideas, build community, create opportunity, promote local experiences and make a difference.
Stay at El Nido
3 Charming Rooms
On the second floor are three charming rooms at an affordable price. They each have their own bathroom, air conditioning and share a small brand new kitchenette. They are well decorated and comfortable with views of the bay and village.
On the top floor is the large open air rooftop space with ocean views and fresh breezes. Here, the room guests have a place to enjoy a sunrise coffee, sunset drinks or partake in a variety of classes and pop-up events being offered through the community center. Spanish and English, guitar, sewing and clothing construction and yoga...to name a few.
All proceeds from the room rentals go directly to funding the community center, so by staying and participating at El Nido, you will be supporting and contributing to the development of this exciting new community project.
Barra de Potosi
Come experience the vibrant and magical village of Barra de Potosi. Located just 20 minutes south of Zihuatanejo, Barra offers a more relaxed and slower paced experience of the area. The beach is perfect for swimming or walking along the white sand. Thatch-roofed enramada restaurants along the beach offer fresh seafood, cold drinks and a long line of hammocks. Come enjoy the surf break, rent a board and learn from a pro, take a Spanish lesson, visit the amazing bird life of the vast lagoon, schedule a whale watching adventure and savor the delicious food of Guerrero. Learn more below about the many fantastic organizations that reside here.
Classes and Events at El Nido
El Nido Taller
The new workshop space on the ground floor is active with sewing construction, fiber art workshops, art exhibitions and a small retail gallery space.
Retail open hours:
Mon, Wed, Sat 9 -12. Tue & Thu 2 - 6
and by chance and appointment
Eco Dyeing... Botanical Printing
The magic of extracting colors and shapes from plants and flowers through a bundling and steaming process.
Lori OI'Neill has been exploring this technique though professional workshops and personal exploration and is sharing the magic in day workshops limit 5.
1- 6 500 pesos
Dec 19th one spot left
Jan 19th & 20th
email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve
We are developing a cultural exchange program for people who want to visit, stay and share their talents and skills.
If you are interested in teaching a class, attending a class or holding an event, please email us at email@example.com
Check out the schedule below. As things are added, they will be posted on facebook at El Nido-Barra de Potosi and
Instagram at elnidobarra.
Yoga at El Nido
Martin and his wife Lucie, volunteers in the area thru April, are teaching a lovely morning class...
Saturday - Wednesday 9 - 10:15.
Bring your mat and come join the group.
Donation jar to support El Nido and the programs we support.
Pesos Para Prepa
A new program to help students in Barra with the transportation costs of getting to high school. Our local school goes through just 8th grade. To continue their education, our students must travel by combi to one of the schools in Zihuantanejo, Petatlan or Los Pozas which is very costly for our local families. The weekly cost is typically more than a parent makes a day working a full time job. We strive to help any student continue their education. This is not a grades-based or needs-based program, but one that is here to help any student. Only requirement is that they go to school. This year we have 17 students registered! For more info contact Patty Sullivan or Lori O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org Donations can be done thru Venmo or Zelle from the US or given directly to Patty at O'Ridleys Bar.
Spanish with Chely
Chely Oregon has kindly offered to teach Spanish... Wednesday at 11 for beginners and Thursdays at 6 pm for more advanced conversational Spanish...wine and beer for purchase...come enjoy Chely's never ending laughter and fun with the language. 200p per hour...all proceeds go to Pesos para Prepa.
We will keep you posted on monthly dinner events here at El Nido to support this new program.
Rooms at El Nido
This room has a matrimonial bed, small desk and two windows with a ocean view.
This room has a matrimonial bed, ocean
view out both windows and a small desk
This room has a king bed, small desk and neighborhood view.
All of the rooms, kitchen area and upstairs area have good internet, available bottled water and a coffee maker. The rooms will be cleaned weekly and the common areas daily. There are small stores below, Carmen's lovely fruit stand, good simple restaurants and many fantastic tours and activities in the area. Rooms are not wheelchair accessible. Cool water only.
Rates...800 pesos a night...2 night minimum...5000 pesos a week...maximum 2 to a room
All of the proceeds from the room rentals go to funding the community center and what it brings to the village of Barra de Potosi.
Use the airbnb link above to book or email for availability email@example.com
Or if you're nearby, talk to Carmen at her fruit stand
Making a Difference
Whales of Guerrero
Study and Protect Whales
Boost the Economy..Save Precious Habitat
There are several amazing organizations here in Barra de Potosi that are truly making a huge difference. Please take the time to check out each one and if you care to donate time or money while you're visiting
Campamento Tortuguero Ayotlcalli
Sea Turtle Rescue and Conservation Center
Amigos de Animales
Rescue..Spay and Neuter..Educate
Por Los Ninos de Zihuatanejo
To create a more promising future
for the kids of Zihuatanejo
El Refugio de Potosi
A Center for Wildlife Conservation
and Environmental Education
The Faces and Places of Barra
The Life of the Lagoon
Festival of the Guadalupe
Barra de Potosi...an unforgettable place to visit, enjoy and make a difference.
Information on local tours, guides, lodging and so much more...www.playablancamexico.com
People behind El Nido
Lori O'Neill of L. O'Neill Design, is a fiber artist from California who has lived part time in Barra for 16 years. Lori has helped organized and promote the last several Barra Spring Fairs and has worked with the Oregón Family for many years creating the Crazy Dolls of Barra. Together with Rona Edmunds, she started "The Love from Barra Drawing Project", that brought art classes into the local schools.
Lori wanted to create a place for larger sewing and clothing projects, provide access to quality machines and fabrics and hold classes and events of all kinds for the broader community. El Nido is it!
Barra's Annual Spring Fair
The Crazy Dolls of Barra
The Love from Barra Drawing Project
Bringing art to the schools
The Crazy Dolls of Barra can be purchased at Enramada Rositas's gallery in Barra and the Embarcadero in Zihuatanejo
Max Hernandez is an amazing artist and muralist who in collaboration with Monserrat Baños, brought El Nido's walls to life. Walls and buildings all around Barra are full of color and art thanks to Max, Aude, Yaremi, Ana Leidy, Yamilett, Ana Luisa and Monserrat.
Max is teaching classes here at El Nido and is available to create something special for you.
Follow him on facebook: Artista: Max Hernandez