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Bucerias

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Bucerias

The long sweep of golden sand is the perfect complement to the art galleries and handicraft markets at this South Coast Nayarit resort.

Bucerías is a family-friendly seaside town on the northern shores of the beautiful Banderas Bay. Once a humble fishing community, Bucerías maintains its serene charm and invites visitors to discover its beautiful beach and quaint cobblestone streets. Swim in perfectly clear blue water, go on a wildlife-spotting adventure, browse artisan stalls and play a round of golf.

For many, the first port of call is Playa Bucerías, a 3-mile-long (5-kilometer) stretch of soft, clean sand. Stroll along the seashore or enjoy swimming in the warm, shallow water. Get active with watersports such as kayaking, kitesurfing, surfing and stand-up paddleboarding. Go in search of humpback whales between December and March and join an excursion to the Marieta Islands, an enchanting UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Leave the beach and experience the slow pace of the town center. Visit the Church of Nuestra Senora de la Paz and admire the colorful houses. Market stalls and food stands line the streets; peruse them for souvenirs and sample delicious seafood snacks. Stroll down Paseo del Beso, an alley decorated with paintings of couples in loving embraces.

If you are in the mood to shop, go to the Mercado de Artesanías. Find local artisans selling everything from Aztec-print clothing to ceramics, embroidered textiles and jewelry. Poke around the boutiques and galleries on the Bucerías Art Walk, which runs along Lázaro Cárdenas street. On Thursday evenings gallery owners invite guests to share drinks with them.

Within a 30-minute drive from the town lie other interesting attractions, including El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary. See crocodiles in their natural environment, learn about their behavioral characteristics and have your picture taken holding a baby croc. Play 18 holes at Flamingos Golf Club.

Bucerías is located 13 miles (22 kilometers) northwest of Puerto Vallarta. Rent a car and visit other beach resorts of the South Coast Nayarit region. Experience time-honored fishing traditions at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and bask in the idyllic setting of El Anclote beach, in Punta Mita.

Bungalows Princess
Bungalows Princess
3 out of 5
Cerrada Destilerias S/N, Bucerias, NAY
The price is CA $27 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Nestled on the beach, this Bucerias hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Bucerias, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz. Punta de Mita ...
3.7/5Good! (86 reviews)
Vacaciones con la familia
"Perfecto para pasar unas vacaciones con la familia"

Reviewed on Aug. 27, 2020

Bungalows Princess
Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Lazaro Cardenas 150, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, NAY
Nestled on the beach, this Bucerias property is within a 15-minute walk of Playa Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Flamingos Golf Club and El Cora Crocodile ...
4/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
"Todo estaba muy bien."

Reviewed on Jun. 16, 2021

Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Refugio del Mar
Refugio del Mar
3.5 out of 5
Benito Juárez #51, Esq Francisco I Madero, Col. Dorada, Bucerias, NAY
Situated near the bay, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Flamingos Golf Club and Nayar Vidanta Golf are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (106 reviews)
"This place was great"

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2021

Refugio del Mar
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beautiful and Cozy Apartment Casa Sofia the Best Place in Bucerias
Beautiful and Cozy Apartment Casa Sofia the Best Place in Bucerias
Bucerias, NAY
The price is CA $88 per night from Jul 29 to Jul 29
Situated in Bucerias, this romantic apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Playa Bucerias and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. El Cora Crocodile ...
3.5/5Good! (4 reviews)
Where to start!!
"Upon arrival another guest had to let us in the property and had to wait for someone to come and give us keys to our room. The room looked like it hadn't been cleaned from last tenants. Used bar of soap on windowsill in the bathroom, lights not working, fridge dirty inside, sheets and towels stained, ..."

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2020

Beautiful and Cozy Apartment Casa Sofia the Best Place in Bucerias
La Hacienda Homestay . Country Style at the Beach!
La Hacienda Homestay . Country Style at the Beach!
Bucerias, NAY
Situated in Bucerias, this villa is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Playa Bucerias and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Flamingos Golf Club and La Cruz Sunday ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Lovely hacienda
"We enjoyed our three days at this hacienda. Deborah and Ramon are wonderful hosts and their property is very tranqui to sit out in. We rented bikes and had a good ride out of town. We would definitely come back. Many thanks for sharing everything with us."

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

La Hacienda Homestay . Country Style at the Beach!
Contemporary Villa in Lush,tropical, Private Paradise
Contemporary Villa in Lush,tropical, Private Paradise
Bucerias, NAY
Situated by the sea, this vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Playa Bucerias and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary and ...
5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
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"We all had a wonderful stay at Casa de Los Suenos. Our two weeks was not nearly long enough. It was the perfect gathering spot for our weeks long birthday celebrations. Thank you to the tireless workers who kept the house, pool and gardens looking wonderful during our stay."

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020

Contemporary Villa in Lush,tropical, Private Paradise
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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