Bucerias

Travel Guide
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.

Vista Vallarta All Suites on the Beach
Vista Vallarta All Suites on the Beach
3 out of 5
Av Los Picos 827, Playas de Huanacaxtle, Bucerias, NAY, 63732
The price is CA $147 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
CA $147
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Bucerias. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (352 reviews)
"Great staff, clean rooms, awesome food."

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2022

Vista Vallarta All Suites on the Beach
Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Lazaro Cardenas 150, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, NAY, 63732
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Bucerias. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"The staff was outstanding, Adrian as night manager assisted my son when he fell, the activity staff was very good, Tatiana especially. The restaurant staff was efficient and caring, bar tenders delightful, especially Giovanni. My family and I really enjoyed our time there"

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2022

Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Suites Atlas - Ocean Front
Suites Atlas - Ocean Front
3 out of 5
Retorno playas destiladeras 4, Fraccionamiento Playas Destiladeras, Bucerias, NAY, 63732
Fully refundable
The price is CA $150 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
CA $150
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Bucerias. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Playa Bucerias and La Cruz Sunday Market ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (12 reviews)
"Good value, property could use a freshen up, paint, clean windows etc. Friendly staff. Off leash dogs and music rules not enforced."

Reviewed on Apr. 29, 2022

Suites Atlas - Ocean Front
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.
Suites Atlas - Ocean Front
Suites Atlas - Ocean Front
3 out of 5
Retorno playas destiladeras 4, Fraccionamiento Playas Destiladeras, Bucerias, NAY, 63732
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Bucerias. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Playa Bucerias and La Cruz Sunday Market ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (12 reviews)
"Good value, property could use a freshen up, paint, clean windows etc. Friendly staff. Off leash dogs and music rules not enforced."

Reviewed on Apr. 29, 2022

Suites Atlas - Ocean Front
BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT IN BUCERIAS 1 BLOCK FROM THE BEACH #3
BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT IN BUCERIAS 1 BLOCK FROM THE BEACH #3
Bucerías, NAY
Stay at this vacation home in Bucerias. Enjoy WiFi, a TV, and cable/satellite TV. Popular attractions Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Playa Bucerias are located nearby. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
We enjoy our stay overall. Ivan is very helpful and alway there when we needed something.
"This is a great place to rent. However if you are looking for a quite place at night this isn't for you. Very noisy because of the busy traffic . If you love to be near all the excitement in Bucerias this is the place you want to be."

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT IN BUCERIAS 1 BLOCK FROM THE BEACH #3
Beautiful Vidanta Resort - The Grand Mayan Resort in Nuevo Vallarta
Beautiful Vidanta Resort - The Grand Mayan Resort in Nuevo Vallarta
Bahia de Banderas CP, MEX
Stay at this golf condo in Bucerias. Enjoy private pools, a water park, and WiFi. Popular attractions Flamingos Golf Club and Playa Bucerias are located nearby. ...
Beautiful Vidanta Resort - The Grand Mayan Resort in Nuevo Vallarta
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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