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BuceriasMexico

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.

Top Hotels in Bucerias

Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Lazaro Cardenas 150, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, NAY

Nestled on the beach, this Bucerias resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Bucerias and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Flamingos Golf Club and El Cora ...

4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Staff was fantastic and friendly. Every time you looked up someone was cleaning"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Hotel Palmeras
Hotel Palmeras
3 out of 5
35 Lázaro Cárdenas, Bucerias, NAY
The price is CA $55 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Located in the heart of Bucerias, this property is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Playa Bucerias and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary ...

Hotel Palmeras
Casa Ana Ruth Hotel y Suites
Casa Ana Ruth Hotel y Suites
2.5 out of 5
4 Juventino Espinoza Flamingos, Bucerias, NAY

Located in the heart of Bucerias, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Bucerias, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Sayulita Square and Bay of Banderas. Cruise ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Walking distance to the beach. There are some stores near by. The management and personnel are super nice. Great service. The hotel needs some remodeling but its is convenient overall. Tge housekeeper does a great job keeping the rooms cleaned. I would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 1, 2020

Casa Ana Ruth Hotel y Suites
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.

Vacation Rentals in Bucerias

Casa Ana Ruth Hotel y Suites
Casa Ana Ruth Hotel y Suites
2.5 out of 5
4 Juventino Espinoza Flamingos, Bucerias, NAY

Located in the heart of Bucerias, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Bucerias, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Sayulita Square and Bay of Banderas. Cruise ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Walking distance to the beach. There are some stores near by. The management and personnel are super nice. Great service. The hotel needs some remodeling but its is convenient overall. Tge housekeeper does a great job keeping the rooms cleaned. I would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 1, 2020

Casa Ana Ruth Hotel y Suites
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 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Playa Bucerias, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Flamingos Golf Club. Nayar ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (89 reviews)

"We absolutely loved every minute at this beautifully charming place! It was impeccable and in the perfect location."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Refugio del Mar
Coral Suites Bucerias
Coral Suites Bucerias
2.5 out of 5
RETORNO DE MINITAS #12, Bucerias, NAY
The price is CA $113 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Bucerias and within 6 miles (10 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Flamingos Golf Club. ...

3.7/5Good! (20 reviews)
Coral Suites Bucerias

"Nice people but none can speak English so you must have translate on your phone or iPad. The WiFi is very weak. Hot water is hit and miss in the shower and it’s a drizzle. Lots of little sugar ants so you must keep all food in zip lock bags. very Nice long term customers there that make the stay ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 2, 2020

Coral Suites Bucerias
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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Reviews of Bucerias

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 1, 2020

Mostly older Canadians and Americans but beautiful beaches

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 25, 2020

We loved the shopping centre up the hill. We took a taxi for 50 pesos and the store had everything we needed, sun hat and sunglasses and snacks. Also OXO was right next door and we bought a phone charger which we forgot to bring.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 13, 2020

Bucerias was great, it was quieter area with nice restaurants and a great little market to find all those knick knacks you may or may not want. You are also in close proximity to regular shopping we are used to and the taxis are very reasonable.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 31, 2020

Although the town seems to be losing some charactor to high rise condos, Bucerias is still a very nice place to visit. Remember to respect the residents! Its their town for us to enjoy.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 6, 2020

Amazing safe town to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture

5/5 - Excellent

Patti

Dec 1, 2019

This was my third visit to Bucerias and I just love it! The beaches are beautiful, clean and not crowded. There are many wonderful places to eat, snack, shop, enjoy a beverage or take in a show. Fabulous place for a vacation!

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