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, 63732
The price is CA $34 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Bucerias. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (115 reviews)
"Lots of construction happening on both sides, the resort is old and amenities are not great. However, the affordability was outstanding, everything was clean and staff was great. It was a little farther north from the centro than desired but again very affordable! I would stay again."

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

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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 $116 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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! (328 reviews)
Friendly, comfortable and beautiful view
"We had a great stay at Vista Vallarta. We booked last minute when other plans fell through so we didn't know much about the hotel or the area, but we had a great time. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the property was comfortable and well suited to families. The beach is very quiet because ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 11, 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! (1,002 reviews)
"All inclusive resort was Brilliant! The Staff was so polite and the food was great. The beach was perfect. Very nice for a weekend getaway."

Reviewed on Jul. 4, 2022

Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
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
The price is CA $131 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Bucerias. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Playa Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta Beach ...
3.9/5 Good! (10 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 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 an outdoor pool, a water park, and WiFi. Popular attractions Playa Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta Beach are located nearby. ...
Beautiful Vidanta Resort - The Grand Mayan Resort in Nuevo Vallarta
Refugio del Mar
Refugio del Mar
3.5 out of 5
Benito Juárez #51, Esq Francisco I Madero, Col. Dorada, Bucerias, NAY, 63732
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Bucerias. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (144 reviews)
"We have stayed at Refugio del Mar three times over the past year. The rooms have always been very clean, excellent customer service from check-in to check-out, and a great location in Zona Dorado. Lots of dining options nearby and a shorth walk to the beach. We always enjoy our stay at Refugio!"

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2022

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.

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