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The little fishing village that could!

Bucerias (meaning "place of divers") is a quaint little fishing town, that is beginning to attract those who don't want the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta, but want amenities of a vacation resort town. Nestled between Nuevo Vallarta and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Bucerias is truly coming into its own as a favored spot for vacationers.

Bucerias, which is part of Riviera Nayarit is surrounded by mountains and jungle which donates 345 days of sunshine a year. Bucerias has a steady temperature of 80 degrees F (27 C) during the peak tourist season with a cool breeze at night from the ocean that makes sleeping pleasant. The summer months can reach up to 90 degrees F (32 C) or more, with the worst being August and September. From June to September (the rainy season) you can expect late afternoon showers. August and September are the worst of the rainy months, and can bring large downpours of water in record time. Rainy season is also a time where vegetation flourish!

Bucerias is only about 10 km from the Gustavo Diaz International airport (PVR). You can easily take a cab to Bucerias, or for the more adventurous, for $10 Pesos (about $1 USD), you can take a bus into town. Simply cross the walkway and take a bus with "Bucerias" painted on the windshield.

You can tell by the numerous construction projects and the addition of the Mega store, that Bucerias is growing. There are plenty of restaurants to fit any taste and budget. Try the local favorites such as tacos right on the street, fresh seafood and a wide variety of other places, each unique in their offerings.

Activities in Bucerias

There are plenty of tours and activities that can be taken, but for many tourists and locals alike, meeting in the cool evening at the town square is a ritual. While eating a fresh Churro, you can meet tourists and locals and exchange in casual conversations.

Bucerias also has many art galleries and a great art walk during the peak season.

There are many shops in town, and many tourists come to Bucerias to get souvenirs that are less expensive than Puerto Vallarta.

The Beach

Of course, the main reason to be in Bucerias is that it boasts 5 miles (8 KM) of sandy beaches, the longest in Banderas Bay. Apart from Sundays, where the locals bring their families, the beach is relatively quiet and the number of beach sellers is much lower than Puerto Vallarta. The shallow water and the waves are great for boogie boarding and swimming, and the beach makes for great walks and jogging.

For a picturesque evening, head to the beach or one of the many beach front restaurants just before sunset and enjoy what Bucerias has to offer.

Bucerias has the charm of a little Mexican village, friendly locals, beautiful beaches, great dining and activities. Come visit, you won't want to leave.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great beach, amenities and less traffic than Puerto Vallarta
  • Cons:Lots of construction, road construction
  • In a nutshell:Visit Bucerias - you won't want to leave - I didn't!
  • Last visit to Bucerías: Oct 2007
  • Intro Written Jun 8, 2008
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