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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.

Where to stay in Bucerias

Top Hotels in Bucerias

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
The price is $107 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Nestled on the beach, this Bucerias hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Bucerias, Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz, and La Cruz Sunday Market. La Cruz Square ...

4.2/5Excellent! (271 reviews)

"Wonderful staff and amazing location. Roads in that area were rough but fault of this property. Just drive it slow. Apartment great size, comfortable and very clean. Could use some updates. Love the sound of waves rolling in just outside the window. So peaceful. My third time there and will definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Vista Vallarta All Suites on the Beach
Refugio del Mar
Refugio del Mar
3.5 out of 5
Benito Juárez #51, Esq Francisco I Madero, Col. Dorada, Bucerias, NAY
The price is $107 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

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 Vidanta ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (94 reviews)

"This is a beautiful property. My room was in the northern building and was clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Refugio del Mar
Hotel Boutique Suites Nadia Bucerias
Hotel Boutique Suites Nadia Bucerias
3 out of 5
Avenida Pacifico 150 Norte Col Centro, Bucerias, NAY
The price is $76 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Bucerias and within 6 mi (10 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Flamingos Golf Club. La Cruz Sunday ...

4.1/5Very Good! (77 reviews)

"Nice hotel, we booked for 2 nights and flight got cancelled for mechanical issues. We were only able to stay for one night. But had to pay for 2 that was a bummer was hoping hotel would have worked with us and gave us at least a discount on night that we could not stay.. :-("…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Hotel Boutique Suites Nadia 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.

Vacation Rentals in Bucerias

Refugio del Mar
Refugio del Mar
3.5 out of 5
Benito Juárez #51, Esq Francisco I Madero, Col. Dorada, Bucerias, NAY
The price is $107 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

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 Vidanta ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (94 reviews)

"This is a beautiful property. My room was in the northern building and was clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Refugio del Mar
Coral Suites Bucerias
Coral Suites Bucerias
2.5 out of 5
RETORNO DE MINITAS #12, Bucerias, NAY

Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Bucerias and within 6 mi (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
Penthouse Wonderful View
Penthouse Wonderful View
Bucerias, NAY
The price is $68 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated in Bucerias, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Playa Bucerias and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary ...

Penthouse Wonderful View
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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