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.

Hotel Palmeras
Hotel Palmeras
3 out of 5
35 Lázaro Cárdenas, Bucerias, NAY
The price is $61 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Located in the heart of Bucerias, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Playa Bucerias and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary ...
2.9/5 (18 reviews)
"It ok but the room is a blast from the past XD"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Hotel Palmeras
Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Lazaro Cardenas 150, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, NAY
Nestled on the beach, this Bucerias property is within a 15-minute walk of Playa Bucerias and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Flamingos Golf Club and El Cora Crocodile ...
4/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"Clean. Nice beach."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Royal Decameron Complex All Inclusive
Suites Princess
Suites Princess
3 out of 5
Playa Destiladera S/N, Bucerias, NAY
Fully refundable
The price is $113 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Located in Bucerias, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Bucerias, and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Marina ...
3.4/5 (57 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly. The property is not new, but it is very well kept."

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Suites Princess
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.
Coral Suites Bucerias
Coral Suites Bucerias
2.5 out of 5
RETORNO DE MINITAS #12, Bucerias, NAY
The price is $60 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Bucerias and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Flamingos Golf Club and ...
3.7/5 Good! (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
Private and Secure
Private and Secure
Bucerias, NAY
Situated in Bucerias, this vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Playa Bucerias and 1 mi (1.5 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Flamingos Golf Club is 2.7 mi (4.3 ...
Private and Secure
Grand Luxxe Suite Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Luxxe Suite Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
Bucerias, NAY
Situated in Bucerias, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Playa Bucerias and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary and Flamingos ...
Grand Luxxe Suite Vidanta 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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