Bucerías which means "place of divers" is a small town located in the Mexican state of Nayarit on a stretch of that country's Pacific Coast known as the Riviera Nayarit, between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Nuevo Vallarta. Price-wise it is cheaper than Puerto Vallarta.
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
You can get to Bucerias from the airport by purchasing a taxi voucher near each exit.
Surrounding areas such as Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Sayulita will also offer taxi service to Bucerias. Make sure you negotiate a price before you leave.
From surrounding areas, you can take any bus with Bucerias painted on the front window. From Puerto Vallarta Centro, you must take a bus with Wal-Mart on it, then take another bus with Bucerias painted on it, which currently costs 12 pesos. When you pass the MEGA supermarket (on the right-hand side), you will soon need to start watching for your stop, and move toward the bus exit.
The main road between Puerto Vallarta and Tepic links most surrounding areas and crosses Bucerias. If you are driving from Puerto Vallarta, you will need to take the access road when you see 'Centro Bucerias'. Eventually you will need to take a left going under the 200 highway.
The entire town is walkable once you are in the central area. The town is connected by a pedistrian bridge.
If you need to get cash, you can find Banorte ATMs inside Oxxo Convenience Stores. There are a few within Bucerias and are often found on the main highway that runs through town. There is also an HSBC branch in Bucerias, also on the main highway. There are some privately owned ATMs in Central Bucerias. Be wary when using them since they are located right on the street and offer very little privacy.
You can find all sorts of local made souvenirs in Central Bucerias, adjacent to a small plaza. There are sunglasses, t-shirts, homewares, It's made just for tourists, so don't be surprised by aggressive salespeople asking you to come into their stands. You can try to haggle for a lower price on certain items. Some salespeople are more flexible than others.
For groceries, there are a few small pharmacies in town, including Farmacias Benavides and Farmacia Guadalajara. There are small stores with some groceries near downtown. For more selection, try Mega in Nuevo Vallarta (Carretera a Tepic Km. 144, Col. Centro CP 63732). It's a big box type store with lots of homewares, clothing, groceries, produce, and beauty products.
You can take any of the local buses or a local taxi to the bus station in Puerto Vallarta. Just ask for the "Central Camionera en Puerto Vallarta". From there, you can take a bus to various large cities in the region. Buses for Guadalajara leave around every hour but check with your preferred bus line. A one-way trip to Guadalajara runs for about $480 MXP. Vallarta Plus is a bus company that will sell tickets to Guadalajara for slightly less ($470 MXP) and includes a small meal. Their buses have spacious, well-maintained interiors and include two bathrooms onboard. There is a stop in Bucerias. Just ask the locals where the Vallarta Plus stop is.
You can also fly by air via Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, which is located about 25 minutes southwest from Bucerias. Many airlines that fly out of PVR offer direct flights to domestic destinations such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Toluca, Monterrey, and Ciudad Juarez. International destinations include several large cities in the US and Canada.