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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.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)

By taxi[edit]

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.

By bus[edit]

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.

By car[edit]

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.

You can park around Mark's Grill:


Get around[edit]

The entire town is walkable once you are in the central area. The town is connected by a pedistrian bridge.

Map of Bucerias

See[edit][add listing]

  • Splurge Art Gallery, Lazaro Cardenas 62b (corner Lazaro Cardenas and Galeana), 329-298-0085, [1]. 10-6. Features international artwork from established international artists, emerging local artists and showcases designer Pewter. Participates in the Thursday evening art walks. (20.753535,-105.336085) edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Beach - Bucerias has a beach, but no surf. You can do stand up paddle boarding here.

Buy[edit][add listing]

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.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Mark's Bar & Grill, 56 Lazaro Cárdenas (On the córner of Galeana, 1 block from the beach, 6 blocks south of the DeCameron resort), 3292980303, [2]. 5 pm to 11 pm.  edit
  • CHIN-GON Asian Flavors, Calle Lázaro Cárdenas 108, 01 329 298 1324, [3]. Asian inspired dishes. Vegan friendly.  edit
  • There are several beach front restaurants around Avenida Pacifico which are not too expensive.
  • Luna Lounge, Av. Mexico #27 (2 blocks north of the church), 3292383242, [4]. 5pm - 12am. The number one cabaret venue for live entertainment. Dinner Shows run all winter with a wide variety of performers. Tribute shows, Comedy, Drag Shows and more. All tickets include Dinner & Show $$.  edit
  • Simon's Bistro, Av. Pacifico #57. (One block north of the plaza on the street running front on the ocean), 3221781611, [5]. 8.30am - 10pm. Cosy and relaxed atmosphere serving delicious Breakfasts, Soups, Salads and Sandwiches and for dinner, a wonderful selection of international Tapas. A must visit during your trip to Bucerias. $$.  edit
  • Jax Bar & Grill, Av Mexico (2 blocks north of the church). 5pm - 2am. Live music 7 nights a week. Classic Rock, Blues. Great food - Burgers, Wings, Cheese Sticks and much more. Great atmosphere with the live music on the open air patio. $.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • La Posada de Bucerias, Calle Francisco Madero #59 (a short walk from the beach), 329-298-1507, [6]. Boutique hotel featuring a stylish and warm atmosphere in a peaceful and relaxing tropical atmosphere. Newly built.  edit
  • Casa Rainbow, Calle Francisco Madero #84 (2 short blocks from the beach), 408-462-1696, [7]. Gorgeous three story villa designed in traditional Mexican style. Downstairs studio rentable separately or together with the rest of the house. Sleeps 8 in all.  edit
  • Fairmont Rancho Banderas (Fairmont Rancho Banderas), Carretera A Punta De Mita Km 8 Bahia De Banderas 63729 Mexico, +011 52 329 291 7000, [8]. Escape to Fairmont Rancho Banderas Vacation Villas a beachfront property located on the north shore of the Bay of Banderas in the state of Nayarit Mexico. This vacation ownership resort is situated on Playa Destiladeras which is renowned for its soft white sand and crystal clear waters and is recognized as the premier beach within the Bay of Banderas over one mile of beach at your doorstep. 120.  edit
  • Suites Atlas (On the beach), Retorno Playa Destiladeras 4, (329) 298 0235, [9]. A popular condo complex on the beach, North of town center. Known as a value choice for beachfront rentals in the area and for its friendly clientele of Canadian, American and overseas tourists.  edit
  • Hacienda Camino al Mar, (Lazaro Cardenas corner of Benito Juarez), 322.209.1992, [10]. Private Villa/Home Rental in Bucerias with a full staff. 7 bd, private pool, one block to the beach, bikes, beach toys, etc... 505.217.3789 USA or 322.209.1992 MEX.  edit
  • Los Arroyos Verdes, Ave. Estaciones #1099 Ote Bucerias, Nayarit, 63732, Mexico, 3292986314, [11]. This is a wonderful resort located just outside of town. There is lush vegetation throughout the resort and it also has a botanical garden. There is a large pool, restaurant, spa, and laundromat onsite. Parking is available. The owner and her staff are very helpful. There is also a free shuttle that goes into town three times per day.  edit
  • Beach Please Mexico, Francisco I. Madero #33, [12]. checkin: 1 pm; checkout: 11 am. Avoid high commission rates that Airbnb normally charges. See a list of vacation rentals by owner in Bucerias including condos, homes, or beachfront villas. from $49 USD per night.  edit

Get out[edit]

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.

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