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What you should know about Bucerias

Situated on the coastline of the increasingly popular Riviera Nayarit, Bucerias is a charming, laid-back fishing village 12 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. The cobblestone streets of Bucerias are ideal for strolling and browsing, as you chat to friendly locals at the flea market by the town square, or visit tiny art galleries for vacation keepsakes. Whether you prefer swimming, surfing, or simply lounging by the water, the beach is the highlight of the area with 5 miles of pristine coastline to explore.

Hotels in Bucerias

There's a great selection of accommodation in Bucerias, including guesthouses, apartments, hotels, villas, and luxury resorts. Whether you're looking for affordable or lavish accommodation, you'll find a range of prices to suit most budgets. Enjoy spa treatments and an outdoor pool for a reasonable price at Los Arroyos Verdes, a 3-star Bucerias hotel. Visitors looking for a fun-filled experience should try the Royal Decameron Complex All-Inclusive, a beachfront Bucerias resort with 7 restaurants, a spa, and 5 poolside bars. For the ultimate in luxury, indulge in the private plunge pools and hot stone massages on offer at the 4.5-star Vallarta Gardens Resort and Spa – Luxury Villas.

Things to see in Bucerias

Bucerias is a picturesque village, with colorful houses, traditional stores and restaurants, and photo opportunities everywhere you look. To discover a beautiful example of local architecture, step inside Our Lady of Peace Church and enjoy the tranquil interior of whitewashed walls, wooden arches, and magnificent stained glass. If you want to get to know the locals, head to the open-air market in Bucerias Centro, and browse the stalls for snacks and souvenirs. The town has a number of art galleries, and holds an outdoor “art walk” every Thursday at Lazaro Cardenas Street, where visitors can sample a glass of sangria and watch local artists at work. The beach is the main attraction in the area: hire a sun lounger, go horseback riding, take a kitesurfing lesson, grab a snack at one of the many beachfront restaurants, or sip a cocktail as you watch the sun set over the Bay of Banderas.

Good for couples

A little up the coast from the busy Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias is a stunning and peaceful place for a romantic vacation. Walk hand in hand on gleaming white sands, stop at a waterside bar to enjoy a drink, and retire to your hotel for an intimate gourmet meal or an evening beneath the stars on a roof terrace. All-inclusive resorts in Bucerias offer the ultimate romantic vacation, beloved of honeymooners for their luxurious facilities and excellent service. Unwind together in the town as you browse art galleries and markets, sample local delicacies, and adjust to a slower pace of life.

How to get to Bucerias

From Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, it’ll take you less than 25 minutes by car to reach your hotel in Bucerias. Licensed airport taxis run from the airport to Bucerias for a reasonable fare. You can also take a local bus from the airport to Puerto Vallarta city center. To reach Bucerias from here, hop on a bus bound for Walmart at any of the blue bus stops in the downtown area, near the Malecon boardwalk. Get off at Walmart and take a second bus marked Punta Mita, which will stop at Bucerias. Once you’re in the town, it's easy to get around by car, on foot, or by bus.