Located about 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, along the north shore of Banderas Bay, the charming little town of Bucerias offers its visitors beautiful beaches, cobblestone streets, fantastic restaurants, outdoor activities, art galleries, pubs, boutique shopping and alsoflea marketsthat are loaded with unique treasures!
The surf is usually mild enough for swimming, and a small shore break is sometimes suitable for body surfing. Lined with beautiful coconut trees, the long beach at Bucerias is quite wide and remains usable even at high tide. The town is divided into north and south by an ‘arroyo’ or a dry river bed. On the north side, there are small shops that face the main street and restaurants that face the beach.
The town of Bucerias is also conveniently located near to other popular destinations in the Riviera Nayarit such as Nuevo Vallarta, Savulita and Punta Mita. All these places are easily accessible from Bucerias via bus.
A captivating contrast to the hullabaloo of the neighboring Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, which was once considered a fishing village, is now emerging as a home and favorite vacation spot for many. Bucerias draws hoards of snowbirds every year who are on a lookout for a quiet and peaceful vacation. The deep blue water near the quiet city offers some nice snorkeling opportunities. As I live in Puerto Vallarta condo, I have the fortune of visiting Bucerias whenever I feel like. I am writing this article on the basis of my extensive experience and research.
If you’ve got just 24 hours, here are 3 unmissable attractions that you must check out while in Bucerias:
Los Arroyos Verdes
For a phenomenal experience, check out Los Arroyos Verdes. Brainchild of architectural designer Lupe Dipp, this spectacular resort property will let you relax amidst its beautiful landscaping and décor.Indulge in one of the rejuvenating and well-priced spa treatments or feast yourself to the delicious dishes and drinks that their restaurant has to offer. Enjoy walking through the gardens to admire the landscaping and décor or spend a nice evening by the pool enjoying some soothing live music. If you are looking to spend a day unwinding and away from the beach, this is nothing short of paradise.
Flamingos Golf Club is one of the most renowned golf courses in the area. Designed by Percy Clifford, this golf course is quite well maintained and also challenging. Conveniently located near the spectacular Banderas Bay and a few minutes from Bucerias, the 18 fairways of Flamingos Golf are surrounded by a stunning tropical jungle landscape featuring plenty of wildlife like turtles, birds and sometimes even crocodiles!
Bucerias Thursday Night Artwalk
Every Thursday evening, from 7 to 9 pm, studios of artists and art galleries of Bucerias are open for the public. People can walk around and view the artistic treasures of Bucerias at their own pace. Most of the galleries and shops also offer snacks and drinks, which means you can explore the artistic side of Bucerias while simultaneously feasting on these refreshments. If you are an art-lover, you are sure to be spoilt for choice with so many talented artists displaying their work. This leisurely stroll down the street is a fantastic way to spend your Thursday evening in Bucerias.