Bucerias is a small town tucked into the North Shore of Banderas Bay (Bahia de Banderas) — about 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. The town derives its name from the Spanish word buceo, which means “diving.” The majority of the inhabitants were traditional oyster fishermen of the region, who dove for their catches to the depths of the ocean holding only their instruments.
Once an undiscovered fishing village, Bucerias has become a preferred vacation destination, known for its slower pace and five miles of pristine sandy beaches. The cobblestone streets have been hand built, stone by stone, making it feel like Puerto Vallarta of old. Yet, today’s travelers are greeted by all the modern vacation expectations — from charming restaurants, to art fairs, to eclectic novelty shops.
What you get with a Bucerias vacation resort can vary greatly from place to place. Sea Side Reservations has been helping travelers find their dream accommodations since 1996. We specialize in luxury rentals right on the beach or a short walk to area amenities. Our dedicated property managers make sure that you receive a safe experience and prompt service. Continue reading for more information on Bucieras vacation rentals and booking travel to the Riviera Nayarit coastline.
You can reach your Bucerias vacation rental by flying into the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR); by taking a taxi or public transit from the surrounding areas such as Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Sayulita; or by renting a car and driving the Centro Bucerias access road from Puerto Vallarta. Once you get there, you’ll find you can get anywhere just by walking. The weather is nice all year round, but April is the best month to book a trip to Bucerias for temperature and sunny days. You may want to avoid the wettest month (September), the coolest month (January), and the hottest month (August). Get more practical information for booking a Bucerias vacation here.
A Bucerias hotel is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a hassle-free vacation where all the details are taken care of for you. Many hotels in Bucerias line the beautiful beaches with activities like snorkeling, diving, swimming, sunbathing and golf on-site. Surrounded by palms, you’re just a quick bicycle ride to jungle waterfalls, rivers and mountains.
Royal Decameron is the only “all-inclusive” Bucerias hotel, but the following resorts give you greater flexibility:
Bucerias Punta Esmeralda is a large, modern, gated resort community on 20 acres of beach. The resort is located on the north side of Bucerías, almost at the entrance of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. You’ll enjoy views of Bahía de Banderas and the mountains. On-site amenities include 7 pools, a spa and fitness center, two tennis courts, and a beach club.
Colibri condominiums are in a low-density complex with a gated parking lot on the north beach of Bucerías. You’ll have convenient access to restaurants, shopping, art galleries, entertainment and beach activities. On-site perks include beautiful gardens, a beach-front infinity pool, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry / storage facilities for each rental.
Bucerias Grand is one of the more luxurious options, as it’s located on the best beach in the north end of Bucerias with unblocked views of ocean sunsets. Each unit boasts spacious living space, an oversized balcony, a poolside patio with barbecue equipment, a well-stocked modern kitchen, and furnished bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. For your convenience, there is a large lobby with seating and internet access, as well as underground parking with 24/7 security.
Bucerias Azul lies on the southern edge of Bucerias, just a stroll from nightlife, beach activities, restaurants and art galleries. There are countless ways to enjoy the outdoor propery — loungers, umbrellas, private stretches of sand, BBQs, outdoor dining areas, or the huge tropical oasis pool. Their high-end, air-conditioned gym is a great way to stay fit while eating well on freshly prepared Mexican cuisine.
Bucerias vacation homes lets you truly escape into real Mexican living. Our Riviera Nayarit homes differ in size and amenities, but are all guaranteed safe, comfortable, and convenient. You may choose from a palapa rooftop studio apartment to share with your sweetheart or a sprawling 9-bedroom mansion to live it up with a large group. Most offer pools, private secure parking, outdoor entertainment space, and walking distance to all the best of Bucerias. Read more about Bucerias resorts and rentals.
The Bucerias community, situated along 200 miles of Riviera Nayarit coastline on the north side of Banderas Bay, is home to 17,000 residents. Though most locals are Spanish-speaking, a growing number of expatriates have settled in the area from the US and Canada. They like that the Bucerias community is quieter than bustling Puerto Vallarta, but still has ample ways to pass the time.
Bucerias has 18 miles of beaches, but no surf – so it’s perfect for swimming and stand-up paddle boarding. Stroll the Bucerias Art Walk on a sunny afternoon; create your own souvenir at Splash of Glass art shop; take a cultural tour; hold a baby crocodile at Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora; learn to cook at My Mexican Kitchen; rent a Vespa scooter for a self-guided expedition; get a massage at Los Arroyos Verdes; put a few rounds at Flamingos Golf Course; sample flights of flavored alcohol at the Museo Casa Tequilera; or spend a thrilling day at Zipline & Aerial Adventures Park.
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