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Bucerías, Nayarit: Mexico's Pacific jewel

Located in the Riviera Nayarit, Bucerías is a beautiful and magical beach town that brings together all the elements for local and international tourism. Gastronomy, arts, security, fun, water sports, history and excellent hotel service.

In the midst of large hotel developments in the Riviera Nayarit, such as Nuevo Vallarta and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, is this beautiful jewel of the Mexican Pacific. Bucerías is a small town that dates back to 1864 with the name of Santa Julia, when Spanish boats traded wood in this region. However, in its more contemporary history, we find Bucerías or the place of the divers, as a coastal town Full of colour and friendly people.

Things to do in Bucerias

Walking day or night through Bucerías is a lot of fun. From very early the activity is loaded towards the main square with its street shops where the popular gastronomy it is given with full hands. Those who visit the town do not forgive sit in a chair in these culinary spaces at street level. Right there we can find the trade of silverware and handicrafts from the Wixarika or Huichola culture. In that same place there is an architectural piece of around 70 years of age, which maintains that simple and humble beauty just like the town. This construction has witnessed the coming and going of locals and visitors: the church of Nuestra Señora de La Paz, an unmissable space in Bucerías.

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Bucerías beach: place for everyone 

The long and extraordinary beach of Bucerías is always on everyone's lips. Its climatic variations during the year are notable and extraordinary, since each season allows different aquatic activities for professionals and amateurs to be carried out. Here you practice diving, boogie boarding, of course sailing thanks to its strong winds, open swimming, kayaking, surfing and the fun jetsky.

Most of the year its beaches are absolutely reliable for families, since the depth is gradual and some days you can walk up to 30 meters and the water barely reaches waist level. This is something surprising and unusual, but incredible for bathers. Its large extension makes it an inclusive beach with all the services at hand. A beach for the tourist as well as for the townspeople, which makes coexistence naturally multicultural.

The diver gives name to the destination: Bucerías

Now that talking about the day and night life of this beautiful destination has its particular charms. Walking through the gastronomic and artistic corridor of Lázaro Cárdenas street is a visual joy and a joy for the palate. Their galleries They present a wide range of plastic arts, as well as haute cuisine from different parts of the world in restaurants in the area that surprise the most demanding.

The fun could not be missing with its bars that offer live music for any taste. Also, why not, spend a romantic evening on the beach in front of the wonderful sunsets of the Bay of Banderas, a name that gives identity to the municipality that embraces Bucerías (Land of Divers), Nayarit.

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Finally, it will be worth remembering that the most important activities of the destination begin in the month of January with the patron saint festivities of Nuestra Señora de La Paz. In these aquatic pilgrimages that show the Catholic devotion of the settlers are presented. Visitors are surprised by the great color of the decoration, as well as the typical dances and the fireworks that illuminate the square on the nights of the festivities. In the same way there is another event that attracts everyone: at Easter time the Oyster Festival, another culinary and very regional event that delights the palates of attendees.

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Bioluminescent beaches: stars in the night sea of Bucerías

For those who like to live on different night adventures and literally meet the stars at sea, there is nothing better than going to the beautiful beaches of Bucerías to meet the bioluminescence. This phenomenon is produced by millions of microorganisms known as dinoflagellates. The light or glow they emit is produced by a chemical reaction when coming into contact with another temperature or moving oxygen particles. The result is impressively beautiful: the sea becomes with small lights as if it were thousands of stars or fireflies that reflect their light in the darkness of the sea. Swimming among the bioluminescence is one of the best experiences you can experience in life.

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David Diaz Farías

This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Jayne

    there is no bioluminescence in Bucerías, but everything else is true! :]

    1. Any

      Yes there are!!

  2. Any

    Excuse me for telling you, Jane, but there is

  3. Martha

    If there is or not I'm going there and I would like to know

  4. Alan

    Good afternoon, I have seen a lot about bioluminescence in Bucerias. But I haven't found where specifically it is, could someone tell me? I have searched for a long time, but not even my family who lives here knows.

  5. Carlos

    When and where is there bioluminescence, in Bucerias?

  6. Ivan Kos

    You can find horse shit on the beach and town streets. Disgusting! Those who collect money for horse rides; they certainly should pick up their dang horse. Some poor kid would be glad to do it. If not, ban it right.

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