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Bucerías, which means "place of divers", is a small beach resort located in Nayarit, Mexico. Bucerias has a population of approximately 9 thousand residents and is on the Bay of Banderas, an excellent location between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Nuevo Vallarta. Bucerias welcomes thousands of local and foreign tourists every year with its cobblestone streets, main square, flamboyant church and historical sites, which was once a fishing village in the 1930s. If you can make your Bucerias trip coincide with January, you can participate in the festivel called Our Lady of Peace (La Virgen de la Paz), and buy souvenirs for your loved ones from the street bazaar which fill the streets during this fiesta. Bucerias is located on the Bay of Banderas on the Pacific coast of Mexico and is just a 20-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta.

Bucerias has a beach coastline that runs for about 29 kilometers and is very crowded especially in summer, so it is useful to make your hotel reservation early. The most popular activities in Bucerias which is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean are swimming, parasailing (sea parachute) and kite surfing (kite boarding). If you want to rent a board in Bucerias, simply turn to the Bay of Banderas. You can visit restaurants that offer tastes unique to Mexican cuisine or  you can visit restaurants where you can taste the many varieties of seafood. If you want to visit Sayulita, Puerto Vallarta and San Sebastian, you can participate in the daily tours which are organised from Bucerias.

You can visit the flea market where local handicraft products from Nayarit, Jalisco and other regions of Mexico are sold, and you can explore the Riviera Nayarit (which consisting of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta Mita, Sayulita, San Pancho and Lo de Marcos). Do not forget to visit the food, drink and entertainment venues in the Bay of Banderas where Bucerias most famous accommodation facilities are located. The Bay of Bandera is ideal for activities such as, whale watching, scuba diving, fishing, surfing etc, and is a place to visit in all four seasons of the year. The highest temperatures (average 32 degrees Celsius) are seen between June and October, while the best time to travel is in the spring season or between November and May. Puerta Vallarta Airport is located 16 km south (15 minute drive) from Bucerias and you can reach Puerta Vallarta Airport, via the USA and Canada. One of Mexico's largest Pacific Coast passes, it is possible to arrive at Puerta Vallarta Airport by transferring from South American or European cities.

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