UAVI Explore: Bucerias

Living at UAVI means there’s always a new adventure or a new discovery awaiting you, like exploring the charming beach towns of Riviera Nayarit – including Bucerias, where a great beach day, a vibrant art scene, and great dining options are waiting for you to experience. 

Bucerias, Mexico, is a beautiful coastal town located in the state of Nayarit, just a 30 minute drive from UAVI. Situated on the Pacific coastline of Banderas Bay, it is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and charming atmosphere, and offers a beautiful full view of the surrounding bay from its shoreline. 

The town of Bucerias has a rich history, with roots that date back to pre-Hispanic times. Originally inhabited by indigenous peoples as a small fishing village, the area eventually became home to Spanish settlers in the 1600s. Today, Bucerias retains much of its traditional charm, with cobblestone streets, colorful buildings with influences of colonial architecture, and a central plaza that is a hub of activity every day of the week. 

One of the main draws of Bucerias is the long and beautiful beach. The lovely sandy shore offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and water sports such as surfing and paddleboarding, or just long walks down the coastline. It’s also one of the most popular places in Banderas Bay for kitesurfing and it’s incredible to see the heights that these talented athletes can achieve as they launch from the waves and soar into the sky. 

In addition to natural beauty, Bucerias boasts a lively art and culture scene. You’ll find numerous art galleries that showcase the work of local and international artists including paintings, sculptures, and crafts, many inspired by local culture and history. Bucerias also hosts regular art walks, where guests can actually meet the artists and learn about their creative process and inspiration.  

Foodies will find plenty to love in Bucerias. From casual beachside eateries to upscale restaurants, there are options to suit every preference. Seafood is a particular specialty, with fresh catches of fish and shrimp served in a variety of catch-of-the day specialty dishes. There are also several beach clubs serving tacos, ceviche, and traditional American favorites like burgers and fries, and, of course, with full bar menus available. 

Bucerias has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including religious celebrations, art fairs, and music festivals. 

Whether you’re seeking a great beach day, to explore the local art scene, or get a taste of some of the best fresh seafood in the Banderas Bay area, Bucerias has something to offer everyone. We’ll be featuring other Riviera Nayarit beach towns for you to discover as part of our UAVI Explore series, because at UAVI every day a new discovery awaits. 

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