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“Escape from the city to seaside village” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bucerias

Bucerias
Highway 200 Km 13, Puerto Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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Type: Beaches
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Edmonton, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Escape from the city to seaside village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We took the bus from PV to Bucerias ( 24 peso each one way) which took approx 50 minutes with passengers getting off and on along the way. Asked driver to tell us when to get off. We enjoyed a long and lovely sun soaked lunch on the beach in one of the many good spots to chose from. Then attacked the street market stalls in the village. Plenty of junky merchandise with a few gems mixed in. All depends what you seek and your tastes. We had a blast. Take the bus to enjoy more local flavor along the way.

Visited December 2012
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Rome
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Old fishing village turned vacation hot spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

It's so adorable in Buceria. There's the northern section with all the reasonably priced flea markets along the beach, beach front restaurants, shops and hotels. And there's the southern section of Lazaro with the bohemian art galleries, restaurants, shops, and hotels. The southern side is more organized, clean, and quaint while the northern side is more touristy. Don't get me wrong...I love the beach front restaurants where you can sit and enjoy a beer or two while scanning the ocean for whale, or bargain with the flea market owners for some great deals as a tourist. Since it's such a small area, I recommend seeing and walking both areas since it will only take half a day. We were staying at Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta so we took the bus to highway 200 and walked across the other side to take a second bus (mini van) and told the driver to let us out at Buceria Centro. From there you walk west several blocks and there it is. The bus trip going cost $19 pesos and it took about 40 min. Then we took the cab back which cost $130 pesos. Much better than taking a tour any day!

Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cute Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Cute little town with wonderful restaurants and shopping.
This town is really growing very fast and all for the good.
Restaurants on the water are wonderful to eat at and the vendors are fun to shop with.
go and enjoy!

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Palm Springs, California
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“safe, great food, vendors that will HOUND you!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Only a short 45 minute bus ride from Puerto Valletta you will locate Bucerias......... an outdoor market on Sunday, location on the up side of the main roadway. The main area of Bucerias, where very Canadian / American still holds the charm of street food, a walk on the beach. STOP there as the vendors will HOUND you like no other, insult you , and to top it off the prices are much higher than PV. My bargain skills have taken me many places and there people are not inclined to even bargain. Get close to the little romantic art on the walls and you are greeted with the very smelly ca ca/ca ca plant. Welcome to Bucerias...............not.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Taste of typical Mexican beach town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Bucerias is worth the drive/cab drive/bus ride away from the tourist area. If you want to do your shopping, this is the place. There alot of little store with i's own uniqueness. You will also find typical mexican food if that is what you like. Area felt safe and tranquil.

Visited November 2012
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