Bucerías Beach

Jorge Chávez
Mar. 10, 2016

Golden sand stretching literally for miles, waves that are normally gentle and a gradual drop-off make this an ideal family beach — with lots of oceanfront palapa restaurants and an interesting small town to explore, besides. Boasting the longest beach on the bay, “The Place of the Divers” is known for its freshly shucked giant oysters and other sublime seafood, many folks indulging in the gifts of the sea when not happily frolicking in it here. There’s lots of space for everyone to do their thing, with most sun worshippers concentrated in front of the beach restaurants, where they can claim a lounge chair and maybe even a palapa for shade by simply by ordering something. A strong draw here is the constant breeze that makes the beach here feel fresher and cooler than some others, particularly during Puerto Vallarta’s hot summers. The town offers a wide choice of cuisines with an ambiance and price range certain to please everyone in your party, most spots right on the water. And the colorful outdoor market by the main plaza is not only fun to browse, but an easy way to absorb local flavor while picking up a souvenir or two.

What you should know

  • Just over half an hour north of Puerto Vallarta by public bus, private car or taxi
  • Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a terrific meal at Mark’s Bar & Grill, its owners English speakers


The finest the Bay has to offer

Follow us    @vallartalifestyles
Ulf Henriksson
Chef and partner
Vitea Oceanfront Bistro

“Since its beginnings and until today, the quality in photography and editorial design of Vallarta Lifestyles is unrivaled, because there’s nothing similar in this region of Mexico. Besides, to the foreign community that visit us, this magazine is essential if they want to know what’s new and what’s going on in our destination.”
David Connell
Partner and manager
Connell & Associates

“Vallarta Lifestyles has been a company that promotes a good image, which is very important to us. Companies and businesses with a broad trajectory in the destination know that this magazine helps them achieve a professional image in the market.”
Rodolfo Choperena
Galería Contempo

“We started advertising in Vallarta Lifestyles because we really liked the quality. Actually, it is still the best magazine of Puerto Vallarta, because of its spectacular articles and photos. Thanks to its distribution points at famous hotels, it is the ideal publication to reach the clients we are looking for.”