?By Stephanie Morlet
Bucerias is a charming town belonging to the municipality of Bahía de Banderas, in the state of Nayarit. It is considered a paradise for those who love small towns, quiet beaches and local gastronomy. Here you will find not only a cozy atmosphere, but also an infinite number of experiences and things to do to enjoy a memorable vacation.
If you are planning to visit this wonderful place for the first time, or if you want to discover new hidden gems, this guide is for you. I have prepared a selection of the best activities, restaurants and must-see places in Bucerias. Get ready to make the most of your vacation in this beautiful corner of Mexico, join me!
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN BUCERIAS
Best Place for Breakfast: El Café de Bucerias
Start your day in the best possible way with a delicious breakfast at El Café de Bucerias, located in one of the most colorful and picturesque streets of the town. Known for being one of the best breakfast spots in Bucerias, this cozy café not only makes you feel at home from the very first moment, but also offers excellent culinary quality at very affordable prices. In addition, it has an extensive menu where you will find a wide variety of Mexican dishes and drinks that will surely leave you wanting to come back for more.
*During high season it also offers lunch and dinner, so its hours vary. For more information contact El Café de Bucerias: Tel. 322 229 1441
The Best Place to Eat Seafood in Bucerias: El Rincón de Ensenada
If you are looking for the best seafood tacos in Bucerias, you can't miss El Rincon de Ensenada. This small but splendid restaurant offers an exceptional local experience, combining a unique flavor with really affordable prices. Don't be surprised if you find yourself in line at this place, as its popularity has grown thanks to its delicious dishes. In addition to its famous tacos, El Rincón de Ensenada's menu also includes a variety of seafood dishes, such as tostadas, ceviches, aguachiles and cocktails, all prepared with the freshest and best quality ingredients.
Each bite is an authentic delicacy for your palate. Customer service is another virtue of this restaurant, as the staff is friendly and helpful, which will make your experience even more enjoyable. Definitely, El Rincón de Ensenada is a must stop for seafood lovers visiting Bucerias. You must try it!
The Best Dining Restaurant in Bucerias: La Postal
If you are a fan of cheese pizzas like me, you can't miss the opportunity to dine at La Postal and try one of my favorite pizzas: the Cabra Cadabra. Totally recommended! This restaurant in Bucerias is known for its succulent variety of wood-fired thin crust pizzas, where the flavors blend perfectly. But that's not all, La Postal is also famous for its fresh homemade pasta, so you have plenty of options to choose from.
In addition, its atmosphere is relaxed, so it is ideal to enjoy a delicious dinner with friends or family. The staff is attentive and friendly, which makes the experience even better. In short, if you are looking for the best restaurant to dine in Bucerias, La Postal is an excellent choice, you have to try it!
La Negra: The Restaurant with the Best Cocktails in Bucerias
If you are looking for a trendy place in the heart of Bucerias to enjoy refreshing cocktails and good music, I recommend you visit La Negra. This restaurant is known for its wide variety of drinks, including authentic Mexican craft beers and an incredible mezcal selection. As for their cocktail selection, La Negra has something for everyone, from classic options to unique creations that will surprise you, like my favorite cocktail: The Limantour.
Live music is another attraction here, with a wide range of local and national artists performing regularly. If you're looking for a fun night out in Bucerias, La Negra is an excellent choice.
La Negra is not only famous for its drinks and entertaining atmosphere, but also for its delicious dinning selection. One of my favorites and a true gem of the house is the Taco Macho, to which I give the title of The King of All Tacos. This delicious taco is made with a jalapeño pepper stuffed with shrimp and cheese, wrapped in bacon and served with a creamy and spicy sauce. Also, another favorite of mine is the Pork Belly Taco, which is simply irresistible. Finally, if tacos are not your thing, their selection of pizzas is totally exquisite. In short, La Negra has something for everyone, it even has great vegetarian alternatives, and is a must-visit place in Bucerias.
BEST BEACH CLUBS IN BUCERIAS
Sukha Beach House: This is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a day at the beach in Bucerias. Located in one of the quietest areas of Bucerias, this club offers a beautiful view of the bay and the mountains that will take your breath away. If you are looking for a place to share the beach with family or friends, Sukha is the perfect choice. In addition to its breathtaking view, its menu is quite extensive and offers fresh and delicious dishes. If you are a fan of micheladas, you can't miss Sukha. With its relaxed atmosphere and exceptional service, Sukha is the perfect place to spend an incredible day by the sea.
More info: 329 298 0771 Open from: 9:30 am - 10:30 pm.
Karen's Place: Located in the heart of Bucerias, this beach club has been offering a calm and relaxed atmosphere with a beautiful ocean view for over 10 years. Whether you're looking to enjoy a refreshing piña colada, read a good book on the beach or just relax to the sound of the waves, this place is perfect for a nice day on the beaches of Bucerias. In addition, its menu is varied and has delicious options at very reasonable prices. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an authentic michelada in front of the sea, while enjoying the views and the peaceful atmosphere that this beach club offers. Once you visit Karen's Place it is easy to understand why it is a favorite restaurant among tourists and locals alike.
Open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Photos and more information: http://www.karensplaceBucerías.com/
Bucerias Bike & Gastronomic Tour
What better way to explore and discover the most iconic places in Bucerias than a bike tour? Have fun in an active way and try the bike tour accompanied by a local guide. This is a unique experience that fuses biking with gastronomy and is not to be missed!
The tours are done in small groups, so you can enjoy personalized attention while cycling through the most interesting corners of Bucerias. I recommend this activity so you can get to know the town from a different perspective while you stay active and taste the best in local gastronomy. For more information contact: Bici Bucerias.
The Kite Zone: The Best Adventure in Bucerias
If you are passionate about water sports, you have to try The Kite Zone in Bucerias! It has grown a lot since it started in 2010. This kite surf school is the perfect place to learn and fall in love with the sport. Also, you can visit their boutique which offers the best equipment on the market to practice this sport.
Without a doubt, this is an unmissable activity that I recommend you add to your list of things to do in Bucerias, dare to fly and feel the thrill of speed over the ocean in Bucerias!
The Best Cultural Activity: Bucerias Art Walk
Thursdays look great in Bucerias! If art and culture are your thing, this is the perfect activity to explore the best of local art. During the season from November to April, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, you can take a self-guided tour through the most beautiful and main streets of the town. You will see a variety of galleries and artisans offering their best works of art, such as paintings, silver jewelry, sculptures and figures made from recycled items.
There is no better way to spend the afternoon than in the company of friends and family, interacting with some of the artists and gallery owners of Banderas Bay, and you are sure to be enchanted by all that Bucerias has to offer in terms of art!
The Best Option for Sport Fishing in Bucerias
If you like sport fishing and are looking for a sustainable and responsible experience, I recommend you visit Spectra Bucerias. Here you'll find everything you need to fish with your friends, from equipment to lures and rods, whether you prefer shore fishing or deep sea fishing.
One of the main reasons I recommend Spectra Bucerias is because this store cares about the environment and promotes sustainable fishing. That's something worth mentioning.
Best Surf Shop: Coral Reef Surf Shop
Get ready to surf the waves with the best selection of boards in Bucerias! Coral Reef Surf Shop is a local family owned and operated surf store that has been supporting and supplying the local surfing community for 18 years and is recognized as the best surf store in the area. With a wide variety of boards for sale and rent at the best prices. If you want to come surf in the area on your next vacation, but don't want to deal with the hassle of traveling with a board, Coral Reef Surf has the solution for you! When you rent with them, you can rest assured that the boards are constantly being refurbished to give you the best experience in the water, so don't miss the opportunity to purchase or rent your own equipment and join the surfing community in Bucerias!
What did you think of this guide to restaurants and activities in Bucerias?
Simply put, Bucerias is a charming town with a lot of life. Here you will find a variety of experiences, from the charm of its quiet beaches, exquisite gastronomic offerings, to art and exciting adventures. In this guide I share with you my favorite recommendations for the best activities, restaurants and places to visit for a memorable time in Bucerias. Whether you are visiting for the first time or looking to explore with new eyes, Bucerias offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it a perfect destination for everyone.