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About bucerias & la cruz de Huanacaxtle
Bucerias (Boo-suh-rias), 20 minutes from Puerto Valarta is nestled towards the North shore of Banderas Bay (Bahía de Banderas). Once considered a fishing village, it has become a home & favorite vacation spot to many that like the slighter, quieter side of life.
It is known for it’s slower pace yet has all the amenities that one needs to get away, get spoiled or simply be part of the local culture. Bucerias’ 5-mile stretch of soft sandy beaches, cobblestone streets and heartwarming charm give you the feel of simpler times.
Founded in the 1930’s, Bucerias is now home to some 17,000+ residents made up mostly of Spanish speaking Mexicans. Many from Canada & the US have also chosen to settle here. Nearby Puerto Vallarta’s population is around 300,000+.
Along or near the wide stretched sandy beaches is a great selection of restaurants ranging from upscale to simple & quaint. Lots to do here! Some say that Puerto Vallarta was like this some 40 years ago.
Describing the town: Our roads, many hand built – stone by stone! Its amazing to see, it carries the old world feel. You walk on it and realize “this was built by hand”. You know you are experiencing Mexico when you see the town and how it was built. Careful what shoes you wear and always watch your step.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle: Tradition has always been one of the essential characteristics of la Cruz de Huanacaxtle. A fishing village for generations, this town has been modernized thanks to the construction of the Riviera Nayarit Marina —the largest and most modern of the corridor—, which has created a destination that harmoniously combines the traditional life of a Mexican pueblo with the sophistication of a development such as the Marina. So, when visiting La Cruz, as the locals call it, you will have the opportunity to witness postcardworthy scenes such as the arrival of fishermen on the pier in their boats loaded with a variety of fish.
You can also admire a beautiful sunset as you savor a margarita in the Sky Bar located inside the Marina. “We seek contact with authentic Mexico,” expresses Rafael Alcántar, Harbor Master of the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina, the most modern on the Mexican Pacific with a capacity of 400 ships measuring between 30 and 400 feet.
The marina is equipped with all the services needed for a comfortable stay: bathrooms and showers, security, electricity and fueling stations.