The Bucerias Flea
Bucerias is the town that
you go through right before the Punta Mita turnoff on
the main highway when you are traveling to Punta Mita
from the airport. While the businesses along the main
road look kind of shabby and dusty, Bucerias between the
ocean and the main road is quite charming. It is rapidly
becoming a destination for shoppers looking for flea
market bargains and folks staying Puerto Vallarta make
day trips here every day to take advantage of Bucerias'
great flea market.
The Main Street in
is quite easy to get to from Punta Mita. Buses leave
every 10-minutes or so and the fare from Punta Mita to
Bucerias is only 10 pesos (about $1.00 dollar). Once the
bus enters Bucerias, it will travel along the side
street and make a few stops before arriving at the main
street in Bucerias (pictured above). It is quite easy to
spot, as it is the only street in Bucerias that has a
center island and the bus stops right on the corner.
The Main Church in
walk down the street the first thing that you see is the
main church in town. It is located on the main square
and is a quaint sight to take in. The square is
surrounded by restaurants and has an small amphitheater
that is used for concerts and other public gatherings.
Bucerias Beach Front
from the square you will find a number of beach front
restaurants. The one pictured above is one of the main
ones and I cannot recommend it. Any of the ones along
the square are much better for dining, as the servings
in this one are skimpy and of low quality.
The Hat Vendor
from the square on the beach side, you will find a
number of folks selling myriad products from their
automobiles and carts. When you look to the south you
will see one of the entrances to the flea market. This
parallels the ocean and opens up to a large area on the
next street south that is populated with shops.
A Typical Flea Market
have traversed the length of the street that you are on,
you will find yourself on another street that runs
perpendicular to the ocean that has numerous more shops
on both sides. This entire area is loaded with bargains
and unique shops that sell virtually everything you can
Paseo del Beso
block inland one sees a narrow alleyway leading to the
south. It is lined with shops and leads to an overhang
that reads "Paseo del Beso" or "Alley of the Kiss". The
first thing that you notice are the paintings on the
walls of the buildings lining the alleyway that show
scenes of people kissing and generally in love. It is
very quaint and rustic.
The Dry River That Leads
to the Ocean
alleyway leads to a narrow bridge that spans the river,
which is dry during the dry season that leads to the
ocean. This bridge connects many more shops and
restaurants to the flea market and is well worth
The Bridge That Leads to
Paseo del Beso
leave the flea market area of Bucerias by traversing the
bridge, you are treated to many more shops, restaurants,
coffee houses and hotels that make up Bucerias'
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