About 15 minutes south of Sayulita and 10 minutes north of Nuevo Vallarta are the beautiful beaches of Bucerias. Playa Bucerias, the town’s main beach, rests along a 62-mile (100-kilometer) stretch of Pacific coastline on Bahia Banderas Bay, Mexico’s largest bay and one of the world’s deepest, reaching depths of over 3,000 feet (915 meters).
As the longest beach in the Banderas Bay, Playa Bucerias beach extends across over 5 miles (8 kilometers) of golden sand, shallow water, and moderate surf, making it a wonderful place for swimming and boogie boarding. Bucerias bars and restaurants line the sandy shores and are perfect for relaxing with a tasty margarita, or dancing on the beach to live music for happy hour!
This part of the Pacific Ocean also offers the perfect conditions for dolphin and Humpback whale watching (December through March), sport fishing, and kiteboarding. SUP (Stand Up and Paddle) is also becoming a very popular sport and there are plenty of Bucerias Surf Shops that will rent boards and give lessons.