Bucerias Mexico - Experience Mexico, your way!
If you are looking for local crafts, there is a charming small open air market nestled in the heart of town (Bucerias Centro).
What’s in the name?
The town is named primarily because most of the activities were related to ‘diving’ (buceo). From (buceo) derives the name Bucerias since the majority of the inhabitants were traditional oyster fishermen of the region, who dove for their catches to the depths of the ocean with only their instruments in hand.
Some means of living come from construction, tourism, fishing, corn/bean farming, hunting and cattle raising, right down to taco stand operating.
The locals work so hard, most of them 6 long days a week, yet they always seem happy! You can always count on them to share what they have or know. One can easily get the sense they are glad you are here. Once you understand and appreciate their way of life – you can’t help but wonder why we focus on the things we do back home. It all seems so trivial. Their take on life is simple: family life, hard work and play.
Bay of Banderas
This 100-km horseshoe-shaped coastline of Banderas Bay (Bahía de Banderas) is divided between two states – Jalisco and Nayarit. Approximately 10 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta (State of Jalisco) is the Ameca River Bridge, this river splits the 2 states. Bucerias, on the other side of that river is in the State of Nayarit.
The bay itself is Mexico’s largest and one of the world’s deepest, with recorded depths of more than 3,000 feet. Offering superb sport fishing for sailfish, marlin, tuna and other game fish, its home to dolphins, manta rays and even little seahorses.
Bucerias is on Central Standard Time (CST). This an adjustment as of April 4, 2010 and is now the same time as Puerto Vallarta and airport!
According to some resources, the change was made for economic reasons, due to problems related to missed flights and also with how the time change affects Mexican banks. This works out better for most as it eliminates a lot of confusion!
This change was done on the same day as the clocks moved to accommodate Daylight Savings Time (DST).
Mexico Daylight Saving Time Start & End Dates
DST’s Advantage in Mexico? DST is applied in most of Mexico on a yearly basis to save energy by promoting the rational use of electricity. Many people in Mexico have access to electricity and live in urban areas, where peak electricity demand occurs after sunset. DST allows for extra hour of sunlight in the afternoon to counter peak electricity demand, in which more natural sunlight is used instead of artificial lighting.
Seasonal peaks of interest
The Islas Marietas Nearby
Only 20 minutes by boat is full of underwater caves, reefs and neat tunnels. It is also home to the Blue Footed Booby and great snorkeling. On the way there you will likely encounter dolphins, whales, sea turtles, manta rays, sea snakes and jumping fish. You can get there by hiring a boat – it’s a great excursion!
Local things you will see:
Everything around seems teaming with life. The Iquana's are fun to watch and come in every sort of color and size. The sunsets of course are incredible making every evening a treat. Boogie boarding, surfing nearby, dolphins and lots of variety of interesting bugs too!