La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Bucerias

Twin towns of the Riviera Nayarit, La Cruz and Bucerias are situated on miles of golden coastline, with stunning stretches of beach connecting the two charming pueblos. Located 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, the area is both accessible and remote-feeling, perfect for unwinding and settling into the picaresque surroundings. Bucerias is a well-known destination for diving, and also offers an ideal setting as a charming seaside town, with cobblestone streets filled with shops and restaurants, an authentic Sunday market and beautiful main plaza. The town’s five-mile stretch of sand offers swimmable waters and plentiful water sports, along with nearby golfing and beachfront restaurants. Continuing along the sand, the peaceful fishing village ofLa Cruz de Huanacaxtle boasts a new marina in the heart of town, where small sailboats and sizable yachts alike choose to anchor. Among the village’s many draws is the fish market, where local fishermen sell the day’s freshest catch and where top chefs go to source the best seafood for their menus. Sundays inLa Cruz also welcome the weekly farmers’ market, which features vendors selling seasonal produce, tropical flowers, and artisanal, handmade products. The nearby town square offers a handful of galleries, shops and restaurants, and the authentic feel of a Mexican fishing village.