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Best Mexico Real Estate in Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit

It’s pretty safe to say that if you are reading this, you are looking into the prospect of moving to Mexico and seeking some Mexico real estate advice. Whether you are just looking for a seasonal retreat or a permanent residency, Mexico real estate in Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit, could be just what you are looking for.

What you need to know about Mexico Real Estate

The decision to move to Mexico can be a rather big one, but no worries! There are many resources out there to help you, and many pleasure seekers from the US and Canada have already made the move successfully before you. Choosing the right location in Mexico that will suit your lifestyle and taste is one of the most important factors to consider and one of the first things to look at in the real estate decision process.

Moving to Mexico

Many people from Europe, Canada, and the United States choose to live and even work in Mexico every year. Mexico can be a very appealing location for vacations, permanent residency, and retirement. It is also tends to be a much more affordable and laid-back option than real estate back home. Many people find a higher quality of life in Mexico, with a lower cost of living; and even the travel expenses are often less than expected, with very reasonably priced budget airfares available these days.

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Benefits of Real Estate in Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit

Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit is a beautiful beachfront location on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on Banderas Bay, close by to Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta. It is a quaint little fishing village that has been a popular locale for many expats, what with being packed to the brim with wonderful places to dine, drink, and play. Bucerias also has one of the best beaches around- one great big stretch of warm golden sands with a beautiful ocean for swimming and taking sunset strolls. Paradise is also easily accessible, as the Puerto Vallarta International Airport is a mere 30 minutes away.

Types of Real Estate Options in Bucerias

There are many different real estate options in the beautiful Bucerias, Mexico. Here you will find everything from fractional-ownership condominiums to full ownership homes, to one-bedroom studios, to beachfront villas. Your budget will be the biggest deciding factor on which type of real estate you should look at in Bucerias, shortly followed by how much time you will be spending there. Just ask yourself what type of accommodations you need. You might also want to consider purchasing (in full or fractionally) real estate within a hotel or resort, thereby getting luxurious resort benefits like spas and five star services.

Villa la Estancia Hurricane Patricia

Villa La Estancia and Riviera Nayarit Safe n’ Sound after Hurricane Patricia

Villa La Estancia Residences in Riviera Nayarit is pleased and thankful to report that Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit were unaffected by the passing of Hurricane Patricia on Friday October 23rd, 2015. Besides prolonged rain and a significant scare, Banderas Bay was spared the potentially catastrophic effects of the hurricane that was classified as category 5. It would seem that the Sierra Madre Mountains that surround Banderas Bay once again protected the area from a meteorological disaster.

Hurricane Patricia and Riviera Nayarit

Making the record books as one of the most intense hurricanes to have made landfall on the North and South American continents, Hurricane Patricia generated wind speeds of over 200 mph and one of the lowest ever recorded pressures. It was for this reason that the imminent threat of Hurricane Patricia to Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta was taken so seriously by local authorities, hotels and security forces. For the sake of precaution, Banderas Bay were held under a curfew from 2pm on Friday afternoon before Hurricane Patricia’s predicted time of landfall.

Fortunately for Banderas Bay, Hurricane Patricia’s route took a turn to the east, making landfall more than 150 miles south in a relatively unpopulated area (although there are many communities in need of intensive help for the clean up operation), where it quickly lost intensity once it hit the Sierra Madre Mountains. Within hours, Hurricane Patricia downgraded to a category 1 hurricane and by midday Saturday it was classed as a tropical storm. Protect by mountains, Banderas Bay and Riviera Nayarit was sheltered greatly from the potential gales of Hurricane Patricia which brought to our shores only rain with very little wind.

Villa La Estancia During Hurricane Patricia

Guest who were unable to evacuate, or who had decided to stay at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit were safe within its structures that have been built to withstand hurricane forces, although staff enforced the precautionary procedures providing safe havens for guests and removing all furniture from the beaches and pool areas that could potentially cause harm in the event of a hurricane.

It is worth noting that the area of Riviera Nayarit and Banderas Bay is not a major target for hurricanes in general as the Sierra Madre Mountains form a strong shield from the destructive forces of hurricane winds. However, when faced with the powerful forces of nature, the necessary precautions for the safety of guests and residents are the foremost concern of the team at Villa La Estancia.

Top Farmer’s Markets in and Around PV and Nuevo Vallarta

Near Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta, there are a variety of farmer’s markets where you can go shopping and buy wonderful items at reasonable prices. These markets run every Autumn until the end of spring each year. If you are looking to buy something either as a gift for Christmas, birthdays or simply an item to have for yourself, you should visit these markets in the coastal towns along the Banderas Bay’s stretch.

Here’s a rundown of some of the top spots that offer the best items that are spiced up with that unique Vallarta flavor. Be sure to check their websites too for any relevant information.

Courtesy: Old Town Market
Courtesy: Old Town Market

Old Town Farmer’s Market (

This is one of Puerto Vallarta’s hit markets that offers a great variety of fare and souvenirs every Saturday (9:30am- 2:00pm) from October until April. It’s a “producers only” event where you can find a variety of fine selected farm-fresh products, artisan foods, handicrafts, art, jewelry, clothing, community education and even live music. The vendors must be residents of Puerto Vallarta who lives within a 50 miles radius. All the products are locally made, baked and grown locally.

Marina Vallarta’s Market

With operating hours from 6-10 pm every Thursday, this high end market is frequented by people who want to explore one of Puerto Vallarta’s chicest neighborhoods and want to shop during evening. It occupies Marina Vallarta’s wide boardwalks and offers a mixed variety of products that include home decorations, natural soaps, artisan souvenirs and many more. Because of its late afternoon / early evening opening times, it is best that you go early afternoon to stroll along the walkway while the sun sets and have dinner at some of the finest restaurants around the area. Marina Vallarta’s market runs from October until May.

Mercado del Pueblo (

Sayulita’s version of a farmer’s market, never fails to entertain shoppers with its live music and entertainment. Around 80 vendors ply their trade here and sells natural and organic products plus many original native products. They also offer vegetables like relish and pickles, meat products, flowers, coffee and baked goods. It runs every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm until May.

Mercado Huanacaxtle (

Held every Sunday at La Cruz Marina, it is a home for more than 170 vendors who sell a tremendous line ups of native goods that include handicrafts, clothing, paintings artworks, jewelries, food products and even beehives. This is one of the largest markets in Banderas Bay.

Forever Spring Farmer’s Market (

Located in Bucerias, this farmer’s market runs from 9am-1pm every Wednesday. Real appetizing goods are the specialties you can buy here that include cheese from El Tuito, vegetarian foods, Indian curries, sauces, jams, smoked meats and craftsman baked goods which you can buy wheat free or regular.

Marina Nuevo Vallarta (

This fiesta-like market located at Nuevo Vallarta, marina features a bountiful array of products that include foods, crafts, clothing, glassware, jewelries, even dance lessons and yoga displays. You can take a leisurely walk while listening to great live music and have fun enrolling in some dance classes. This market is held from 9am-2pm every Saturday during high season from Autumn through spring.

Sea Turtles in Riviera Nayarit

Banderas Bay and Riviera Nayarit has long been a top tourist destination and locations like Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta are the crown jewels, so to speak, of the region. The tourist trade has done wonders for these destinations, making them vibrant and bustling, What is particularly enchanting is the way that the area’s wildlife lives side by side with tourism: sea turtle season being a great example of how a vacation in Riviera Nayarit will have you up close and personal with one of nature’s most beautiful creatures.

Sea Turtles in Riviera Nayarit

Sea Turtles are a beloved and longstanding part of the Riviera Nayarit ecological make-up, but in recent years their numbers have declined. Therefore, for the last thirty years Riviera Nayarit locals, hotels, restaurants and tour companies have been getting together to fight for the survival of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, and other similar species.

The beaches of Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta are host to swathes of turtles every year between July and December, as they ready themselves to bring forth the next generation. Pregnant sea turtles spend hours and hours digging the perfect nest for their eggs, and it’s not uncommon to see a whole group of them waddling about the beach in front of Villa La Estancia Residence in Riviera Nayarit at night during turtle season. It really is quite a sight to see!

Once the turtles deem their nests to be satisfactory, they will lay their eggs, bury them and return to the sea for another year. The cycle begins again when the baby Turtles hatch. Baby Sea Turtles have a rocky start in life; between airborne, landlocked and sea dwelling predators, poachers, and the struggle to even get out of their shells, let alone the danger of being dug up and devoured before hatching. Statistics reckon that 1 in 1000 will make it to adulthood. So you can see that they need all the help they can get.

Helping Sea Turtles in Riviera Nayarit

This is where guests and owners at Villa La Estancia Residences come in and the many dedicated conservationists. It’s very easy to do your bit for the endangered Sea Turtles in Riviera Nayarit while you’re on vacation in Banderas Bay. For a start you can be sure that you don’t interfere with the females while they lay and bury their eggs! You should also report anyone who does to the hotel or to local authorities.

Also, you can support one of the many conservation projects in the city by visiting open days and attending hatchings. Attending turtle releases really is beneficial; research has shown that spectators at such events ward off some of the turtle’s natural predators as well as poachers! Ask the activities team at Villa La Estancia Residences to tell you where the next sea turtle release will be in Riviera Nayarit. You may find there is one planned right outside the hotel.

Nothing makes a vacation truly magical quite like seeing these adorable reptiles scurrying towards the sea for the first time!