Thursday, March 14, 2013

Activities in Bucerias, Mexico

The best thing about the Bucerias beach is the activity changes daily. Today the waters are calm and we see both fishermen and paddle board riders from our patio. Yesterday the surf was up in the afternoon and we see the local teenagers surfing. But my favorite activity to watch is the kite sailing. Some of those guys do flips, spins and jump as high as a one story building. Finally, there are the horses. This is the beach for the riders and they are here all day long....back and forth along eight miles of uninterrupted sandy beach. There are always a few early morning joggers. I just sip my cup of starbucks coffee I brought from home and watch them huff away....ha! Dale and I do take a long daily beach stroll mid-morning which is fun.

There are mountain bikes for rent in town and you see bikers riding on the cobblestone streets but the beach sand is too soft for bike riders. Today I noticed there were ceramic and art classes offered at a local art gallery and daily cooking classes available for tourists as well. Finally, after a strenuous day at the beach, pamper yourself with a cold ice tea on the patio or visit one of the many spas in town!

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Poolside view

Our condo and beach  is behind a gate off to the left

View from our 3rd floor balcony.
Grass roof is the Meson Bay restaurant next door.

Kite sailing

Bikers stop for breakfast in town

Shopping in Bucerias

Dale bought his hat on day one right outside our condo from a street vender. Punta arena is close to the foot bridge leading to the town "centro" with taco stands and various arts and crafts for sale in booths around the square and church. There are a dozen beach restaurants nearby and some of them are very good. We used trip advisor and found some great places for dinner. We did discover the shops and restaurants to the south of the foot bridge were a bit more upscale. There is also a small grocery store that direction that provided our basic groceries for the week. The large Mega grocery store and Super Walmart is a short 4 mile bus ride away which we plan to use next time for a longer stay.

Footbridge to El Centro

El Centro

The Chefs at the "Meson Bay" beach restaurant steps away from where we stayed in Bucerias

Church in the square

Latte Stand across the entrance to Punta Arena Condo

Punta Arena Condo

Claudio's Meson bay restaurant is steps away from the pool at punta arena. We enjoyed our first meal on the beach upon our arrival and were not disappointed. This condo building is five years old and exceeded our expectation.

This photo shows half the deck space. Best deck ever....shaded until noon.

The view from my favorite lounge chair

Ankle deep wading pool on each end of the swimming pool is great for kids

Exercise with a view of the pool and ocean

Entrance to Punta Arena off the main street of town

Dale stands on balcony on our 3rd floor Condo in the orange shirt!

Punta Arena

Best pool ever

The restaurant next door

Sunsets of Bucerias

Every night the sunset looked a bit different. Simply gorgeous.

Day one....view from our deck

View from the backside of our condo of the town square

Best sunset ever!

View of sunset from town square

The Doors and Bloom of Bucerias

These street scenes are all from Lazaro Cardenas Street next to the Punta Arena Condos.