Bucerias Trip April 15-30
This is a five unit apartment complex with a pool and adjacent used book store which also sells coffee, juices, soft drinks, muffins, banana bread, etc. The property is one block from the beach and about three blocks to El Centro. On the corner is a grocery store and two floors above is the Red Apple Place restaurant. Also, across the street is the Gecko Bar & Grill night club. A word of caution if you are a light sleeper, do not stay in the apartment that faces the street because the Gecko cranks up the music from 10 PM until 3 AM. Also, the top 3 units don't have A/C while the bottom two units do. The property has many beautiful potted plants, hanging vines, bouganvillia and it reminded me of the courtyard and pool at the Posada Roger Hotel in PV. Many of the local gringos stop for coffee and I was able to meet some interesting people during my visit.
I tried to eat at a different restaurant every day and almost succeeded. On the corner was the Red Apple Place restaurant and I ate breakfast there several times. Heading south you will find Sandrina's, Adriatico, and Mark's Bar & Grill. Across the street from Mark's is a brand new restaurant called Eva's Brickhouse. The owner's are a couple who moved from Santa Barbara, CA and they plan to air condition the restaurant this summer. Further down the street is beach front restaurant called Karen's which I enjoyed.
In El Centro, there are a number of beach front restaurants side by side starting with Adriano's which is painted a bright orange and ending with Mezzogiorno, an Italian restaurant on the north end. I ate at both of these restaurants as well as most of the others in between often since the breeze from the ocean made dining more pleasant.
In town facing the church near the highway is a new restaurant called The Twisted Rose. It serves basically anything that will fit between a bun as well as a french fries, salads,etc. and has a full bar. The owner, Hugh, said that he intends to air condition the place this summer.
Two good bars that I visited often were the Shamrock Pub and Yo Yo Mos. The latter having two very beautiful female bartenders.
I found Bucerias to be a very laid back town and the locals were very friendly. My main purpose of this trip was to totally relax, walk on the beach, read by the pool and eat and drink well and to forget about my dad's passing in March. I easily accomplished this. The beach was clean and you can walk for miles in either direction. Also, near El Centro is a large flea market for your shopping convenience. If you're looking for night life, this is not the place to go but then you are only a cab or bus ride away from PV.
Bucerias has a very nice website here: http://www.buceriasmexico.com/
I noticed that their virtual tour pictures were taken before the new, big 8-9 story condo eyesore was completed right on the beach.