Bucerias, Nayarit, has been a favorite for homeowners for many years, especially when Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, started getting a little too big for some and people started heading north. Real estate development has caught up here as well, with a number of large developments, primarily for condos or townhouses, are now situated in or around Bucerias.
It is unfortunate that Bucerias has been divided, twice over, by Highway #200 which runs right through it, and also a dry river bed (at least for most of the year), that also serves a a road during the dry season. But this hasn't stopped Bucerias from becoming one of the bay's favorite towns for Americans and Canadians, who usually purchase real estate on the oceanside of the highway, where most of the action–restaurants, shops, and bars–takes place.
Bucerias has plenty of character and reflects the strong culture of Mexico. If it's Mexico you are looking for, you'll find it here more so than in neighboring Flamingos or the North Shore. The area has strong markets for both homes and condominiums for sale on the beach, hillside and in the towns. Bucerias homes tend to be older, featuring classic Mexican architecture, with some impressive homes along the beach.