If you ever yearn to travel back to a simpler time, walking the cobblestone streets of Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico is a sure-fire way to achieve this.
Located 27 kms from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Bucerias (pop 9,000) feels like what I imagine P.V. did in the 1950’s when it was a humble fishing village, rather than the mecca of all-inclusive resorts for sun-worshipping tourists it’s turned into.
Like Vallarta, Bucerias also tightly hugs the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean; however unlike Vallarta, in Bucerias you’ll find no busy streets full of cars or chain restaurants or large hotels or mega-stores. Instead you’ll discover cobblestone streets lined with simple restaurants, shops, art galleries and an outdoor market called Paseo Del Beso, where vendors cheerfully sell their wares.
Since this post is focusing on unique doorways and entrances, all the photos here will be of, um, doorways and entrances; but I don’t think you will be disappointed! Let’s start with a couple of my favourite restaurants, which warmly greet their customers with wrought iron gates, bright colours and lots of foliage…
Leaving the town square, next we’ll cross over a small bridge (past a few goats and chickens) down some steps and voila! The residential area begins. Walking along the streets you’ll find a mix of beautifully kept older homes, a few modern homes and some low-rise condominiums. Regardless of which, the entrance ways are always a point of pride, as indicated by the beautiful ornate doors and doorways adorning them.
Old or new, traditional or modern, simple or complex, these doorways have their own distinct personalities, probably very much like their owners. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did on the gorgeous Mexican afternoon when I strolled the streets of Bucerias.
I hope you enjoyed our little tour of the cobblestone streets (and doorways) of Bucerias. When the time comes that we are able to travel again, if you want to find a terrific spot to chill, enjoy local culture, hit a quiet beach, and of course – see some brilliant doorways and entrances – check out Bucerias… I can promise you won’t be sorry!
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Author Bio: David Knapp-Fisher
As founder of The Inspired Humans Project, David loves sharing inspirational stories. His TEDx talk, “Discipline or Regret, a Father’s Decision” been viewed over 100,000 times, and his first book, “Punch Failure in The Face, Then Buy It a Beer” has 36 five star reviews on amazon.ca.
David lives in Victoria B.C. where he spends most of his time trying (& usually failing) to stump his son with movie trivia, or planning his next big adventure; both while drinking great coffee, of course.