Best to take bus, as parking can be a challenge. Bring plenty of pesos for vendors. Remember to pack your camera!
This is a 9-day event to celebrate Our Lady of Peace, every January 16-24th, with the final event of dancing and blessing the fishing fleet always on January 24th.
The dancing begins at the church at 11 a.m. The Blessing of the Fishing Fleet begins at noon on the beach.
This only happens on January 24th every year.
Pack snacks, use the bus system instead of taxis and bring plenty of water.
Are you planning a trip to Bucerías with kids? Makes sure you visit on January 24th. Every year it’s a Bucerías tradition to bless the fishermen and their boats for safety in the upcoming year. To enjoy this day of celebration, start with delicious cold-brew coffee and with cinnamon rolls or carrot cake for the kids. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with Mayan dancers performing their ceremony at the church. At noon, start looking for the pangas (boats) that have traveled from the La Cruz marina to Bucerías to be blessed by the priest. Supposedly the boats form a sign of the cross as they motor over. The fisherman beach the pangas on the sand at full speed, bringing fish, fruit, bread and even tequila to the church for the blessing. Later in the day, ladies in fancy dresses riding horses side saddle and riders that have their horses dance to live music. At the end of the evening, around 11 p.m., fireworks are set off! If you can’t make it to the end of the day, perhaps stop by to get that coffee and carrot cake that you missed earlier.