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Amigos de Bucerias

Amigos de Bucerias civil association is composed of energetic citizens who are joining together to help make Bucerias a better place to live, work and visit.

Amigos has recently adopted a mission statement which says the organization "is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the quality of life in Bucerias, in cooperation with all residents, elected/appointed officials, business leaders and visitors." Committees have been formed to initiate and maintain a number of community improvement projects.

Amigos de Bucerias has started a food drive to help needy, unemployed residents of Bucerias.


The membership approved the food drive on Saturday, June 6th at the regular membership meeting. Three local community based organizations will distribute the collected food. The 3 organizations are Mujeres Unidas por Bahia de Banderas (United Women for Banderas Bay); the Bucerias Bilingual Community Center and the El Fuente non denominational church located on the East side of town. The 3 organizations have agreed to interview locals who are in need and will share a master list of families who have received assistance.

The collection points for the food drive are as follows:

• Famar restaurant located on the lateral at Estaciones.
• Espressions restaurant located at the corner of Augustin Melgar and Carmen Serdan
• Gringo Bookstore located on Morelos just off Lazaro Cardenas
• YoYo Mo's Pizza and Sports Bar located on Mexico Ave.
• The Twisted Rose located on the corner of Mexico and Hildago
• Bucerias Bilingual Community Center located on 16 de Septiembre and Matamoros

Amigos is asking that you donate dry beans, rice, bullion cubes, pasta and flour. The basic items needed for a family to have a good meal. Amigos will supplement these donations with fresh foods with cash donations we receive.

If you are interested in giving cash donations and are in Bucerias, please call John Ozzello at 298-6264, Christie Forget at 298-6011, or Dick Pickup at 298-2211. If you are out of the area and want to make a cash donation through Paypal, please contact Karen Knapp at

  • Are you new to Bucerias?
  • Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your town?
  • Do you want to meet likeminded individuals with similar interests?

There are lots of reasons why people take the time to get involved with community projects. We think that more people would get involved if they just knew how. Here is our listings of committees and projects that can use your help. Just donating a few hours per week or month can make all the difference!

Come join us to make Bucerias a better place for all.


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Located in the Bucerias Bilingual Community Center (BBCC)
Calle 16 de Septiembre #48,
Bucerias, Nayarit
Tel.: (329) 298-6264


John Ozzello