We bring you with a small group of travelers into non-touristic neighborhoods within Bucerias, where you meet and engage with families of local artisans. Through translated conversations, you will gain deeper insights into the lives and livelihoods of these artisans, gaining a sense of the vibrant cultural diversity within Bucerias. You might try your hand at some local trades – such as painting or weaving – and will certainly not leave hungry, as the tour ends with a full and family-made Mexican meal.

Our staff has been running these Bucerias day tours for half a decade, meaning we are an organization rich in relationships and grateful to welcome travelers like you into our community.

  • WHO

    We work with a small group of artisans or small business owners, ranging from indigenous textile weavers to bakers to a hammock-makers and more! We always visit three different families, the last one being the one that provides us with a full, traditionally Mexican meal. Check out our artisan directory to learn more about who you might meet!

  • WHY

    Our cultural tours are something you can feel good about, as the tour fee is channeled directly back into Bucerias. We pay all of our artisans fairly for their time and use profits from tour fees to fund educational programs for our community. 

  • WHEN

    Regular tours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-1:30pm. Upon request, we can arrange custom tours at other times. Click here for information about upcoming tours.


    Our tours cost $55 USD per person, which includes transportation, translation, materials, fair payments to all of the people you meet, and a full meal. Children under 7 receive a 50% discount, and really little ones (ages 0-2) are welcome for free.



Frequently Asked Questions

How much walking does the tour entail?

Taxis are provided as transportation for the group during our Bucerias day tours and there is minimal walking. The tours are fit for people of almost all ages and activity levels and can be customized to meet any physical restriction.

Can I pay in cash?

Yes you can! We ask that you please notify our tour director, Maya (maya@humanconnections.org), if you’d like to pay in cash. Cash payments should also be paid at our office up to 48 hrs before the tour date. We accept pesos or US dollars.

How many people will be on the tour?

Our Bucerias day tour sizes vary each week. The minimum for a tour is four people and groups can be as large as 20. However, the average group is about 6-10 participants.

Is this tour a good fit for families?

Absolutely! Since we visit families, there tends to be a very organic and special connection between our travelers and the people we visit. Kids have very different reactions than adults, which is fun to witness. Please be sure to let us know if you are traveling with children so that we can specialize the tour for them! If you do, we make sure to visit clients who have interactive trades so that your kids can get involved.  See our TripAdvisor page for feedback from families.

Can I bring donations?

Human Connections does not accept in-kind donations for the families we visit during Cultural Day Tours. Our tours are meant to be educational, create conversation, and financially and emotionally empower the families with whom we work. We hope you will leave with new ideas about charity, need, and responsible travel.

To further support our mission and our partners, we ask that you come with an open mind, ask questions, consider purchasing some of their handmade products, and spread the word about Human Connections and the talented people you meet. You can also donate to Human Connections’ General Fund, which will deepen our impact in Bucerias.

We collaborate with some incredible local organizations that, among other things, ethically channel in-kind donations to local people. Human Connections is more than happy to accept your in-kind donations in our Bucerias office and bring them to these partners, which include  Entreamigos and Ahora es Tiempo de Dar.  We also encourage you to visit them directly.

What other questions do you have?

Contact Maya, our Tour Director, for more questions:

E-mail: maya@humanconnections.org  /  Call from the US: 773-800-2811  /  Call from Mexico: 322 157 0805