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Alexis Velasco
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Mexican food lover, performing arts enthusiast and sunset hunter with green tea in hand.

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5 Little Towns that Will Take You to the Old Mexico

By  Alexis Velasco
Mar. 15, 2019
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Plan a weekend road trip and depart from Banderas Bay to one of these towns full of history, folklore and tradition.

Jala, Nayarit

Photo courtesy of the Government of Jala.

This Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is located on the slopes of the El Ceboruco volcano in the state of Nayarit, three hours from Puerto Vallarta. The town is well known for its religious architecture and its annual corn festival (taking place in August).

 

Photo courtesy of the Government of Jala.

Visitors can take tours to El Ceboruco volcano, which are completely safe and allow you to discover impressive natural landscapes. Its lasts eruption dates from 1870 – 1875.

 

San Sebastián del Oeste

 

Old casona in San Sebastián del Oeste

San Sebastián del Oeste is a Pueblo Mágico nestled between the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. For a very long time, it was an important mining center and, nowadays, it is possible to visit the remains of the old mines and properties dating from that period.

Hacienda Jalisco.

For instance, Hacienda Jalisco, which was built more than 200 years ago. Today, the property serves as a boutique hotel. San Sebastián del Oeste is located an hour and a half from Puerto Vallarta.

 

Mascota, Jalisco

 

Photo courtesy of México Exquisito.

Located 30 minutes from San Sebastián del Oeste, this little town features some of the most stunning examples of traditional architecture, such as the Templo Inconcluso de la Preciosa Sangre (Unfinished Temple of the Precious Blood).

Mesón del Refugio / Photo courtesy of Mexico Exquisito.

Mesón del Refugio is a hotel that reflects the cultural heritage and history of Mascota.

 

Talpa de Allende, Jalisco

 

Talpa de Allende.

This town is one of the most important religious centers in western Mexico and the final destination of thousands of pilgrims and devotees. It is located two hours from Puerto Vallarta.

 

Tequila, Jalisco

Agave landscapes in Tequila, Jalisco / Photo courtesy of Livier García.

Tequila is the cradle of the most emblematic drink of Mexico, obtained from the blue agave. Enjoy beautiful landscapes and learn more about this alcoholic beverage at one of the many tequila haciendas or embarking on a tequila tour.

Photo courtesy of Livier García.

The José Cuervo pedestrian street is a must-see attraction since it features a stunning view towards the main square and the Santiago Apostol Parish.

Alexis Velasco
Editor

Mexican food lover, performing arts enthusiast and sunset hunter with green tea in hand.

  @christian_vela

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