5 Little Towns that Will Take You to the Old Mexico
Plan a weekend road trip and depart from Banderas Bay to one of these towns full of history, folklore and tradition.
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).
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
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.
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.
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 is a hotel that reflects the cultural heritage and history of Mascota.
Talpa de Allende, Jalisco
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 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.
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.