Mascota, one of the Pueblos Mágicos of the state of Jalisco located approximately two hours Southeast of Puerto Vallarta, will celebrate the tenth edition of the Raicilla Cultural Festival this coming December 9 and 10, featuring more than 15 activities including raicilla tasting, exhibitions, workshops, cocktail bar contests, folk dance shows, among others (most of them will be held at the main plaza).
Raicilla is a distilled spirit made from the agave plant and originally from the Sierra Madre Mountains and the North coast of Jalisco. In Puerto Vallarta and other near villages such as El Tuito, San Sebastián del Oeste, Mascota and Talpa de Allende; Raicilla has become popular among locals and visitors. This festival is organized by the Mexican Council for Raicilla Promotion, local authorities and a dozen of raicilla brands such as Hacienda El Divisadero, El Ciervo, La perfección, La Gorupa, La Esmeralda and Los Tres Hombres.
For more information about the program of activities, visit the event’s Facebook Page.
How to get there
Drive north of Puerto Vallarta through the Francisco Medina Asencio avenue and take Las Palmas road (Carretera 544) just before the Home Depot located in Ixtapa. Drive straight ahead for about one hour and a half. You will pass by the villages of Las Palmas and La Estancia (where you can take the road to San Sebastián del Oeste) before arriving to Mascota.