A magical feeling blankets across the Mexican countryside, which helps win over visitors to the Latin nation. Though Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, and Cancun are the more popular destinations for tourists because of their entertainment and stunning beaches, other attractive towns exist in Mexico which show off the culture and rich history of its people. The Mexican Secretary of Tourism has recognized such areas through a program that is known as Pueblos Magicos – Magical Towns. Anyone who visits this region can experience real Mexico and how wonderful the residents are there.
The Magical Towns program started out in 2001, meant to determine which villages would attract the most tourism with their cultures and the beauty of nature that exude through them. San Sebastian del Oeste is an old mining town that is located about an hour and a half drive from Puerto Vallarta, that was founded in 1605. It was able to gain recognition as a Magical Town and, in turn, receives many visitors who love the quaint pueblo in the mountains. Those who visit are sure to have a unique Mexican experience with charm and simplicity.
A Day Trip or Tour from Puerto Vallarta
Are you thinking of just traveling to San Sebastian for the day? Or, do you intend on staying for a few days or longer in the magical town? Either way, you’ll have so much to do to keep you occupied and excited. You can trek up the Sierra de la Madre Mountains, which will offer you a reprieve from the heat of Puerto Vallarta. Visit the center of town, which features a plaza and a small stream along with trails of beautifully fragrant trees. It will afford you a majestic yet calming experience.
Also, you can view the stunning architecture and buildings that are covered with moss. Cerro de la Bufa has breathtaking views of the local sights and sunsets. Quinta Mary is somewhere you can get an amazing coffee, and be able to have an insider’s look at the production process that is 100% organic. Regardless of how you enjoy your days, you will have a great time relaxing and seeing it for all of the historical and cultural beauty that this natural landscape offers.
You will feel as though you stepped back in time when you visit the magical town of San Sebastian. This town, which once had a bustling population of 20,000 and now has only 600 inhabitants, will be a welcome vacation spot to let your worries melt away.
Why not book a tour from Puerto Vallarta and see what this amazing Pueblo Magico has in store for you?