Pueblos Mágicos in Jalisco
Jalisco has the identity of Mexico: Tequila, Mariachi and Charrería. These emblems are felt in its eight Magical Towns, but you can also feel the fresh air emanating from its mountains, the devotion that is deposited in its saints and virgins, and the popular art that is created in the hands of its people.
Mascota is another magical place where you will travel back in time. Its name means place of deer and snakes. It is located north of Puerto Vallarta, an hour and a half away. It is a beautiful, picturesque town with a couple of interesting museums, a church by its main square, shops with local delights and delicious restaurants. Make sure to try their sweets and biscuits made with regional fruits.
San Sebastián del Oeste
San Sebastian is a hidden gem located an hour and ten minutes from Puerto Vallarta, at the foot of the Sierra Madre mountain range. You can easily tell you are leaving the beach as soon as you notice how the temperature drops. This beautiful and traditional place is a Magical Town filled with history and enchantment. You’ll feel as if you’re traveling back in time.
Talpa de Allende
Talpa de Allende is approximately over 2 hours from Puerto Vallarta. The town was founded in 1599 at 4000 feet (1200m) above sea level, embraced by the majestic mountains of the Sierra Madre. The town revolves around its church, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, a large 18th-Century European-style basilica. Every year, on four different festivities, this church receives hundreds of thousands of pilgrims that visit Talpa’s tiny Virgin statue, also known as “La Chaparrita”, which they believe has healing powers.
Tapalpa is a charming town located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Surrounded by rolling hills, lush forests, and stunning waterfalls, Tapalpa is known for its picturesque colonial architecture and relaxed, rural atmosphere. The town is located approximately 140 km from Guadalajara and is a popular destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors to Tapalpa can explore the town's narrow cobblestone streets, visit local markets and artisans, and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, trail-run events, horseback riding, and bird watching. With its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural beauty, and friendly locals, Tapalpa is a truly unique and unforgettable destination in Mexico. See the first paper mill in Latin America.