San Sebastian del Oeste, Jalisco.
San Sebastian del Oeste (Pueblo Magical) Tour takes you through the Breathtaking Mountain road up high into the hidden Pueblo of San Sebastian. San Sebastian’s remote setting has made it one of Mexico’s last remaining secrets, hidden high in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains….
This tiny mountain pueblo isn’t far from Puerto Vallarta, but feels like a world away. Riding along the paved mountain roadway you see scenes of everyday rural life, along with some of the most amazingly beautiful views the state of Jalisco has to offer!
First settled in 1605, the once remote 17th century mining town of San Sebastian reached its peak of prosperity in the 1700s with over 30, 000 inhabitants in the area. The pueblo’s population fluctuated wildly as gold and silver were mined intermittently between the 1600’s and the 1930’s, and currently has only 600 residents maintaining this pueblo’s true colonial heritage.
San Sebastian is now cultivating coffee and agave in its lush mountainsides, while maintaining its charming cobblestone plaza, elegant snow-white buildings, classic Porfirian bandstand, 18th century church, and historic haciendas, recently earning this community the title of Pueblo Magico from the federal government.
You will be encouraged to experience what San Sebastian has to offer; including exploring a colonial silver mine, a local distillery, a working silversmith, and even a local coffee roaster.
After your adventures, enjoy lunch at one of San Sebastian’s quality restaurants before ending your time in this pueblo. So take a day away from the “big city” of Puerto Vallarta and enjoy a privileged glimpse into colonial Mexico few ever are lucky enough to experience!