SAN SEBASTIAN DEL OESTE
Short view to an Silver Colonial Town
This day starts with an authentic Mexican breakfast in the countryside of Puerto Vallarta.
Hand made tortillas, fresh grilled beef, eggs “rancheros” style, Mexican coffee with cinnamon, all served in an open restaurant in the middle of the fields. This is what we will find before starting to drive up to the Sierra Madre Occidental (Western Sierra Madre) –) flora, fauna, geología, pueblos principales.
San Sebastián del Oeste, which is World Heritage named by the UNESCO on 2001, is 60 kilometers, or 37 miles away from Puerto Vallarta, towards the north east direction.
After breakfast and a half hour drive, we stop in an old moon shine Raicilla distillery.
Know the other types of wild agave that this mezcal is made of, along with the possibility to try some homemade grappa.
After that visit, we will drive another half hour to get to the Silver Town that shows a dramatic fauna change from subtropical rainforest, to the coolness of the oaks and pine trees.
Original Stone streets and red roof tiles invites us to walk into the alleys and feel the tranquility of life in the middle of the Mexican Sierra Madre.
This is an ancient town that keeps the nostalgia of the golden years of the mining activity between the XVIII and IXX Centuries. Do you like more adventure? Would you like to go further into the forest and visit the ancient mines? that is another option as well.
A break is a must to refresh, rest, and enjoy the beautiful plaza of San Sebastián del Oeste.
Get a fresh toasted coffee that is farmed in those exact mountains, or try a margarita or a frappuccino before we do our last visit to a coffee plantation. Here we will get to take a sip of their product and taste their candies.
Around 5pm, we finish off the enjoying afternoon by driving back to Puerto Vallarta.
The Tour Includes:
- Certificate Tourist Guide
- Soft Drinks
- Entry fees
- Duration: 8 hrs Aprox.
- Activity Level: Easy
- Age restrictions: Family friendly
- Handicap accesible: cobblestone streets
- Transportation: VW Transporter 2017
- What to bring: Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Mosquito Repelent, Cash for souveniers (optional)