San Sebastian del Oeste

Old mining town high in the hills above Puerto Vallarta

This picturesque colonial town is a world apart from the sultry coast, yet it is only two hours drive from Puerto Vallarta. It’s well worth the journey just to experience the crisp, cool mountain air and the magnificent scenery on the way, but there’s lots to see when you arrive too.

We recommend renting a car and driving to San Sebastian. Allow plenty of time for the journey and you could stop off at the tequila and raicilla distillery on the way. If you don’t have a rental car, transportation and tours can be arranged. ¬†Explore the cobblestone streets on foot and you’ll feel that little has changed in the last century. The beautiful church is worth a stop, as is the organic coffee farm and store. There are a surprising number of great places for lunch too.