With summer temperatures in Puerto Vallarta rising, a weekend getaway to a cooler climate can be very appealing. And for those that own a home in Puerto Vallarta, great weekend escapes are just a quick journey away. One favorite is the charming town of San Sebastian del Oeste, usually just called San Sebastian, just a 1 hour and 45-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta.
And what a difference less than two hours can make! Leaving our beautiful tropical coastline of palm trees and beaches behind, you travel up into the Sierra Madre mountain range, to a totally different topography of pine trees and ranch land – and a distinctively cooler and less humid climate. San Sebastian is a lovely little town, designated a “Magic Town” by the Mexican government, of less than 6000 inhabitants.
Stroll the streets and admire the pretty colonial-style architecture, including the Church of Saint Sebastian which dates back to 1608, and stop for lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants – El Fortin de San Sebastian and Montebello Restaurant being two of particular note.
It is a wonderful, peaceful escape that offers an entirely different vibe than Puerto Vallarta, so much so that many Puerto Vallarta homeowners purchase a weekend escape in this charming village. If you visit and fall in love, contact our agents about real estate for sale in San Sebastian or other real estate listings in Jalisco.
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