Memories of the mining past in San Sebastián del Oeste

San Sebastián del Oeste , Jalisco

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San Sebastian del Oeste is nestled between the banks of the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Bay of Banderas. It is a Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town), which means it is recognized by the Mexican government for its natural beauty, cultural riches or historical relevance. San Sebastian del Oeste has a historic mining past that still retains the beauty, elegance and simplicity of its past.

HIKE ALONGSIDE RIVERS AND STREAMS

The town is located in the middle of a gorge between green mountains, and has a river that flanks its streets. The area’s wet and humid climate allows for a green landscape year-round.

VISIT THE SUNNY FINCAS

At the main square, you can enjoy the constant smell of fresh coffee while admiring the village’s traditional architecture. The style consists of fresh white porches, high windows, round columns, wooden roofs, and old houses full of stories about the town’s mining past.

EXPERIENCE A LABYRINTH OF SMELL AND GREENERY

Explore the many alleyways and see stone fences covered in ferns and moss. Local orchards fill the air with sweet scents of guava, peach, orange and lemon. Follow narrow paths, cross stone bridges that lead over streams and rivers and experience an eternal garden of fragrances.

Celebrate your visit by trying a raicilla, an artisan drink that is brewed in small local taverns and is distilled from maguey (a type of agave).

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