San Sebastián del Oeste
Magical town between mountains
Located in the bowels of the Sierra Madre Occidental is San Sebastián del Oeste, Magical Town of Jalisco. From the dense fog and behind the smell of mountains, wet earth and charcoal in the brazier, the first traces of its mountain architecture are revealed, which, stained with red tiles on its gabled roofs, little by little reveals its white facades with terracotta colored stripes.
With a mining past, the town still maintains the trade. It is possible to find among its businesses, goldsmiths and jewelers who are passionate about silver who make unique pieces accompanied by opal and obsidian, carved religiously so that travelers who purchase them can take a piece of San Sebastián del Oeste, Jalisco, and show it off in the eyes. of the world.
History and admirable beauty in every corner
In the center of town and next to the public square, stands out a small church built in the 18th century. It is the parish of San Sebastián Mártir, patron saint of the town. Inside, a striking aquamarine color contrasts with the quarry pillars and their vaults colored in light blue and pastel pink, a combination that, far from seeming daring, contrasts with the uniform exteriors of their houses.
If you have time, explore its streets and contemplate the balconies of its houses adorned with bougainvillea, take a walk across its stone bridge and inhale the aroma of its pines, oaks and capomos while breathing pure mountain air.
If you pay attention, high in the sky you will see the hawks flying over towards the forest and at night you will probably hear the howls of the coyotes, because in San Sebastián del Oeste, the fauna is part of the environment.
From Puerto Vallarta it will take you about an hour and a half (68 km), if you are located in the Riviera Nayarit, the road will be 2 hours 15 minutes (110 km) and from Guadalajara it will be 4 hours 15 minutes (270 km) , all by car. Being nestled in the mountains, the humid climate predominates and its average annual temperature is 19 °C, which makes it an ideal destination to visit at any time of the year.