What you should know on your first visit to Puerto Vallarta

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If you are the type of traveler who during your visit to any place tries to squeeze it to the fullest, knowing the surroundings of your destination, then this post will interest you. Here we will tell you about the places where you can take a short excursion out of the ordinary and explore a little more towards the interior of the mountains when you take one of the flights to Puerto Vallarta, where you will find places that will complete your trip experience.

Saint Sebastian

Located in the spectacular Sierra Madre, about an hour and 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, is the colonial and historic town of San Sebastian del Oeste. This place preserves the charm of colonial Mexico, the fresh air will bring you back to life and the sunsets over the mountains will make you end your day in a relaxing way.

Talpa de Allende

Surrounded by mountains and forests that perfectly combine natural beauty with culture and tradition, Talpa de Allende is a charming town that radiates the magic of an authentic Mexican town. The famous Church of the Virgin of Talpa dates back to 1782 and is an architectural marvel, where the image of the famous Virgin of Talpa is standing to welcome thousands of Catholics every year.


Go back to the past in this 19th century city made of adobe houses and haciendas, surrounded by forests and spectacular natural landscapes, just two hours from Puerto Vallarta towards the interior of the mountains. The town of Mascota also has an impressive historical and cultural heritage found in its architecture and archeology, some of which date back to pre-Hispanic times.

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El Tuito

This is a small town nestled in the mountains about 45 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta, on the road to Barra de Navidad. Walk through the cobbled streets and see the adobe houses in yellow and orange tones made of clay from the region, enjoy the nature and simplicity of this Mexican town in its main square, which is surrounded by gardens, restaurants, coffee shops and craft stores.


It is another of the destinations of the Tourist Corridor of the Riviera Nayarit; it is a town that reflects the essence of a typical Mexican town with its main square and cobblestone streets. In addition to its beaches, the main attraction of this destination is the art that can be found in its handicraft market “Flea Market”, the largest in the region.


This place is a small town that is 40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta and is well known for being a surfing destination because it offers spectacular beaches with perfect waves to practice this sport. Every year local and international surfing events take place in this town.

Take the opportunity to visit these wonderful places unique in their type the next time you take one of the flights to Puerto Vallarta, because these are places that are quite close to the city and which won´t cost you any work to give you a short break to learn more about this region of the Pacific