Overview of San Sebastian del Oeste, Jalisco
Just a little under a week ago I visited one of the smallest “Pueblos Mágicos” in Jalisco, Mexico; San Sebastian del Oeste.
San Sebastian del Oeste is a small historical mountain town on the west side of the state of Jalisco. It’s one of the smallest towns in Mexico I have visited so far.
During my stay here, I was more than happy to check into a contemporary, rustic villa home; Casa Mariposa for a few days to experience the beauty of this mountain town.
Casa Mariposa, Luxury Villa
I had the pleasure of staying in this luxury villa for a few days. San Sebastian is a small, quiet town with vibrant colonial buildings; one that is known for its historical charm and mountainside location.
Within an easy 10-15 minute walk from Casa Mariposa to the town’s main square, venturing into San Sebastian to enjoy the local cafes, restaurants, shops and attractions was straightforward.
This luxury villa home with an all-rounded rustic feel creates the ideal setting to enjoy a few days in the area. Just before entering the small town centre, Casa Mariposa sits on a hill surrounded by nature and greenery.
If you are looking to getaway from the daily grind and have some quality rest and relaxation, then this setting in San Sebastian is a great place to consider. Casa Mariposa sleeps up to 6.
The fireside was a great add to my stay. I visited here at the end of January and the Mountain towns in Mexico get a little chilly during this time.
What To Do in San Sebastián
A quick 45-minute walk will get you to a viewpoint (mirador) where you can see the entire town from a distance. From this angle, you will see how much of a mountain enclave San Sebastián truly is.
Spending a few days in the mountain town doesn’t require a heavy itinerary. It’s small, and a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of a city like nearby Puerto Vallarta. It is perfect for some quiet time and cooling off.
San Sebastián makes up one of the many “Pueblos Magicos.” It has a cobblestoned plaza and is known for its ancient haciendas and colonial architectures untouched by time.
Within an 1hr and 45 minutes drive away from the busy city of Puerto Vallarta, you can experience this gorgeous little town from the doors of Casa Mariposa.