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Escape Puerto Vallarta Summer's Heat in San Sebastian

August 16, 2019

Designated a "Magic Town" by the Mexican government, San Sebastian is a lovely little village of less than 6,000 inhabitants, just an hour and 45 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta. (Photo: Arcenciel Studio)

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - 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 here, great weekend escapes are just a quick journey away. One favorite is the charming town of San Sebastian del Oeste, and a scenic 1 hour and 45-minute drive will take you there.

And what a difference a less than two hour trip can make! Leaving our beautiful tropical coastline of palm trees and beaches behind, you'll travel up into the Sierra Madre mountains, to a totally different topography of pine trees and ranch land and a distinctively cooler and less humid climate.

Designated a "Magic Town" by the Mexican government, San Sebastian is a lovely little village 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 town's many excellent restaurants, El Fortin de San Sebastian and Montebello Restaurant being two of particular note.

It is a wonderful, peaceful getaway that offers an entirely different vibe, so much so that many Puerto Vallarta homeowners purchase a weekend escape in this charming mountain village. If you visit and fall in love, contact our agents about real estate for sale in San Sebastian and many other great places to live in Jalisco.

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Since 1997, Wayne Franklin and his team at Tropicasa Realty have been a trusted name in Puerto Vallarta real estate. Tropicasa Realty is a regional representative of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and, with over 100 years of combined experience in real estate, all agents of the company are affiliated with AMPI as well as being International members of the U.S. National Association of Realtors. Wayne Franklin or any member of his knowledgeable team can be contacted in-person at their Romantic Zone Office - Pulpito 145-A at Olas Altas. While in PV they can be reached at (322) 222-6505 or by calling 866-978-5539 (Toll-Free) from the U.S.

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