SAN SEBASTIAN DEL OESTE
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Looking for some real Mexican history and culture? You can find it here. Nestled high up in the Sierra Madre is a little mining town called San Sebastian. This Spanish colonial town dates back to 1605, when it was a gold and silver mining center, once housing over 4,000 people. Today, San Sebastian is a retreat, hidden from the tourists of Puerto Vallarta, and home to only about 600 citizens. Spend a day getting the feel for real Mexico in this historic community.
We'll drive 4,500 feet up into the mountains, where we'll find San Sebastian, much as it was over 400 years ago. Here you can visit one of the areas only industries, a coffee factory named La Quinta, where you'll see how the coffee is grown, picked, and processed. We'll take a walking tour of the pueblo, learn about its history, see the famous church and meet some of the local villagers. Also visit a great viewpoint of the area where we'll stop for photos.
Then it's time for lunch at a local Restaurant, where you'll be treated to a full variety of exquisite Mexican plates. After the delicious lunch, we'll visit a local tequila factory, where you can taste different types of tequila and learn how this most popular of Mexican liquors is made. You'll even learn the "right way" to drink tequila (hint...no lime or salt required!)
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Cruise Passengers: Yes! This tour is available to you as a shore excursion.
Runs: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00AM.
Duration: 7 Hours.
Includes: Air-conditioned transportation, English Speaking Tour Guide, Lunch at a Local Restaurant, Tequila Tasting, All Admission Fees.
Departs From: Your hotel front door (in most cases). Exact instructions will be included with your confirmation.
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