Talpa & Mascota
Pueblos Magicos of the state of Jalisco

Treasured in the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains, you’ll discover Talpa and Mascota. Both colonial towns rich in history and traditions well-preserved by their people.
Magnificent views of the mountains and fertile valleys display the beauty and richness of this region of Mexico.
Countryside people you see as you walk along quaint streets, show you the hospitality and simplicity of rural Mexico.
Colonial buildings and magnificent temples will make you glimpse into the old-times, when Spain ruled this land.
An unforgettable experience in rural Mexico!

Tour Details





    Las Palmas (brief stop to use the bathroom if needed)
    “El Progreso” (1hour drive) Stop for pictures of the beautiful views of the mountains.

    Depart to Mascota (1 hour drive approx. ) As we drive we see beautiful landscapes.

    Mascota: Unfinished temple of “La Preciosa Sangre de Cristo” stop for pictures
    (bathrooms if needed)
    Walking tour to visit the highlights of the town : Market, Town hall, Town square and Basilica of Our lady of the sorrows (XVIII)

    Depart to Talpa (1hour drive)

    Stop for a panoramic view of Talpa (Cruz de Romero)
    Walking tour to visit the highlights of Talpa : Museum of religious art, San Joseph’s Parrish (XIX)
    Basilica of Our lady of the Rosary of Talpa (XVIII) And a fruit preserves factory.
    Time to shop (Market)
    Lunch (If desired)
    Return to Puerto Vallarta

    Meeting Point & Tour Duration

    Meeting Point Options:

    We pick up at your hotel, condominium, or at a specific address.
    For cruise passengers, please note that the meeting point will be the SHELL gas station near the Cruise Ship Port.


    Modern air-conditioned Chevrolet Express Van 2017

    • There will be some walking
    What´s Included

    Guiding Services

    Private Transportation

    Other: Museum entrance fee

    Ice chest with : bottled water and sodas

    Tasting of candies, fruit preserves and much more


    Estimated Local Cash Needed

    200 mexican pesos – (per person) *Lunch and beverages not included at the restaurant

    What´s Extra
    • Souvenirs
    • Food
    • Drinks
    • Snacks

    I am not permitted to pick up cruise passengers inside of the port. I’ve been meeting Toursbylocals customers at the SHELL gas station (This is walking distance from Berth, 1 and 2)
    For cruise passengers at Berth number 3, I will meet with you at GATE 17.