Go back in time in this XIX century town made of adobe houses and haciendas, surrounded by forest and spectacular natural landscapes. Found two hours inland from Puerto Vallarta, the village of Mascota also has an impressive historic and cultural heritage found in its architecture and archaeology, some of which dates back to Prehispanic times.

Mascota brims with romance, offering the perfect place to get away from the crowds. Spend time riding a horse, fishing, mountain biking, camping, riding a 4-wheeler, or taking a boat ride.

Make sure you check out the Mirador (overlook), the colonial buildings, the Museum of Archaeology, the town plaza, the unfinished Preciosa Sangre de Cristo church, the Corrinchis Dam, the dormant Molcajete Volcano, the Rock Museum, the Yerbabuena ecological area, and the Juanacatlán Lake. There are some charming cabins and bungalows for rent at very reasonable prices.

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