See Undiscovered Puerto Vallarta & Beyond

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Puerto Vallarta views from the lookout point at Matamoros lighthouse at sundown, including the crown of the church and Banderas Bay.
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In the old section of Puerto Vallarta, you'll find cobblestone streets and adobe, colonial-style homes with red roofs.
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The lively zócalo or main plaza in Puerto Vallarta. When we visited, there was a band and locals gathered for dancing and fun.
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One of the many beautiful waterfront gathering places in Puerto Vallarta.
One of Puerto Vallarta's many inviting beaches.
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Shop for unique Huichol and Mexican art from around the country in Puerto Vallarta’s colorful shops and galleries.
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If you don't have a breakfast companion, don't fret, the peacocks will join you at Casa Velas, a boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta.
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Views of the Bay of Banderas from one of downtown's boutique hotels in Puerto Vallarta.
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Matamoros lighthouse in Puerto Vallarta in located near the corners of Mina and Matamoros Streets.
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The author, Darley Newman, flying high above an ancient forest on a zip line tour.
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Darley Newman skims the Cuale River on a zip line adventure.
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The scenery changes from lush tropical landscapes to dense, green forests on the drive from Puerto Vallarta to San Sebastian del Oeste.
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The main plaza in San Sebastian del Oeste is lined with small shops and restaurants, perfect for kicking back and relaxing.
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The architecture in San Sebastian del Oeste includes red and white well-preseved houses with plastered mud-brick walls and wooden and tile roofs.
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Outside the impressive Church of San Sebastian del Oeste, just around the corner from the town's main square.
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Pastel colors and chandeliers in the Church of San Sebastian del Oeste, which was originally built in the 17th century, damaged by an earthquake in the 1800's and rebuilt in 1868.
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The entrance to La Lupita's Restaurant, a popular dining spot for travelers visiting San Sebastian del Oeste.
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Even the refried beans at La Lupita's are full of flavor and the fresh, green salsa is spicy and delicious.
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Locals taking a horseback ride in San Sebastian del Oeste.
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The cobblestone streets and well-preserved architecture in San Sebastian del Oeste.
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San Sebastian del Oeste is a serene, small town. A cat takes a nap along one of the main thoroughfares.
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Coffee is harvested by hand La Quinta Mary, where the altitude and humidity are particularly good for growing coffee.
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Coffee is processed from farm to table at La Quinta Mary, an over 300 year old hacienda in San Sebastian del Oeste
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Spanish style architecture at La Quinta Mary, where a courtyard opens up to the family's gardens and coffee farm.
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Walking is the best way to get around San Sebastian del Oeste and there are plenty of shady areas for a respite from sun.
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For a great escape this spring, we take you off the beaten path in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and beyond, where stunning beaches, thriving mangrove ecosystems, and truly magical towns will enrich your body and soul.

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