Travel & Outdoors | August 2006
|Take a Vacation from Your Vacation|
Patrick Harrison - PVNN
Puerto Vallarta - A short trip from Banderas Bay, far away from the towering hotels and high temperatures, you'll discover the quaint village of San Sebastian. Only a two-hour drive in your personal vehicle or by hired car on a newly paved road, San Sebastian, though close in distance, is centuries removed from cosmopolitan Vallarta.
|Hacienda Jalisco is located in San Sebastian del Oeste, Jalisco, Mexico. For more information visit HaciendaJalisco.com or call 011 52 322 107 7007 and ask for complete details on how to receive a 10% discount during September and October.|
Situated 4,500 feet above sea level in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains, San Sebastian's cool climate and historic appeal have made it one of Mexico's last great getaways. Founded in 1605, San Sebastian was once a gold and silver center for Mexico.
Today, although the "gold fever" has subsided and the people afflicted by it have long since departed, this beautiful mountain village of 600 residents retains its colonial heritage as an outstanding example of the traditional ways of living and working in a remote Mexican village.
It is a joy to wander through this beautiful mountain village, which has changed little in hundreds of years. As you explore the cobblestone streets, traditional town plaza, classic Porfirina bandstand, and an 18th century church dedicated to San Sebastian, you'll feel like you're visiting a living museum untouched by time.
A short distance from town is Hacienda Jalisco, which was once the headquarters of the mining company. This 1840-era Spanish Hacienda has been beautifully restored and converted into a guest house by expatriate Bud Acord, who purchased the property over 30 years ago.
Bud fell in love with Puerto Vallarta when he worked on the set of the movie "Night of the Iguana." His Hollywood friendships grew to include John Huston, Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Booth among many others that ventured into the mountains to enjoy this beautiful hacienda and experience the enchantment of true Mexican Hospitality.
Hacienda Jalisco features enchanting views of the mountains, a historical museum detailing the history of the area, and beautiful verdant grounds. True to an era without electricity, your stay will be one of comfort and attentive care with oil lamps lit throughout the home - adding to the magical atmosphere.
Offering spacious, antique-furnished guest rooms with fireplaces and home-cooked meals for only $80 USD per person per night, Hacienda Jalisco invites you to experience the enchantment of true Mexican Hospitality. And, if you book now for a stay during September and October, you'll receive a 10% discount.
To guarantee your room or request availability, call 322-222-9638 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today. Whether you are a Puerto Vallarta resident or on vacation, a trip to San Sebastian and Hacienda Jalisco is an experience you will not soon forget.
Hacienda Jalisco is located in San Sebastian del Oeste, Jalisco, Mexico. For more information visit HaciendaJalisco.com or call 011 52 322 107 7007 and ask for complete details on how to receive a 10% discount during September and October.
Born in Seattle, WA, Patrick Harrison has been living in PV for more than 3 years. Drawing on his experience in entertainment, radio, retail and sports marketing in major US cities, Patrick opened his own business here in Vallarta, P. Gringo Marketing & PR, a successful Public Relations Firm that targets the English-speaking tourist and local communities. You can contact Patrick at email@example.com
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