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Discover Historic San Sebastian

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Spend a full day exploring a mining village of San Sebastian, dine on delicious Mexican food and more on this exciting cultural tour near Puerto Vallarta.

Venture through San Sebastian, discover its mining history and more when you book this epic excursion near Puerto Vallarta. With so many cultural and gastronomic experiences, this full-day excursion is ideal for the foodie and history enthusiast. Your tour includes a delicious Mexican lunch and a ride that takes you from the Marina to the iconic former mining village of San Sebastian. Explore the San Juan mine, learn how Mexican coffee is crafted, and enjoy authentic Mexican food.

Begin your tour with a pickup from Puerto Vallarta's Marina and embark on a scenic drive as you head to the mining village of San Sebastian. This historic town sits on Jaliso's western side and dates back to the 17th century. Here, you'll discover the mining history of San Sebastian and the legacy of the village's agricultural history that goes back thousands of years. Head to San Juan--the last mining location in the area that closed in 1921. You'll also get a glimpse of the mountainous terrain, hills, and forests along the way, which adds to the beauty of this historic mining town.

Continue your journey with a stop at a traditional coffee estate or hacienda. Here, you'll discover the art of crafting Mexican coffee, including learning about its organic ingredients and process. Your tour also takes you to the home of a tequila expert or "tequila" to sample various agave-distilled products. Next, you'll head to the town's center, where you'll find art made from relics salvaged from items from the mines and make a stop at the Presidential Plaza. End your tour by dining on a traditional Mexican lunch at a traditional family-owned restaurant made with endemic ingredients before heading back to the Marina.

From learning about the mining history of San Sebastian to dining on decadent traditional Mexican meals, this cultural excursion is ideal for history buffs and foodies alike. Sign up for this exciting excursion today and get ready to experience authentic Mexican culture from the perspective of a former mining town.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $103.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
7 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 20 minute walk, and an approximately 10 to 20 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately $7 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Food and Beverage Included
Special Instructions
We recommend comfortable attire, walking shoes, sunblock, hat and sunglasses. In the winter months, a light jacket or sweater.
There is a significant amount of walking involved, some of it over uneven and unpaved surfaces and there will be steps to negotiate. The tour is not considered suitable for those with walking difficulties and not available to those who use a wheelchair.