SAY ‘I DO’ WITH A VIEW
When you visit Puerto Vallarta you may want to enjoy a trip back in time, a cooler climate, and a small colonial town in the Sierra Madre Mountains. If that's the case, Mascota is a great option. Approximately 4,00 ft, (1200 meters) above sea level and strategically located between the state capitol Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, (60 miles, 97 kilometers away),it is a popular tourist destination. When you drive into Mascota you immediately notice it is a beautiful and picturesque town, and you will feel like you've traveled back in time to a quiet, peaceful period. You'll also notice that the air is cooler here compared to Puerto Vallarta. It's a small town that invites you to lay back and relax. Old-fashioned cobblestone streets are flanked by colonial style houses. Don't forget to enjoy the local food and delicacies. Afternoon or in the morning ask for a "café de olla", eat some home-made cookies and purchase some of the many local sweets, stuffed guayabas (guavas), sour guayabita, camote sweets, mango skins and more. Another option, for adults, includes different types of "rompopes", which are like eggnog, with flavors that include vanilla, chestnut or seasonal fruits and berries.