The area of Sierra Madre is home to some of the oldest communities in Jalisco. It’s also the name of the mountain range that runs through the country.

At 1.5-4 hours away, it’s where residents of Puerto Vallarta often go to cool down in the humid summertime. With a year-round temperate climate, this area could be your ideal mountain getaway.

It’s also the place to go to slow down. The pace of life here is the antithesis of city life. Think vaqueros, cowboys, on horses riding through the streets. No buses packed with people. Small-town life is the norm here.

Sierra Madre is where you’ll find sprawling haciendas with views of the valley and mountains they are enveloped by.

There are three main communities within the area:

  1. Mascota was once a booming metropolis larger than Guadalajara.
  2. San Sebastian del Oeste, San Sebastian for short. Once a humming silver mining town with a population of over 20,000. Today this small town has less than 500 residents.
  3. Talpa de Allende, or Talpa, is a typical Mexican village high in the mountains.

If the heat of the coast isn’t for you, or you’d prefer your life in Mexico to be in a small mountain town, the Sierra Madre area is calling your name. There aren’t a lot of expats living here, so you’ll be able to immerse yourself in authentic culture.

The area has many lots for sale, so building your dream hacienda is within reach.

If you think life in the Sierra Madre region is for you, let us show you what’s available in the area. Contact us today.


If you’ve always dreamed of owning and renovating an old Mexican hacienda, then welcome to San Sebastian del Oeste.

There aren’t any flashy condos for sale in this small community. In fact, there is nothing flashy at all here.

It’s a small town founded in 1605 that used to be a prosperous silver mining community. It has retained its small mining town appeal similar to those in the US, where tourists go to see the old saloons, and the wooden fences of town are decorated with wagon wheels. That is San Sebastian.

It’s also been declared a Pueblo Mágico by Mexico’s Secretariat of Tourism because of its cultural richness.

Does San Sebastian sound like your vision of life in Mexico? Then contact us today.


  • Mascota

  • San Sebastian del Oeste

  • Talpa de Allende

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