Mascota and Talpa de Allende in Jalisco are historic mountain mining towns you won’t want to miss when you visit Mexico. Book a tour with Vallarta Adventures.
The beautiful towns of Mascota and Talpa de Allende in Jalisco are nestled in the Sierra Madre mountains, away from all the noise and activity in the tourist areas of Puerto Vallarta. These mining towns are referred to as “pueblos magicos,” or magic villages, because of their cultural significance and preservation of history. See these authentic Mexican villages with expert tour guides when you book the Talpa & Mascota Tour with Vallarta Adventures.
Talpa & Mascota Tour
Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you ride comfortably in transportation provided from Puerto Vallarta. The first stop is Mascota, a quaint town of only about 10,000 people. Our bilingual guides will take you on a walking tour through the town square and the market, where you can sample delicious treats, visit local shops, and learn about the rich culture of the area. Try locally-made candy and fresh, handmade tortillas and visit the still incomplete church that was under construction for over 100 years.
The next stop is Talpa de Allende, or Talpa Mexico, another historic mining town in the mountains. Every year thousands of families arrive in pilgrimage at the large church to pay respects to the virgin Rosario de Talpa. If you visit at the right time of year, you may get to witness the impressive procession, led by a band while all the bells of the church ring. The town is also home to a candy factory that leaves its sweet aroma wafting through the cobblestone streets.
This full-day tour includes lunch and is suitable for travelers age 8 and older.
What Are People Saying About Our Talpa de Allende Tour?
Talpa is a popular town to visit because it offers so much rich history and immersive culture while escaping the busy city. There are also incredible mountain views and plenty of opportunities to try delicious food. But you don’t need to take our word for it--check out what some of our visitors said about the experience.
“What a great informative tour! My family of four were very fortunate to have a “private” tour. We were the ones signed up for that day. Our tour guide Juan along with Alonso the bus driver made sure our needs were met…
Juan was very knowledgeable with the history of the area and the rest of the country. It was amazing to learn Mexico is more than beaches, margaritas and resorts. Beautiful countrysides, old architecture, and lively friendly culture....much different than the main city. He touched base in many subjects....agriculture, education, plantation, architecture, religion, and of course lots of history. We were given the right amount of free time to explore, to take photos....soak it all in and browse around the shops.
Our two guides who both have a good sense of humor had a friendly banter going on throughout the tour which made the experience that much more enjoyable. These two cooked/grilled an amazing meal that could rival any high-end restaurant in the country. That in itself was worth the trip… I highly recommend signing up for this tour...” - Amn90s
“This tour brought us to two mountain towns, Mascota and Talpa. The scenery of the valley and mountains was exquisite. Our guide, Julio, was very energetic, enthusiastic, passionate, and knowledgeable. We learned extensive information about the culture and history of this part of Mexico. We saw several beautifully ornate churches, visited a unique high school, tasted delicious locally handcrafted candy, and were served a delicious lunch in a tranquil and serene setting. A worthwhile trip!” - MikeSuds2014
Book a Tour with Vallarta Adventures
To visit these historic hidden gems, book a tour to Talpa de Allende and Mascota with Vallarta Adventures. You can also check out some of the other unique towns and historic locations in Mexico with other exciting cultural tours we have available. Contact Vallarta Adventures today to start planning your dream vacation to Talpa, Mexico.