The Federal Ministry of Tourism will announce 17 new certified ‘Pueblo Mágico’ towns in Mexico during their convention in Puebla next week, September 25-26.
Jalisco’s Ministry of Tourism, Ramos Flores, said that new applicants in the state are Amacueca Bolanos, San Miguel El Alto, Talpa de Allende, Yahualica, Jalostotitlán, Manzanilla de la Paz and Mascota, with at least one likely to receive the appointment.
“I have every confidence that at least one more city in Jalisco will be appointed as Pueblo Mágico,” said the Tourism Minister, who stated there were 73 cities in total being considered throughout the country.
Of the 73 applicants, only 17 cities will be awarded the distinction next week.
Currently the State of Jalisco has 5 Pueblo Mágicos; Tapalpa, Tequila, San Sebastian del Oeste, Lagos de Moreno and Mazamitla, all of who are expected to maintain their certification this year.
The Pueblo Mágico program is designed to promote tourism outside of the tourist resort areas, such as Puerto Vallarta. Many visitors to the certified cities in the State of Jalisco are tourists from Puerto Vallarta on day trips, with San Sebastian del Oeste being a popular choice.