Mascota is a municipality of Jalisco, Mexico and magical town. The name of Mascota comes from the Teco Amaxacotlán Mazacotla, which in Spanish means: place of deer and snakes. It was a cacicazgo, which had under its jurisdiction the towns of Talpa, El Tuito and Chacala. During the conquest it was called Valle de los Venados or Valle de Banderas. Its inhabitants were indigenous tecos. The city called "La Esmeralda de la Sierra" is located between the mountains of the western sector of Jalisco, at 1,268 meters above sea level. Mascota is the head of the municipality of the same name and is surrounded by the also Jalisco municipalities of San Sebastián del Oeste, Talpa de Allende, Guachinango, Mixtlán, Atenguillo and Puerto Vallarta.
The metropolitan area of the great conurbation formed in front of the Pacific by Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta is just over 100 km away. Of pet. The state capital, Guadalajara, is located 206 km away. East of the Magic Town. These two large cities provide the majority of weekend visitors who receive Mascota.