Capital of the state of Jalisco, where the Mexican alcoholic beverage par excellence, tequila, originated. As we told you in a previous post, near Guadalajara, there is a very well known excursion which is the jalisco tequila tour, which we highly recommend you to do.
Guadalajara City Tours
Guadalajara is the second most populated city in the country, after Mexico City. In it you can find all kinds of activities, a metropolis that is also close to interesting tourist destinations to visit. Let’s tell you a little more about the activities you can’t miss.
What to see in the historic center of Guadalajara
Walking the streets of this beautiful area, while we take pictures and relax, is the first thing we recommend to start in the city. You can also visit the Hospicio Cabañas museum, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest neoclassical building in Latin America.
For good restaurants and bars, you can walk along Chapultepec Avenue, famous for all the options found there. If you decide to visit it at night, you will be able to find some live shows. Another of the attractions of the city is the cathedral, in the middle of the liberation square. Neo-Gothic style, baroque facade with interiors that will take your breath away.
To continue in the same area is the Rotunda of the Illustrious Jalisco citizens, a monument of 17 columns. In the rotunda itself there are niches that house the remains of several important citizens who lived in this city. Also to continue in the same area we can visit the government palace of this state.
Tlaquepaque and Tonalá
The town of Tlaquepaque is very visual and colorful, where you can find beautiful memories of your vacations in Jalisco. Craft stores, art galleries…the best area to have a great time, appreciate its culture and take pictures. You also can’t miss their Parian, one of the largest cantinas you will find. To follow this pleasant walking route, we also recommend going to the Jardín Hidalgo.
In Tonalá you can also get your fill of souvenirs and souvenirs for your home or to take home to your loved ones. In addition, many museums are free on Sundays, so you can’t miss out if you want to do a little more intense sightseeing.
Guadalajara’s arches, Lake Chapala and the town of Ajijic
Neoclassical in style, it is an emblem of the city that you have to see. They were built in 1942 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city. They wanted to pretend with them an elegant entrance to the city, something that in the end did not come to be.
Lake Chapala is the largest lake in the country, a place to fish and swim. You can visit the fresh water reserve and see the different species of birds. You must also visit the town of Ajijic, located on the shores of Lake Chapala. They say that it is a small town with a unique charm, in which many foreigners decide to make it their place of rest on vacation or have even changed their residence to end up there.
Lodging in Mexico
If you have not yet chosen a hotel to stay in Mexico, we advise you to choose one of the all-inclusive hotels in Cancun. One of the best options you can find, book your room at The pyramid at Grand Cancun. You will have multiple options to move around the country and facilities that will make your vacation perfect.