Location & Climate

In the heart of Western Mexico, Guadalajara’s temperate year-round weather means anytime is a good time to visit. As an inland city at a higher elevation, the weather is consistently warm and relatively predictable.  

Guadalajara is the capital city of Jalisco, and is the second largest city in Mexico.

Guadalajara offers taxis, buses, and car rentals making travel around the city easy for travelers.

Stroll the Chapala Malecon, a boardwalk located on Lake Chapala.

Tequila was named a “Pueblo Mágico” (Magical Town) by the Mexican government in 2003 and is known as the birthplace of the drink tequila.

 

Location

Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco, which is located in the center of Western Mexico, 350 miles west of Mexico City and 200 miles east from Puerto Vallarta along the Pacific Ocean. The city is approximately 1,500 meters, or about one mile, above sea level. The metropolitan area of Guadalajara consists of four urban districts: Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Tonala, and Zapopan; and two suburban districts: Tlajomulco and El Salto. 
 

Climate

The temperature in Guadalajara ranges from 55 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, with only about 10-15 degrees of difference on average from season to season. Winters are dry and temperate; March is the driest month, January is the coolest. Summer months produce most of the annual rainfall, with July as the wettest and May as the warmest.
 

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