The QUINTESSENTIAL Mexican Destination.
Guadalajara has received the incredible accolade of being named #6 of the “Top 10 Cities in Mexico & Central & South America" by TRAVEL + LEISURE as part of their annual World’s Best List.
When visiting Guadalajara you will understand the meaning of Mexicanity first hand, through culture, history, myths and exotic ambiance. Ancient traditions and modern lifestyle merge, creating a magical environment that’s full of extraordinary experiences.
Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco. It’s located in the central region in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico. Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America and the second most populous metropolitan area in Mexico. The city is named after the Spanish city of Guadalajara, meaning “river/valley of stones”.
Guadalajara is the cultural center of Mexico, considered by most to be the home of mariachi music and host to a number of large-scale cultural events such as the Guadalajara International Film Festival and globally renowned cultural events which draw international crowds.
What TO DO in Guadalajara
FESTIVALS & EVENTS IN GUADALAJARA
Gourmands and international film aficionados alike gather in Guadalajara for festivals devoted to their crafts ... and that’s just in the month of March. Throughout the year, more festivals devoted to the celebration of tequila, jazz, and mariachi are among the city’s biggest and best.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS IN GUADALAJARA
Don't miss the city's best museums, malls, murals, markets, and more. No visit is complete without a look at one of the several historic cultural sites and a tour inside a genuine tequila distillery. If time allows, be sure to include the ancient archeological site of the Guachimontones Pyramids, one hour west of the city.
Reviews & Recommendations
“No matter where you look, there's beauty just waiting to be explored in Guadalajara.”