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The Best Auto Mechanics in Guadalajara Jalisco

Are you looking for the best mechanics in Guadalajara? I had the pleasure of taking our vehicles in for the new Jalisco state smog check (verificación responsable). Growing up in California I always dreaded the smog check which can set you back a lot of time and money. My 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser is a …

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10 Shopping Malls in Guadalajara [2023]

I hope you are looking for the best shopping malls in Guadalajara Guadalajara is a major destination for shopping of all sorts. There are plenty of traditional markets but the modern, American-style shopping malls in Guadalajara have become an important part of daily life. The mall isn’t just about shopping anymore. They are about dining, …

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6 Best Tequila Brands to Buy in Mexico (with Prices)

Someone recently plagiarized one of my articles. As I was poking around their blog I found an article they had written about the best tequila brands to buy in Mexico. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Why would you recommend traveling all the way to Mexico only to buy commercial tequila brands that use …

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17 Day Trips from Guadalajara You Won’t Want to Miss [2023]

I hope you are looking for a Guadalajara day trip. There is no shortage of cool things to do in Guadalajara but sometimes you want to get out of the big city and see something different. Because of the favorable geography, there are lots of amazing day trips from Guadalajara. The metropolitan region has grown …

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Best Cheap Hotels in Guadalajara Mexico in 2023 [Locals’ Guide]

Ready to Book a Cheap Hotel in Guadalajara? You are in the right place because I have lived in Guadalajara since 2009, I have stayed in tons of Guadalajara hotels and even planned a significant-sized wedding. You have the most coveted of all Guadalajara tips right at your fingertips – travel advice from a local …

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Awesome Events and Festivals in Guadalajara [2023]

Are you ready to check out the best events and festivals in Guadalajara? While Guadalajara is still a little under-the-radar for most US visitors, it is a major destination for Mexican and Latin American travelers. There are a large number of festivals and the best events in Guadalajara that bring tourism to Jalisco from around …

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Things to do in Morelia Mexico: An Opinionated Travel Guide

Located just over three hours from Mexico City, picturesque Morelia, the capital of Michoacan joined the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity program in 1991. It is easily one of the most enjoyable hidden-gem destinations in all of Latin America. I absolutely love Morelia, Michoacan. It is easy to understand why the historic center of …

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The Safest Places to Visit in Mexico for 2023

Mexico is a marvelous place to visit. It is one of the world’s top travel destinations due to its people, natural beauty, and tourist infrastructure. Mexico also makes the international headlines for safety problems. This is my attempt at a data-driven analysis of the safest places to visit in Mexico from the perspective of the …

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14 Best Tours in Guadalajara Mexico

Ready to experience the best tours in Guadalajara Mexico? Guadalajara is much smaller than Mexico City but still a massive metropolitan area with important cultural contributions to the Mexican identity. It is the capital of the state of Jalisco and has a lot of hidden gems. Guadalajara is affectionately called the Perla Tapatía and is …

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Guadalajara Mexico Map: Where is Guadalajara Located?

Where is Guadalajara Mexico? Guadalajara is located in the western state of Jalisco and is the westernmost point in the Bajío Region of Mexico. The next thing that most people ask is where is Jalisco and what is the Bajío. This article is going to talk about the geography of western Mexico around the Guadalajara …

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Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico: The Definitive Travel Guide for 2022

Guadalajara is quite possibly the most under-the-radar travel destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is well known internationally but pales in comparison when it comes to culture and things to do. I’ve been here since 2009 and written a Guadalajara travel guide since 2017 but I’m barely scratching the surface of all that the region has …

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The Neighborhoods of Guadalajara

Guadalajara is a very large place with a number of distinct definitions. The Guadalajara Metropolitan Rone (ZMG Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara) is comprised of 10 municipalities that have grown into the second largest metropolitan area in the country. Within those municipalities, there are hundreds of individual neighborhoods or colonias as they are locally known. This …

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Guadalajara to Manzanillo: How to get to Manzanillo, Colima

Thinking about a trip to Manzanillo, Colima? Manzanillo, Colima is an under-the-radar destination for most English-speaking travelers. Colima is the name of a small state and the capital city located 200 km south of Guadalajara. The beach town and major international port of Manzanillo is just a little bit further at 300km from Guadalajara. It …

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Some Thoughts on Living in Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara is a marvelous town with an excellent quality of life. It is a big city that feels a lot smaller than the census reveals. The economy is strong, the population is cultured, and people love living here. They come from all over Mexico to study, and many decide to stay. Recently, more international immigrants …

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Tequila Tours from Guadalajara: Visit the Ruta del Tequila

Are you ready to experience the best tequila tours from Guadalajara? These are the best tequila tours from Guadalajara for every sort of traveler including transportation and tequila-tasting recommendations. Guadalajara is the capital of tequila country without a doubt. Tequila’s governing body, the Consejo Regulador de Tequila is located here, the airport is here, and …

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The Best Food Courts in Guadalajara

Guadalajara has a marvelous food culture. The combination of contemporary and traditional options means there is something for everyone. One of the best reasons for eating in a food court is the ability to taste a number of different styles of food. Before buying anything, make it a point to cruise the entire market to …

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Mexico Waves: An Intro to Surfing in Mexico

It is no surprise that Mexico is such an established surfing destination. Surfing in Mexico has had an allure since the 1960s. Mexico has always had a close relationship with Southern California and all it took was a few stories of ideal Mexico waves with nobody out to create the modern Mexican surf mythology. Surfing …

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