Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico: The Definitive Travel Guide for 2022

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…

The Neighborhoods of Guadalajara
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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…

Guadalajara to Manzanillo: How to get to Manzanillo, Colima

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…

The Beaches of Manzanillo

The Beaches of Manzanillo

Manzanillo has a dual personality. Yes, it is a Mexican resort town but it is also a major port for container ships, cruise ships, the navy, and sportfishing vessels. The beaches of Manzanillo are diverse with both urban and rural experiences. In the historic downtown, kids will be jumping off the boardwalk into the bay…

A Guide to Visiting San Pedro Tlaquepaque Jalisco
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A Guide to Visiting San Pedro Tlaquepaque Jalisco

Tlaquepaque, Jalisco is one of Mexico’s premium tourist destinations because of a culture of artisanry, hospitality, and old-world charm. Many people consider Tlaquepaque to be a wonderful side trip from Guadalajara, but Tlaquepaque itself is a world-class destination and designated Pueblo Mágico by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism. The last group of friends that I…

A Tour of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Cathedral

A Tour of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Cathedral

The Guadalajara Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the most representative and easily identifiable buildings in the State of Jalisco. The gothic bell towers have been incorporated into the logos of many local businesses like Farmacía Guadalajara and the public taxi service. The church has a long history dating back to the 16th century but subsequent…

The Best Sunscreen for Mexico: Biodegradable and Reef Safe Sunscreens

The Best Sunscreen for Mexico: Biodegradable and Reef Safe Sunscreens

Every year millions of tourists flock to Mexico to enjoy the colonial towns and marvelous beaches. Many of them learn the hard way that the sun in Mexico needs to be taken seriously. When it comes to choosing the best sunscreen for Mexico you should consider that sunscreens impact on the environment. There is a…

La Nueva Central and the Bus Stations in Guadalajara, Jalisco
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La Nueva Central and the Bus Stations in Guadalajara, Jalisco

Using the long-distance bus stations in Guadalajara is not as simple as it would be in a small town. The Metropolitan Region is large and there is a bus station on the way out of town on each of the three major freeways. La Nueva Central is Guadalajara’s main terminal but there are smaller bus…

The Pueblos Magicos in Jalisco are Calling!
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The Pueblos Magicos in Jalisco are Calling!

Jalisco is a special place. The cultural heritage that this state has shared with the world is impressive. Whether it’s mariachis in Japan, Australians growing agaves, or cowboys training thoroughbreds in the United States, people are inspired by the culture that comes from these parts. The Pueblos Magicos in Jalisco are some of the best…