Five Can't Miss Tours in Guadalajara

Teri West, Communications Intern

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is rich with historical colonial architecture, colorful art, and natural landmarks. When visiting Jalisco, there are a few places you'll want to make sure you visit. Here, we've gathered the top five can't miss tours in Jalisco.

Discover: Tlaquepaque and Tonalá


To experience the artistic culture of Jalisco, venture to the towns of Tlaquepaque and Tonalá. The villages are known for their pottery and feature several wonderful ceramic art museums including Museo Pantaleon Panduro and Museo Regional de la Ceramica. Restaurants and shops offering ceramics and wooden furniture line the pedestrian Independencia Avenue in Tlaquepaque. 

Taste: Tequila Town

Streets of Tequila

Head to Tequila Town to taste and learn about the beverage in its birthplace. Located about 30 miles from Guadalajara, Tequila Town is surrounded by the agave plants used to produce tequila and is home to many distilleries. Casa Herradura, a distillery in operation since 1870, is responsible for producing the most true Agave Tequila in Mexico and hosts wonderful tours. 

Escape: Chapala & Ajijic


For a relaxing day away from the city, you can visit the towns of Chapala and Ajijic, which lie along Mexico’s largest lake. They are known for their comfortable year-round climate and the blend of the Mexican culture with the natural beauty of the pier and lake. Ajijic also has a thriving artist community. 

Travel: Guachimontones & Haciendas 

Piramide 2 Guachimontones 2

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a time machine when you take sight of Guachimontones. The round, stepped pyramids were built 2,000 years ago by a society that formed a culture known as the Teuchitlán tradition. Today, the pyramids are a UNESCO world heritage site. 

Explore: Historic Downtown

Explore the downtown area of Guadalajara filled with beautiful Cathedrals, museums, palaces and government buildings. The city gets extremely hot and humid during the day so be sure to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated and go into the shade to stay cool. 

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