Welcome to Jalisco
Jalisco is one of the most memorable and famous states in Mexico. From here are two of the main Mexican icons, tequila and mariachi. Guadalajara is the second most populated city in the country and the second most populous city in the west.
There are also places of enormous beauty such as Lake Chapala, the religious sanctuary of Lagos de Moreno and the tradition of the town of Tequila. In addition, the state coast offers one of the country’s top beach destinations, Puerto Vallarta. This beautiful place has appeared in several Hollywood movies and every year receives millions of visitors to relax on its beaches and enjoy the pleasant nightlife and natural surroundings.
the Best of Jalisco
Guadalajara, also known as the land of tequila and mariachi, has known how to combine its traditions and culture with a modern world. The city of Guadalajara is the second most populated city in Mexico. It is considered an economic and business pillar for...read more
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Jalisco is a state of contrasts, culture and natural attractions. The Lake Chapala area is a perfect place to relax with typical villages such as Ajijic, Chapala and Tizapan. Religious tourism is also very relevant, with Catholic centers such as the church of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, the church of Our Lady of Zapopan and Our Lady of the Rosary in Talpa de Allende.
The coastal area is very popular, with the most visited site being Puerto Vallarta. Here there is an option for all tastes. The center area has traditional beaches and is very frequented by the LGBT community. The south zone with beaches like Mismaloya, is a haven of peace for those who want to rest and enjoy the surroundings. The southern part of the state is more exclusive, in particular the area of Costalegre and Costa Careyes.
The program of Magic Villages of Mexico has spread to beautiful places in the mountains like Mazamitla, San Sebastián del Oeste and Mascota. But for those who wish to enter the typical Jalisco culture, there is nothing better than taking Guadalajara as a starting point and visiting its metropolitan area, including the center of Tlaquepaque or the artisans of Tonalá. Also nearby are the villages of Amatitán and Tequila, where the famous Mexican drink is produced. Finally, it is worth visiting the historic center of Guadalajara and even visit one of the largest markets in Latin America, the San Juan de Dios market.
The 15 D Highway connects with Mexico City and leads to Morelia, Michoacan as well. Highway 80 connects with San Luis Potosí and unites the state with the north of the country. Highway 54 connects Guadalajara with the city of Colima, passing through Ciudad Guzmán.
Highway 554 connects the capital of Jalisco with Puerto Vallarta and in turn, with the Riviera Nayarit. Highway 200 leads near the Pacific coast from Puerto Vallarta heading south, passing through Costalegre and continuing to Manzanillo, Colima and continuing towards the states of Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca.
Most important cities:
The main cities in the state of Jalisco according to the last population census in 2010 are:
Guadalajara with 1,494,134 inhabitants.
Zapopan with 1,243,538 inhabitants and part of the metropolitan area of ??Guadalajara.
Tlaquepaque with 608,187 inhabitants.
Tonalá with 416,552 inhabitants.
Puerto Vallarta with 255,725 inhabitants.