DONT MISS - MEXICAN HACIENDAS IN JALISCO AND GDL.
We love the haciendas and their history, is the best way of finding the "real old Mexico" .
These amazing, restored historical mansions dating as far back as 1622 have been turned into luxurious hotels. There are eight scattered around the state of Jalisco, always in rural areas or small towns, just waiting to be discovered by the more adventurous tourist. Ranging from 60 USD per night. to all inclusive resort rates of $250 a night, they offer options limited only by your budget.
This is supposed to be the largest market in the western hemisphere. There are stalls here selling everything under the sun, clothes, cologne, stereo equipment, luggage, pets, produce, and on and on and on. It is incredible, it takes up a city block and has 4 levels.
In the center on the lower floor is a huge food court with, oh I'd say at least 50 stalls selling all kind of fresh Mexican food. I ate at one of them and had 3 different kinds of taco's. One of them was pork, the other 2 I'm not sure : ) but they were all good.
"The Most Mexican City in México."
Guadalajara, Called often the pearl of the west, it's a big and amazing city with a beautiful and interesting contrast of historic and modern. I see it as the perfect destination for tourist that are looking to visit a very Mexican city, a festive and traditional city that have all the luxuries and size of the big cities, without loosing the traditional Mexican touch.
Guadalajara is the second biggest city in Mexico, with a population over 3 million. Guadalajara dates to the 16th century, the México's colonial, and that's the evident beauty of the city. A city Famous for being the birthplace of the most famous Mariachis, you’ll also found some of the best handmade items, and festivals. The town of Tequila is minutes away, and it's a must visit place when visiting Guadalajara, to taste and learn about the world recognize Mexican drink "Tequila".
"Some treasure hunting......"
One of the best artistic treasures in Guadalajara are the José Clemente Orozco's finest frescos; painted in 1938-39, the most famous is probably “The Man in Flames” ("Hombre de Fuego"), there’s more around de city to find, and one as amazingly beautiful as the other.