The state of Jalisco, formally the Free and Sovereign State of Jalisco (Estado Libre y Soberano de Jalisco) is in Western Mexico, bordered by the states of Aguascalientes, Colima, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Michoacan and Zacatecas, and it is bathed by the Pacific Ocean. Along the coast, there are great beach destinations, being Puerto Vallarta one of the most famous. Around the huge Lake Chapala there are also resorts and adventures to live, as well as in the mountains of the state. Guadalajara is the state capital, an economic hub, and especially tourist attractive for its culture, colonial plazas and landmarks. The tequila and the mariachi music were born in Jalisco, so expect the best from the towns in this state!


Population: over 7.8 million inhabitants.


Capital: Guadalajara


Other major cities: Lagos de Moreno, Arandas, Ciudad Guzmán, San Juan de los Lagos, Tequila, Chapala, Zapotlanejo


Main attractions: Guadalajara Cathedral, Rotonda de los Jaliscienses,  Ilustres, Mercado Libertad (largest indoor market in Latin America), Museo Nacional del Tequila, Museo Los Abuelos (Tequila), Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos (pilgrimage site), Los Guachimontones (archaeological site), Malecón Puerto Vallarta (promenade), Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento  (magnificent Neo-Gothic style church), Naval Museum Secretary of the Navy of Mexico, Pantaleón Panduro Museum, Jose Cuervo Express (scenic tour), Guadalajara Zoo, Barranca de Oblatos (canyon), Los Colomos (idyllic city park), Lake Chapala, Sierra Madre Mountains, Las Caletas beach resort, Centro Cultural El Refugio  


Nearest Airports: Guadalajara International Airport (GDL - Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara); Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR - Aeropuerto Internacional de Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz)

 


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