Jalisco, with a Hint of Tequila and Mariachi
On the west side of the country, neighboring Colima, Zacatecas, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Michoacán, San Luis Potosi and the Pacific Ocean, Mexico’s third most populated state is located: Jalisco.
The land of the eternal spring with a scent of wet earth, of sunsets on the ocean and sunrises above mountains. When speaking of Jalisco, one thinks of tequila, charros, and the traditional mariachi – internationally-recognized symbols of the Mexican identity.
Its extensive biodiversity is characterized by its beach destinations, frosty mountains, semi-arid zones, abundant forests, jungles, and the enormous lake of Chapala, where the large expanse of water attracts tourists year after year.
Jalisco is a state in steady growth, where world-value events are headquartered, such as the International Book Fair (FIL), which is held annually in the city of Guadalajara. Also, the International Mariachi Encounter, the Pan American Games of 2011, and the Ibero American Summit of the Caribbean and Europe of 2004.
It is home to protected natural areas and renowned “magical towns,” such as Lagos de Moreno, San Sebastian del Oeste, Mazamitla, Talpa de Allende, Mascota, and Tapalpa.
Jalisco’s gastronomy has contributed considerably to the international fame of Mexican cuisine. Its dishes are directly related to local products like corn, beans, squash, wheat, agave, and fruit trees.
Its crafts are recognized around the world. Thanks to its unmatched beauty and quality, they are exported and fully-welcomed abroad.
Visit Jalisco and explore its areas full of history, its progressive cities, towns, and abundant nature that refreshes and fills with tranquility.