Aeropuerto Intl. de Guadalajara,
Av. Hangares #13,
Tlajomulco, Jal. 45659.
+52 33 4624 2114
Monday to Sunday 24 hours
Guadalajara is one of the most representative cities of Mexico, home of the traditional Mariachi, kind people and, last but not less important, Tequila, with an endless variety of tourist attractions for visitors and locals, due to it is a place that mixes the history of pre-Hispanic lands, with modernity and urban movement.
Jalisco, the third most populated state of the country, is visited in all its extension because of the great variety of natural attractions for tourists and, Guadalajara, its Capital, couldn’t be an exception.
Now, we’ll talk about some of the best attractions of Guadalajara which, as the second most populated city of Mexico, has many options for any taste and budget. But, besides that, you’ll find useful tips for driving and renting a car in this city.
The life rhythm in Guadalajara is defined by its great industrial and economic activity, since it is the third economic motor of Mexico, with several international firms of information technology that established their venues in the city. But also, it receives many cultural events known not only in Mexico, but beyond its borders, such as the International Book Fair of Guadalajara and its film festival, among other.
Guadalajara: Best Tourist Attractions
Is well known, between the Mexican heritage, Tequila has a very important role, not only because it is a drink known around the world, also because it produces a great deal of employment and brings millions of tourists each year. The Tequila Trail let them know a bit more about its history, the manufacturing process and visiting the wonderful landscape of Blue Agave, that nowadays belongs to the Mexican identity.
If you are interested in the Tequila Trail, our first recommendation is renting a car in Guadalajara Airport, so you can easily move to Tequila town, located about an hour and a half from the city. During the journey, you will be able to see the extension of Blue Agave cultivation that after the distillation process becomes in the most famous liquor of our country.
Guachimontones Archeological Zone:
The Guachimontones archeological zone, was some few centuries ago a pre-Hispanic settlement with the same name, located about an hour from Guadalajara. Guachimontones is translated as “pyramid” or “structure” making reference to the buildings type you can find there, besides circular courtyards, where once was played the well known pre-Hispanic “Juego de la pelota” (ball game), it also includes other terraces.
If you come, don’t miss the chance to visit this kind of attractions. To do so, you could rent a car in Guadalajara and take the “Guadalajara-Ameca” road, detour (Tala), Teuchitlán, 14 km.
The Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady is one of the emblematic buildings of the city, due to its location and design. It was built between 1558 and 1618 and belongs to the baroque movement of that time. Inside, you can see several religious antiquities, such as the remains of “Santa Inocencia”.
Government Palace of Guadalajara:
Just a few steps from the cathedral, you’ll find the Government Palace of Guadalajara, where the State Government Offices are located. It was built in 1774 and contains several murals of the painter Jose Clemente Orozco, besides an interesting show about the history of Jalisco and its famous product: Tequila.
Now you know what to see in Guadalajara, Mexico, it’s time to give you a few useful tips if you decide to rent a car and tour the city behind the wheel.
Tips for driving in Guadalajara, Mexico
Before we start, it’s important to add that, Guadalajara is considered the second best city to drive in Mexico, after Monterrey; thanks to its good traffic system and roads condition. However, we are talking about a huge city with a lot of citizens in constant movement, so you can easily find congestion in principal avenues.
Anyway, we recommend you:
-Avoid peak times to drive in the busiest areas.
-Use GPS apps to check the traffic’s state.
-Keep enough distance with the car ahead to see its rear tires.
If you want to rent a car in Guadalajara Airport, you can visit our offices there, or use our website to book before your trip.
Car Categories for Rental at Guadalajara Airport
Chevrolet Onix or Similar
Compact - Automatic
Kia Rio or Similar
Economy - Automatic
Fullsize - Automatic Hybrid
Nissan Sentra or Similar
Fullsize - Automatic
Nissan Versa or Similar
Nissan March or Similar
Mini - Automatic
Kia Forte or Similar
Standard Size - Automatic
Vehicle to be determined at pick-up
Nissan Kicks or Similar
Compact SUV - Automatic
Kia Sportage or Similar
Midsize SUV - Automatic
Chevrolet Suburban or Similar
Premium SUV - Automatic
Nissan X-Trail or Similar
Standard Size SUV - Automatic
Toyota Hiace or Similar
Fullsize Van - Manual
Kia Sedona or Similar
Midsize Van - Automatic