My Guadalajara/Jalisco Fam Trip November 5 to 8, 2015

I had the opportunity to enjoy 4 days/3 nights in the beautiful Guadalajara area courtesy of Travel Weekly magazine and the Jalisco State Ministry of Tourism.

Upon arrival at the Guadalajara International Airport, we first visited the Guachimontones Archaeological Site

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and learned the history of this site before checking into our stay at Hacienda Labor de Rivera.  We had a very enjoyable dinner at the nearby Hacienda el Carmen learning about the history of the Haciendas of Jalisco.

In the morning on Friday, we departed for the City of Tequilla including an informative visit to the agave fields followed by a tour of La Rojena Distillery

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and tasting Jose Cuervo samples of various blends of Tequila before enjoying lunch at Santo Coyote in Tequila.

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We then headed back to Guadalajara stopping for a visit to the new PALCCO, THE Palace of Culture and Communication scheduled to officially open in February.  This will be an exciting place to revisit once all of the exhibits are played and opens in February.

After dinner held at Hotel One downtown where we had the opportunity to meet with many of the downtown hotel representatives, we transferred to the InterContinental Presidente Guadalajara for our two night stay.

On Saturday morning, we visited Guadalajara Historic Center and toured various historical churches, governmental offices and museums in the area.

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Following that we enjoyed at very nice lunch before having the opportunity to shop before heading back to our hotel.  Our farewell dinner was held at the beautiful Santo Coyote Restaurant in Guadalajara.

On Sunday morning, the InterContinental Presidente Guadalajara surprised us with a rooftop breakfast giving us great views of the city of Guadalajara before heading back to the airport for our flights home.

I want to thank the representatives of Travel Weekly, Angelica Gonzalaz Moran from the Jalisco Ministry of Tourism and the various destination management companies that provided the tours and great history of the areas that we visited.  The Guadalajara area is a great place to visit and enjoy the culture.

I would enjoy discussing Guadalajara options with anyone wanting to visit a great colonial city plus a visit to Tequila.  There are direct flights from San Antonio to Guadalajara so it is a very easy place to visit.  Please call me at 210-656-0083 or email me at