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Top five weekend retreats near Guadalajara

November 13, 2012

For those keen to escape the city for a day or two, Guadalajara is located close to a number of wonderful rural towns and colonial cities.

Whether you’re looking for culture, history, nature, or simply tequila, Jalisco and its neighbor states Guanajuato and Michoacan offer much to explore. Here are five great places to spend the weekend:

Guanajuato

The birthplace of Mexican Independence, Guanajuato is one of the most beautiful cities in the Americas. Every house is painted in Guanajuato is a different color and the streets are more pedestrian friendly than most places in Mexico.

Nestled in the mountains of Guanajuato state, this former mining town once accounted for two-thirds of the world’s silver production. Every year on September 15, the eve of Independence Day, thousands of residents and tourists gather to hear the shout of “Viva Mexico!” a reenactment of Father Miguel Hidalgo’s famous cry in 1810 which kick-started the national independence movement…

Click here to read this article in full at Global Delivery Report.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. RigoHC permalink
    November 13, 2012 06:59

    love this! my dad is from guadalajara and my mom from guanajuato; I love and know both states very well although there is always more to learn and and experience about both states, as for tequila I still haven’t been yet but I’ve certainly drank more than my share of it I definitely will go next time i’m in jalisco,it’s been too long since I last went to mexico in 08′ but I’m considering moving to guadalajara or el D.F for a couple years maybe next year.

  2. November 14, 2012 00:38

    Thanks for the comment. I love living in Guadalajara but everyone I know who’s lived in DF says it’s amazing too!

  3. November 14, 2012 05:37

    Duncan!! you forgot Patzcuaro. I invite you to La Casa Encantada http://www.lacasaencantada.com for a complementary weekend or two days.(with a companion)
    . to show you what a spectacular place it is. Victoria Ryan (co-owner)

  4. November 14, 2012 05:40

    Wow that’s very kind of you Victoria! I was briefly in Patzcuaro in 2009 but would love to get to know it better so I may well take you up on that!

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