Jalisco

With its complex environments, surprises us with radically different climates.


Jalisco is the fourth most populous federal entity in Mexico and one of the most industrialized countries in the world in terms of fiscal, commercial, and cultural activities. The capital is Guadalajara.

The state has several climates:
  • Coastal region: warm subhumid climates extending to the southeast. The average annual temperature of 22 to 26 degrees Celsius.
  • North and northwest region: dry climate predominates. The average annual temperature of 10 to 18 degrees Celsius.
  • Central zone: the temperate climate predominates. The average temperature of 19 degrees Celsius.
  • East zone: temperate and warm climates predominate. Average temperature 16 to 18 degrees Celsius.
  • Western Zone: the temperate climate predominates. The average temperature from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius.
  • South Zone: the temperate climate predominates. Average temperature less than 16 degrees Celsius.
The state of Jalisco, with its complex environments, surprises us with radically different climates. For those who like the tropical climate, you can find lovely beaches in the Port of Vallarta to the south, with its inaccessible beaches by car, such as Yelapa, which offers a refuge of calm. It's a bay where you can do a range of water sports, as well as enjoying the gastronomy that, in the coastal region, is preferred, of course, towards the fruits of the sea, delighting us with a glorious recess.

To please your hunger, let's speak a bit about the gastronomic heritage of the state of Jalisco, which gives us dishes such as birria, a mildly spicy broth, prepared with goat meat, very strong and substantial, which is usually accompanied by hand-made tortillas or popular stewed cakes, made with bread made particularly for this purpose, salty birote, stuffed with candied pork meat and meat.

And the dessert par excellence for sweet-smelling palates is jericalla, which in its recipe contains ingredients such as egg, milk, cinnamon, and sugar, with a very similar similarity to flan, but much more consistent and with a crunchy coating and a golden caramel.

Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila, where we can appreciate the imposing agave fields from which this high-alcohol elixir, popular in the world, originates. To hear a bit more about its elaboration and history, what better than the homonymous town of Tequila, where you can sample the variations of this well-known cocktail.

Relevant sites of interest:
  • El Diente: a rugged place near Guadalajara, suitable for those who want to climb.
  • Historical center: it is the heart of the city, distinguished by its exquisite architecture. It focuses on temples, libraries, bars, hotels, stores, and other locations.
  • Teatro Degollado: one of the most important theaters in the region, with neoclassical architecture. It includes significant works of art, including frescoes portraying the Fourth Canto of the Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri).
  • Plaza de Los Mariachis: situated in the historic center. It's a meeting place for mariachis, and it's great to enjoy their live music and the usual snacks served there.
  • San Juan Cosal√°: it's a spa that isn't right in Guadalajara, but it's close to it. It attracts a lot of tourists because it has hot springs and a hotel and a spa. Guadalajara is a major tourist destination and many of its charms are Mexican flags.