Guadalajara is a top tourist destination in Jalisco, a state in Western Mexico famous for its beautiful beaches and coastal town of Puerto Vallarta. However, staying in the inland capital doesn’t mean you’ll be short of beautiful sights or excellent activities, as we make clear in our guide to the top ten things to do in Guadalajara.
Filed under one point on this definitive guide to Guadalajara, Ajijic and Chapala are a fifteen minute bus journey from one another, and just over an hour from Guadalajara itself. You could also comfortably visit both towns in a day. We recommend taking the bus from the Central Vieja in Guadalajara, first to Chapala. Stroll along the edge of the lake and enjoy coconut water straight from the fruit before heading to a cafe for brunch. Soak up the vibrant mosaics that can be found spotted all over this pueblo before hopping on the local bus to Ajijic. Popular with Canadian ex-pats, non-Spanish speakers will feel right at home here. This is the place to dine and admire the vivid, eye-catching street art that dominates almost every calle.