Miquel Hidalgo y Costilla-Guadalajara International Airport (GDL)

The birthplace of mariachi music, the sombrero and the Mexican hat dance, Guadalajara is a city you don’t want to miss. Mexico's second largest city is blessed with an abundance of parks, plazas, cathedrals, fountains, murals, colonial-era buildings and modern conveniences that make it a delightful city to visit.

Find Time For Murals, Markets, Margaritas & Mariachi

Take a stroll around the city to admire historical monuments and public art, including sculptures and murals that commemorate historical events. Stop to visit Museo de las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara, which features modern art and murals by Jose Clementa Orozco. Guadalajara's jazz, salsa, merengue, Cuban Son and famous mariachi music create a unique soundtrack you'll hear nowhere else.

Shopping aficionados come to Guadalajara specifically for the wares sold in Tlaquepaque and Tonala. These two suburbs are traditional handicraft centers that produce a stellar array of folk art and crafts – from embroidered shirts to collectible ceramics and handmade boots. If you’re a shoe fanatic, head to the Galeria del Calzado, which is a gallery made up exclusively of shoe stores.

Don’t miss a visit to the town of Tequila, about 40 minutes from Guadalajara. Tour one of the many tequila distilleries for a taste and demonstration of how this Mexican beverage is made. Blessed with some of Mexico's finest and most affordable restaurants, gourmets will find everything from elegant international cuisine to sidewalk taco stands, with the greatest concentration of fine dining on the west side of the city. Eateries serving good local fare are especially plentiful in the Historic Center. Tamales are a local specialty, along with birria, a spicy stew prepared with lamb, goat or beef in a light tomato broth, and pozole, a thick pork and hominy soup. The most popular mixed drink is the paloma, a concoction of tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda.

Plan Your Trip

Whether you’re taking off on a family holiday or an adventure with friends, Delta Vacations offers you the benefits, flexibility and service to make your Guadalajara getaway an unforgettable experience.

Round-trip transfers from the airport to your hotel are optional with your Guadalajara package. Since the city is rather spread out and easy to navigate, we recommend you add a rental car to your package for maximum flexibility and convenience. Delta Vacations also offers exciting tours to Chapala and Tiaquepaque.