Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city and is located in the central region of the country. Nicknamed "The Pearl of the West", this magnificent city has deep colonial roots, particularly evidenced by the city center's cross layout. Here, the city's main cathedral sits center with four surrounding plazas. In the afternoon, street performers and food vendors emerge around the main plaza, Plaza Tapatia, to entertain and entice tourists and locals alike. This neighborhood is also known as Centro Historico, the Historic Center, and is peppered with stunning colonial architecture that now houses museums, hotels, bars, and government offices.
To experience more modern and fashionable restaurants, coffeehouses, and nightclubs, head a few blocks west of Centro Historico to the Zona Minerva district. This vibrant neighborhood is arguably the beating pulse of Guadalajara. You'll enjoy some of the region's trendiest restaurants, bars, art galleries, and historic relics. Or, if you love folk-art shopping and want to experience more local Guadalajara, head to the more mellow suburbs of Tlaquepaque and Tonala.
Guadalajara has long served as one of Mexico's strongest cultural hubs, having absorbed, adapted, and contributed to the many traditions originating from neighboring towns and regions. In fact, many of Mexico's most well-known symbols and cultural icons can be traced back to Guadalajara and its surroundings. This includes the broad sombrero, tequila, the Mexican Hat Dance, rodeos, and mariachi music. Every year, the city hosts an international Mariachi festival in September.
The city's outstanding cuisine is also a much talked about phenomenon amongst travelers. Enjoy streetside tacos and chili-soaked pork sandwiches before a full dinner in one of the city's famous sit-down restaurants. Or, if you want to create your own meal of locally sourced produce, head down to the city's Libertad Market, the biggest public market in the entirety of the Western Hemisphere. Not only will you find fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats here, but spend an afternoon combing the booths for beautiful artisan products such as homemade pottery, leather goods, furniture from locally-sourced wood, and so much more.
When to visit
The climate of this region is mild all year long. Enjoy winter lows of around 68 degrees Fahrenheit and summer highs around 92 degrees. However, to beat the rainy season, the best time to go is during October and November. But to get the best deals, visit between March and June.
Located in the hearth of the beautiful downtown of Guadalajara, it’s the perfect hotel for the leisure traveler who wants to experience this historical Mexican city.
Two restaurants, a big meeting room, comfortable rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi will make your time inside the hotel feels just like home.
The perfect choice for a business traveler to stay near Expo Guadalajara and enjoy all the important conferences and events hosted there. The leisure traveler will find a lot of nearby shopping malls and touristic landmarks. Our hotel amenities like the outdoor pool and dining options will make your stay an incredible experience to enjoy the beautiful city of Guadalajara.
Our hotel has the perfect location for the business traveler thanks to the easy access to the most important convention centers in the city and the closeness to Mariano Otero Avenue.
Inside the hotel, you can be productive thanks to the business center/meeting room or enjoy your free time relaxing in our comfortable guestrooms, fitness center and outdoor pool.
This Guadalajara hotel is surrounded by more tan 64,000 square feet of gorgeous gardens and a tower with a beautiful view of the city. Enjoy the outdoor heated pool and Fitness Center; a Children Activity Center is available during Easter season. These features makes our hotel very unique and original, ideal for a special vacation.
Recently renovated PRESIDENTE INTERCONTINENTAL GUADALAJARA is a gleaming glass landmark in the most Mexican City, Guadalajara, origin of the Tequila and the Mariachi, where Mexico comes to Life!
Located in the heart of the commercial and business district in the city, accessible by the city's main roads and avenues.
Close to Expo Guadalajara and besides Plaza del Sol, be ideally situated to complete your plans and discover the city where mariachi originated; all while staying in a comfortable suites hotel that will make you feel right at home.
If you need to visit the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara as a parent or prospective student, we offer you the best accommodations in the area. Comfortable guestrooms, a pair of event facilities, fitness center, indoor pool, free breakfast bar and a great location makes us a smart choice to both business and leisure travelers.
Our strategic location, versatile meeting rooms, free breakfast buffet and comfortable guestrooms makes us a perfect choice for the business travelers. The closeness to important universities and industrial zones will save you significant transportation and productive time, so you can mix a little leisure in your travel.