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Covid-19 in Guadalajara Mexico

Covid-19 in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico

Covid-19 in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico a safe destination to travel
is Guadalajara Mexico a safe dstination

We are at the end of the year 2020, in the middle of the pandemic and the worst economic crisis of this century in years, but Guadalajara is still a beautiful city to visit.

Most of the economic activity in the hands of citizens has already been reactivated. The city of Guadalajara returns little by little to its new normal despite the risks that this may represent for its inhabitants.

Tourists are already returning to enjoy one of the best climates in the world (According to specialized publications on the subject) If you can travel to Guadalajara by air, since Aeroméxico and Volaris are opening many direct routes from many cities in Canada, the United States and in Mexico.

Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco is a destination to travel safely. The mask in times of Covid-19 has become an extremely important tool. There are different types, such as: standard model, biphasic for surgical use and triphasic, such as high-efficiency masks. And given the need to reactivate economic activities in many states, its use is essential when facing coexistence in confined spaces.

Mandatory use of face masks in companies, businesses and government offices, as well as sanitary review fences and hygiene protocols in transport.

Remember that all protocols are implemented to reduce the number of infections and above all to protect our health. Take into account that the mask should not be touched constantly and should cover the nose and mouth.

Travel Protocol to travel in Mexico

The measures that I share with you may vary by municipality, neighborhood and even establishments, before arriving at a place, make sure you know their protocols and sign them in the way that the authorities request.

It is clear that the battle against Covid-19 is not close to ending and we must follow the recommendations of the authorities. Do you comply with the health protocols of your community? Share with us some of your experiences with the mask in the comments.


To travel or not to travel? That is the question today. Due to the pandemic the whole world went into quarantine. All countries took different measures, but the vast majority postponed trips or recommended making only essential trips, but as the months have passed and cases worldwide have decreased, the measures have been relaxed and countries like Mexico reactivated tourism.

However, there is still much that we do not know and that we wonder about traveling at this time. In the same way, the issue of whether traveling is irresponsible and whether we can leave home is quite complicated.

We have detected at least 4 types of travelers, they do not include those who for different reasons will stay at home and will not go out for anything in the world, those do not count for this trial.


Those who resumed their travels very early in the pandemic, those who travel paranoid who are going to contract the virus at any moment, those who travel with the charge of conscience or feeling guilty that they are contributing to a possible spread of Covid-19 and finally the travelers that are coupled to the new conditions.
Those who resumed their travels very early in the pandemic since the month of April.

  1. These are usually very young, barely reaching the legal age to take 18, and they work and need to buy their own things.
    These young people are usually asymptomatic to COVID-19 and most likely already contracted it at least once. They like to socialize and may live alone, isolated from their parents, grandparents, and people susceptible to being severely affected by the COVID-19 virus.
  1. Those who travel paranoid that they will contract the virus at any moment.
    This type of traveler is very vigilant about monitoring the health measures that are being used by the tourist service provider, they wear face masks, gloves, a mask and always keep a healthy distance.
    The tourist guide avoids destinations with possible crowds and even in the most rural attractions, he looks for restaurants and shops that follow health regulations to minimize a possible contagion of covid-19.
  2. Those who travel with a charge of conscience or feeling guilty that they are contributing to a possible spread of covid-19.
    This type of tourist goes out to visit tourist attractions during their vacations because a temporary job awaits them and they will not be able to leave for a year. If you don’t take the opportunity to go out now, you may fall ill in a few months. Unconsciously he knows that he must do it but he has doubts about how society will take his action.
  3. Those who have overcome fear and have become used to living a new normal that can last a long time.
    In his reasoning, this type of visitor justifies and reasons that this chaotic state, of uncertainty and permanent anguish has no reason to be since it is worse to live like this than to die in the attempt to avoid it.
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And you, what type of traveler do you identify with? Tell us what you think about the people who are already traveling.

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Tequila Waterfall

Tequila Blue Waterfall

Tequila Blue Waterfall in the town of Tequila is famous for its distilleries but few people know that a short hike along a trail down the Tequila canyon will bring you to one of the most beautiful waterfalls described as The Magic Circle of fascinating outdoor sites within easy reach of Guadalajara.

This waterfall is called Los Azules,  begin your tour walking through gorgeous fields of blue agaves, along a road dotted with chunks of high-quality black obsidian.

“Los Azules” Waterfall

The fall is around 70 meters tall and runs all year round. Don’t forget your swimsuit and a camera!

For a similar tour to Tequila follow this link or call +52 331578 0421

Tequila Blue Waterfall

Beautiful streets in Tequila Town

Admire the blue agave landscape, world heritage site (UNESCO) Then, you will visit José Cuervo “La Rojeña” one of the most representatives distillerie in Mexico:: were you will learn the tequila making process explained by an expert.

Enjoy a walking tour around the Magical Town of Tequila, to know its culture, history and traditions.

Tequila Blue Waterfall as city attracitons and things to see
Tequila volcano

To make a reservation for 3 or more people (minimum) please click next link to fill out reservation form Tequila Experience

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Guachimontones Rounded Pyramids

Guachimontones Round Pyramids

Guachimontones Round Pyramids to explore the great archaeological site know as “Guachimontones” place of round pyramids in Teuchitlán, just discovered in the early 1970s and a heritage site declared by UNESCO.

Guachimontones Pyramids For those who like to peer into the ancient past of Mexico, Jalisco has a special place: the vestiges of Teuchitlán – “God’s place Tenoch” – are the most important prehistoric settlement in western Mexico and are nestled in an area of ​​unique charm: the Agave Landscape .

Teuchitlán flourished between the years 200 and 400 AD, was inhabited by 40,000 people and its full system of social organization and advanced astronomical knowledge are represented in Los Guachimontones: a series arranged in concentric circles pyramids made ​​of stone, adobe and lime. Their discovery, in 1970, restated Jalisco history and architecture in Mexico, as there was no knowledge that such an advanced civilization existed in this territory.

Walk along  the trails while listening historical facts and tales. Discover the ancient ball game and traditional chinampas, learn their contribution to science, culture, architecture, agriculture, mythology and more. Enjoy the typical cuisine at “La Vega Lake” with a beautiful and fantastic view of Teuchitlán town.

How to get to Guachimontones?

Teuchitlán is only 1 hour away from Guadalajara had its peak between 200 and 400 BC, and the site is characterized by its unusual architectonic style with circular patios and conical stepped underpinnings. Walk through the Great Guachi, the Iguana, the Central Altar of Azquelite, Ball Games, and ancient chinampas.  

Two kilometers of taking the free road-Tequila Guadalajara, turn left towards Ameca. They are 14 miles to reach the first exit Tala, from that town turn right at the sign that says Ahualulco Etzatlán and Market, and 12 miles later find Teuchitlán.

Guachimontones Round Pyramids

To venture with your local expert from Panoramex to this area please fill out a reservation form or make an appointment. They are very helpfull with anything your might need. Guachimontones Experience may take place any time of year but museums close on Mondays.

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What is Rosca de Reyes

Rosca de Reyes and 3 Wise Men Day

January 6th is 3 Wise Men day in Mexico, known in Spanish as el Día de los Reyes Magos or El Día de Reyes and it is a tradition to eat “Rosca de Reyes”.

When Christians commemorate the arrival of the Magi or “Wise Men” who arrived bearing gifts for the Christ Child.

The word Epiphany means revelation or manifestation and the holiday celebrates the revelation of the baby Jesus to the world.

Dia-de-reyes-nacimientos-guadalajara, Rosca de Reyes

In Mexico, children receive gifts on this day, brought by the three kings, known in Spanish as los Reyes Magos, whose names are Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltazar. 

Arrival of the Magi

In the days preceding Three Kings Day, Mexican children write letters to the three kings requesting a toy or gift that they would like to receive.

Sometimes the letters are placed in helium-filled balloons and released, so the requests reach the kings through the air.

Traditionally children would leave out their shoes. When the children would wake up in the morning, their gifts appeared in place of the hay. Nowadays, like Santa Claus, the Kings tend to place their gifts under the Christmas tree.

Shoes under the Christmas tree, Rosca de Reyes

You may see men dressed up as the three kings posing for photos with children in Mexican town squares, parks, and shopping centers.

On the night of January 5th, the figures of the Wise Men are placed in the Nacimiento or nativity scene. 

Los 3 Reyes Magos “Wise Men” Rosca de Reyes

On Kings Day it is customary for families and friends to gather to drink hot chocolate or atole (a warm, thick, usually corn-based drink).

The person who finds the figurine is expected to host a party on Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas), celebrated on February 2nd, when tamales are customarily served.

Read more about this beautiful tradition, learn about its symbolism.

Rosca de Reyes

Is a sweet bread, which is a special food for Three King’s Day.

“Rosca” means wreath and “Reyes” means kings, so a direct translation of Rosca de Reyes would be “Kings’ Wreath”.

The sweet bread is shaped in the form of a wreath and usually has candied fruit on top, and a figurine of a baby baked inside.

Usually, each person cuts their own slice and the one who gets a piece of Rosca with the baby figurine is expected to host a party on Día de la Candelaria, which is celebrated on February 2nd.

Rosca de Reyes with a figurine of a baby inside

On that day, the traditional food is tamales.

Nowadays bakers tend to put several baby figurines in the Rosca, so the responsibility for making the tamales can be shared among several people.

Symbolism

Refers of the Biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s flight to Egypt to protect the infant Jesus from the slaughter of the innocents.

However, the shape of the Rosca symbolizes a crown, in this case, the crown of King Herod from whom they were trying to hide the infant Jesus.

The dried fruit placed on top are jewels on the crown.

The figurine in the Rosca represents baby Jesus in hiding.

Finally, the person who finds the baby Jesus is symbolically his godparent and must sponsor the party when he is taken to the temple to be blessed, celebrated as Día de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, on February 2nd.

Rosca de Reyes with hot chocolate or coffee

In order to enjoy this magic cellebration please visit Guadalajara at the begining of January to take one the best tours in Guadalajara with Panoramex.

Tamales are usually programed to be serve in a gathering arround February but if you come any time of the year, feel free to ask your tour guide for a Tamale stop on the to Tequila town

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5 Museums in Guadalajara

5 Amazing museums to visit in Guadalajara

Guadalajara Cathedral

Here are 5 amazing museums in Guadalajara you can visit and learn the culture, art and traditions of this beautiful city.

Guadalajara is the second largest city in the country and it is ranked as the eighth best city to visit in Mexico and South America. Known as the land of tequila and mariachi, it is rich in history and traditions. You will find glimpses of its dazzling architecture in Hospicio Cabañas, a hospital built in century XIX, or in its cathedral.

Guadalajara has managed to make tradition and modernity coexist in a single space because it preserves centenary culture and tradition.

The University of Guadalajara Art Museum

This is pleasant quick visit art museum with local influence. It’s free and located on campus. A good addition to a Guadalajara visit.

MUSA Guadalajara museum

Hospicio Cabañas Museum

The central region of western Mexico, Hospicio Cabañas was founded at the beginning of the 19th century to provide care and shelter to the needy including orphans, elderly, handicapped and chronic invalids.

A predominantly Neoclassical complex on a monumental scale, covering 2.34 hectares. The overall composition is formed by a rectangular plan and contains a complex of single-story buildings laid out around.

Hospicio Cabañas, José Clemente Orozco Superb Frescoes

In the late 1930s, the chapel was ornamented with fifty-seven superb frescoes painted by José Clemente Orozco, one of the greatest Mexican muralists of the time.

These works are considered a great masterpiece of Mexican art and illustrate both Spanish culture as well as Mexico’s indigenous culture with gods, sacrifices and temples.

The focus of the murals is found in the chapel’s dome with the work El Hombre de Fuego (The Man of Fire) which represents the submission of humans to machines.

Museum of Art in Zapopan

Very close to the Zapopan Cathedral there is a museum built to show the contemporary art of the world. One of the most important museums in Guadalajara

The MAZ takes advantage of the architecture of the enclosure to transmit certain emotions arising from various curatorships. 

Museums in Guadalajara

The Government Palace Museum

The aim of the museums in Guadalajara is to present the most important events that occured there.

Guadalajara’s Government Palace

The Government Palace Site Museum project arose within the framework of the preparations for the celebrations in the State by the Bicentennial of Independence and the Centenary of the Mexican Revolution in order that the Jalisco could reconnect with their history. 

The script has three axes. First, the history of the building;  secondly, to place the public in the context and history of Jalisco;  and thirdly contextualize the Palace so that its dimensions are known, how was its construction and its significance as an enclosure.

Sergio Bustamante Museum

Sergio Bustamante Museums in Guadalajara

The trademark style of this sculptor is triangular faces in resin, bronze, or ceramic, which come in various sizes and warped formations. The gallery, which also has sibling stores in the nation’s capital and around Jalisco, has a large range of jewelry and accessories in addition to the sculptures, all designed by Sergio, a native Mexican artist and sculptor.

Sergio Bustamante’s art is a reflection of the culture and art of Mexico today, his work is very beautiful, varied and versatile, ranging from jewelry to furniture, mache paper sculptures and large-scale art.

With all sorts of advancements today, people sometimes yearn to unwind and have a break. What you do to pause for a while and be reminded of simpler days? Visit a museum and go back in time! You’ll love every second exploring these museums in Guadalajara

Jalisco is a country of interesting history and many rich, fascinating cultures. Visit one of these five museums to re-connect with the Tapatio heritage!

NEW YEARS EVE AT JOSE CUERVO EXPRESS

Let’s talk about a day full of excitement, wishes, and traditions in México´s Nochebuena (“New Year’s Eve”). December 31st is a big deal in Mexico, and people like to get together with family and friends to celebrate the year-end. Fireworks, grapes, sparkling wine, hugs and traditional music.

Guadalajara, Downtown

Before midnight, Mexicans like to have a big dinner, similar to Christmas, with the whole family. The most traditional dish is Bacalao, dried salted coldfish, cooked with tomatoes and olives. In Mexico, no New Year’s Eve dinner is complete without it!

Perhaps the most popular New Year’s Eve tradition is to eat 12 grapes in 12 seconds. The grapes represent the 12 months of the year. It’s said that if you manage to eat all the grapes in 60 seconds your 12 wishes will come true and you will have good luck throughout the upcoming year. 

Guadalajara, Jalisco

Other people concentrate on their 12 New Year’s resolutions, because it’s said that if you think about your goals while eating the grapes you will succeed in accomplishing all of them. Be careful not to choke!

On New Year’s Eve at midnight, take empty suitcases for a walk outside; encircle the house or walk around the block for the distance to be traveled next year. Another option is to gather the suitcases in the center of a room, and walk around them several times.

Agave Fields Tequila, Jalisco

Both music and dance are an integral part of Mexican culture. Mariachi music is probably the best-known and most important form of music in Mexico. A modern mariachi group includes several specialized instruments; players perform wearing costumes called “charro.”

If you want to experience the holiday season in Mexico, visit Tequila Town  for an up-close look at the rich cultural traditions.

Jose Cuevo Express Train

Discover the origins of Mexico National drink, its natural landscape declared by UNESCO a world Heritage Site and more. Visit the typical towns of Tequila and Amatitán. We will walk around the magical towns at the slopes of the Tequila volcano.

It is a land of blue-gold that rises from the landscape of agave crops.

Its old distilleries produce the famous and emblematic distilled beverage of Tequila, which is much more than just a spirit, it is an entire culture full of history, and the amazing blueish agave landscapes. In the evenings, an incomparable sweet aroma will conquer your senses, the mild fragrance of the agave that escapes from the furnaces spreading through the town and trapping everyone with its magic until all their senses succumb.

La Rojeña, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Jalisco

Jose Cuervo has been making tequila for over 250 years with the same experience, craftsmanship, and recipes that have been handed down generation through generation.

There’s something magical about a journey by train. Sometimes the magic is outside, in the landscape the train traverses – an adventure, an experience, an insight into the heart of a nation.

Travel by train is an unforgettable experience, join the Mexican fiesta! The experience to get to know the culture of blue agave onboard the Jose Cuervo Express Train. Be delighted with the wooden wagons, large individual seats to enjoy the scenery and tequila toast.

Wagon José Cuervo Express Train

Live this amazing experience! Travel in Express Wagons of Jose Cuervo Express, and enjoy the best holiday ever! Get on board on the last train travel on December 29th, 2019

Itinerary:
17:00 hrs. Passenger registration at Guadalajara station.
18:00 hrs. Departure from Jose Cuervo Express to Tequila, Jalisco.
20:00 hrs. Arrival in Tequila, Jalisco.
21:00 hrs. Tour at Centro Cultural Juan Beckmann Gallardo.
22:00 hrs. Dinner and party.
02:30 hrs. End of event at Hacienda El Centenario.
03:00 hrs. Jose Cuervo Express boarding.
05:30 hrs. Arrival at Ferromex station in Guadalajara.

Enjoy!

  • 3-course dinner
  • Open bar service
  • Live music and DJ
  • Mariachi
  • Fireworks
  • Grapes
  • Toast
  • Party kit
  • Late-night menu
Tren Jose Cuervo Express Tequila, Jalisco

Mexican Lucha in Guadalajara

Mexican pro wrestling, or lucha libre, is a must-see spectacle for visitors to Guadalajara. If you’re planning a visit to this Mexican metropolis, make sure you’re in town on a Tuesday night for a spectacle like no other. Lucha libre is where the best of the best wrestlers battle in colorful masks and costumes to entertain the crowd. And even if you’re not a fan of wrestling, this Mexican experience is one you won’t want to miss!

Mexican pro wrestling, or lucha libre, is a must-see spectacle for visitors to Guadalajara. Have fun and enjoy this unforgettable experience. Enjoy a night panoramic tour in Guadalajara historic downtown.

Ancient Casa Sauza Distillery

A group that knows the land of Guadalajara Jalisco invites you to live the experiences of the Tapatías traditions. This all-inclusive tour bus tour offers a Jalisco folklore party. Visit one of the most beautiful haciendas in the industry: “Hacienda Quinta Sauza”.

The live mariachi entertains the food in the Jardines de la Quinta built in the year of 1836

Enjoy this all inclusive tour with delicious mexican food, live mariachi and amazing folkloric dancing performance.

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Chapala Ribera

The Chapala Ribera Balloon Festival is one of the greatest events in Chapala.

May 10, 11 y 12 , 2019
“La Cristiania Park” , Chapala, Jalisco.

(Av. José de Jesus González Gallo 459000)

Hot Air balloons flown by top pilots from México and Europe will be flying over México´s largest lake, “Chapala” this great outdoor activity is scheduled for May 10, 11 and 12 at “La Cristiana Park” in itineraries:

Friday 10th May from 17:00 to 24:00 hrs.
Saturday 11th May from 06:00 to 24:00 hrs.
Sunday 12th from 06:00 to 21:00 hrs.

Entrance Tickets Fee
Adult $70 per person
Children $50 per person

At 5:00 a.m the gates will be open and the giant aerostatics balloons will be unfurled for early morning flights.

Ideal wind conditions for flying usually occur between 6 and 10 a.m and that is when passengers will enjoy short rides.Spectators will be able to watch vessels after dark.

Exhibitions of model trains, remote controlled planes and helicopters, and classic cars and motorcycles will take place all day.

For more details check Facebook Page: @FeriaGloboChapala

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Mazamitla Green Forest

Mazamitla Magical Forest

Mazamitla Magical forest is a Town with Green Forest come and dare to explore charming town of Mazamitla on a marvelous guided tour of the most interesting attractions.

As you lose visual contact with the developed world, you’ll be treated to an unspoiled display of Mother Nature’s finest.

Mazamitla, a magical town surrounded by oak and pine trees that shape its architecture.

Mazamitla Green Forest in the mountains of Jalisco Mexico

There are lots of outdoor activities like walking to the rivers, horseback riding,drive an ATV through Mazamitla pines on a tour that explores the forests surroundings.

Discover Mazamitla, a magical town, and explore a typical town deep in the nubious forest surrounded by oak and pine trees that shape its architecture.

Mazamitla Magical Forest

Part of the Sierra Madre known as Mexican Switzerland. Arts and Crafts are produced and displayed on the main streets of this Magical town in Jalisco.

Learn how to join us for a Mazamitla adventure with 3 or more people starting at $59 USD each from Guadalajara.

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