Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the state of Jalisco and the
seat of the municipality of Guadalajara in Mexico. The city gets top marks
for its Mariachi music, the popular folk dance called Jarabe Tapatio, a
Mexican version of rodeo event (called the Charreadas), and scores of spicy
Mexican cuisines. Gaudalajara derives its name from its Spanish and Arabic
equivalents means ‘Valley of Stones’. Some popular attractions in the city
are the Guadalajara International Film Festival (in March) and the
Guadalajara International Book Fair (in November).
Things to do in Guadalajara
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (or Guadalajara
International Film Festival)
Celebrated every year in March, the Guadalajara International Film Festival
is a week-long founded in the city in 1986. It is exclusively meant for
Spanish movies. The festival ranks as the number 1 film festival in Latin
America and is held in very high regards by all Spanish-speaking countries
in the world.
Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (or Guadalajara
International Book Fair)
The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the second largest book fair in
the world. Celebrated every year in November, it ranks only next to
Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. This iconic book fair is famous as the most
important annual event of its kind in the Spanish-speaking countries.
Zoologico Guadalajara (or Guadalajara Zoo)
The Guadalajara Zoo is the largest zoological park in Guadalajara with
respect to the total number of animal species). The zoo doubles the honors
by also being one of the best in Latin America. You will find a wide range
of animals and birds across many native, rare or endangered species.
Best Time to Visit Guadalajara
Summer season, the months from October to December are the best to book
your flights from Denver to Guadalajara. Book your flights from DEN to GDL
in this season to go enjoy cultural events like the Fiestas de Octubre,
Guadalajara International Book Fair and the Revolution Day. It is advised
to book Guadalajara flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak