Jalisco is the cradle of many traditions that identify Mexico as a country, such as the mariachi, tequila and jaripeo. For this reason, the number of places, activities and events that you can enjoy in this state in the west of the country is innumerable.

This is a guide to the 125 municipalities of Jalisco that are waiting for you to get to know the best that the Mexican people have to offer.

1. Acotic

The Acatic Ecological Park is one of the favorite places of the locals to celebrate parties, activities and musical performances, during the weekends.

You can not miss the Barranca del Río Verde, 7 km from the entrance of the municipality, which has a waterfall of more than 500 meters deep that becomes the Verde River and feeds the surrounding waterfalls and different waterfalls, making it an ideal landscape for The ecotourism.

You will always be invited to take tours of the local haciendas, such as El Capadero, one of the oldest in the region and an emblematic building in the area.

2. Acatlan de Juarez

In the municipality of the central region of the state of Jalisco is the town of Acatlán de Juárez, 45.7 km south of Guadalajara.

Its name comes from the Nahuatl word “Aka-Tlán”, which means “place of abundance of cane”. He was added “de Juárez” in honor of Benito Juárez, on March 22, 1906.

The water parks and amusement parks such as the Las Delicias spa are perfect for sharing with the family with a good barbecue.

The parish of Santa Ana is a historical monument that stands out, since President Benito Juárez stayed there. Today it is converted into the “School and Museum of Arts and Crafts”.

3. Ahualulco Market

This municipality was given the name “Ahualulco de Mercado” on December 19, 1846, in homage to the insurgent, José María Mercado.

Visit its main attraction, the famous “Piedras Bola”, whose origin is unknown. There are only three parts in the whole world.

Among its historical monuments is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, dating from 1860. The Temple of the Lord of the High Altar is a must.

4. Amacueca

One of the most colonial municipalities of Jalisco. Its name means something like “place of the set of lovers”.

January is one of the best months to visit Amacueca because of the festivities in honor of the Sweet Name of Jesus, which include parties in the streets, receptions, bullfights, serenades, and traditional dance demonstrations in the squares.

May is also a good time to visit the municipality because the annual Pitaya festival is held, organized to exalt all the cultural elements, from folklore demonstrations to musical performances, craft exhibitions and conferences.

5. Amatitan

The first settlers of Amatitán were 15 aboriginal families, 5 peninsular, 2 religious and several Mexican, who spoke different languages ​​and depended on tequila.

This municipality of Jalisco is important for tequila as it is considered one of the most important centers in the production of the drink.

Visit the Hacienda de San José del Refugio, producer of one of the best tequilas in Mexico and probably in the world.

Another tourist attraction is the tequila routes where you will visit emblematic places of Amatitán, with old taverns of the time.

6. America

The name Ameca comes from the Nahuatl meaning “cord or rope of water”, referring to the river that crosses the city.

One of the first stops has to be the Temple of Santiago Apóstol, where it is celebrated in honor of the Lord Grande de Ameca.

In the building of the Municipal Presidency you will have access to the pronouncements balcony, from where you will be able to see the area from an enviable position.

Hundreds of people, including locals and tourists, gather in this building at 8 pm to take a tour of legends in which they share several of the most important stories of the city.

7. Blueberries

Arandas is the perfect location to taste the best of Mexican tequila and learn everything about its production. The charm will be strolling through the local haciendas that recall the colonial era.

One of the first stops should be El Alteño, a small tequila factory that offers a complete tour from the fields to the ovens, the distillation area and finally, the barrels where it is aged.

In Parque Hidalgo you can see the largest bell in America, so big that it could never be installed on top of the church tower, so a bell tower was built to display it.

Before leaving the municipality, visit the Guadalupe Bridge, the old access to the city, today one of the most representative red brick monuments in the region.

8. Atemajac de Brizuela

To the south of the state of Jalisco is the town of Atemajac de Brizuela, known for its cultural and tourist attractions such as the Temple of San Bartolomé and the seminary and chapels of the Lord of Ocuituco and Santiago.

You are invited to visit the Municipal Presidency and the headquarters of the Agria Community, historical and iconic sites of the municipality.

The monument in memory of Colonel Miguel Brizuela and the traditional and famous house where Benito Juárez stayed during his visit to Atemajac in 1858, are also places you should visit.

9. I pay attention

In the Sierra de Amula of the state of Jalisco you must visit the Church of Ayutla and the bicentennial monument, important historical presentations of the region and the most popular points of the Atengo municipality.

10. Attenguillo

In the Western Coast-Sierra Region we find the municipality of Atenguillo, whose name means, “at the water’s edge”.

The most important historical monuments are in the Sanctuary of Cristo del Señor de la Misericordia, with an impressive neoclassical construction.

The San Miguel temple dates back to the 19th century and has attractive walls decorated with plant reliefs. Its great cypress very neoclassical style is beautiful.

11. Atotonilco el Alto

In the south of Jalisco is the municipality of Atotonilco el Alto, from where you cannot leave without first visiting the most precious natural attraction in the entire city: the Taretán park, a place to enjoy in its crystal clear water wells.

This place has an important historical value, since the municipality was founded among its waters.

Visit the old train station where three original wagons of “La Guayaba” are preserved, which connected the municipalities of Atotonilco and Ocotlán.

12. Atoyac

In the Lagunas region, south of Jalisco, is the town of Atoyac, whose name derives from the Nahuatl word, “atoya-k”, which means, “place of the river”.

This municipality has beautiful beaches and lagoons as tourist sites in the community of Zacu. alpan. In addition, it has historical attractions such as the monument of General Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, former president of Mexico.

13. Autlan de Navarro

The leading municipality in the South Coast Region of Jalisco is found in Autlán de Navarro, due to the importance of its municipal capital, as well as its relevance as a center of commercial exchange.

The convent of Autlán, the parish of Santa María de Guadalupe and the temples of La Purísima and the temple of Santa Catarina, are its tourist attractions. But it’s not all walks, there are also bars, nightclubs and the Casino Autlense.

14. Ayotlan

In the Ciénega Region of the state of Jalisco is Ayotlán, with natural attractions such as “Agua Caliente”, in Santa Rita, “Ciénega de Tlaxcala” and forests in the “Cerro El Tigre”, table “Las Villas”, “Cerrito de La Capilla » and the «Cerro Ojo de Agua».

The parish of La Soledad, the Sanctuary of Guadalupe, the Municipal Palace and the Chapel of Colegio Independencia, are its historical and cultural places. Added to these is the parish of San Agustín, built in pink quarry.

15. Ayutla

Ayutla is a municipality in the Western Sierra Region of the state of Jalisco.

Among its places to visit are the old temple, built in the 16th century and of which until recently only its ruins and its quarry façade remained. Now, after being remodeled preserving the same architectural style, it was assigned as the House of Culture.

The forests in the “Sierra de Las Ardillas”, “El Arrastradero” and “Cacoma”, which are part of the “Sierra Madre” and the “Cerro de La Tortuga”, are part of the natural attractions of Ayutla.

16. Bolanos

In the northern region is the small community of Bolaños, a place with historical attractions such as the parish of San José, built in a temple built during the mining boom.

The temple of the Virgin of Guadalupe with its Churrigueresque-style façade is spectacular. Its construction was ordered by the military man and marquis, Antonio de Vivanco.

Among other constructions, the Casa de la Condesa stands out, a former property of Antonio de Vivanco, with a unique decoration.

It is believed that the gold coins of Nueva Galicia were minted in the Casa de la Moneda, a building of imposing grandeur.

17. Cape Corrientes

Cabo Corrientes is in the North Coast Region of the state of Jalisco, where you will always be invited to visit the beautiful parish of San Pedro Apóstol.

The typical architecture of the houses stands out for being painted with a mixture of the mud of the region, which gives the facades an orange tone that distinguishes them.

You will also see a lighthouse built in the early years of the 20th century, whose ironwork was made in Italy and its lantern came from England.

Within the municipality, you can visit the natural forests in the central area, from Chacala to the south of El Tuito (as the town used to be known) and its beaches.

18. Canadas de Obregon

Cañadas de Obregón was made up of a ranchería that grew until it became the current population.

Visit the parish of Nuestra Señora de la Luz, built in the 18th century, its natural landscapes, basins and thermal water spas.

19. Casimir Castillo

In the South Coast Region is the Casimiro Castillo municipality, where you will find the Piedra Pesada monument with triglyphs and spiral figures. There is also the bust erected in memory of Casimiro Castillo, built in 1967.

Tourism offers its inhabitants and visitors an interesting pre-Columbian art, mainly based on petroglyphs, as well as beautiful natural landscapes in the mountains of the municipality.

20. Chapala

In the central area of ​​the state is the municipality of Chapala, which means in Nahuatl, “place of vases or small pots”. In coca it means, “very wet or soaked place”.

Among the civil constructions, the Municipal Palace, the old railway station, the Hotel Nido and the annex building stand out; All the farms on Paseo Ramón Corona are Renaissance in style.

You can also appreciate the architecture of the Cazadores Restaurant, very elegant Victorian style and hard to forget.

21. Chimaltitan

Chimaltitán is a municipality and town in the northern region with a temple of the Virgin of Guadalupe and a former Franciscan convent built in the 17th century.

The temple sports a cover of two interesting bodies. The tower and the right side are an architectural jewel due to their reliefs carved in quarry.

22. Chiquilistlan

In the Sierra de Amula Region there is also the town of Chiquilistlan, which means in Nahuatl, “place of cicadas”.

The Asunción parish is the first place you should visit, followed by “la haciendita”, a place built in colonial times and “la hacienda de capula”, two beautiful and cultural constructions.

In Chiquilistlan you can also enjoy the landscapes of the Sierra de Tapalpa and the hills of Chiquilichi, Picacho and La Vieja. You will also have the hot springs of Paso Real, the saltpeter and some waterfalls.

23. Cihuatlan

On the southern coast of the state of Jalisco is Cihuatlán, with archaeological attractions such as hieroglyphs on painted stone and historical objects such as whistles, clay figures and necklaces.

From the architectural aspect, you are invited to visit the Franciscan convent and the Santa Cruz parish, both built in the 16th century.

Cihuatlán also has beaches with calm and crystal clear waters, perfect for going with family and friends and practicing diving, swimming, sport fishing, surfing, sky and sailing.

On the Cerro de la Cruz, a natural viewpoint has been built at a height of 100 meters to see the bay of Navidad. The San Francisco hill, to the east of this bay, can be reached by boat crossing the lagoon.

24. Cocula

Cocula is a municipality in the Valles Region of the state of Jalisco. Its main attraction is the temple of San Miguel Arcángel, built in the 17th century and updated in 1930. The convent of La Purísima and the temple of the Ascensión are also worth visiting.

As you walk you will come across the former haciendas of La Sauceda, La Cofradía and San Diego. Also with the beautiful forests to the south of the municipality in the limits of the Tapalpa mountain range, with the landscapes of El Saucillo, Camajapa, La Sauceda, Presa de Cocula, Presa Santa Teresa and others such as the thermal spring in La Sauceda and Agua Caliente. .

25. Colotlan

In the north of Jalisco is Colotlán, whose name means “place where scorpions abound”.

One of its historical attractions is the parish church of San Luis, a 19th-century building, and the temple of San Nicolás, a work decorated with plant reliefs and Tuscan columns.

You are also invited to walk through the chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, through the Municipal Presidency, through the arches of the old market, through the Corona Garden and the Santa Isabel Castle. The Hepazote exhacienda and the Mesón de San Nicolás are also good places to visit.

26. Conception of Buenos Aires

Municipality of Jalisco in the Southeast Region. Concepción de Buenos Aires is a young town whose name comes from the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, its patron saint, and from the smell of pine in the town.

You will be able to see some vestiges of what were the aboriginal temples, now converted into one of the first tourist stops in the place.

Other places to visit are the temple of the Immaculate Conception, which dates back to the 19th century, and the ex-hacienda of Toluquilla, where you will find an aqueduct with arches that is more than 300 years old.

Some of its natural attractions are forests in the Sierra del Tigre, as well as conservation sites such as Paso Hondo and Cerro Borracho, where there are clay figures from possible archaeological ruins.

27. Cuautitlan de Garcia Barragan

Cuautitlán de García Barragán is a municipality in the South Coast Region of the state of Jalisco.

You can not miss visiting its archaeological sites where the memories of the existence of the indigenous people of Cuzalapa are. In addition, the forests and rivers of the town are very beautiful landscapes.

28. Cuautla

Cuautla is a municipality in the Western Sierra Region. Your tour should start at the archaeological zone of “Las Águilas”, where you will see the four monoliths that represented the seasons of the year and on which astronomy studies were based during that time.

You will also find a hill called “magic center”, a very important religious area during the pre-Columbian period. Currently it is an excellent place to enjoy landscapes full of pine trees.

29. Cuquio

In the center of Jalisco is Cuquío, whose name derives from the word cuixui, which means kite and is interpreted as “place of kites” or in Tarascan cuquío, “place of toads”.

Do not stay without visiting the parish of San Felipe, from the 16th century. In its surroundings you can enjoy the unfinished Jesuit work that tells the history of the colony.

Get to know the colonial monuments such as the Temple of the Sacred Heart and the Convent of Dolores, the house where Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla spent the night.

The Burro de Oro hacienda and the “unnamed” hacienda are also interesting for a weekend outing.

If it is about natural routes, visit the hill of La Silleta and the Gigantes dam, as well as the hot springs of El Agua Caliente.

30. Slit

It is a small city and municipality in the Ciénega region of the state of Jalisco.

The Municipal Palace should be your first option, whose construction from 1904 is one of the main architectural references of the place.

Be sure to visit the house of the Navarro family, a benchmark of the neoclassical style. He also walks through the “Hernán” cinema building and through the portals of the main square that stand out for their construction in pink quarry.

Do not miss the monument to the martyrs, a work carried out in 1955 in honor of the battles and warriors of the Revolution.

31. The Arenal

El Arenal is a municipality in the Valles Region of the state.

Its historical monuments consist of a temple built in 1925 and some haciendas such as Huaxtla and Santa Quitería.

You will always be invited to visit the Panchote forests, the Santa Quitería hill and the surroundings of the Arenal and Salado rivers.

32. The Crane

Another of the municipalities of Jalisco in the Sierra de Amula Region. Get to know its historical sites such as the parish of the Virgen de Guadalupe, from the 20th century, which is an invaluable architectural piece thanks to the arch with the image of the virgin.

Walking a little further you will find the busts of Miguel Hidalgo, Lázaro Cárdenas and the military man, Estanislao García Espinoza.

33. The Lemon

The main historical attractions of El Limón, a town and municipality in the Sierra de Amula Region, are the parish church of San Juan and the Hacienda del Realito.

Dare to walk through the main square where you will see the bust in honor of Francisco I, as well as the monument to “La Madre”.

The Cerro del Narigón, La Capilla and Las Tasadas are pleasant natural sites.

Before returning home, enjoy the Luis dam, the Las Piletas stream and the Las Higueras spring.

34. The Jump

El Salto is a municipality in the Central Region of the state of Jalisco, perfect for religious tourism, due to the parish of the Admirable Mother, one that dates back to 1930, and for its colonial-style buildings such as El Castillo.

Get to know El Salto de Juanacatlán, a famous waterfall for generating electrical energy based on the force of the flow, so right there you can find the hydroelectric plant, one of the most important in the country.

35. Encarnacion de Diaz

In the Altos Norte Region of the state of Jalisco is the municipality of Encarnación de Díaz, where you can visit the parish of Nuestra Señora de Encarnación, dating from the 18th century, and the church of Jesús, María y José, built in the 19th century.

Among its natural attractions are its El Montecillo hot springs and the Encarnación River.

The “Profesor Edesio Jiménez” Cultural Center, the public library and the house of Jacinto López y Romo, are also places to visit.

36. Etzatlan

The main attraction of Etzatlán is religious. The most outstanding work is the convent built in the 16th century and the Sanctuary of Guadalupe, both architectural jewels that tell the story of the evolution of the parish.

37. Gomez Farias

The tourist and historical monuments of Gómez Farías, a municipality in the southern region of the state of Jalisco, can be found by walking through its streets. One of them is the parish temple built in 1985 after the earthquake.

The Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Municipal Palace and the “Benito Juárez” auditorium, are more reasons to go for a walk through the town.

You are invited to the natural attractions such as the Sierra del Tigre, the Los Charcos hill and the Zapotlán lagoon.

38. Snapper

The key to tourism in Guachinango is the religious tours. In this town of the Western Sierra Region, visit the Real Concepción Temple, a work built in the 18th century, and other structures of old tequila haciendas.

In the municipal museum you will find a good collection of photos and anecdotes about the growth of the place.

39. Guadalajara

Capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, known simply as Guadalajara.

You cannot miss the Palacio de Infantado, the Panteón de la Condesa, the Parque de la Concordia and the Carmelite convents of San José.

The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the most important in the country, a work that adds to others that you have to visit such as the Government Palace, the Aranzazú temple, the Guadalajara Zoo, the Science and Technology Center “Severo Díaz Galindo Planetarium” , the Cabañas Cultural Institute and the “Lindo Michoacán” spa.

40. Hostotipaquillo

The first thing to see in Hostotipaquillo, belonging to the Valles Region, municipality of Jalisco, are the Opalo, La Chela and Pata de Galla mines, which function as deposits and a cultural information center, so you will learn about the mining history of the region. .

Photography is especially relevant in this municipality due to its fantastic landscapes such as La Ceja, El Capulín and the views from La Cruz hill.

41. Huejucar

From Huejúcar you will stay with the experience of having known the temple of San Francisco de Asís, built in the 18th century and the church of San Pedro, a work with a clear indigenous inspiration in its architecture.

Huejúcar belongs to the North Region of Jalisco and you cannot leave without first visiting “the hospital”, the first Franciscan temple in the region and the “Atotonilco” thermal spa, perfect for a family afternoon.

42. Huejuquilla el Alto

Huejuquilla el Alto is a municipality and town belonging to the North Region of the state of Jalisco, with great potential for tourist and historical activity.

Its temples are the first step of the journey and the municipality in general has a pre-Columbian air. For this reason, you cannot miss the Divino Preso sanctuary, the San Diego chapel and the Santa Cruz chapel.

As for the natural, do not miss the forests and spas.

43. Ixtlahuacan of the Membrillos

Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos is located in the Central Region of Jalisco, a municipality with the Santo Santiago temple and old haciendas that still produce corn and penca for tequila.

Get to know the limestone deposits and the reserves of animal remains from the Paleolithic era. Its natural attractions such as the Sierra de Ixtla and Travesaño, as well as the surroundings of the Santiago River, are fantastic.

44. Ixtlahuacan del Rio

Municipality in the northern region, 23.5 km to the northeast of the city of Guadalajara, whose name is derived from the ancient Nahuatl language which means: “place of plains”.

If you decide to visit Ixtlahuacán del Río you can admire the beautiful church of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which dates back to colonial times, where the main religious celebrations of the city take place, including the festivity of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the traditional Christmas posadas.

Natural places such as the wooded areas of “Santo Domingo” and “El Patio” are available to the public.

Its gastronomy is based on arepas and chicken and turkey birria, preserved fruits, tequila and mezcal.

45. Jalostotitlan

It is known as the “Heart of the Altos de Jalisco”, a city in the Altos Sur Region of the state whose name comes from the Nahuatl language which means: “place between the sand caves”.

Among the places to visit are the parish churches of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Sacred Heart, the Sanctuary of Guadalupe and El Portal de la Unión. The Culture Center is also worth being known.

You are invited to see the remains of an archaeological zone in Teocaltitan de Guadalupe and to visit the mounds, sepulchres, and structures located near the municipal seat.

The gastronomy of Jalostotitlán includes birria, red pozole, enchiladas and sopes, milk jamoncillo, pumpkin preserves, mead pulque and maguey honey.

46. ​​Jamay

Municipal capital of the state between the Ocotlán – La Barca highway, 9 km from Ocotlán and 16 from La Barca.

You must visit the exclusive monument to Pope Pius IX, one of the two that exist in the world. The other is in Italy.

In the chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe you will observe the altarpiece with 3 centuries of validity, taken from the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe of Tepeyac.

Photograph yourself at the stone clock in the eastern part of the main square, which shows the time by the shadow of a needle depending on the position of the sun.

The boardwalk and the sports unit allow contact with the Chapala lagoon and enjoy beautiful sunsets.

The gastronomy has preparations based on fish such as carp, tilapia, catfish and white, among others.

About the meaning of his name there are discrepancies. Jamay, Xaiman or Xamayan and some interpretations of it, affirm that it is “Place of the Amulteca King Xama” or “Place Where Adobes are Made”.

47. Jesus Mary

Jesús María is a municipality that is part of the state of Aguas Calientes, whose capital is the city of the same name, which was previously known as Xonacatique (place where onions grow).

It was in 1765 when it became a town with the name of Jesús María de los Dolores, but after the Revolution it only remained in Jesús María.

There are tourist attractions such as the Children’s Ecological Center Los Cuartos, the Valladolid spa and its old houses with old windows and porches. You can also practice hunting and water sports.

As you walk you can visit the parish church, in baroque style.

Its gastronomy has among other dishes the red mole, red chili tamales with pork meat and enchiladas.

48. Jilotlan de los Dolores

Jilotlán de los Dolores has to know civil and religious buildings, such as the parish and the temple in the Old Town.

Its natural places include forests in the Huanala de Colorado, Sogatal and El Jabato areas. As for its gastronomy, the dishes are based on birria, enchiladas, drunken milk and mezcal.

It is a population in the southeast of the state of Jalisco, whose capital of the municipality has the same name.

Jilotlán means “place where baby corn or baby corn abounds”. The site was dedicated to Xiloléote, protector of flowers and corn. In ancient times it was called San Miguel de Jilotlán.

49. Jocotepec

Jocotepec is a town and municipality in the state of Jalisco in the Ciénaga Region. Its tourist attractions include the Plaza de Armas, the Hospicio de Cabañas and the Basilica of Zapopan.

You can also visit La Minerva, a square where the locals celebrate sports victories.

Jocotepec, a name that comes from Xolotepec which means, “hill of sour fruits”, has a tequila tour through a distillery that begins in the agave fields and ends in a tasting.

Having a place to eat will not be a problem because the place has many places where they also prepare a delicious birria.

50. Juanacatlan

No one who visits Juanacatlán should stop going to Rancho Los Tres Potrillos, a place with a great museum, El Palmar Water Park with swimming pools for adults and children, much less stop entering the Agua Blanca Water Park.

This municipality is in the central region of the state of Jalisco. Its name originates from the Nahuatl word, xoconostle or xoconoxtleatlan, whose meaning is “place where onions abound.”

Its traditional food consists of pozole, birria, tacos, enchiladas, chilacayota curtido, sweet potato, lemon and orange.

As for drinks, the fruit punch, tequila and mezcal are like local heritage.

51. Juchitlan

For religious tourism, visit the Temple of the Sacred Heart and if you are looking for adventure, you are invited to the Cañón de los Mojos.

Juchitlán is a town in the Sierra de Amula Region, state of Jalisco, whose name derives from Nahuatl and its meaning is: “place where flowers abound”.

Their traditional meals are based on carnitas, birrias and milk products, covered fruits, fruit punch and raicillas liquor.

52. The Boat

La Barca is to the east of the state of Jalisco, in the Ciénaga Region. Before it was called Chicnahuatenco or Chie, which means “on the shore of the nine waters” or “joint of nine rivers”.

Visit the main historical monuments of the city such as the parish of Santa Mónica de la Barca, the chapel of San Nicolás, the San Pedro Apóstol, the Municipal Palace and the La Moreña Cultural Center, which houses a museum.

Its archaeological zone “Las Calles” is also to be visited.

The typical food of the place contains carp roe and cecina and the powerful drink, “flying pot”.

53. The Garden

The main garden where the Bust of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is, which was dedicated to him as a tribute, is sensational.

La Huerta, a municipality towards the coast of the state of Jalisco with its capital of the same name, has beaches such as Tenacatita, La Manzanilla, Boca de Iguanas, Cuixmala, El Tecuan and El Tamarino.

Its gastronomy is based on dishes prepared with shrimp, octopus, fish and jackal. The cocadas, the sweet potato or orange and drunk, are also very popular.

54. Chamomile of Peace

According to tradition, the name of the Manzanilla de la Paz comes from the number of tejocote trees, also known as apples or chamomiles, and from the peace felt in the town.

When you are there you must visit the temple of San Miguel Arcángel and the natural resources such as the forests in the Sierra del Tigre, the Cerro de la Pitaya and the Cerro López.

This municipality and town in the southeast region of the state will delight you with its carnitas, enchiladas, pozole, birrias and candies made with milk. Also with its drinks such as tequila, eggnog, mezcal, pulque and pomegranate and blackberry punches.

55. Moreno Lakes

It is located in the Altos Norte Region, a municipality and city in the state of Jalisco, the latter Cultural Heritage of the Nation – Historical Monuments Zone since 1989, named by the National Institute of Anthropology and History.

Its historic center and bridge have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010. In addition, the city received the “Magic Town” designation in 2012.

With so much to see, a visit to the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción parish stands out, with its baroque style, whose construction began in 1741; the Museum of Sacred Art, in a building with works from the 17th to the 20th century.

The José Rosas Moreno Theater, in the Porfirian style, began to be built in 1867, while La Rinconada de la Merced is a beautiful square with historic buildings around it, such as the ex-convent of La Merced and the Casa de la Rinconada.

Among its typical dishes are pacholas, birrias and pozole, among some products made with milk.

56. Cupcake

Magdalena has the chapel of La Purísima, from the end of the 16th century, the temple of San Andrés and the chapel of La Quemada.

Do not miss its opal carving workshops and as for gastronomy, this municipality 78 km northwest of Guadalajara awaits you with pozole, birrias, enchiladas, tequila and mezcal.

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Municipality and Magical Town of Jalisco with the unfinished temple of the Precious Blood, construction not finished and now used for concerts and plays.

The parish of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, from the 18th century, in lime and stone, has withstood the earthquakes that occurred in Mascota, a name derived from Teco Amaxacotlán Mazacotla, which means “place of deer and snakes”.

You are invited to visit the El Pantano archaeological site, with traces of ancient remains and petroglyphs, and the Archaeological Museum with pieces recovered from El Pantano.

Guava candy rolls make up the dessert that represents the area.

58. Mazamitla

The origin of the name of Mazamitla comes from the Nahuatl language and means, “place where deer are hunted with arrows”.

It is a Magical Town in the mountains surrounded by Lake Chapala. Its center with cobbled streets invites you to stroll and see the white houses with wooden doors and tiled roofs, which give a sense of harmony and well-being.

In the nearby forest you can do ecotourism activities and adventure sports. It is a town to relax, rest and enjoy peace.

Its gastronomy is very varied and we can find minguiche, pot mole, sweaty tacos, pork beans, toqueras, wheat morelianas, fritters, capirotadas and various cheeses.

59. Mexticacan

The “place where you work on the face of the moon”, which is the Nahuatl meaning of Mexticacán, has places of interest such as the Municipal Palace, the San Nicolás parish, the chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart. .

The gastronomy of this municipality in the Altos Sur Region includes birrias, carnitas and pozole, milk candies and popsicles; pulque, tepache and tequila.

60. Mezquitic

Small town in the northern region with many natural attractions and historical and architectural buildings that always attract the attention of the visitor.

Its name is the result of the union of two Nahuatl words: mízquitl, mesquite and ític, resulting in “inside the mesquite”.

In its typical dishes, the huachales prepared with a base of corn and dried pumpkin, dehydrated pumpkin apricots for cooking stand out; sweets such as shortbread, sweet bread, marshmallow and piloncillo and chocolate candy; white atole and cracked tequila with cola.

61. Mixtlan

Municipality of the Western Sierra Region whose name comes from Nahuatl and means: “place next to the clouds”.

The temple of San Sebastián Mártir should be one of the first religious sites to visit, as this area is a strong believer in Catholicism.

Stroll through the “Las Guajadas” ranch, an important place that still keeps remains of all the cultures that lived there. There are engravings on stones known as “Las Pintadas”, figures and objects made of baked clay.

Mixtlán has natural places such as the forests of the Sierra de Comalite, the Mesa del Colorado, Peña Tendida and Peña Tepantla.

Pozole, tamales and enchiladas are part of their typical food. To these are added the trompadas, charrascas, fruit ates, cajeta, pomegranate punch and pajaretes.

62. Ocotlan

Ocotlán is considered in Mexico as the capital of furniture, so in addition to knowing this municipality you can take home something made in this municipality.

You can visit natural sites such as the shore of Lake Chapala, the La Huaracha Dam and the Suchitlan Estero.

Do not forget to visit the religious temples such as the temple of the Lord of Mercy and the chapel of the Immaculate; You can also go to enjoy the San Jerónimo spa.

The gastronomy of this municipality whose name means “place of pines or ocotes” or “next to the pines”, includes broth, michi, fish roe, white fish, charales and birria. The traditional drink is called “cazuelas”.

63. Eyelets from Jalisco

City and municipality in the state of Jalisco in the Altos Norte Region with beautiful parks and nature reserves such as Cerro del Toro, El Mayal, Cerro de Buenavista and Birrias.

Its name is due to the number of springs that were in the place when it was founded.

Visit El Fuerte, a place with the Municipal Palace built in the 16th century, the Hacienda de Ojuelos, a typical construction of haciendas from past times, and the Ojuelos Bridge, from the 16th century.

Regarding gastronomy, Ojuelos de Jalisco offers pork carnitas, enchiladas and prickly pears, cheese, honey and prickly pear melcocha, sweets and milk cajeta.

The prickly pear honey colonche and eggnog are also part of its varied gastronomy.

64. Pihuamo

Pihuamo comes from the Tarascan word, pequamo or pilhua, which means “place of great lords” or “place of barter”.

It is a town in the Southeast Region where you can visit the busts of the Independence Garden in honor of Benito Juárez, Emiliano Zapata and Miguel Hidalgo.

The municipality has several petroglyphs. In terms of religion, the Church of Santo Santiago Apóstol, the chapel of Cristo Rey and the chapel of Hacienda El Naranjo stand out.

Buildings such as Hacienda El Naranjo, La Estrella, El Tule, Belén and Rancho El Limón are of great architectural value.

The gastronomy of Pihuamo stands out for its mincemeats, ash tamales, shaved toast, turkey, chicken or pork mole, enchiladas and pozoles.

Banana, pumpkin, mango, guava and sweet potato preserves are rich sweets to try.

Cold chia water, cane juice, fruit punches, raspados and atoles are also delicious.

65. Poncitlan

Town and municipality in the Ciénaga Region, state of Jalisco, which means “place of cilacayotes”, “next to the chilares of the riverbank” or “place of the god ponze”.

You are invited to visit the convent of San Pedro and San Pablo, founded in 1533, and the indigenous temple of Santa Cruz el Grande, dating from the 16th century.

Poncitlán has numerous parks and reserves such as the Punta Grande, El Venado, Sacamecate, Comal, Grande and Isla de los Alacranes hills.

The shore of Lake Chapala and the viewpoint to observe the Ojo de Agua el Chicotazo lagoon are wonderful.

You can also choose to visit the petroglyphs in the area such as Ocotera and Las Danzarinas, among other attractions.

66. Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is not just any municipality. It is the second most important in the state economy and the third most relevant in the country.

Its numerous and beautiful beaches and number of historical monuments and works of art in museums and walks, are the reference of this tourist place in the region.

In the municipality there are areas of nudist, ecological and mountain beaches. Thanks to its historic buildings in the center, it was named Cultural Heritage of Jalisco in 2018.

In its shopping centers you can find world-famous stores and the best restaurants to enjoy delicious food, full of marine products.

67. Quitupan

The name of this municipality in the Southeast Region of the state of Jalisco means “place where declarations or treaties were made”, “place that is above” or “place where something important was determined”.

And it is that in Quitupán there are churches such as the Candelaria parish, colonial haciendas, houses and bridges, with important historical loads for the region. Be sure to visit the Laguna de Guadalupe.

The gastronomy of the municipality has pozole, birria, red mole, enchiladas and pot mezcal.

68. San Cristobal de la Barranca

The main tourist attractions of San Cristóbal de la Barranca are the San Cristóbal temple, the Municipal Presidency and the Main Square.

This city towards the center – north of Jalisco also has forests in the northeast and south, with the Santiago, Juchipila, Cuixtla and Patitos rivers, which are excellent.

Their typical dishes have birria, pozole and sweets such as plums and mangoes in syrup. Tequila is his drink.

69. San Diego of Alexandria

Until 1850, San Diego de Alejandría was called San José de la Laja, a municipality in the Altos Norte Region.

If you want to know the architecture of the area, visit the Hacienda de San Fernando, the parish of the Immaculate and the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

If you prefer nature, go to the Jalapa Canyon, El Capulín, La Amapola Dam and the Ramón Corona Garden.

Its gastronomy includes kid birria and pozole, pulp and sweet tamarind and pulque.

70. Saint Gabriel

Old Venustiano Carranza, municipality of the state of Jalisco. Its name is in honor of the archangel Gabriel who announced to Mary the arrival of Jesus to the world.

Some of its historical monuments to visit are the parish of the Lord of Mercy of Amula, the chapel of the Virgen del Refugio, the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Guerrero, Zaragoza, Corona, Ocampo and Degollado Portals and the monument to Christ king, on top of Cerro Viejo.

On the slopes of the Jiquilpan hill there are pre-Hispanic petroglyphs and stone sculptures called “Las Piedras Niñas”.

In San Gabriel, they usually taste birria, mole, pipián, atole, sweet enchiladas stuffed with meat, sopitos, pozole, guava roll, fruits in syrup, mezcal, pulque and the “faustinas”, this last refreshing plum-based drink.

71. San Ignacio Cerro Gordo

San Ignacio Cerro Gordo was declared a municipality in 2017, number 125 in the state. There you will see baroque and neo-gothic buildings throughout the town, which is its greatest tourist interest.

Its gastronomy contains pork carnitas, pork rinds, birria, cheese, cream, butter and cottage cheese; cocadas, cajeta, almond nougat and tequila.

72. Saint John of the Lakes

Municipality and city of the same name in the Altos Norte Region of the state of Jalisco.

Its tourism is based on religion, as millions of people visit the image of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos, which is inside the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos.

The historic center has museums, works and restaurants. As you walk through its streets you will find the Chapel of the First Miracle, a temple that keeps the memory of the first miracle performed by the Virgin when she brought a tragically deceased girl back to life.

You will also find the independence monument in Plaza Rita Pérez de Moreno and you will see the emblematic post office building, one of the oldest in the municipality.

The typical foods of San Juan de los Lagos are made up of tamales, cajetas and alfajores.

73. Saint John of Escobedo

Town and municipality of the Valles Region whose name comes from the diminutive of Juan, (friar Juan Calero who was massacred) and Escobedo (for Don Antonio de Escobedo, governor of Jalisco).

One of its places with the greatest tourist interest is the parish of Nuestra Señora del Pueblito, which has an image of the virgin from more than 240 years ago.

The former haciendas of Santa Fe, Providencia, Estancia and Estancia de Ayllones, are, like the ruins of the La Candelaria mine and the La Única opal mine, places with important historical burdens.

The gastronomy of San Juanito de Escobedo is made up of birria, tamales, mole, corn powder gorditas and tequila.

74. Saint Julian

Some of the places to visit in San Julián, a municipality in the northeast of the state of Jalisco in the Altos Sur Region, are the parish of San José, the Municipal Presidency and the Parochial Room.

These sites are added to the Iturbide Portal, the Valley Chapel, the El Refugio Cemetery portico and the Hacienda de Veredas, as the highest municipal assets.

In San Julián not everything is colonial architecture. It also has the El Santo Cristo spa where the waters of its pools fall from the rocks; the San Isidro dam where it is allowed to fish, ride a boat and swim and the monument to Cristo Rey on the Tolimán hill that commemorates the cristero war.

Its gastronomy includes birria, carnitas, cheeses, butter and Mexican appetizers, cajeta candy, chewy gum and dulce de leche; tequila, pulque and mead.

75. Saint Mark

Town and municipality of the Valles Region that has as one of its main tourist attractions the Agua Blanca spa, a body of water with vegetation and beautiful landscapes.

Its gastronomy is varied. You are invited to taste a tasty birria, pozole, sopes, enchiladas, roast beef and carnitas; tequila and mezcal. Sweets made with milk are the basis of its dessert offer.

76. San Martin de Bolaños

The Anthropological Museum, with historical testimonies of the region collected by objects found in the place, is a place that anyone will want to go to when visiting San Martín de Bolaños.

This municipality in the Northern Region was known in the 17th century as the Alcaldía Mayor del Real de Bolaños.

You can visit the Señor de Santa Rosa temple, a neoclassical-style construction from the 19th century, and in the town of Mamatla there are old quarry walls.

Their typical foods include pozole, tamales, enchiladas; sweets such as pitahaya honey and as a drink, mezcal.

77. San Martin Hidalgo

It is the capital of the municipality of the same name in the Lagunas region, which in pre-Hispanic times was called Chorizote, from the Nahuatl words “huitzquilit”, thistle and “co”, a place interpreted as “place of thistles”.

Houses from the 19th century, the chapel of La Conchita, from the 17th century and the Pantheon of San Martin with Porfirian tombs, are some of the places to visit in San Martín Hidalgo.

The Cristo de Moya, the tower of the Church of Santa Cruz de las Flores, the image of San Martin Obispo, the monument to the Mother and the Christ of Tepehuaje, are also worth visiting on historical and religious tours.

Nature is equally present. You can always go to Sierra la Joya, Sierra de Quila, Ojo de Agua Dam, El Bordo Dam, Camino Bajada Blanca and the Tree of the Sad Night.

Typical food includes pozole, birria, tamales, sopes, enchiladas, mole, white atole and agave wines.

78. Saint Michael the Tall

San Miguel el Alto has natural and historical attractions such as the landscapes of La Mesa, the Cristo Rey hill and the Caracol hill. Visiting the ruins of Rancho de Pochotl, El Salto del Gavilán and Presa San Miguel will be equally comforting.

The most important religious places are the San Miguel Arcángel parish, the Sanctuary of the Immaculate and Immaculate Conception of Mary and the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

This municipality in the Altos del Sur Region is a place of legends, stories that any inhabitant of the town will want to tell.

Its gastronomy is full of carnitas, products derived from milk; sweet milk, pumpkin and sweet potato.

79. San Pedro Tlaquepaque

Population and municipality of the state of Jalisco that is part of the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara, Central West Region. Tlaquepaque means “place on hills of mud land” or “place of mud”.

It is a tourist site with attention to pottery, textiles and blown glass crafts, with streets of nineteenth-century colonial buildings.

In the capital you can visit the parish of San Pedro, the Jardín Hidalgo, the Santuario de la Soledad and the Municipal Palace. Added to these places are El Parían, the Andador Independencia, the Cultural Center, El Refugio and the Pantaleón Panduro Museum.

Its cuisine includes quesadillas with squash blossoms, chiles de nogada, pipián, pozole, cafiaspirina and tacos. As always, tequila, mezcal and refreshing ice creams of various flavors are the drinks to try.

80. San Sebastian of the West

This municipality and town in the west of the state of Jalisco was not always called that. It was from 1983 that it received the denomination “of the West”.

There, the Main Square, the Church of San Sebastián Mártir and the Museum of Doña Conchita Encarnación await you. You can also visit the town hall and many corners of nature and greenery whenever you want.

Do not forget to try the pozole, the birria, the mole enchilada and some specialties of this kitchen, such as tongue in almond sauce or huitlacoche stewed with onions and spices with a chocolate with raicilla.

The guava and arrayan rolls, fruit boxes such as quince, tejocote, apple and mango, are also delicious.

81. Saint Mary of the Angels

The main places to visit in Santa María de los Ángeles are the Municipal Presidency Building known as “La Esmeralda”, the Mill, the parish of Our Lady of the Angels and the Hospital Chapel.

Their typical meals offer red pozole, birria, pork gorditas, enchiladas and barbecue. Don’t forget to try the sugar marshmallows stuffed with walnuts or peanuts, pumpkin candies, sweet potatoes, chilacayote, pulque and mead.

82. Santa Maria del Oro

When you visit Santa María del Oro, go to the church known as the old temple, a religious place with a lot of history to discover. Nearby you will have natural places such as El Encamizado, the Mesa del Valle, the Mesa de las Águilas, Las Bufas and Llanos de Zipoco. La Estancia Dam and the Pihuamo River are sensational.

The typical foods of this town and municipality of the Southeast Region of the state of Jalisco are picadillos, turkey birria, chicken, goat and pork, chilaquiles with egg, pozole, dough tamales, corn tamale soup and skites.

As for drinks, fresh chia water, cane juice and pomegranate punch are very tasty.

83. Sayula

Capital city and municipality of the state of Jalisco in the Lagunas Region. Its indigenous name was Tzaulan or Zaulan and in Nahuatl, “sayoli” or “sayolli”, which means “place of flies”.

The city has a vast tourist panorama made up of the historic center that preserves buildings from the colonial era and three museums, including one of sacred art.

The Sayula lagoon is a refuge for migratory birds, which together with the Rulfiana Route, where you can practice activities such as paragliding, mountain biking, zip lines and horseback riding, are among the most important natural attractions in the town.

In its traditional food we find the cuachala, soup prepared with chicken and cuachalo chili. The burnt milk cajeta and the pomegranate punch are also very tasty.

84. Logging

“Labor land”, that means Tala, a municipality in the Valles Region. There you will be able to visit some hacienda quarters such as El Refugio and see religious buildings such as the 19th century Rosario Chapel and the San Francisco de Asís Temple.

The municipality has natural forests located in La Primavera, Ahuisculco, Cerro Las Garzas, Cerro Monte Negro, Cerro Las Navajas and resorts such as Los Tejabanes and El Rincón.

Its cuisine includes pozole, birria, piloncillo, dulce de leche and fruit in syrup. Cane juice, punch, coffee with liquor and cane mezcal are also delicious.

85. Talpa de Allende

The “Hidden Pearl” is west of the state of Jalisco, Mexican Western Coastal Sierra Region. It is one of the Magical Towns of the country for its culture, tradition and landscapes.

Its name derives from the Nahuatl “tlalli”, earth and “pan”, above or on, which results in “on earth”.

When visiting Talpa de Allende, do not miss the welcoming arch, the Basilica of Our Lady of Talpa, the Calzada de las Reinas and the Cruz de Romero.

The Talpa Museum, the main square, the Maple Talpa de Allende forest, the San José parish, the municipal market and the Municipal Palace, are added as other places of interest.

The people of this warm town like to eat pozole, birria, chicken tostadas, milpa tomato chili meat and chilaquiles. They also usually taste guava roll and leather, cajeta, apricots, sancocho, past guavas, milk huesillo and mango strips. Eggnog and fruit punch are their drinks.

86. Tamazula of Gordiano

When you go to Tamazula de Gordiano, whose name comes from the Nahuatl “tlamazolan”, which means, “place of toads”, you must visit the Cerro de la Mesa ecotourism park, a fantastic place to walk.

But this attraction is not the only one in the municipality, which has had its name since 1856. Places such as the Diocesan Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Tabernacle and the Zaizar Brothers Museum are equally interesting to visit.

Be sure to visit the Julio Barboza Castañeda Cultural Center, the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Hacienda Santa Cruz and the historic center.

The pork and veal birria, the pumpkin, sweet potato, biznaga and guava pickles are part of the local gastronomy. The fruit punch, pulque, pajaretes, mezcal and tequila, their drinks.

87. Tapalpa

Municipality and town of the state of Jalisco in the Lagunas Region. Its name derives from the Otomí and means, “place of colored land”.

When you are in Tapalpa, do not forget to visit the San Antonio temple, the Municipal Market, El Nogal Dam, Las Piedrotas, Salto del Nogal Waterfall and the Eco Park.

Its gastronomy stands out for the shepherd’s lamb, products derived from milk, fruit preserves and sweets in syrup. Mezcal, eggnog, fruit punch and pulque are their typical drinks.

88. Tecalitlan

When visiting Tecalitlán you should visit the Third Order temple that honors San Francisco, the Silvestre Vargas Museum and the Santa María de Guadalupe parish, built in the 19th century.

This municipality, whose name derives from Nahuatl and means “next to the stone houses”, also has the main garden of Tecalitlán that stands out for busts of national heroes such as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Benito Juárez, Miguel Pérez Ponce de León and Silvestre Vargas. Vasquez.

Their typical meals contain birria, goat, pork and beef barbecue; guava roll and baked fruit; pomegranate and guayabilla punch.

89. Techaluta from Montenegro

The tourist sites of Techaluta are characterized by greenery and nature, such as the natural forests in the mountains, the Techaluta caves, the shore of the Laguna de Sayula, the Gavilán hill and the viewpoint.

The temple of San Sebastián and the Municipal Palace of this municipality whose name comes from the Nahuatl, “techalotl”, which means “place where squirrels abound”, also deserve the attention of visitors.

In its rich gastronomy, the pozole, birria, pipián, mole and enchiladas stand out; pumpkin seed pepitorias with piloncillo and walnut crowbars; pomegranate punch with walnuts and minced pulque.

90. Tecolotlan

Tecolotlán is divided into adventure and historical tourism, in this last section, the most important place is the Sanctuary of La Purísima.

Its natural attractions are the Sierra de Quila, where there are spectacular waterfalls such as El Salto de Santa Rosa, El Salto de La Campana, El Venado, El Seco and La Disciplina.

The food of this town and municipality of the state of Jalisco in the Sierra de Amula, whose name comes from the Nahuatl, “tecolotl”, owl and “tlán”, which means “place of owls or owls”, is comprised of birria and derived products of the milk

91. Tenamaxtlan

The church of Santiago Apóstol and the temple of the Sacred Heart, plus natural beauties such as the Sierra de Quila, the Los Moran hill, the Responding Stone and Piedra de los Chivos, are some of the places that Tenamaxtlán offers.

The food of this locality, which is believed to mean “place where stoves abound”, includes goat birria and all kinds of appetizers, charamuscas, trompadas, bones, milk balls, nuns and cuala, corn atole with flavors of acid fruits.

92. Teocaltiche

This municipality and city of the Altos Norte Region of the state of Jalisco is part of the Macro Region of Bajío. Its name derives from “teocaltech”, a Nahuatl word that means “place next to the temple”.

The Sanctuary of Jesus, the parish of the Virgen de los Dolores, the chapel of the ex-hospital of the Indians and the temple of La Merced, are places that, together with the temple of San José, the Plaza de Toros El Renacimiento, the Nueva Galicia Palace and the Main Square, deserve to be visited.

Typical Teocaltiche food includes birria, pozole, mole, enchiladas; pinole, sweet potato, biznaga and pumpkin pickles; tejuino and fresh waters.

93. Teocuitatlan de Corona

Teocuitatlán de Corona has a collection of antiques such as archaeological pieces from Western cultures, fossil mammoth bones, pieces of fossil wood, farming utensils, clothing, coins and old bills, all gathered on Obregón Street No. 66 in the capital. Township.

Although it is a great find, it is not the only thing that this town and municipality of the South Region has to offer.

The parish of San Miguel and Cerro Colorado, where there are mounds that are vestiges of pre-Hispanic constructions, are also tourist attractions of interest.

The traditional food of this town is birria, cecina, piloncillo, punch and pulque.

94. Tepatitlan de Morelos

Tepatitlán de Morelos means “place between stones”. It is a center of tourism with places like the city of Tepatitlán with the Japanese Nursery, the Municipal Palace, the parish of San Francisco de Asís and the Sanctuary of the Lord of Mercy.

Its spas, the Jihuite dam, the Verde River, the Ojo de Agua de Latillas, the mountain, the Cerro Gordo forest and the La Campana hill, where sports are practiced in the open field, are places you should visit.

Among its traditional meals are tepa-style carnitas and all dairy products; tequila; milk crate


There began the tradition of the popular Mexican drink, which is also a World Heritage Site since 2006.

Tequila gathers more than enough merits to visit it. This is a town and municipality whose name comes from the Nahuatl word, “tekilan”, which means: “place of workers”.

It is a must to visit the agave plantations scattered throughout the area, as well as the historic distilleries and cantinas to savor a black charro, acantarito or a pigeon.

On the Tequila Route tour you will enjoy knowing the history of the drink, from the agave harvest to the preparation of the liquor.

The basis of their traditional food is tostadas made with corn and on which they are sprinkled with beans, dressings, beef or pork, lettuce, onion and tomato sauce, as well as cream and hot sauce.

96. Teuchitlan

One of the main attractions of Teuchitlán is the Guachimontones Pre-Hispanic Ceremonial Center, a place with much to show about pre-Hispanic life.

It is important that you visit the parish church, the Municipal Palace, the Traveling Museum of Journalism and the Museum of Pre-Hispanic Architecture.

The gastronomy of Teuchitlán, a name of Nahuatl origin that means “place dedicated to God” or “place of God Tenoch”, is based on birria, pozole and enchiladas; mezcal and tequila.

97. Tizapan el Alto

Town and municipality of the Ciénaga Region with tourist attractions such as forests in the community of Los Sauces, landscapes of the shores of Lake Chapala, the Pasión River, the Angostura hill and the San Pedro ravine, as well as the Francisco temple of Assisi.

Its name means “place of chalk” or “water on the chalk” due to the abundance of chalk in the area. Its typical dishes contain Tizapán bread, famous in the area; quince and peach cajeta; pomegranate punch.

98. Tlajomulco de Zuniga

It is a municipality and city in the Central Region of the state of Jalisco.

You cannot miss a visit to the Central Plaza of the Alameda, the Cajititlán boardwalk, the Valencia dam, or the Franciscan Route.

Their traditional meals include birria, carnitas, corn gorditas, meat with chili; pulparindos, marzipan, morelianas and pinole; almond tequila and pulque.

The Archaeological Museum of San Agustín, the Cajititlán lagoon, the Balcones de la Calera, the old hill, the Plaza de la República and the Cuexcomatitlán boardwalk are worth visiting.

99. Toliman

Town and municipality of the state of Jalisco in the southern region of the state, whose name comes from the Nahuatl meaning “where the tule is cut” or “place where the tule abounds”.

In the historical monuments, the temples of the Asunción and San Francisco stand out. There are pre-Hispanic settlements in the town of Teutlán.

Their food is based on goat birria, sopitos with picadillo, sweet mole enchiladas; tamarind and mango candies; mezcal, tamarind and pomegranate punches and fresh tamarind water.

100. Tomatlan

It is a town and municipality in the state of Jalisco belonging to the North Coast Region of Mexico. Its name means “place of tomatoes” or “place next to the tomatoes”.

Tomatlán is also known as “Gloria Escondida”, with beaches that harmonize perfectly with the biodiversity of the area.

Dare to visit the coastal area of ​​Chalacatepec, Peñitas, Cajón de Peñas Dam and the temple of Santiago Apóstol.

The turtle camps, Cruz de Loreto beach, La Pintada and Nahuapa, these last historical sites in the municipality, are also tourist attractions.

On the banks of the Tomatlán River there are remains of ancient cultures with petroglyphs that can only be found in the west of the country.

The oven gorditas, the chilpate sauce and the “raicilla” drink, identify their traditional meals.

101. Tonala

It is part of the Macro Region of the Western Bajío or Central Western Mexico. Tonalá, derives from the Nahuatl word “tonallan” and means: “place where the sun rises”.

Among the tourist places, the parishes of Santo Santiago, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Coyula, Tololotlán, the Santiago River bridge and the former Arroyo de Enmedio farm stand out.

Be sure to visit the National Ceramics Museum, the Tonalá Museum and the Casa de los Artesanos.

Its typical dishes are composed of pipián, bean pozole, meat balls and marinade; white atole, champurrado, tejuino and lime water.

102. Tonaya

Municipality and town belonging to the Sierra de Amula Region, state of Jalisco. Tonaya derives from the Nahuatl word “tonatiuh”, which means, “to the east where the sun rises”.

Its main monuments to visit are the temple of Nuestra Señora de La Asunción and the temple of the Virgen de Tonaya.

To the east of the town you can see its archaeological remains. The natural centers such as the forests of the northern and eastern regions of the municipality are also of tourist interest. Visit the haciendas of Coatlancillo, Las Higueras, Paso de San Francisco and El Refugio.

Typical food includes goat birria, white pozole, shrimp tacos, pipián, carnitas, pork cracklings, tamales and soups.

Pumpkins, plums, tanned guavas, candied and drunk, are part of their sweets. Mezcal, pulque, pomegranate punch, tamarind and myrtle are their drinks.

103. Tonya

It is one of the 125 municipalities of the state of Jalisco. It is in the South Region. Its name derives from the Nahuatl meaning “place where the sun rises” and comes from the word “toníllan”.

The main religious monuments to visit are the Tonila parish temple and the San Marcos temple.

It has national parks in the Tolima volcano and forests, in the same place.

The landscapes of the Sierra del Tigre, the Fresnal and the brotherhood, are charming, as well as the Durazno and Que Se Vende, in the Serranía del Nevado.

Their typical dishes are made up of sopitos with picadillo, enchiladas and goat birria; mango, peanut and tamarind sweets; mezcal, punch, fresh tamarind water, pomegranate punch and coffee.

104. Totatiche

Town and municipality of the state of Jalisco belonging to the North Region. Its name means “place of our revered parents” and comes from the Nahuatl, “totatzintzin”.

The historical places to visit are the temple of the Virgen del Rosario, from the 19th century, and the Santuario del Señor de los Rayos, from the 20th century.

Be sure to go to the Museo del Señor Cura Cristóbal Magallanes or to the forests of Cerro de Mina, Carillo, La Calavera and Santa Cruz.

Its gastronomy offers us birria, enchiladas, pozole, carnitas, pipián; milk sweets, biznaga, chilacayota.

105. Tototlan

Municipality and population of the state of Jalisco that belongs to the Altos de Jalisco. It is part of the Western Bajio Alliance. Its name comes from Nahuatl and means: “place of birds”.

Be sure to go to the temple of San Agustín, La Pila and the Municipal Palace.

Its natural attractions are in the forests of Los Llanitos and the landscapes of the ejidos of La Isla and Yerbabuena are beautiful.

Their typical meals consist of tamales, atole, pozole, enchiladas and quesadillas. The typical drink of Tototlán is tequila.

106. Tuxcacuesco

Belonging to the Sierra de Amula, it is a municipality and town whose name comes from the Nahuatl “tascahuescomatl”, which means “poored barn”.

Its historical-religious monuments are the Church, the convent of Tuxcacuesco and the ex-hacienda of Zenzontla.

Its natural attractions are the Sierra de Manantlán, to the southeast of the municipality, the Piedra Ancha hill, the Picintota waterfall and the La Providencia spring.

In its typical meals, the pozole, tamales, birria and enchiladas stand out; tamarind candies, peanut pralines; mezcal, called Tuxca, unique elaborated in the original way.

107. Tuxcueca

Municipality and town of the state of Jalisco belonging to the Southeast Region. Its name comes from the Nahuatl “tochcuécan” and means: “place where they make rabbit hair skirts”.

You will always be invited to the chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the temple of San Luis Sayotlán. The natural landscapes of the De García and El Picacho hills are very beautiful.

Gastronomy includes michi broth, white fish, golden mojarra, cecina, birria. Like many municipalities in the state, tequila is the traditional drink of Tuxcueca.

108. Tuxpan

Its name comes from the word “tochpan”, which means “land of rabbits”, “where rabbits abound” or “place where there are rabbits”.

You can visit the parish church, the Franciscan Atrial Cross, the Melquiades Ruvalcaba Museum, the forests on the Colima volcano, the Peña Colorada hill, the Platanar, the mines and the beautiful Tizatirla spring.

Its traditional meals are made up of coachala and various dishes with rabbit meat; sweets with milk and nuts; punch and mezcal.

109. San Antonio Union

City and municipality of the Altos Norte Region. The name of the town is due to the union of a dam with two royal roads. San Antonio is due to San Antonio de Padua.

Its main tourist attractions are made up of the parish church of San Antonio, from the 19th century, the church of the Lord of Mercy and Plaza Independencia.

Its gastronomy is characterized by the pozole, the birria, the red mole; ham, pickles, boxes and preserves; mezcal and tequila.

110. Union of Tula

Municipality and town in the Sierra de Amula Region, whose name comes from one of the guarantees of the Plan of Iguala and Tula or Tvla, by the initials of the founders, Topete, Villaseñor, Lazcano and Arreola.

When you visit Unión de Tula do not forget to go to the parish of the Virgen del Rosario and the haciendas of San Clemente, Santa Ana and Ganadera.

Among its natural attractions are the forests located in the Mesa del Capitan, the hills of Santa Ana and La Ventana, landscapes of Cerro San Lorenzo and the Tacotán Dam.

Its gastronomic offer contains pozole, birria, enchiladas and tequila.

111. Guadalupe Valley

Municipality and town of the Altos Sur Region belonging to the Macro Region of the Bajío Occidente.

When visiting Valle de Guadalupe you must go to the parish church, the Hacienda de la Llave chapel and the Portal de los Barba.

On the edge of the town there are remains of what was a small pyramid from pre-Hispanic times.

Among its outstanding landscapes are El Salto de Agua and the wooded area El Charco del Mar.

Special mention for the temple of Pre-Hispanic Culture discovered during excavations in the area.

Their typical food contains mole, pozole, birria, tamales; milk and coconut sweets; cinnamon drinks with picket, tequila, aguardiente and pingüica water.

112. Juarez Valley

Municipality and town in the Southeast Region founded initially in 1895 as Valle de Mazamitla. 16 years later it adopted its current name in honor of Benito Juárez.

The landscapes of Cerro el Chacal and Cerro Alto deserve to be visited and admired, as well as the Ing. Vicente Villaseñor Dam, where you can fish.

Its typical dishes are goat and calf birria; milk jamoncillos; mezcal and cane liquor.

113. Crown Villa

Town and municipality in the center of the state of Jalisco that was formerly called Tizapanito, which means, “on the white land”. Its current name is in honor of Ramón Corona.

Be sure to visit the temples of the Virgen del Rosario, the Virgen de Lourdes, the Purisima, Atotonilco El Bajo and the old Estipac estate.

You can also go to hot springs such as Chimulco, Agua Caliente, El Tular, Las Delicias, Costa Nueva, Las Termas, Las Brisas and El Colomo.

The Port of Lourdes, which is a chapel and halls built in the old sand mine, deserve to be visited.

Among its traditional dishes we have golden and marinated fish, ceviche and michi broth, goat and veal birria, pozole and menudo; sweet coclixte in syrup, pinole and “ponteduro”; tepache, fresh waters with regional fruits, punch.

114. Villa Guerrero

Municipality and town of the North Region of the state of Jalisco that was originally called “Xonacatic”, which means, “place of spring onions”.

After a while it was renamed El Salitre, due to the extraction of salt in the area and when it was raised to a municipality, it received its current name.

It has many natural places such as forests and landscapes in the hills El Pino, La Leona, Mesa Gorruedo, Pico La Angostura, Mesa Cumbre, Mesa Coyote and El Espinazo del Diablo.

Its main religious monument is the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe, visited by hundreds of believers every year.

Its gastronomy offers us roasted birria in its juice, red pozole, sopes with pork and red enchiladas with cheese; sugar fritters; tequila.

115. Villa Hidalgo

Municipality and small city of the Altos Norte Region that bears the name in honor of the Father of the Nation, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

Its main historical-religious monuments are the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Church of Our Lady of Refuge, the parish of the Holy Trinity, the Casa del Cura and the Main Square.

Its natural attractions are the landscapes of the Sierra de Laurel, Los Rayos and the Villa Hidalgo and González Gallo dams.

Its traditional food consists of birria, pozole, tamales, chorizo ​​and longaniza; sweet potato and pumpkin pickles; tequila and punch.

116. Villa Purification

It is a city and municipality of the South Coast Region considered as the first town founded by the Spaniards in Jalisco.

The main historical-religious center is the parish of La Candelaria. It also has the petroglyphs of Chacala and the natural landscapes formed by the forests located in the north, south and east of the municipality, such as Sierra de la Silleta and Centro de Cacoma.

The cuisine includes jackals, prawns, birria, pozole, tamales, menudo and mole; sweets made with milk, tequila and raicilla.

117. Yahualica de González Gallo

One more of the 125 municipalities and towns of the state of Jalisco that previously had another name. Before it was called “Ayahuallican” or “Yahualican”, which means “place inside the circle”.

In its historical-religious monuments are the parish of San Miguel, the temple of San Antonio, the chapel of the Virgin of Tepeyac, the parish of the Delegation of Huisquilco and the Municipal Presidency.

Among its natural attractions are the landscapes of the Cerro de los Negros forest, the El Estribón Dam, where you can fish, and the Las Flores and Los Capulines spas.

Its gastronomic offer contains pozole, toast, appetizers prepared with pickles and tree chili sauce; quince paste, burnt milk, coconut, biznaga, chilacayota and sweet potato, peaches in syrup and popsicles; eggnog.

118. Zacoalco de Torres

Town and municipality located in the Lagunas Region whose name derives from “Tzacoalco” or “Tzcualli”, with various interpretations such as “place where the gate or enclosure is”, “in the pyramid” or “place where the eagles perch”. Torres is due to the insurgent general, José Antonio Torres.

You must visit the parish of San Francisco and the chapels of San Vicente and Cerrito.

Its natural attractions are the forests on the Guayola and Las Canoas hills, as well as the landscapes near the Zacoalco and San Marcos lagoons.

Its traditional food offers you carnitas, birria and picadillo; sweet made of cooked mesquite called, “paquis”; Jamaica water, pulque, lemon with chia.

119. Zapopan

City and municipality in the Central Region of the state belonging to the Macro Region of the Western Bajío.

Zapopan has many tourist, historical and religious attractions, such as the Basilica of Zapopan, the Plaza de las Américas – Juan Pablo II, the Municipal Center of Culture and numerous shopping centers and places of entertainment.

You must go to El Trompo Mágico, an interactive museum dedicated to children, and the Zapopan Art Museum.

Typical foods of Zapopan are pozole, atole and tamales, drowned cakes; alfajor, cocadas and sweets prepared with milk.

120. Zapotiltic

Town and municipality in the South Region whose name derives from Nahuatl and means: “place of the black sapotes”.

Its sites of tourist attraction are the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the church and the hull of the Huescalapa hacienda, the tower, the corner, the aqueduct, the Hacienda de San Mamés, the ruins of the Hacienda El Cortijo and the Hacienda El Corner

Its traditional food contains goat birria, cuachala, the bread called “fruit of the oven”; seasonal fruit pickles, candied peanuts, walnut crowbar; pomegranate punch.

121. Zapotitlan de Vadillo

Municipality and town in the southern region of the state of Jalisco with a name that comes from Nahuatl and means: “among the zapotes”.

One of its tourist attractions is the national park in the Colima volcano; It also has the big hill from where you can see the city, the Chinese hill, to the east and El Nevado and Volcán de Colima.

Its gastronomy offers, among other dishes, pozole, rice soup, pipián, menudo, enchiladas, picadillo, mezcal tamales, ash tamales, corn tamales.

Borrachitos, plums with honey, dulce de leche with pinole, sweet potato and ground guavas, are among their most typical desserts.

As for drinks, mezcal, fruit punch, eggnog, sour atole, pomegranate punch, tepache, wine.

122. Zapotlan del Rey

Municipality and town of the state of Jalisco in the Ciénaga Region. Zapotlan is derived from the Nahuatl “tzapotlán” which means: “place where zapotes abound”.

Its most relevant religious monument is the Nuestra Señora del Socorro parish; There are also some hacienda hulls that deserve to be visited.

The municipality has outstanding forests and landscapes such as the Mirador de Cerro Grande, Los Sabinos de Chila, Agua Caliente del Tejocote and Agua Caliente del Poblado.

Its gastronomy contains birria, barbecue; mezcal.

123. Zapotlan the Great

Municipality of the state of Jalisco in the South Region. Its name derives from the Nahuatl “tzapotlán” which means “place of round fruits” or “place next to the sapodilla trees”.

Its tourist attractions are several. The most visited are the Mayor, San Antonio and San Pedro temples. The convent, the Town Hall, the Holy Cathedral Church, the Sanctuary of Guadalupe, the Government Palace, the Portal Sandoval and the Palacio de los Olotes, are also worth visiting.

Their traditional meals are made up of goat birria, pozole, barbecue, the “boat”, nail chili, bread soup; walnut crowbars; pomegranate punch.

124. Zapotlanejo

Municipality historically belonging to the Altos de Jalisco that is part of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area. Its name means “place where zapotes abound”.

Its main tourist attractions are the temple of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the Ruins of the Temple of the Sacred Heart, the temple of La Purísima, the Cuchillas haciendas, the former Colimilla haciendas and the bridges of Santiago Tololotlán.

Its gastronomy contains birria, sheep barbecue; mezcal.

The municipalities of Jalisco are some of the most charming places to enjoy the true Mexican feeling, so you cannot miss the opportunity to tour this state of the country.


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