The state of Jalisco is located in western Mexico along the pacific coastline. The state is pinched between the states of; Nayarit, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Michoacan, and Colima.

Guadalajara is the capital of this prosperous region that Mariachi music and Tequila originate from. Jalisco’s terrain types include; forests, beaches, plains and lakes. The state includes all of Mexicos diverse natural ecosystems; arid and semi-arid, scrublands, tropical evergreen forests, tropical deciduous and thorn forests, grasslands, mesquite grasslands and temperate forests. This culturally significant state has many tourist destinations within such as; Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Chapala, and Tequila, the birthplace of Mexicos favorite liquor. For the side street traveler, these are all great destinations for adventure!

Essential Travel /items

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