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Are you visiting Guadalajara this 2022? Why don't you spend a day in Tequila?

In this blog, we share some tips that you can use as a guide to plan a day trip to Tequila.

Did you know that tequila is endemic to Guadalajara? The best part of this cultural fact is that you can visit the tequila plantations during your next visit to Guadalajara, you just need a free day and a lot of desire to visit the magical town that is home to the largest tequila producers in the world.

In this blog, we share some tips that you can use as a guide to plan a day trip to Tequila.

Tour the town

Touring the Tequila Route is an excellent opportunity to enrich your list of adventures in Mexico, especially if you are a lover of this delicious drink and Mexican snacks. This picturesque route allows you to immerse yourself in the traditions of the region, as well as its culture and gastronomy.

To learn more about the history of the maguey in Mexico, you can visit the museum founded in this small town during the time of Porfirio Díaz, here you will find replicas of archaeological pieces, a house made with pencas, information about the goddess of pulque and maguey (Mayahuel), tools for the cultivation and harvesting of agave, photographs of the agave fields.

Get to know the "maguey azul” fields

Get to know the blue "maguey" cultivation fields! Surely you have seen a field of blue agave, at least in a photograph or a postcard. It is one of the most representative landscapes of the state of Jalisco!

When thinking about why you can’t miss this photo op, take into account that the Agave Landscape and the Old Tequila Industrial Facilities were declared World Heritage in 2006 in the category of Cultural Landscape by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). They represent the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of this region. It is definitely the perfect setting to take your new dashing profile picture!

Visit a “tequilera” and see the tequila-making process

We can tell you that the Tequila production process begins with the growth and cooking of the agave to extract its juice; The farmers in charge plant and care for the “Agave Tequilana” with careful hands for years until the “penca” (Penca literally means leaf or “fleshy leaf of an agave or cactus.”) Is ripe enough for the “jima” (The word “jima” comes from Náhuatl and means “to shave or cut,” which is precisely what a “jimador” does; he shaves the agaves by removing the “pencas” or leaves, leaving only the core and heart of the plant. But the job of a jimador does not only mean cutting every agave he sees.)

If you want to see the process from start to finish with your own eyes, there is nothing like scheduling a guided tour where the locals can demonstrate the process to you! You can bet the “jimadores” will gladly explain every detail of this ancient process!

What about a Tequila tasting? It will surely be nice!

This is a must for foodies: Depending on your tastes and your budget, you can choose and visit one of the tequila blending houses that offer tastings, so you can know better their tequila menu; Surely, you will want to buy a couple of bottles to give to friends, family, or even to revisit the memory of the town of Tequila through its delicious flavors.

Travel to Tequila by train! Nothing like riding the Tequila or Cuervo Express.

To avoid driving and enjoy tequila as it should be, you can decide to buy a Tequila or Cuervo Express tickets, which has a wide range of cars with different experiences that will fit your needs. We recommend you check the itineraries and buy your tickets in advance, so you won't miss out on this fun experience.

Tequila is 52 kilometers away, meaning it will take only 1 hour to get there. Prepare your accommodation in Guadalajara with us! We have the perfect facilities for you to rest and relax after a day exploring the land where the representative liquor of Mexico is grown.


Are you ready to discover Tequila?

Take a glimpse to our accommodations! We guarantee you the perfect location for a day trip to Tequila

Written by: Pardela's Editorial Team

Date: 22nd September 2022

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