Jalisco and me!

This is an updated post with new text and mix of old and new photos in my blog. I have been to Mexico several times north and south but this was my first visit to the State of Jalisco and some off the beaten path areas. Let me bring them to light in my blog now.

The airport I landed for this trip again , first visit was the Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo International named in honor of the hero of the Independence of Mexico. Only 23 km from city center of Guadalajara by the Federal highway 23. It is the third busiest airport in Mexico, after Mexico DF and Cancun. The airport is part of the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico operator group, which also operates the airports of Tijuana, Hermosillo , León, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, La Paz, Los Mochis, Morelia, Mexicali, Aguascalientes and Manzanillo. It has 12 aircraft access gateways and 27 remote positions. I was then picked up by car for the rest of the trip. The airport site is here: https://www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/en/guadalajara-3.html

guada manute remus bridge to guada tepa nov15

First, the main town visited, Tepatitlan de Morelos of which name comes from the náhuatl language , Tecpatl, that means stone and titlán, that means a place or in between of which most can tell you means a place between stones  medio de pedernales.

tepatitlan de morelos city center bus depot apr15

A bit of history I like

The Otomi people, a society of hunter-gatherers, lived in the region. Then settle the Tecuexe or stone terrace people, who are Chichimeques. In 1530, the Spaniards Captain Pedro Almíndez Chirinos arrived to explore the region. Around the same time, a group of Franciscan friars moved in, baptized the area, built the first San Francisco de Asís Church, and evangelized the locals. The town receives the name of San Francisco de Tecpatitlán. In 1883, the agglomeration received the title of city, and the name of Tepatitlán de Morelos, in honor of the revolutionary insurgent José María Morelos y Pavó.  During the Cristeros War (1926-1929), the city was the site of one of the great battles with the death of 3,000 soldiers of the federal army.

tepatitlan de morelos view front from hotel apr15

More from the Jalisco government tourist site in Spanish: https://www.jalisco.gob.mx/es/jalisco/municipios/tepatitlan-de-morelos

The local government of Jalisco encyclopedia on the history of Tepatitlàn de Morelos in Spanish: http://www.inafed.gob.mx/work/enciclopedia/EMM14jalisco/municipios/14093a.html

The tourist office of Tepatitlan de Morelos on things to see in Spanish: https://www.tepatitlan.gob.mx/turismo/

The Mexico tourist board on Tepatitlàn de Morelos in English: https://www.visitmexico.com/en/jalisco/tepatitlan-de-morelos

Here I stayed at a wonderful hotel Grand Hotel, in French motifs, but already did a post with plenty on the hotel.

I , also ate as previously told at the Bistro 77, just for reminder put their webpage here: http://www.bistro77.mx/

Also, at the Don Kmaron ,again for reminder the Grupo Donk for Don K here: http://www.grupodonk.com/donkres.html

The other off the beaten path town I visited on my first trip to the State of Jalisco was  Tlajomulco de Zuñiga.  Its name is interpreted as land in the corner, this is where the Guadalajara International Airport is located.   Being part of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, it has the best shopping malls, Galerias Santa Anita, Plaza Punto Sur Gdl, La Rioja, Las Plazas Outlet.

Zapoten arriv town nov15

A bit of history I like

The area was conquered in 1530 by Nuño de Guzmán at the same time that he conquered the Indians of Tonalá. On March 27, 1939 it obtained the name of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, in honor of General Eugenio Zúñiga (a native of Tlajomulco), and it became the municipal seat.

Here we drove out of town and had lunch at Birreria Chololo . Again written on this part before in previous post. They are at Carretera  Chapala Km 17.5.  More on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BirrieriaElChololoCarreteraAChapala/

The Jalisco government tourist info on Tlajomulco de Zùñiga in Spanish: https://www.jalisco.gob.mx/es/jalisco/municipios/tlajomulco-de-zuniga

The Jalisco encyclopedia on the history and sites of Tlajomulco de Zùñigahttp://www.inafed.gob.mx/work/enciclopedia/EMM14jalisco/municipios/14097a.html

The local tourist office of Tlajomulco de Zùñiga in Spanish: https://turismo.tlajomulco.gob.mx/

And there you go a bit update on a wonderful off the beaten path of Mexico, in the State of Jalisco and darn near the city of Guadalajara! Hope you enjoy the post and do seek them out.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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