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Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

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Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

Hi All,

the BF and I are heading to Guada then PV. Our plan is as follows for end of Aug.

DAY 1 - Land at 12noon, sight see city (maybe 1 tour) then dinner.

DAY 2 - Next day go to Tequila to visit the tequila factories (not sure which ones yet). make a day of it then then head back to hotel.

DAY 3 - catch bus (or train if available to Puerto Vallarta) We will stay at a hotel in Nuevo Vallarta.

We need help on the following

1. which hotel will best suit the plan above, please advise area that will make it easily accessible to plan above ie: going to Tequila, sight seeing the city and catching public transport to PV.

2. how/where to catch the public transport to Puerto Vallarta.

thanks xoxo

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1. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

No intercity trains in Mexico. The most convenient bus station for PV from Guadalajara is in Zapopan.

Guadalajara, Mexico
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2. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

The best área to stay is close to down town , Colonia Americana, near USA consulate.

The best tour is to Cuervo factory, Sunday's there is a tequila espress or bus during the week.

If you want to rent a suite( $1,200 pesos) contact gdlrent@gmail.com or if you rather a hotel same area, Villa Ganz hotel, hotel La fayette, hotel del Parque.

The buss station to PV is in Zapopan not Guadalajra, Milenium station on periferico

Sersol

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3. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

Thanks for the info sersol.

What is best tour after the cuervo factory? Cuervo factor is $$$. i believe 80USD.

Might you have link to the tequila bus? we will be in Tequila during the week, not on the weekend.

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4. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

Try this site.

http://www.tequilatour.com.mx/ct.php

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5. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

Dinner is not included but out side Cuervo they have an excelent Mexican restaurant.

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6. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

I would stay in the historic centro of Guadalajara. There is so much to see and take in there!

We went to Casa Herradura, which is not in Tequila, but another nearby town which I cannot think of the name of. A very interesting tour, and as I recall, maybe $10 US at the most. It is a walking tour of the facility.

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7. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

We stayed in Tlaquepaque at Quinta Don Jose, wonderful place and wonderful people and very inexpensive.

We were able to get the Hop on Hop off bus right near there for an easy tour of the city

We hired a driver from the hotel to take us to Tequlia and did the Jose Cuervo tour, I don't remember it costing more then $20 which included a private tasting in the cellar. Well worth the cost!

Our driver then took us to his friends distillery, Los Abuelos, Guillermo E Sauza. The grandson, this was amazing! He spent so much time with us telling us stories of his family and his life and we sampled all after noon in the cave cellar he had. If you go to Tequlia you must stop here!

We had started our trip in Nuevo Vallarta and took the ETN to Guadalajara, very cheap, clean and comfortable way to travel.

We spent four days in Guadalajara and loved every minute of it!

Beautiful city and people

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8. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

You can easily find all the information you request by doing a little research on your own.

IMO, you need more time for Guadalajara, rather than spending the one day going to Tequila. That said, we wanted to go there, but didn't figure we had enough time and we stayed for many days.

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9. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

Hope you haven't left yet, Cuervo is one of the worst tours. There are many better ones that aren't so commercial and you won't feel like cattle.

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10. Re: Guadalajara for 1-2 nights then PUerto Vallarta

What are the best things to see in Guadalajara if you are only there for a day?