Local Insights for a Perfect Tequila Vacation
We’re very proud of our home in Tequila Valley – so proud that we’d like to invite you to come and spend time with us there amongst the agave fields.
You’d start your journey in the town of Tequila, just a 45 minute drive from Guadalajara airport. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and for good reason. Stand in the town square and admire the Parroquia Santiago Apóstol church, built in the 17th century in the baroque style with beautiful stained glass windows. If you come at the right time, you will also see the “voladores” or flying dancers. These dancers climb a 50 ft pole, spinning around it using ropes tied to their feet.
When you have finished, wander across the square to the town hall and see a beautiful mural by the artist Manuel Hernández which shows the story of the creation of Tequila (the spirit) from agave by the Aztec goddess Mayahuel.
Before the morning is out, you have time to wonder over to the Museo de Tequila. There you can learn more about the history of Tequila, how it is made and see some ancient tools (as well as some very cool bottle designs from various Tequila brands).
After this, or at any point along the way, it would be wrong for you not to want to stop and quench your thirst. Try going to La Cata (https://www.lacatatequila.com/), a bar with a huge variety of Tequilas and knowledgeable staff. If you’re hungry, grab a Torta from La Casa de Nena (https://goo.gl/maps/RnMzkenuYo8kuub89) right off the square or wander around the market to find some fresh tacos.
After all that, it might be time for a siesta! More of what to do in Tequila in Part 2.