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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friday Afternoon December 28 was the day I came here.Danny Franco & his Family from GDL were good and kind Hosts they drove me & to other spots in and around Guadalajara.I had met them in San Jose Costa Rica over Xmas 2017 while we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This unique site is well worth a day trip out from Tequila or Guadalajara to see. Only recently discovered but also with am excellent interpretive centre it is a must see to learn about the civilization that uswd to be here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DanPatman78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are not the pyramids you've seen in Mexico. The circular structures are so unique. There are a couple of game courts uncovered too. Work is on going to uncover more on the site. The museum is beautiful and so well done. I loved the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank m0nkeysee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is SO worth it! I really recomend! The pyramids are pretty recently found out about compared to some others of Mexico so they are still learning more about the people who built and lived around them but the guides were still very knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emory s
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Definitely a must see if you are going to that region of Mexico! Going with a guide is useful as there is a lot of history to learn.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jindra C
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Located on top of a hill. Guachimontones is a fascinating place to visit. The view is awesome. You can see Teuchitlan town and a little lake (I believe it is a dam) right next to it Summer is the best season to visit if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

It is definitely worth a trip to see the circular pyramids. It is a fascinating side. But there were some problems with the tour. They were on time to pick us up, but the first stop was at the car shop to replace the tire...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Charter Tour,tour and having a good local guide was certainly a bonus. The site is well cared for and they have an excellent museum with some very old artifacts. There are public restrooms and plenty of parking. There's no entrance fee,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Omnibus N
Reviewed February 26, 2018

We traveled about 40 minutes from Guadalajara. The museum and video were educational to give historical information about the mounds. We then went and wandered through the mound area. Very scenic and an inexpensive afternoon. Senior and student discounts available.

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Craig G
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Unique archeological site. Only known “round” pyramids. Multiple structures covering several hectares. The visitor center is a modern facility with great educational assets, including a well done descriptive movie.The entire site is clean, well organized and cared for. Bring a camera and good walking shoes....More

Date of experience: March 2017
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November 16, 2018|
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Response from 224juancarlosb | Reviewed this property |
It opens from 9am thru 5pm every day and yes, it will take oyu about 1hr to get there from GDL. You will love it!!.
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Download the map previous to travel and fill your gas tank, gas stations are few and the data signal is poor, make sure to have MXN in cash debit and credit cards are not usable everywhere, wear confortable clothing cause... More
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No idea but it is easy to find out by asking any taxi driver if they are interested in a day long hire. It would have to be a little more than they can earn in a normal days work.
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Guachimontones Pyramids (2 Replies)
We will be in Guadalajara in July. Are the Guachimontones Pyramids a good day trip? How does one get there and what can we expect? Is it a guided tour or will we be hiking?
June 25, 2009|
Response fromLondinense|
I think it's well worth it, although maybe you should consider overnighting at the nearby Hacienda El Carmen (see reviews). You take a second class bus from Guadalajara and then it's an uphill hike of at least half an hour. The views are excellent, even though the site itself consists of little more than grass mounds. It would be easy enough to find a local cab from where the bus drops you if you don't fancy the walk there and back.
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Guachimontones and Tequila (7 Replies)
Hi All - Do I need a tour guide if I want to go to Guachimontones and tequila tasting in one day? If so does anyone have any tour groups/guides you would recommend? Thanks!
November 16, 2018|
Response fromcarico|
Do some searching on this forum, seems not to long ago someone was talking about a tour out of Guadalajara that visited Guachimontones, Magdalena ( best opals in Mexico ) and Tequila....
sciapod
Los Angeles
affordable hotel in historic core? (5 Replies)
I'm just sorting out a three night trip to Guadalajara, and am curious about your opinions on affordable colonial hotels. Ideally, a pretty hotel with a breakfast option, situated in a location good for walking. I plan to visit the Guachimontones Pyramids, but aside from that, mostly want a low key wander through the city, to see art, local culture and food. Love to hear your opinions!
January 23, 2014|
Response fromHansblix|
Since I don't know your budget, I'm not sure what's affordable to you, but these historic hotels get decent to good reviews. Hotel Frances (the oldest hotel in Guadalajara, dates from 1610) Hotel San Francisco (in front of a colonial church) Hotel Morales (gets the best reviews of the 3, also the most expensive)