There are many methods for getting around Guadalajara, of which taxis and rental cars are great options.

            There are plenty of taxis in the city of Guadalajara.  Hotels are happy to arrange an affiliated taxi pick up, which is the recommended method.  Street cabs (those hailed off the street) are considered to be safe in Guadalajara, but pose some risk.  Always make sure that a taxi license is visible in the cab.  Most taxis have working meters inside, but not all drivers want to use them.  The fare for a ride should be determined one of two ways.  Either insist on the driver turning on the meter, or agree on a fare based on the destination before starting the trip.  If the driver is not willing to do either, don’t take the ride.  Choose another taxi, as there are plenty available.  Before taking your first taxi ride, ask a hotel attendant about what a fare should cost to a certain destination.  Not all drivers speak English, and if speaking Spanish is not an option, make sure to carry a map, and know where your destination is located.  

            Renting a car while in Guadalajara can be a great method for exploring the city, but before deciding on this option, visit Driving in Mexico Facts.  There are many rental companies operating in the city, most of which are based at the airport.  For a list including contact information, visit Guadalajara Car Rentals .