Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara, the state capital of Jalisco, is Mexico’s second largest city making it an ideal Mexican destination. Not only is this the birthplace of mariachi music and tequila, but it is also one of the country’s industrial and business centers, making it one of the largest urban centers in North America. Unlike many other Mexican cities, Guadalajara has blended the original colonial architecture with modern conveniences. As you pass through the city, you will find the Cathedral, at its heart. This beautiful architectural jewel is surrounded by plazas on all four sides containing prominent historical features of the city, such as the coat of arms, murals and statues and theaters. Walking down the plazas you will be greeted by promenades, fountains, restored colonial architecture and modern sculptures. Let’s not forget the great international and Mexican cuisine, drinks and mariachi music that you will encounter along the way.

Guadalajara, “The Pearl of the West”, is a city rich in its culture, which can be appreciated year-round. The city hosts multiple book, film and music festivals throughout the year. Their main festival, “Fiestas de Octubre”, is held annually. It is a month long event full of concerts, dances, food and cultural exhibits.

While in Guadalajara, visit the arts & crafts village in Tlaquepaque, where you will be surrounded by beautiful handmade crafts and remarkable history. Your senses will be delighted with the splashing sounds from a courtyard fountain and mouth-watering aromas wafting from a nearby restaurant, as sumptuous feasts are prepared.

We cannot forget about Tequila, Jalisco, just a few miles outside of Guadalajara, which is the birthplace of the traditional blue agave liquor. Starting in Guadalajara, jump aboard the Tequila Express and learn more about Mexico’s national drink. You will encounter mile after mile of greenish blue fields of agave, the town’s 18th century church, the National Museum of Tequila and a tour of a distillery. While tasting tequila, enjoy lunch at a Mexican hacienda with live mariachis and folk dancing.

Medical Tourism in Mexico

The country of Mexico is currently one of the top 10 world-renowned destinations for Medical Tourism. It is one of the countries with a large diversity of high quality medical and specialty hospitals, with the most advanced technology. The health infrastructure along with the high quality of service makes Mexico stand out. For over 20 years, millions of visitors from the US, Canada, Europe and other parts of the world, have visited Mexico for its medical and health care, specialty clinics, wellness facilities and advanced technology.

The Federal Ministry of Health has certified 105 hospitals in Mexico, 98 of which are equivalent to international standards. Medical checkups, preventive care, specialized surgery and the recovery process are promoted and monitored during your entire trip, making your stay comfortable and safe.

Amongst all the cities in Mexico, Guadalajara is one of the largest medical cities. It offers a medical network of over 9,500 professionals at least 200 private medical centers, performing 66,000 surgical interventions per year. Highly trained and experienced physicians provide treatments in fields such as stem cell technology, orthopedics, cancer treatments, cosmetic and plastic surgeries, dental care, and obesity surgery.