Guadalajara, Mexico 🇲🇽 Gringo's Guide
Everything you MUST know about one of the biggest cities in Mexico...
Guadalajara is a unique city.
On one hand, the place just works. It might be the most functional city in Latin America — outside of the “Southern Cone” region.
Locals are friendly and sharp. Businesses are run properly. You can order things online and they show up on time, safely.
The city is relatively safe — street crime in the neighborhoods you’ll be staying in isn’t too common.
Oh, and the food is incredible, the nightlife is some of the best in Mexico, and the women are cute cute.
There’s one issue with GDL. One major glaring issue:
The place just doesn’t have the “IT” factor.
There’s little nature here. You won’t find stunning Pacific ocean sunsets or world-class mountains to hike.
Even though the city is large, 5+ million people in the metro, there is no big city energy here. GDL is chill.
And the women are cute, they’re very dateable and suitable for relationships. But you’re not going to go off the deep end on a bunda bender — like you might in Rio de Janeiro. Could be a plus or minus, depending on the stage of life you’re in.
There’s simply nothing in GDL that would make a man addicted to the city.
But again, the place is incredibly pleasant. And the people are fantastic.
Let’s dig deeper.