The city of Guadalajara is a highly populated urban area, home to over a million residents. It is the second most densely populated city in the country as well as the capital of the Jalisco state in Mexico. Spanning across an area of over 150 square kilometres, Guadalajara is considered to a destination of cultural significance to the country and is also a popular tourist attraction. r\n
Guadalajara is divided into several districts - Sector Juárez, Sector Hidalgo, Sector Libertad, Sector Reforma, Centro Historico, Zapopan, Tlaquepaque and Tonalá - with each part of the city offering something different, be it traditional markets, colonial era buildings or shopping complexes. r\n
Guadalajara has also earned itself the nickname of being the "Pearl of the West" and the city features a tropical climate with high temperatures and delightfully warm summers. The city itself has a more relaxed feel in comparison to Mexico City and offers plenty of pathways and walks to enjoy a walks through the city.
The Libertador Miguel Hidalgo International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Guadalajara. Being a busy airport, the Libertador Miguel Hidalgo International Airport is located towards the south of the city and serves numerous airlines and passengers throughout the year.
Finding Halal food in Guadalajara will be rather difficult. Though a number of vegetarian options are available at restaurants, most restaurants use animal fat during the preparation of food and therefore it is highly advised that you enquire with restaurant owners about how food is prepared. An Indian restaurant is also located at Miguel de Cervantes #149, between Lopez Cotilla and La Paz serving authentic Indian cuisine but availability of Halal food should be checked with the owner of the restaurant - Mr. Raj Singh - who is fluent in English.
Very few mosques in Guadalajara are available. However, Muslim travellers could pay a visit to the Associación de Musulmanes Mexico – located at Av.Inglaterra #2623. Prayer facilities will be available there and the main language used will be Arabic. Separate prayer facilities for ladies are also offered.