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Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco. Well known for being the land of the Mariachi and the Tequila, it is the Mexican capital that best represents the culture that identifies Mexico in the world. The metropolitan area offers a wide variety of cuisines and art and crafts. Guadalajara balances a cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere, without losing its colonial and traditional nature.

The city has the largest convention center for expos and events in Mexico and Latin America, Expo Guadalajara, with 1,285,415.42 ft², from which 989,483.227 ft² are commercial, owning a capacity of 50,000 people. On the other hand, the hotel infrastructure offers another 355,209.043 m² for holding events, as well as additional representative venues like the Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Jalisco and Omnilife Stadiums, Telmex Auditorium (11, 500 pax), or Mundo Cuervo (1,000 pax) which is the creation of the largest Tequila producer in Mexico.

Guadalajara is the host of 4 million tourists per year housed in 22,000 hotel rooms that belong to more than 350 hotels of different categories. It has been the host of many international events like the Panamerican Games in 2011 and the UIT Plenipotentiary Conference in 2010.

The International Airport of Guadalajara is located 30 min away from the historical downtown and it operates 762 weekly flights to 35 destinations. Some direct flights include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas y Panama entre otras ciudades importantes.



Air Flight Connection

Flights / Month    
13,512 11,915 1,597
Passegers / Month    
550,000 360,000 190,000


Connection Cities

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Panama City
  • Dallas
  • Fresno
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • Orange Country, CA
  • Ontario
  • Phoenix
  • San Diego
  • San Jose
  • San Antonio
  • Sacramento
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle



  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • US Airways
  • Copa Airlines
  • Interjet
  • Aeroméxico
  • Aeroméxico Connect
  • MagniCharters
  • Viva Aerobus
  • Volaris


Hotel Capability

22,000 (rooms / night)


Convention Capability

1,285,415.42 sqft



Venue (sqft) Areas Website
Expo Guadalajara 1,285,415.42 887,269 sqft Exposition Area
203,760.82 sqft Meeting Rooms



CVB Contact

Name E-mail Telephone
Luis Felipe Nuño Ramírez
CVB Director
lnuno@gdlmidestino.com (33) 3122-7544
(33) 3125 1607
Marcela Torres
Marketing Intelligence Manager
mtorres@gdlmidestino.com (33) 3125 1607




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