Guadalajara is a popular inland city, Mexico’s second largest, and capital of the western state of Jalisco. Sports, culture and commerce come together in this thriving, cosmopolitan city with a historic center. Visitors from the USA and Canada can refer to this handy guide of frequently asked questions and essential information.
What currency is accepted?
Mexican Peso (MXN). Major U.S. credit cards are accepted at hotels, large stores, and restaurants. It is recommended to carry cash for local shops.
Is there a Visa requirement?
No; however, a valid U.S. passport is required for travelers visiting from the United States and Canada.
What is the local time zone?
Central Time Zone (GMT/UTC – 06:00)
Can I get by without speaking Spanish?
Spanish is the primary written and spoken language throughout the state. Major attractions, hotels and restaurants will have information in English with some staff speaking English. Outside of the city-center English becomes more limited.