Location & Climate

Location & Climate


In the heart of Western Mexico, Guadalajara’s temperate year-round weather means anytime is a good time to visit. As an inland city at a higher elevation, the weather is consistently warm and relatively predictable.

  • Guadalajara Jalisco map
    Guadalajara is the capital city of Jalisco, and is the second largest city in Mexico.
  • Skyline view of Guadalajara
    Guadalajara offers taxis, buses, and car rentals making travel around the city easy for travelers.
  • Beach view of Lake Chapala
    Stroll the Chapala Malecon, a boardwalk located on Lake Chapala.
  • Blue agave plant to make tequila Mexico
    Tequila was named a “Pueblo Mágico” (Magical Town) by the Mexican government in 2003 and is known as the birthplace of the drink tequila.


Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco, which is located in the center of Western Mexico, 350 miles west of Mexico City and 200 miles east from Puerto Vallarta along the Pacific Ocean. The city is approximately 1,500 meters, or about one mile, above sea level. The metropolitan area of Guadalajara consists of four urban districts: Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Tonala, and Zapopan; and two suburban districts: Tlajomulco and El Salto.


The temperature in Guadalajara ranges from 55 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, with only about 10-15 degrees of difference on average from season to season. Winters are dry and temperate; March is the driest month, January is the coolest. Summer months produce most of the annual rainfall, with July as the wettest and May as the warmest. View our current weather forecast