The ITTO Fun Guide to Guadalajara, Mexico, While Attending your TEFL Course

The ITTO Fun Guide to Guadalajara, Mexico, While Attending your TEFL Course

The ITTO Fun Guide to Guadalajara, Mexico, While Attending your TEFL Course


1. Take a Day Trip to Tequila City

Located just a short drive from Guadalajara, the City of Tequila is famous for producing Mexico’s beloved spirit. The ITTO TEFL Certificate Program in Guadalajara, Mexico, includes a *FREE Tequila City Tour for all enrolled students to the spot where Tequila, the national drink of Mexico, was first created. Enjoy a free Tequila tasting experience!

*Seats are limited for this exclusive event.

2. Explore The Coolest Neighbourhood in The World!

This trendy neighborhood, named Colonia Americana, is known for its vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants. Enjoy a night out with your classmates, trying local drinks, and immersing yourself in the energetic atmosphere. Recently, The Worldwide Renowned Time Out magazine has named Colonia Americana in Guadalajara Mexico as the Coolest Neighborhood in the World to visit, International Teacher Training Organization (ITTO) is located in the historic downtown area, just a few blocks from the World’s Coolest Neighborhood by Time Out Magazine.
image Colonia Americana, by Time Out Magazine.

3. Explore the Historic Center

Start your adventure by exploring the Historic Center of Guadalajara. Visit the majestic Guadalajara Cathedral and admire its beautiful architecture. Take a stroll through the nearby plazas like Plaza de Armas and Plaza Tapatía, where you can find street performers, local vendors, and delicious street food. ITTO is located in the Historic Downtown Area: Madero No. 469, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 44100, Mexico

4. Visit the Instituto Cultural Cabañas

This UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-visit. It houses a magnificent collection of Mexican art and hosts various cultural events. Don’t miss the famous murals by renowned artist José Clemente Orozco.

5. Experience the Mercado Libertad

Known as the San Juan de Dios Market, this vibrant market is one of the largest in Latin America. Explore the maze of stalls selling everything from fresh produce and traditional handicrafts to clothing and electronics. Sample local snacks and try some traditional Mexican cuisine at one of the food stands.

6. Discover Tlaquepaque and Tonala

These neighboring towns are famous for their art and crafts. Tlaquepaque offers charming cobblestone streets lined with galleries, boutiques, and craft shops. Tonala is known for its large outdoor market, where you can find unique pottery, ceramics, and handcrafted items.

7. Enjoy Mariachi Music

Guadalajara is considered the birthplace of Mariachi music. Attend a live Mariachi performance at Plaza de los Mariachis or book a table at one of the traditional cantinas where you can enjoy the lively music, delicious food, and tequila.

8. Visit the Guadalajara Zoo

If you’re an animal lover, the Guadalajara Zoo is a great place to spend a day. The zoo houses a diverse range of animals and offers interactive experiences like feeding giraffes and getting up close to birds in the aviary.

9. Relax at the Bosque Colomos

This urban park is an oasis of tranquility in the city. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens, enjoy a picnic, or rent a bike to explore the park’s lush greenery and serene atmosphere.

10. Attend Local Festivals

Guadalajara is known for its vibrant festivals and cultural events. Keep an eye out for celebrations like the International Mariachi Festival, the Guadalajara International Film Festival, Cornona Capital, or the October Fiestas de Octubre. These events offer a chance to experience the rich culture and traditions of the region.

11. Lienzo Charro Jalisco
The quintessential Mexican sport embodies the nation’s cowboy culture. Skilled horsemen, or charros, showcase their mastery in roping, equestrian maneuvers, and daring stunts. This tradition symbolizes Mexico’s rich heritage, exemplifying athleticism and deep connections to its rural roots.
Charreria the most mexican sport.

12. The Chivas stadium

Is a historic and iconic sports venue. Home to Club Deportivo Guadalajara, also known as Chivas, it holds a special place in Mexican football. The stadium, officially named Estadio Akron, is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and passionate fans. Located in the heart of Guadalajara, it has witnessed countless memorable matches and has become a symbol of pride for Chivas supporters across the country. The Chivas stadium has hosted numerous events, including the Pan American Games, “Canelo” Alvarez’s boxing battle, Maroon 5, Coldplay, and Guns N’ Roses, among others.

Remember to balance your fun activities and your TEFL course responsibilities
Make the most of your time in Guadalajara and enjoy this vibrant city!

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