Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Day Trip to Tequila

At a Glance

A trip to the agave fields of Tequila is closer than you think if you live at Lake Chapala.

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From Ajijic, you can get to Tequila in three hours, plus the time it takes to change buses at the “old” bus station in Guadalajara. Here’s how.

1. Buy your bus tickets online — or just wait till you get to Guadalajara

Tequila Plus is the main bus line that operates between Guadalajara and Tequila. You can purchase your tickets online ahead of time or wait until you get to the old bus station in Guadalajara. Since buses depart Guadalajara every half hour and are rarely full, you’re likely to be able to board the next departing bus.

Most people do not buy their tickets ahead of time but wait till they arrive at the station.

2. Take the Chapala Plus direct bus from Ajijic or Chapala.

There are a couple different classes and routes that the buses take to Guadalajara, so to ensure you’re on the right one it’s probably best to board at the station in Ajijic or Chapala, instead of one of the many stops along the highway.

From Ajijic, the direct first-class bus which bypasses Chapala and heads to Guadalajara via the libramiento is the quickest, taking about an hour to reach the “old” bus station there.

3. Change bus lines in Guadalajara

When you get to Guadalajara, you’ll be dropped off at the north wing of the old bus stations, the antigua central camionera. All you need to do now is cross to the other side of the station to find the ticket counter for Tequila Plus.

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Jimadores in Arandas, Jalisco

Jimadores in Arandas, Jalisco

Jimadores in Arandas, Jalisco

Jimadores in Arandas, Jalisco

Jimadores in Arandas, Jalisco

Jimadores in Arandas, Jalisco

Jimadores in Arandas, Jalisco