"Guadalajara, Guadalajara...," so the lyrics go to a song that’s
probably the most popular among mariachi bands in the State of Jalisco.
Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, is just as popular among
travelers to Mexico, especially those of retirement age.
Bruce Whipperman, through extensive research and years of
experience in Mexico has distilled this vibrant city down into a handy
guidebook, chock full of useful and unique information.
Guadalajara is the ultimate guidebook for experiencing
this city to the fullest. Fascinating historical sections give readers just
enough details to help them understand why Guadalajara is the way it is
today. But Whipperman makes sure to offer plenty of information about
attractions, food and accommodations, too.
He divides his book into the city’s main districts so
that if a reader has only a short time there, he or she can still have an
in-depth experience in one or two areas. Moon Handbooks are known for their
unique itinerary ideas–not as off-the-beaten-path as Lonely Planet, but
with enough creativity thrown in so the average traveler can get to know the
Guadalajara, especially districts like Tlaquepaque, is
known for excellent shopping. For the "shop-til-you-drop" crowd,
Whipperman’s guidebook is a godsend. He devotes whole sections of his book
to descriptions of shops and the items for sale within them. He also offers
the most efficient way to get to and from the main shopping districts–Tlaquepaque
(originally a separate town but now part of the city), Tonala (a village
known for its traditional potteries) and the Mercado Libertad in downtown
Though Whipperman’s book is long on facts and details,
it’s far from boring. He writes in a friendly style that will have readers
feeling as if the jovial author is right by their side during their entire
stay in Guadalajara, the mariachi capital of Mexico. This is absolutely the
best guidebook to Guadalajara on the market.