17 May 2017
May 16 – 17, 2017 Guadalajara is considered the cultural center of Mexico, the home of mariachi music and beautiful plazas and monuments. Our hotel was located in the city center with nearby cathedral domes lit at night and music playing from the plaza down below – magic! We walked the streets admiring the beautiful public buildings, statues and fountains that link together walking promenades throughout the city. The city’s economy has two main sectors – commerce and tourism employ about 60% of the population, but surprisingly the electronics and information technology businesses have named the city the “Silicon Valley of Mexico” and is the main producer of software, electronic and digital components for Mexico (approx. ¼ of Mexico’s electronics exports).