We love Tequila (the place) for so many reasons. Here are our top 4:
Tequila is in Jalisco, a state of Mexico, about 60km (37 miles) from the capital city of Guadalajara.
Getting to Tequila, Mexico is a real choose-your-own-adventure!
Where you stay depends on the kind of holiday you want – and there are plenty of options. Stay closer to the centre of town and you’ll be amongst the action, cup of cantaritos in hand, swaying to the mariachi. On the outskirts, drinks and souvenirs are a bit cheaper and not too far beyond that you’re in the beautiful agave fields.
To immerse yourself in Tequila, book yourself a unique room in an empty barrel at the gorgeous Matices Hotel de Barricas. Tequila tasting, guided tours and extras like massages and local horseriding are available.
For a luxury experience in the centre of town, Hotel Solar de las Ánimas reflects Mexican architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This place is sexy.
For a comfortable room without the theatrics, take a look at Hotel Santa Teresa.
You’re in Tequila. They make Tequila. And the glorious Blue Agave plants are growing around you. A Tequila tour in Mexico is certainly on the cards.
If you’re new to Tequila (the town and the spirit), any of the major tours are a great starting point. If you don’t understand Spanish, you may want to confirm there will be a bilingual guide.
If you have a small group, The Agave Experience tours are very well-regarded and it’s worth checking them out.
If you already know the kinds of Tequilas you prefer, you can reach out to individual smaller distilleries in advance to see if they offer tours. Distilleries like La Fortaleza require tours to be booked at least a day in advance, preferably you would book these before you arrive in Tequila. Casa Sauza offers unique experiences including planting agave.
If dive bars are your thing, try and find Tequila’s oldest bar, La Capilla. It’s on the corner of México and Hidalgo, Centro, Tequila (there’s no obvious sign). Enjoy the drink of their creation - the delicious Batanga (cola, tequila lime and salt).
There are plenty of street food (and drink) stalls in the town centre and a great atmosphere. You can buy a traditional clay jar which is refillable and buy cantaritos (cocktails with tequila, grapefruit, orange, lime, and salt) at different stands.
Tasting Tequila is similar to tasting gin. Try these five simple steps:
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