Stuck on a Guadalajara layover at the Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL) in Mexico? As the main hub of Mexicana Airlines, the airport is located roughly 10 miles from the center of Guadalajara which makes the city an accessible destination for those stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Guadalajara layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck in the airport during your Guadalajara layover, there’s plenty to do including shopping, restaurants and bars. The airport also has these services: banking and currency exchange, tourist services, a VIP room for American Express cardholders, secure wrap luggage service, and handicap facilities. There is also wireless internet service at the airport.
If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many hotels near the airport and in Guadalajara. For a full list of hotels at varying price points, click here.
If you’re planning on leaving the Guadalajara airport during your layover, there are taxis in front of the airport. For sample taxi fares, click here. In addition there’s car rental from a number of different agencies, and a bus station and the airport advise you to check departure times.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Guadalajara Layover:
Opened at the end of the 19th century, the Teatro Degollado is Guadalajara’s most impressive theater. From the ballet to the Philharmonic, there’s plenty to be seen her depending on the season. Click here for ticket purchase.
Palacio de Gobierno
One of the main attractions in Guadalajara, the Palacio de Gobierno is not only the place where slavery was abolished in Mexico, but is also the home to famous artwork including the murals of Jose Clemente Orozco.
The Mercado Libertad is Guadalajara’s largest market with over a thousand vendors. Everything from food to hand-made crafts can be found here, as well as manufactured goods. The market is located on Avenida Javier Mina from 6am to 8pm each day.
My Ego Spa
If you need some rest and relaxation after your flight, My Ego Spa is a great place to wind down. With massages, treatments, manicure and pedicure, you will walk out feeling like a new person.
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