Discover pet-friendly holidays in Jalisco, Mexico

From snow-capped volcanoes of the highlands, down to the central plains and steamy coastal jungles, the state of Jalisco boasts a rich diversity of landscape and culture. Its indigenous peoples (the Huicholes, Coras and Tepehuanes) still maintain their languages and traditions, while urban hubs such as Guadalajara – Mexico’s second largest city and the state’s capital – offer their own attractions: grand gastronomy, upmarket boutiques and a lively night-time scene. Along the Costa Alegre (or ‘happy coast’) you reach the inexplicably popular Puerto Vallarta, but venture a few steps from the beaten path and there’s dozens of sleepy fishing villages and unspoilt beaches to be enjoyed, while taking in the staggering biodiversity of the Pacific coast – whales, dolphins, turtles, seals and rare seabirds.