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When to go
Between November and June, the weather is at its sunniest and the festival season is in full swing. From February to April the climate is warm and sunny, without being too humid. It’s always a good idea to bring warm clothes to Mexico as, depending on altitude and geography, the nights can often be colder than you might expect.
PlanesAeromexico, Mexicana and Aviacsa all have flights from Mexico City to Guadalajara. American and United Airlines fly in from the US. United Airlines and Air Canada have direct flights to Puerto Vallarta from several major US and Canadian cities.
BoatsSome seaside towns, such as Yelapa, can only be accessed by boat taxi – you can hop on board one in Boca de Tomatlan or Puerto Vallarta.
TrainsThe railways never really reached Mexico. Bus services are comprehensive and reliable but the distances involved are huge. Uno (www.uno.com.mx) are probably one of the best companies, as they offer first-class buses with reclining seats, and blankets for overnight journeys.
AutomobilesDriving in Mexico is relatively easy and the roads are generally well maintained. However | venture far from the main highways and you’ll be in dirt track territory – rent a 4x4 if you intend to explore in depth.
TaxisIn Guadalajara and Jalisco’s major towns, cabs are easily hailed in the street and you’ll find ranks at the region’s airports and bus stations. If you want to book ahead, try Taxi Aguirre in Guadalajara. (+ 52 33 3644 4818).