Patients come from around the world to Lake Chapala in Jalisco, Mexico to undergo treatment with our professionals and benefit from the before, during, and aftercare.
DocTours connects clients with the best affordable doctors, dentists, and plastic surgeons in Mexico, including the most affordable stem cell therapy, anti-aging therapy, and HGH therapy. (For more information on any of our Sentient Treatments, just click on one of the tabs directly above.) We also can give you leads on wellness travel in Mexico, in our own neighborhood on Lake Chapala.
Guadalajara is the nearest major city to Lake Chapala
Flying to an appointment with any of the professionals providing medical and dental care through DocTours, the client usually uses the international airport of Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco. It's a major city, quite close—just a half hour over the hill. Hence, while improving their health, some clients choose to do some sightseeing in Guadalajara, ranked the #2 Best Place to Travel in 2016 by Travel & Leisure.
Nicknamed Mexico's Silicon Valley, Guadalajara is also the birthplace of mariachi music and Jalisco is the birthplace of tequila. One of the country's industrial and business centers, Guadalajara is Mexico's second biggest city, with shopping centers, new buildings, and underground parking. Its boulevards are wide, it is dotted with green spaces, and its many parks and plazas are filled with public art; making it not only a major city just half an hour over the hill from Lake Chapala, but also a wonderful place for sightseeing.
The most recognizable landmark in the skyline—with its twin pointed towers and central dome—is the cathedral in the heart of Guadalajara.
Plazas border the cathedral on all four sides:
- Rotondo de los Jaliscienses Ilustres has a central circular monument with statues of Jalisco's sons and one daughter who have made notable contributions in science, art, and politics.
- Plaza Guadalajara has a fountain with the city's coat of arms—two lions resting their paws on a tree trunk.
- Plaza de Armas has an art nouveau bandstand and matching lampposts. Beside it stands a palace of baroque facade and an interior mural painted by Jose Clemente Orozco.
- Plaza de la Liberation has a statue of Miguel Hidalgo holding a broken chain to commemorate the priest's abolishment of slavery.
Teatro Degollado, a beautiful neoclassical building dating to 1856, is where Guadalajara's Ballet Folklorico performs. Nearby, the Plaza Tapatio stretches over half a mile, with bubbling fountains, modern sculptures, promenades, picturesque arcades, and restored colonial buildings. It reaches the Hospicio Cabanas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Urban renewal left the most beautiful older buildings intact in Guadalajara. The city is known for its museums, cultural events, symphonies, and operas. Visitors can tour Guadalajara's numerous plazas, colonial architecture, and modern conveniences on foot, bike, double decker bus, or calandria (horse-drawn carriage).