Monday, 28 Nov 2022

Enjoy Tequila, a Unique Pueblo Magico

The town, famous for its drink distilled from the agave pineapple, today offers its visitors the opportunity to experience the ancient process of obtaining tequila and savor the atmosphere of its colorful and lively streets.


Enjoy Tequila, a Unique Pueblo Magico

The bluish-green landscape, characteristic of this region full of agave fields, is of great attraction and can be seen along the way through the municipalities of Tequila, El Arenal, Amatitán, Magdalena, and Teuchitlán in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

The town, famous for its drink distilled from the agave pineapple, today offers its visitors the opportunity to experience the ancient process of obtaining tequila and savor the atmosphere of its colorful and lively streets.

All the tourist activity begins in the main square, just arriving at the Templo de la Purisima (Temple of the Immaculate). From the square, visitors can hire expert guide services to visit the tequila factories and more places of interest.

The National Tequila Museum offers a comprehensive exhibition on the history and technique of making the delicious agave spirit - with the appellation of origin-as well as a collection of bottles, located at number 34 of Ramon Corona Street.

Regarding its cultural landscape, unique in the world, the blue-clad valleys of the agave landscape are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. They can be seen on the route. In addition to the agave fields, the cultural landscape is framed with old facilities of industries and their archaeological remains.

It is advisable to visit the old distillery of José Cuervo, "La Rojeña," where tourists can learn about the history of the company and discover the process of making the famous tequila, from the beautiful patio of ovens to which the agave pineapples arrive for cooking in the traditional style, to the distillation and aging in the wooden barrels.

At the beginning of the Tequila, the route is the small town, El Arenal, dedicated to the harvest of agave to produce tequila. It is worth visiting the Templo de Nuestra Señora del Rosario dating from 1925. The hulls of the hacienda of Huaxtla and La Quiteria are also attractive. Its natural attractions are the forests on the Cerro del Panchote, La Quiteria, and the Arenal and Salado rivers. There is also the seasonal spa Las Tinajas and Las Tortugas.

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