Jose and Stan, the proprietors of Casa de las Flores Bed and Breakfast, chose Tlaquepaque as the perfect location for their delightful bed and breakfast since the area is an especially interesting Mexican destination for visitors who wish to discover, appreciate and take part in the fascinating world of Mexico’s art and history: “We are a bit eccentric in our passion for Mexican folk art and our goal is to help you discover and experience local culture and color”.
Casa de las Flores is three blocks from the historic center of Tlaquepaque where numerous galleries, gift shops, cafes and fine restaurants radiate from a traditional town square where there are two lovely churches – one of which is a Basilica. Anytime is a good time to linger over a glass of tequila and be serenaded by musicians in the Parian – Tlaquepaque’s Mariachi plaza. Historians say this emblematic music of Mexico originated in Tlaquepaque and tequila is distilled in the nearby town of Tequila – the home and namesake of the drink Mexico is famous for.
Casa de las Flores art-filled garden was designed as a refuge for private relaxation – a place to revive your spirits and prepare for the next day’s adventures. Seven eclectic, tastefully decorated guestrooms are outnumbered by the friendly, welcoming staff ready to assist in assuring that guests have enjoyable and comfortable vacations – something hard to find at large, impersonal hotels.
The intimate B&B is located in a typical Mexican neighbourhood – although not entirely typical since all the neighbours are folk artists and craftsmen dedicated to keeping the traditional arts and crafts of the area alive. Minor and major events happen regularly at the small, corner shrine just steps away – the spiritual and traditional center for the barrio. Many people imagine this sort of experience might only be found in small pueblos and not in Mexico’s second-largest city.
The Guadalajara/Zapopan zone has a lot of sights to take in but you will soon discover that downtown Tlaquepaque has access to more fine restaurants within easy walking distance than you will find in the entire historic center of Guadalajara. Casa de las Flores offers much more than comfortable beds and quality bedding and a healthy, gourmet breakfast – the bed and breakfast offers you the key to open the door and enjoy more of Mexico’s wonderful culture and people.
Tlaquepaque’s tranquil village life and Casa de las Flores garden oasis is a wonderful place to return to after an active day! So much so that Casa de las Flores itself often becomes the destination – guests visiting the ‘little gem’ discover a magical part of Mexico that delivers everything travelers wish for: “We offer much more than the wonderful beds, cotton bedding and delightful breakfast. We offer you a safe refuge and the key to open the door to enjoy the real culture and people of Mexico.”
Casa de las Flores is the perfect hotel choice for short and long-term visitors visiting the Guadalajara area. Be surrounded and inspired by Mexico’s enchanting folkloric wisdom, arts and crafts – attend a workshop or course in Spanish, study painting, glassblowing or pottery at Culturlingua or another school in the area where you’ll get hands-on knowledge and skills of the artistic expertise the area is renowned for: “There may be richer places in monetary terms, but it’s rare to find a neighbourhood as wealthy in talent, art and traditions – a place where you can genuinely discover the intricacies of the life, culture and arts of Mexico.”