Hotel Hacienda del Sol is a reasonably-priced hotel located in Tonala, a 30 minute drive from downtown Guadalajara and the airport and a 20 minute drive from Guadalajara’s main bus terminal. Tonala is a market town – significant artisans market held every Thursday and Sunday. Artisans from all over the country arrive early in the morning laden down with arts and crafts.
Hotel Hacienda del Sol has 50 comfortable, tastefully decorated rooms, air conditioning, high-speed internet computers for guest use, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, laundry, security boxes and a fax machine. The lobby has available space and seating suitable for small business meetings.
For guests convenience, the hotel has a restaurant, small coffee shop and traditional Tequila and soft drink vending machines.
Downtown Tonala is not on the tourist map but there’s a lot to see – the shops and galleries have a wide variety of handicrafts created by locals at bargain prices. Tonala is famous for hand blown glass and pottery. If you’re serious about pottery or hand blown glass you might consider visiting local factories or attending a workshop to learn the craft yourself.
The hotel is 20 minutes from the Tlaquepaque – Tlaquepaque has some of the best shopping in the entire country of Mexico.
Ajijic, another artist’s town located on Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest fresh water lake, is a one-hour drive. The lakeside is a great place to go for a day and be serenaded by mariachi bands on the beach.
Hotel Hacienda del Sol is a practical choice for a family holiday, shopping spree or a place to stay if you want the luxury of returning to the laid-back town of Tonala after a day of sightseeing in downtown Guadalajara. One important reason to choose Hotel Hacienda del Sol is the indoor parking lot. There’s around the clock security so you can leave your purchases inside the car with no worry.
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