Guadalajara Parks and Gardens

(Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)

Photo of central park in the summerAll around Guadalajara and the Mexican state of Jalisco you will discover many areas of extreme natural beauty, public parks and lush gardens. Both the Bosque la Primavera and the Parque Mirador Independencia are close to central Guadalajara and offer an array of recreational activities, while nearby, the Cascada de las Tres Caidas waterfalls provide endless photo opportunities.

Within central Guadalajara, the Metropolitan Park (Parque Metropolitano) has all the features that you would expect in a traditional city park. Guadalajara's main parks and gardens are explained below.

Picture of the Cascada de las Tres Caidas (Three Waterfalls)

Cascada de las Tres Caidas (Three Waterfalls)

Address: Tonalá, Guadalajara, Mexico, MX
One of the region's most eye-catching examples of natural scenery at its absolute best, the Cascada de las Tres Caidas comprises three waterfalls. Just a few kilometres from the centre of Guadalajara and close to the Delegación de Rancho, many people believe that these waters contain magical properties, while others simply come here to marvel at the cascading water, away from the city.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Image of the Bosque la Primavera (Forest of the Spring)

Bosque la Primavera (Forest of the Spring)

Address: Concentro Avenida Vallarta 6503, Zapopan, 45010, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 33 3110 0917
The Bosque la Primavera lies on the western side of Guadalajara and is a particularly important expanse of woodland. Lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy trails suitable for walking, hiking and mountain bikes, along with the outstanding scenery.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Parque Metropolitano (Metropolitan Park)

Address: La Estancia, Guadalajara, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 33 3673 9489
Offering the perfect respite from the busy centre of Guadalajara, the Parque Metropolitano offers a large recreational space and is frequented by many locals. With playing fields, a cycle track and a number of secluded seating areas, the park is the perfect spot for a quick picnic, stroll, sunbathe or sit down.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Parque Mirador Independencia

Address: Calzada Independencia, Guadalajara, Mexico, MX
Bordered by the breathtaking canyon that is the Barranca de Oblatos, the Parque Mirador Independencia lies on the north-western side of Guadalajara. Famed for its canyon views, the park is an important green space and boasts a playground area for children, pathways suitable for jogging, hiking trails, and also a small open-air theatre, where a number of events and performances take place throughout the year.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free