It gave its name to the destiled spirit you know,now come travel trough


La Ruta Del Tequila., A truly unique Mexican experience.


This web page is devoted to the TOWN of TEQUILA, located in Jalisco, México. You will not find our web page or books devoted exclusively to the tours of distilleries. Sure they are an important part of the history of Tequila, but where is it written about the town of 35,000 people? We have written two separate books which are in the market place today, one in English and another in Spanish and are titled ‘Tequila the Town of Endearment’. To write these books we took a lot of pictures, 15,000 are in our computers. The research took over three years and we must have walked a jillion miles. We have been to nearly all distilleries, one twelve times, many are so immense you need to keep going back.

We have google the Town of Tequila on the computer and found over 7.3 million links. We have broken that down to specific items, reviewed too many articles, web pages, etc. and found very, very few alike, example; How to make a Margarita, 1.6 Million links. So, all that being said, mix anything with tequila and be happy. We hope y’all enjoy our web and if we can do anything for you, contact us., The plan is to provide new pictures and stories every month and eventually display a monthly calendar. ‘Roberto

Tequila In UNESCO's World Heritage List


Come and be immerced in old Mexico, it's people, it's traditions, once you visit the artificial sorroundings of resourt living come, we invite you to experience real Mexico for your self, see and walk through the field of blue agave, see how Tequila is made and learn how a good tequila should be experienced, tasted and enjoy and never be preceded with salt or fallowed by lemmon., Tequila Jalisco makes the perfect romantic weekend get away 45 minutes from Guadalajara, 2 and one half hours from Nayarit and 3 and one half from Puerto Vallarta. Tequila counts with many very good hotels and good restaurants bars and night entertaiment .

Tequila Jalisco is a place to vists to enjoy old Mexico and see for your self where Tequila comes from and to of course sample this delicious spirit in it's many forms being straight as is drinked by most mexican or in a mix drink like a margarita, tequila sunrise or a jarrito as is the tradicional mix here in Tequila, Jalisco., You have not being to Tequila, Jalisco if you do not have a jarrito and if you have one well I think you will be hook on this delicious mixture of Tequila, orange, pumegrade, lemmon and a dash of salt.

“The agave landscape and the ancient Industrial facilities of Tequila have been inscribed since July 12, 2006 upon the UNESCO world heritage list, confirming the outstanding universal value of a cultural site which deserves protection for the benefit for all humanity.” (This UNESCO area encompasses 34,658 hectares, approximately 75,500 acres.

The agave fields El Paisaje Agavero have now stretched out to areas beyond the UNESCO boundary; some reports say there are well over 250,000 acres under cultivation in Mexico. According to one report there are now over 400,000,000 agave plants under cultivation.

It is worth noting that Tequila is in very good company. A few other sites on the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) list are: The Great Wall of China, Old Havana and it’s Fortifications in Cuba, The Great Pyramids of Egypt, Versailles in France, Notre Dame Cathedral in France, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley in France, the Acropolis in Greece, Vatican City in Italy, the Taj Mahal in India, Jerusalem, the Historic center in Mexico City and Xochimilco, there are 29 sites on the list for Mexico, the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, the works of Antoni Gaudi in Spain, the Stonehenge site in the UK, the Tower of London, the Statue of Liberty in the US, the Grand Canyon National Park, USA. These are but a few of the 890 sites worldwide; the largest groups on the list are archaeological sites and the great cathedrals around the world.


The Tequila Route (La Ruta de Tequila),has two trains that come from Guadalajara, the Jose Cuervo Express wich stops in Tequila, Jalisco and the Tequila Express wich stops in Amatitan on the facilities where Tequila Herradura, this were created with the aim of promoting the tourism of Tequila into the neighboring municipalities of El Arenal, Amatitan, Magdalena "famous for it's opal mines" and Teuchitlan " famous for it's ancient piramids overlooking the valley and lake of Teuchitlan", they all contain important tequila facilities, as well as cultural and archeological attractions.

Both also go through the vast blue agave fields that were recently named a World Heritage Site. The Tequila Route was created and is supervised by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila, which regulates the production and authenticity of the liquor produced here. Other attractions on the route include archeological sites, old mansions and opal and obsidian mines.
The archeological sites primarily belong to a culture known as the Guachimontones located in the municipalities of Teuchitlan and Magdalena. In a number of the old hacienda/distilleries, visitors are invited to try their hand at some of the aspects of tequila making, such as cutting the spines off the agave plant. Most of these haciendas also have tasting rooms and restaurants. Along the route is the Tequila Volcano.
The Jose Cuervo Express is a train for tourists it runs on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays this train takes passengers through tequila country, accompanies by live mariachi music and bilingual guides to Mundo Cuervo. There are also in the town of Tequila many guided tours from independent operators that will take you to one of the many other Tequila factories, among this the distilleries of la Cofradía is really worth a visit.

A little history


The beverage called tequila is really a variety of mescal, made wholly or mostly from the blue agave plant. This plant is native to the Tequila area so this version of mescal was named after the town. Use of the agave plant goes far back into the pre-Hispanic period. The “piña” (lit. pineapple) or heart of the plant was used by the indigenous peoples cooked as a sweet, and as the base for a fermented alcoholic beverage.
This beverage was called mescal by the native people and was much like what is called pulque today. By the time the Spanish arrived, the natives had begun to cultivate the plant. The Spanish first considered taking the plant back to Spain but decided to develop it and its product in Mexico
The Spanish introduced distillation to turn the native fermented mescal into what is now known as tequila. The first large-scale distillery was created in 1600 and over the colonial period demand for the drink resulted in some of the oldest, still-operating enterprises in this area such as: “La Riojeña”, founded in 1795; “El Tigre” (now La Constancia) founded in 1823; Destiladora de Occidente (now “Tequila D’Reyes”) founded in 1840; La Perseverancia (now Tequila Sauza) founded in 1873; El Llano (now Tequila Azteca) founded in 1876; La Mexicana (now Tequila Orendain) founded 1879.
In 1873, the "Mezcal wine" (a former name used when referring to Tequila the drink) from the region of Jalisco was officially named "Tequila", in order to distinguish it from Mezcal spirits produced in the south of Mexico, such as those produced in Oaxaca.
The name “Tequila” has been protected by the Mexican government since 1974, and its use is limited to products distilled from agave grown in certain regions of Mexico. These regions are Tequila and surrounding municipalities.

To learn more,_Jalisco

Tequila, Jalisco awaits you

Ferreteria Acevedo

Don't forget your best camera, because you will see old Mexico at every step, when you visit the historic center of this charming little old Mexican town

Ferreteria Acevedo, Tequila jalisco

Of cource you will not be all that lost in Tequila Jalisco, because you will remember names you already know and might be very familiar with like Jose Cuervo, Tequila Orendain, Tequila Sauza and many other Tequila names and brands.

Ferreteria Acevedo

Prepare to experience murals and other art exprecions and hand made artifacts of all kinds by local artist that interpret the heritage of this Tequila manufacturing town.

Best Time to

Visit La Ruta Del


It takes from 6 to 9 years for the Blue Agave plant to mature, and the weather in the Tequila area is almost always spetacular, with the raining season even favoring us, because it rains almost alway at night. so anytime is a good time for visiting old Tequila

National Tequila Fair

From November 29 to December 13th, many events are heldduring this fair and many of the leading manufactureres of Tequila will have exposure of their most proud brands and will anounce upcoming products.
This is an event to also whowcase the local Charreria talents, Banda music, and Mariachis remember that Jalisco is the birthplace of Mariachi music also.