Mazamitla trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Mazamitla is a town and municipality of the Mexican state of Jalisco. It is located 124 km south of Guadalajara in the Southeast Region and is a popular resort destination for travelers from Guadalajara. Its name comes from the Nahuatl and means "place where arrows to hunt deer are made"; its area is 177.18 km2. According to Count II Population and Housing, the municipality has 11671 inhabitants who are devoted mainly to the tertiary sector. For its natural environment it is considered by the federal Secretariat of Tourism as a Pueblo Mágico.EtymologyThe name comes from the Nahuatl language and is the union of the words "Mazatl" (deer), "Mitl" (arrow) and "tlan" (place). Its meaning has been interpreted in different ways: "Where deer are hunted with arrows" "Where deer hunting arrows are made" "Deer-hunting fletchers' place" "Where fuentes are hunted with arrows"HistoryMazamitla was founded by the Aztecs in 1165. It belonged to the manor of Tzapotlán and paid tribute to the chieftain of Tamazollan. In 1481 the area was invaded by the Purépecha so that he could take the Laguna de Sayula. Purépecha held the area for only a few years until they were defeated at the end of the Salitre War in 1510.Make your own Mazamitla vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Mexico travel itinerary planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Mazamitla
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Top Mazamitla tours
$38 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lake Chapala Ajijic and Tlaquepaque Tour from Guadalajara
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
$200 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Tapalpa Mountains Small-Group Tour from Guadalajara
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
$75 BOOK WITH VIATOR Mazamitla, Los Casos Waterfall and Eco Park from Guadalajara
Duration: 12 hours
Popular things to do in Mazamitla
Places to visit with Mazamitla
Puerto VallartaTrip planner BEST FOR: Swim with Dolphins, Pier / Boardwalk, Zipline GuadalajaraTrip planner BEST FOR: Church, Specialty Museum, Aquarium Cabo CorrientesTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Beach, Art Gallery TlaquepaqueTrip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Specialty Museum, Civic Center TequilaTrip planner BEST FOR: Distillery, Distillery Tour, Religious Site
Recently planned trips to Mazamitla
3 days in Mazamitla BY A USER FROM MEXICO Plaza Municipal Jose Parres Arias Iglesia de Mazamitla Galo de Allende 28 days in Jalisco & Nayarit BY A USER FROM CANADA Tlaquepaque Tequila San Sebastian del Oeste 3 days in Mazamitla BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Galo de Allende Mercado Municipal Plaza Municipal Jose Parres Arias 15 days in Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara & Mazamitla BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Puerto Vallarta Guadalajara Mazamitla 6 days in Mazamitla BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Santuario Diocesano de Nuestra Sra.de Guadalupe Plaza Municipal Jose Parres Arias Iglesia de Mazamitla 7 days in Manzanillo, Mazamitla & Calvillo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Manzanillo Mazamitla Calvillo