The Lady of La Perla, Guillermina (Gigi), opened the Moorish Mansion to guests in 2005.   Located in the heart of Guadalajara, La Perla has a rich past with movie stars of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema and continues the glamour today.   It remains the place to meet interesting people.   Gigi's son, Cristobal, and his business partner, Lorenzo, will make your experience of discovering Guadalajara better than you could have with any other accommodation.  Cristobal and Lorenzo are also a great source of information for retiring in Mexico and offer other services with La Perla Realty.   Gigi, the Lady of the La Perla is constantly traveling; however, if you are lucky enough to be here at the same time, she may sing some of her favorite Mexican ballads for you.

your host

your experience as a guest You do not need to be fluent in Spanish when visiting Guadalajara because we speak English and Spanish at La Perla.  Guests often comment they felt they were with friends the first day.  When you arrive, we offer an orientation tour of the Centro and if you are looking for the vibrant night life of Guadalajara, one or two people from the La Perla staff, will even go with you the first night or two, to help you find the clubs you will enjoy the most.  We help make the most out of your visit, especially if you are only in Guadalajara for a short time.   The personal time we take with guests to discover Guadalajara is one possible reason guests fall in love with this exciting city: returning for multiple visits and sometimes deciding to retire here.

We offer complimentary cocktails in the afternoon for our guests to meet friends and plan the evening. La Perla is a great place to stay if traveling alone because you are already with friends. You are welcome to have visitors at La Perla.

We have discovered that many of our favorite restaurants are closed on Sunday evenings. As a result, we often have a few local friends, along with our guests staying at La Perla, for dinner on the Rooftop Terrace or in the main dining room on Sunday evenings. Our guests frequently say that even though there are some restaurants open to enjoy, the social interaction with local friends on a Sunday evening has been a highlight of their visit to Guadalajara. We always look forward to guests staying at La Perla joining us for any activities we are having with our friends.

We hope to always be your choice when staying in Guadalajara. If you are not staying with us, we are still pleased to give tours of La Perla with an appointment. Even if you are unable to stay with us this time, let us know if we can assist you with any information.


LA PERLA Gdl, Hotel B&B

Located in the Heart of Guadalajara, LA PERLA is in the Colonia Americana, one block from Enrique Diaz De Leon and Vallarta Avenue. Close to the Subway, Tren Ligero, we are at the west edge of Centro, which covers a square mile surrounding the cathedral. Everything is in walking distance. Historic churches, museums, and shops line the pedestrian malls and fountain-filled public squares. Visitors always say they feel like they are in Europe.

An equal distance walking west of La Perla, you will find a newer, trendy area offering restaurants with epicurean flavors of Jalisco. Whether you want to try the food in this area popular with the local residents or in the Historical Centro, we will be happy to recommend places to suit your individual taste and different price ranges, including great taco stands and sidewalk cafes for lighter snacks.

Although we live on a short neighborhood street, people come to La Perla for the exciting, vibrant life, all around us. The Centro is not a place to come for quiet tranquility; it is a place to explore and enjoy life.

If you are not a drug dealer or gun smuggler, the probability of being hurt in Mexico is very unlikely. On the other hand, if you are involved in a love triangle or cause the breakup of a marriage, you may encounter some problems. You can go walking in the middle of the night and never feel nervous about your safety. Just use common sense: you should not wear obviously expensive jewelry or flash a lot of money around. If you are driving or renting a car, we have off street, secure parking.


serenatas Mariachi Serenata or Birthday Mañanitas. Mariachis have a three hour minimum for about 3,000 pesos (approximately $300 usd). It sounds very romantic, and although we love mariachi music, three hours is a long time for mariachi music. An alternative is an instrumental TRIO of romantic Mexican music for under $150. We recently helped two guests, celebrating a birthday, with a carriage ride tour of Guadalajara starting at our front door, a buffet dinner on their balcony and romantic TRIO serenata as a grand finale.

Guadalajara has the 'best climate in the world.' Statistics constantly confirm this statement. The temperature is stable throughout the year. The average daily temperature is in the low 70's in the winter, and in the high 70's - 80's in the summer. Being semi-tropical, it is described as 'perpetual spring.' The weather is a product of a nearly mile high altitude (over 5000 feet) and its latitude, which is the same as Hawaii.


getting here

International Airport Pickup - The airport is outside the City, about a half-hour drive from the Centro. We offer round-trip pickup and return, ask for details.