Xalisco Tourism, Mexico

Attractions in Xalisco

Xalisco (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈlisko]) is a city and its surrounding municipality of the same in the Mexican state of Nayarit. The city had a population of 21,899 in the 2005 census while the municipality has an area of 290.6 km² (112.2 sq mi) and a population of 42,893. The municipality lies adjacent to the south side of Tepic, the state capital, and is part of the Tepic metropolitan area. Formerly known as Jalisco this municipality is located 6.4 km. southwest of Tepic. In the north it bounds the municipality of Tepic, in the south the municipality of Compostela; in the east the municipality of Santiago Ixcuintla and in the west the municipality of San Blas. The total area is 290.60 square kilometers, which makes it the smallest of the 20 municipalities that make up the state. Over half of the municipal territory is mountainous with one peak, Cerro Alto, reaching 2,240 meters. There are several small rivers and streams of short length. In the upper elevations there are still conifers and oaks, but over-forestry and long years of wood gathering for cooking have seriously depleted the natural cover. There are still deer, badgers, armadillos, and javelinas in more remote locations. Due to the proximity to Tepic the economy is less agriculturally based than many municipalities in the state. Among the most important crops were: rice, corn, avocados, lemons, oranges, bananas, coffee, cherries, and sugarcane. In the town there are the ruins of a colonial hacienda and a museum with pre-Columbian artifacts. The most important festival is that of Asunción de la Virgen María, celebrated on 15 August, at the beginning of the corn harvest. It is also known as the “La Feria del Elote”, or Corn Fair.

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Facts and Stats for Xalisco*

  • Pollution Statistics in Xalisco

    Know the pollution level of Xalisco before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
  • Xalisco: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Xalisco for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Xalisco.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.33 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 68.75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Xalisco - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 47.14 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Xalisco

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Xalisco

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 54.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.28 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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