Zapopan Tourism, Mexico

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Zapopan (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈpopan]) is a city and municipality located in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Part of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, the population of Zapopan city proper makes it the second largest city in the state, very close behind the population of Guadalajara proper. It is best known as being the home of the Virgin of Zapopan, an image of the Virgin Mary which was made in the 16th century. This image has been credited with a number of miracles and has been recognized by popes and even visited by Pope John Paul II. The municipality is also the home of the Centro Cultural Universitario, which contains one of the most important concert venues in Latin America and is the home of the new stadium for the C.D. Guadalajara. The name Zapopan comes from the Nahuatl word “tzapotl” which means among sapote trees and the word “pan” which means among under. It also has the nickname of “Villa Exmaicera” (ex-corn village), as it used to be a major producer of corn. Its seal was designed by José Trinidad Laris in 1941 for the 400th anniversary of the city’s founding.


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Facts and Stats for Zapopan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zapopan

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

    • Air Pollution 59.85 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 64.81 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.96 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54.63 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 53.7 (Moderate)
  • Zapopan: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 54.11 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 63.61 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.19 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 56.17 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.56 (High)
    • Attacks 41.14 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.03 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.35 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.35 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.58 (High)
  • Living in Zapopan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Zapopan is 133.96 (High)

    • Safety Index 44.96 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.83 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 67.13 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.15 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.84 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.26 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.08 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 67.58 (Moderate)
    • 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 Zapopan

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.62 USD

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

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