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 partner, Lorenzo, will make your experience of discovering Guadalajara better than you could have with any other accommodation. 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 EXPERIENCE AS A GUEST
You do not need to be fluent in Spanish when visiting Guadalajara because we speak English and Spanish. 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 in this very gay Mexican city. Cristobal and Lorenzo are also a great source of information for retiring in Mexico and offer other services with La Perla Realty
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.
MEET OUR LOCAL FRIENDS
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.
In the Center of GAY Guadalajara: There are over 40 gay bars and clubs in walking distance. They include show bars, discos, stripper bars, upscale martini bars, cafes, restaurants, dark rooms, and bath houses. We will help direct you to the ones that will appeal to your own special taste. The boys and men in our bars and clubs are local residents of the seven million people in Guadalajara.
In the Center of Sightseeing: Located in the Heart of Guadalajara, LA PERLA is in the Colonia Americana and close to the Tren Ligero Subway. We are at the west edge of Centro which covers a square mile surrounding the cathedral. Historic churches, museums, and shops line the pedestrian malls and fountain-filled public squares. Visitors always say they feel like they are in Europe.