Blue Water Park: it is a place full of nature that makes visitors forget that they are in an immense city in its 168 thousands square metres of excessive calmness. Houses in here are not inhabited by man, but by those floating flowers we call butterflies, and the strident horn blows of the cars are replaced by the sweet singing of the birds.
The Park, built between 1946 and 1952, is one of the most traditional of Guadalajara. Its installations not only allow visitors to get closer to nature, but also to enjoy cultural spectacles in open air, which are performed at the Acoustic Shell, the Garden of Art or the Musicians Drive.
It is located on 973 Independencia Sur Drive, between Gonzalez Gallo and Las Palmas Avenues.
-Oblatos Ravine: magnificent, spectacular, impressive
and awesome, are some of the adjectives that can be used to describe
this amazing geological formation, chiselled by the waters of the
Rio Grande de Santiago, a watercourse that has its origins in the
Lake Chapala. With a 300-kilometre extension and a depth of 600
metres, the ravine presents a rich and varied vegetation typical
of the semitropical forest, although with an especial characteristic:
its trees are leafless during 7 months a year. The portentous Cola
de Caballo cascade also captures the imagination of visitors.
It has a geography similar to that of the Colorado Canyon in the United States and to that of the Copper Ravines in the State of Chihuahua. Oblatos is a natural wonder located on the limits of the metropolitan zone of Guadalajara that can be discovered from the vantage points of Dr. Atl, Independence Park and Huentitán Park.