Location, location, location. It’s one of the most important components in bringing any story to life on film. And while Mexico City provides us with a wealth of incredible spots, we never shy away from taking the opportunity to venture beyond. After all, Mexico City is just one mecca in Mexico. Case in point: Jalisco, Mexico.

Situated on the western side of Mexico near the Pacific Ocean, the state of Jalisco truly has it all: beautiful beaches, lush forests, wonderful towns with incredible history, and so much more. It’s also know for bringing us both mariachi music and tequila—what’s not to love?