I'm considering this place because according to wikipedia:
The Los Altos region is known as the most European influenced region in all of Mexico. It is estimated that the majority of the population there is of 80-90 percent European. With backgrounds consisting mainly of Spanish, French, Italian, German, Basque, and others.
An alternative to the Los Altos region would be the large metropolitan city of Guadalajara located a little west of Los Altos. I'm leaning towards the Los Altos region over Guadalajara though because I assume Los Altos is less mixed with natives, has less tourists and is less materialistic.
A downside with Los Altos is that it has low population density. The biggest town is "Lagos de Moreno" with a population of 153,817 vs Guadalajara's 1,495,189. So if I went to Los Altos I would need to divide my time over many small towns instead of one city.
Has anyone been to Los Altos? Are any towns better than others?
Below is a list of towns in Los Altos and a map (most of the names are for a town and municipality).
City - Population
Lagos de Moreno - 153,817
Tepatitlan de Morelos - 104,377
San Juan de los Lagos - 55,305
Jalostotitlan - 52,256
Atotonilco el Alto - 51,798
Encarnacion de Diaz - 51,396
Arandas - 46,099
San Miguel el Alto - 40,000
Yahualica de Gonzalez Gallo - 37,920
Teocaltiche - 36,976
Ojuelos de Jalisco - 28,081
San Julian - 26,000
San Ignacio Cerro Gordo - 20,323
Acatic - 18,551
Jesus Maria - 17,884
Villa Hidalgo - 17,291
Union de San Antonio - 15,484
San Diego de Alejandria - 6,181
Valle de Guadalupe - 4,397
Canadas de Obregon - 3,978
Mexticacan - 2,723