Guanajuato at a Glance
Guanajuato is an extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage site located in the very heart of Mexico. The historic center is full of charming colonial buildings, cobblestone streets and brightly coloured houses set along narrow winding alleys. Make sure you stop by to soak up the city quirky history, from gold mines to mummies this is a truly unique and fascinating city!
History and Culture
The city prospered from silver and gold mining both in the Aztec period and then by the Spanish when they arrived in the 16th century. It was known for the abundance of minerals which led to it becoming the worlds leading silver extraction center in the 18th century as well as the richest city in Mexico.
Where to stay in Guanajuato
When is the best time to visit Guanajuato
At 2000m above sea level, Guanajuato enjoys a warm, mild climate. May sees average highs of 87F/30C and lows of 57F/14C whereas January sees average highs of 72F/22C and lows of 44F/6C. Rainy season falls between June and September and the region can experience hurricanes and tropical thunderstorms.
Guanajuato Tours: What to Do?
San Miguel de Allende
Take a day tour of San Miguel de Allende
and discover this artistic haven in the eastern side of the state. San Miguel de Allende is home to over 100 galleries and two major art schools! Discover these phenomenal works of art, soak up the city quirky, artistic atmosphere and enjoy lunch at a rural hacienda.
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere
s most ecologically diverse reserve extends into the Guanajuato state and can be visited in a day from the city. Take a comprehensive 5-day tour
of this natural wonder where you can enjoy birding in the cloud forest and hike through the diverse landscapes, from pine forests to subtropical rainforest! As well as enjoying nature, there is also the chance to stop at traditional local villages where you can buy artisanal and sustainable products made by local residents.
Guanajuato City Tour
While there is plenty of day trip to take in this region, make sure you spend at least a full day exploring the city itself! Our 2-day tour
takes you to two cities: Guanajuato and Queretaro, where you’ll get to see the best sights and learn all about these significant Mexican cities!
The Keteka difference
Keteka grants access to authentic activities run by local tour operators and guides. You can book and secure your place in advance, and we will take care of everything else. We’ll let you know where to go or where you will be picked up and at what time.
How to get to Guanajuato
Several buses leave daily from Mexico City and are operated by ETN
, Primera Plus
and Estrella Blanca
. The journey costs between $25 – $38 USD and takes 5 hours and 20 minutes.
Several flights leave daily from Mexico City (MEX) to Leon/Guanajuato (BJX) and are operated by Aeromexico and Interjet. The journey takes 1 hour and costs between $55 and $200 USD one-way.