My first time in the state of Guanajuato, was in years ago one September when I attended a Mexican Independence Day celebration in the city of San Miguel de Allende (Independence Day is not Cinco de Mayo). The twenty-four hours spent celebrating in this charming colonial city made me realize how much more there is to Mexico. It also cemented my plans to discover more of the country and made me excited to stay in the country for the next year.
In San Miguel de Allende that day, I walked the crowded streets, watched the parades through the Zocalo, and then followed it up with tequila toasting late night listening to local and nationally known musicians. An amazing 24 hours.
Best Mexico Travel Tips: Things to do in Guanajuato
Condé Nast Traveler selected San Miguel de Allende as the number one city in the world for 2013 (I even attended the black tie award ceremony in New York City). The BEST City. So did I attend the Best Independence Day Fiesta? Either way, the city itself is a must visit especially those interested in art and colonial cities. But next on my Mexican bucket list is the city of Guanajuato itself. I hear this is one of Mexico’s best, but could it be better than San Miguel? I look forward to discovering the answer.
Mexico Location: Where is Guanajuato?
Guanajuato, located in the center of Mexico is northwest of Mexico City and borders states of Zacatecas and Jalisco; to the west, San Luis Potosí; to the north, Michoacán; to the north, and, Querétaro to the east. It is also part of the Baijo Region and the state contains three climate zones; the Sierra Madre Oriental, the Mexican Plateau. and the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.
Stay adventurous, Craig