The unique and vibrant energy of Guanajuato weaves its way through the colorful streets and into the stunning historical sites. Boasting a vibrancy that seems to pour from the local delicacies and from the hearts of the people, this charming city is home to museums, traditional festivals, and sights you have to come experience to truly appreciate. With a great central location, the city provides easy access to the natural beauty of the area as well as metropolitan conveniences.
Featuring everything from family-friendly parks and attractions to hiking trails and storied monuments, Guanajuato calls to solo adventurers, families, and traveling groups. No matter what time of year you visit Guanajuato, when you stay in one of our comfortable vacation rentals, you'll find more than enough to fill up an itinerary that will keep you coming back for more!
About 36 miles east of Leon, and 230 miles northwest of Mexico City, Guanajuato is set right in the heart of central Mexico. It is surrounded by iconic destination spots like the Basin of Hope and Cubilete Hill, so you'll be able to hike through the paths, snap some glorious photos, and explore everything the city has to offer without hassle.
With a vibrant energy pulsing through the city, our vacation rentals in Guanajuato offer the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Take your special someone on a walking tour through the famous alleys, where it's said that two star-crossed lovers met to kiss in secret. The story goes that if you share a special moment with your loved one in the picturesque alleys, you'll be granted seven years of good luck!
Take a creepy and awe-inspiring tour of the Mummy Museum to learn about the naturally mummified bodies that were discovered between the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the most popular spots in Guanajuato, you'll be able to take a guided tour and learn all about the rich history behind the iconic figures.
Spend a quiet morning visiting the home of the famous artist, Diego Rivera. Afterwards, take the funicular tram car up to the enjoy the sweeping vistas of the city. Take a few panoramic shots, and don't forget to take a selfie with the statue of Pipila, one of the local heroes.
For lunch, wander through the open-air market to sample the abundant bounty and stunning flavors of the local produce. Grab a map to plan out a self-guided tour of the local churches and cathedrals, and then go to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas and see the museum's expansive collection of historical artifacts and artistic expressions housed within its walls.
Make the quick trip to the famous city of Dolores Hidalgo to learn about the birthplace of Mexican independence. The rallying cry for freedom spread its roots in this city, so it's worthwhile to take a tour or explore the vibrant streets on your own.
Your inner child will awaken when you see the beautiful Baroque and Colonial architecture of downtown San José. Take a few pictures of the towering Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol, before heading inside to see the intricate mosaics, frescos, and artwork that line the impressive walls. If you're feeling tired, be sure to snag a snack at one of the mouthwatering restaurants before heading back to your vacation rental.