Located right in the heart of Mexico, we can find a state that glows with history, legends and architectural gems. The beauty of its land, the vast cultural offerings, the exquisite cuisine and the ability to transport its visitor to another era, have turned this destination into one of the most picturesque places of this Aztec country. Guanajuato is the very definition of a colorful and colonial Mexico, waiting to be discovered with an endless list of unforgettable experiences.
The State Capital of Guanajuato
In the most colonial part of central Mexico stands the capital of this state, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most colorful and beautiful cities in the country. To walk along its charming streets, to discover the Diego Rivera House Museum, the Juarez Theater, the Alley of the Kiss (Callejón de los Besos), or the Hidalgo Market, while enjoying life on its terraces and allies, listening to the songs of the Estudiantinas that harmonize the city, is the perfect way to discover the capital state of Guanajuato.
Embark on a journey through all six Magical Towns in the state of Guanajuato. These towns preserve the essence of Mexico’s past: Mineral de Pozos, Dolores Hidalgo, Comonfort, Jalpa de Cánovas, Yuriria and Salvatierra. This way, we’ll have the opportunity to tour through Mexico’s Cradle of Independence, the place where the priest Don Miguel Hidalgo shouted out the famous “Grito de Dolores”, while you allow yourself to be surprised by a desert town with historical monuments that date back to the 18th century. We’ll also be able to ride a motorboat and sweep through a spectacular lagoon; discover the land where artisans produce molcajetes, one of the most popular kitchen utensils used in the preparation of Mexican dishes; discover a park with over 15 volcanic craters; and paddle a kayak to access the Temple of the Virgin of Dolores, which has emerged from the waters of Zangarro, a town that was flooded over 40 years ago.
San Miguel de Allende
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, San Miguel de Allende is full of charm and cultural beauty. We’ll stroll through the colorful streets, until we reach a picturesque mansion from the 19th century, a former estate belonging to the artist Deborah Turbeville. We’ll discover the origin of this art temple, which is rarely known, guided by the hand of Cecilia, its actual owner and professional artist. She will accompany us as we tour through its rooms filled with history.
We’ll take a private tour of the best tequila companies in the state, which share a common designation of origin, to discover every detail in the process of the elaboration of this acclaimed and renowned drink. Afterwards, we’ll have the opportunity to produce our very own bottle of wine, after a fulfilling day of learning the secrets of wine pairing, in a special wine cellar belonging to Guanajuato, home to one of the first Spanish grapes to arrive to America.
A Sky Full of Colors
The city of Leon celebrates the biggest hot air balloon festival in Latin America. At sunrise, we can admire how the 200 hot air balloons begin to get inflated, one of which will later become the one that we’ll have the opportunity to ride. A spectacle, in every sense of the word, that will splatter the sky with infinite colors, granting us an unforgettable sight and an impressive scenery.