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Weather

With an altitude of 6,583 ft., Guanajuato has a semi-dry, temperate, and semi-warm weather. Temperatures in the winter drop to about 45ºF (7ºC) with mild temperatures in the summer rising to 80ºF (26ºC). The months of June, July, and August receive the most rainfall.

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Walking

Guanajuato is a pedestrian city, built in the valleys and on the sides of canyons. Most of the houses are in alleyways (which can be very steep).  It's common to encounter dozens or even hundreds of steps to arrive at the destination shop or house, luckily that is not our case. However, for the normal visitor Guanajuato can be a challenging walking environment.  Needless to say, Guanajuato is not an environment for people with walking disabilities.

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English Assistance

Most of the hotels and main stream restaurants have English speaking personnel, so even if you have a limited Spanish vocabulary you will be able to get by.  People in Guanajuato are used to tourist.


Money Exchange

My suggestion to most travelers is not to worry about exchanging money prior to your arrival into Mexico, as most of the banks in Guanajuato have exterior ATM machines that are connected to the international network.  These ATMS have English menus and will serve you for a minimal exchange fee.  Although we have never heard of robberies at the ATMs here, when withdrawing money exercise the same caution as you would in your own town: make withdrawals during banking hours; don't ask for or accept help from strangers at the ATMs; and make sure no-one is watching you enter your PIN.

Guanajuato at Night

As regards your personal safety, Guanajuato is famous for being safe.  Just make sure you exercise prudence when going out at night.


Cultural Events

International Cervantino Festival, The annual International Cervantino Festival spans a three-week period in October, with music, dance and theatre performances held in venues throughout the city.


Callejoneadas, Unique to Guanajuato (and Zacatecas) are the Callejoneadas (alley performances). On Friday and Saturday nights between 8 & 9 p.m. troupes of 8 to 10 musicians (estudiantinas) dressed in 17th Century costumes, gather audiences in front of the Teatro Juarez adjacent to the Jardin de la Union. The performers lead their onlookers up through the streets and alleyways, stopping at plazitas (small squares) to offer songs and skits. The performance ends at the "Alley of the Kiss". This is a nice way to get a feel for the winding alleys and colorful houses of Guanajuato.


Grupo Turistico Minero, a company offering a wide variety of tours and services, with nice air conditioned vans they will pick you up at the B & B and later on drop you off.  We can help you schedule your tour with them.


Shopping

Local Artisans, numerous local artisans sell their products and crafts. Visit the shops of Gorky Gonzalez, Capelo, La Cruz, Mayolica Santa Rosa, Ojo de Venado, El Dije, and El Viejo Zaguan, to name a few.


Casa de la Abuela, a gallery offering a selection of Guanajuatan arts and crafts, as well as antiques, and unique jewelry pieces.


Hidalgo Market, besides being a historic architectural jewel this building exemplifies the traditional Mexican market.  It is also where shoppers flock to find baskets, embroidered dresses, pottery, jewelry, rebozos, and huaraches.


Vazquez Talavera, a local shop of Talavera (traditional ceramic work) with fun talavera items.  It is the shop where our talavera comes from.


Dulceria La Catrina, a local shop of traditional Mexican candy, their candy is homemade locally and shopping there stimulates the senses.



Nature

Eco Tours, a company dedicated to exploring ghost towns, old mine’s ruins, as well as forested landscapes, and cliffs close to Guanajuato.


Santa Rosa National Reserve, a wildlife preserve ideal for hiking, mountain biking and bird watching.



Spanish Immersion Programs

Guanajuato is the ideal spot in Mexico to study Spanish, being a small and quiet university city (comparable to Granada and Salamanca in Spain) and far from the tourist cities (such as Cancún or Cuernavaca).

Because it was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO there is a wealth of architecture, culture, and history to learn about in Guanajuato. All kinds of levels taught at various schools, here are just a few:


Don Quijote is located nearest to Villa Sueño Azul in Colonia Pastita.


Instituto Miguel de Cervantes is located in the outskirts of the city by the historic “La Valenciana” mines.

 
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