Guanajuato, an unmissable destination in 2019
The Mexican destination received 31 million visitors in 2018, 7 percent more than in 2017
Guanajuato is one of the Mexican states that every year registers a growth in tourism and that in 2018 received 31 million visitors, 7 percent more than in 2017. The new year comes loaded with energy, plans, projects and purposes, and Guanajuato is positioned as an ideal destination to discover because it offers the best options to meet new flavors, live exciting adventures, connect with nature, enjoy traditions and marvel at its legends.
As every year, the state of Guanajuato has an agenda of experiences and activities to surprise locals and visitors. The highlights are the Ferias de León and the strawberries in Irapuato, the culinary festival Guanajuato Sí Sabe, the International Mariachi Festival in Mineral de Pozos and the emblematic Cervantino International Festival.
The great must-see this year, however, is the Rally Guanajuato Corona 2019, one of the most anticipated events in the world that will take place from March 7 to 10. This event full of speed and adrenaline has as headquarters the state capital and the municipalities of León and Silao and is part of the world rally championship endorsed by the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
In addition to its events, the state of Guanajuato seduces through its streets, parks, houses and churches in its different cities. The crafts, traditions and its people add to its appeal. The state has two cities registered by Unesco as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity: San Miguel de Allende, considered the best city in the world, and Guanajuato, capital of the state, a leading city in the history of Mexico that hosts important events and home to great museums and places of interest.
The state also has six Magic Towns that stand out for their cultural, artistic, gastronomic and historical wealth. Dolores Hidalgo, Jalpa de Cánovas, Mineral de Pozos, Salvatierra, Yuriria and Comonfort give any visitor an unparalleled experience.
However, the wealth of Guanajuato is not limited to these places. The state is home to points of interest and tourist attractions full of history, such as Cerro del Cubilete, the Sanctuary of Jesus of Atotonilco or Arroyo Seco, an archaeological site recently opened, rich in rock art. Similarly, the state offers traditional routes for lovers of distillates and good food, such as the Ruta del Mezcal, the Tequila Circuit or the Nopal Route.