A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Guanajuato hotels all have one thing in common… they are completely full in October, during the city’s annual Cervantino festival.  Do book months in advance for that, or stay in another city and come in for the events.

Other popular times when Mexicans travel throughout the country are the Christmas and Easter holidays. At all of these times, hotel rates are often higher. Here’s a general discussion about Mexican hotels.

The better hotels in Guanajuato offer you lovely and often historic rooms. You may opt for a place on or near the central Jardin de la Union, though in choosing your room, do consider that music and revelry can go on to the wee hours, especially on the weekends.

The top of the line in Guanajuato hotels includes

  • The 19th century Quinta Las Alicias in the Presa (Dam) district
  • The colonial mansion turned Bed and Breakfast called Casa de Espiritus Alegres in the nice suburb of Marfil
  • The Parador San Javier
  • … and others.

Whether you select one of them, or one of the numerous midrange and budget places, you should have a good selection to choose from. Some of the hotels are located uphill from the Jardin and offer good views over the city.

a brick ceilingWe once stayed in the Hosteria del Frayle, just off the Jardin. It was quite lovely, and I remember lying in bed gazing up at the beautiful brick ceiling.

This photo is not of the Frayle, but shows a similar ceiling, also in the city. Whatever your choice among the Guanajuato hotels, may you enjoy it… and this unique and charming city!

When we lived in Guanajuato for a month, we made friends with Rick and Carmen Zuniga. At the time, they were building a bed and breakfast, and now it is quite a wonderful place! Casa Zuniga is above downtown, with stunning views, and conveniently close to the funicular to go up and down if you wish!

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