Living in Guanajuato- Is It Better Than San Miguel de Allende?

Guanajuato is the capital city of the state of Guanajuato in Mexico’s Bajio region.

The city is known for for its architecture, art scene, college vibe, tunnels, and kissing alleyways that are sure to impress you.

It’s as charming as San Miguel de Allende but about half the cost! And because it has temperate weather, you can expect your days to be about 80 degrees and 50 degrees at night.

Perfect weather year round!

Guanajuato is in the region known as El Bajío, a relatively high-altitude area with a semi-dry climate. Guanajuato is at 6,000 feet above sea level. This is a wonderful central highland city in Mexico we recommend to live in!

In this video, we share what it’s like to live in Guanajuato. Including some rental examples

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Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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  1. Bruce G says

    Really nice video, Mariana. I have an airbnb in Rosarito, Baja and two of my guests are from Guanajuato and have shown me pictures. I’m hooked and your video just put that hook in deeper. I’m a videographer (I like to tell stories) and am wondering what the rules/restrictions might be re: drones. Any input? Thanks. Bruce G

  2. Paul Green says

    Our hometown since 2017! Wonderful Guanajuato!

  3. Lewis Stess Johnston says

    Very nice video of a city I now call home. One of the very first steps to relocating anywhere is a TRUSTED realtor who can provide more than just helping you find a home. I was extremely lucky and wanted to the name Guanajuato Property with you. You will not be disappointed with their top notch service and widely valued range of expertise.

    I love Guanajuato and you will too!

  4. Ilse Biddle says

    Hello just read your view on Guanajuato.

    I am an elderly Pensioner ,Widow, and like to escape Canadian winters (mostly the one 22/23) it was nasty ! LOL

    I am looking for a 1 bedroom all furnished Apt ,quit and clean.
    I have stayed in San Miguel in 2012 for 3 month but I am looking for something smaller less touristy. It is also for retirement there.

    Can someone be of help ? Looking for July 23
    Thank you.
    Ilse Biddle

  5. Roy A Shankman says

    Hola, I am a 70 something Gringo with good conversational Spanish. Your video convinced me to come for a few weeks to explore and assess the possibility of being a part timer. Now I will research for an Airbnb! Thanks šo much. Well done video.

    • Mariana Lange says

      Glad you liked it!

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