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

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!

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