El Bajío medical tourism guide and specialists

Irapuato is part of El Bajio, a region that includes part of the sates of Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi and Queretaro. This region alone its rich in history and colonial architecture.
Local weather: 35.53 °C
The best way to discover Irapuato’s history is by strolling around its Historic Center, here you can find baroque-style temples, monuments, numerous plazas, and gardens. You can spend the whole day exploring the Presidencia Municipal, the Plazuela Miguel Hidalgo, and Berriozabal, a small alley full of cafes, restaurants, as well as local ice cream and esquites.

El Bajio is formed by five cities that are approximately 150 miles between each other, making them a tourist destination like no other. It’s really easy to move around by renting a car, taking a bus, or tour. In each location, you can see spectacular landscapes, numerous plazas, museums, international festivals, and multiple sites declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

You can pay with US dollars, Credit/Debit cards on most restaurants and establishments. If you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, it’s better to visit a foreign exchange agency, a bank, or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.
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*Main tourist attractions points and our suggested places.

Information about Embassies, Consulates or Consular Agencies for U.S. and Canadian citizens.
In case of emergency, lost passport or general assistance to citizens traveling in Mexico please contact the proper embassy or consulate.
U.S. Consular Agency in San Miguel de Allende
Plaza La Luciernaga, Libramiento Jose Manuel Zavala No. 165, Locales 4 y 5 Colonia La Luciernaga, San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato C.P.37745
Assistance to U.S. citizen
From Mexico:
Tel: 55-8526-2561
From the United States:
Tel: 1-844-528-6611
Embassy of Canada in Mexico
Schiller 529, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec (Polanco) Del. Miguel Hidalgo 11580 Ciudad de Mexico, D.F. Mexico
Assistance to Canadian citizen
From Mexico:
Tel: 55-5724-7900
From Canada:
Tel: 011-52-55-5724-7900
Safety tips
El Bajio it’s a popular region amount tourists, but like in every other city, we suggest taking common-sense precautions.
Arriving by air
El Bajio has two main international airports; Guanajuato International Airport and Queretaro Intercontinental Airport. For your convenience, both airports have official shuttle services and car rental companies, but if you prefer to take an Uber, the driver may ask you to walk one block away from the entrances.
Common flights to El Bajio. (Approx.)
Chicago - 4:23 hrs.
Dallas - 2:39 hrs.
Detroit - 4:50 hrs.
Houston - 2:11 hrs.
Los Angeles - 3:13 hrs.
Mexico City - 1:10 hrs.
Monterrey - 1:20 hrs.
How to move around the city
Public and private transportation is very affordable and it will take you to most places. Due to the size of the city, traffic can be a little bit crowded so we recommend taking a taxi or an uber.
Where to stay?
El Bajio has many hotels and motels with prices ranging from $30 - $80 USD per night.
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Additional information
El Bajío attractions
Plaza de los Fundadores
Palacio Municipal
Museo de la Ciudad
Templo del Hospitalito
Places you can drive from Irapuato (Approx.)
Guanajuato - 34 miles
Dolores Hidalgo - 63 miles
San Miguel de Allende - 66 miles
Mexico City - 201 miles
Guadalajara - 152 miles
To visit these places, you can book a tour or rent a car. Remember to check with your American car insurance or your rental car company if you are covered.
General information
If you are looking for more information about destinations, events, concerts or the many activities in the city
View of two temples at Plaza de los Fundadores
Front view of Templo del Hospitalito
Plaza Principal de Leon
Events for medical tourism in Irapuato
Feria de las Fresas
Date: March
Venue: Inforum Irapuato
Events for medical tourism in Irapuato
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Film festival
Date: July
Venue: Guanajuato
Events for medical tourism in Irapuato
Festival Internacional Cervantino
Cultural festival
Date: October
Venue: Guanajuato
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.