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
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
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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El Bajío general information
*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
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.
El Bajío attractions
Plaza de los Fundadores
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.
If you are looking for more information about destinations, events, concerts or the many activities in the city
Feria de las Fresas
Venue: Inforum Irapuato
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Festival Internacional Cervantino
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.