The state of Guanajuato has it all: the city of León, which is prolific, Guanajuato of European influences, and San Miguel de Allende with its bohemian allure. Smaller, although equally beautiful, are Celaya with its cajeta (milk caramel) and Irapuato with its strawberries. All these cities are semi-hidden among plains, mountains and abrupt hills. Each one, in its own way, contributes to forming a diverse state, rich in culture, with flavours and a past like few others.
The National San Marcos Fair placed this city on the global map, although for local tourism, Aguascalientes is an accessible destination, a great host that receives guests in a capital which stands out because of its cultural life and order. Its Colonial past is unveiled in every corner, but it is enough to move a little away from the center to discover archaeological sites like El Ocote; the Fría Mountains for camping and fishing aficionados; the dam; or Real de Asientos, its Pueblo Mágico.
Images of desert landscapes, silver mines (which are today night clubs), Baroque churches and natural reserves could all belong to different spots on the planet. However, all these have a land in common: Zacatecas. Thanks to the mining wealth, this central state had a very important role during the Colony and much later, during the Revolution. Today, there are still traces of this in buildings, monuments, and even in museums: pieces of history that have nothing boring about them.
The land of tequila, charros and mariachi is much more than traditions. With Guadalajara as a leader in art, culture and gastronomy, the traveler has much to explore and visit in Jalisco; like staying in one of the most chic haciendas or country homes in Mexico, playing golf with a view of the sea in Puerto Vallarta, practicing extreme sports on the mountain, or visiting the Tequila route (the traditional or other more alternative ones thanks to boutique tequila houses).