Planning your trip to Guanajuato, Mexico

 
LA Times | Travel
 

THE BEST WAY From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Querétaro, which serves Guanajuato, is available on Continental and Mexicana. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $538. Driving: Guanajuato is about five hours from Mexico City. Highway 57 to Querétaro, then High...

By John Muncie // 07.23.08
 

THE BEST WAY

From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Querétaro, which serves Guanajuato, is available on Continental and Mexicana. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $538.

Driving: Guanajuato is about five hours from Mexico City. Highway 57 to Querétaro, then Highway 45 to Guanajuato.

Bus: Luxury buses leave several times a day from Guanajuato to Mexico City. Fares are about $40.

TELEPHONE

To call from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 52 (country code for Mexico) and the local number. (Do not use that combination for toll-free numbers.)

WHERE TO STAY

Alma del Sol, 3 Calle del Sol, 473-733-5423, www.casaspirit.com. Airy, art-filled B&B. Roof-top breakfasts with a view of the city and the massive La Compañía church across the street. Two double rooms and two suites. Doubles begin at $145.

El Zopilote Mojado, 51 and 53 Plaza Mexiamora, 473-732-5311, www.elzopilotemojado.com. Seven rooms, two apartments, one guest house and a cafe in nearby buildings. Big rooms, lovely furnishings. Doubles from $30.

WHERE TO EAT

Truco 7, 7 Calle Truco, 473-732-8374, casual breakfast through late lunch. Breakfast up to $6.

El Abue, 14 Calle San Jose, 473-732-6242, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Simple, good quality Mexican food. Entrees up to $13.

La Pirinola Terraza, 36 Plazuela de San Fernanda, 473-733-9752, an outdoor cafe that's good for dinner and people watching. Entrees up to $9.

TO LEARN MORE

Mexican Government Tourism Office, (800) 446-3942, www.visitmexico.com.

The Guanajuato State Tourism Office, 14 Plaza de la Paz, 473-732-1982.