How Safe Is Guanajuato for Travel?

Guanajuato, Mexico
Safety Index:
53

Guanajuato is a city with plenty of plazas and squares.

Tourists are amazed by the colors of the buildings which are bright and cheerful, and the little streets which are endless so that you can wander through them all day.

Actually, what people most enjoy is the possibility of exploring the city on foot.

Furthermore, visiting a museum filled with mummies is definitely worth seeing.

There are many other great things to do in Guanajuato for sure, so you should not waste your time waiting but put this city on your future travel destinations list.

Warnings & Dangers in Guanajuato

Overall Risk

OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM

Generally speaking, it is wiser to be cautious and careful than to do something you may later regret. Acting wisely and avoiding the possibility of becoming a victim is all you have to do to stay safe in Guanajuato.

Transport & Taxis Risk

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : HIGH

There are some parts of the country where illegal roadblocks have also been reported. If you decide to drive, you should take extreme care.

Pickpockets Risk

PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

There have been several instances of pickpocketing both within and outside tourist attractions, with the aim of taking tourist's money and possessions.

Natural Disasters Risk

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM

The city can be affected by earthquakes, as most parts of Mexico are prone to them. You should get familiar with the guidelines on what to do in case this happens.

Mugging Risk

MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM

If we take into consideration that drug-related violence in Mexico has increased over recent years, but it is usually not against tourists. However, we have to warn the tourists not to get involved with drugs.

Terrorism Risk

TERRORISM RISK : LOW

Being that there is no recent history of terrorism in Mexico, there is a very low risk of the attacks to happen.

Scams Risk

SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM

In order not to become a victim of a scammer, you should remain watchful of your surroundings and keep an eye on drinks and food you order. Do not accept drinks from strangers as they might be spiked.

Women Travelers Risk

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM

Even though there is not a high risk of females being attacked in Guanajuato, it is better for them to choose the safer option and not to walk alone at night than the riskier one.

So... How Safe Is Guanajuato Really?

Due to the fact that there has been a number of reported shooting incidents and other incidents of violence, tourists should not get afraid or worried if a police officer stops them and ask for identification.

That is why they should carry photocopies of the relevant pages of their passports and of the stamped ‘Forma Migratoria Múltiple’ (FMM) given to them on arrival in Mexico and show them to the police.

The government is just trying to protect both tourists and residents of possible criminal acts.

The violence is concentrated in specific areas of the city and tourists should get familiar with the names of those areas and avoid going there, especially at night.

Furthermore, if you get lost while driving and reach those areas, just keep on driving and do not stop to ask for directions.

Also, the frequent illegal roadblocks happen and if you get information about these kinds of incidents, you are suggested to either postpone your journey or to travel during daylight hours.

When coming to Guanajuato, you should monitor local advice, remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Useful Information

  • Visas - The entry requirements are the following - your passport should be valid for the period you are staying in Mexico. Tourists do not need a visa but will have to complete an immigration form either when they arrive or online in advance.
  • Currency - The official currency is the Mexican Nuevo Peso. Debit and credit cards are accepted for payment and in ATMs, or you can exchange your money in exchange offices.
  • Weather - The climate in n Guanajuato is warm and temperate. Summers can be rainy, while there is less rainfall in winter months. The driest month is February.
  • Airports - Del Bajío International Airport which is officially known as Aeropuerto Internacional de Guanajuato is an international airport located in Silao, Guanajuato and it operates both national and international air traffic.
  • Travel Insurance - Your journey can sometimes be challenging if unpredicted and unexpected occurrences happen. That is the moment when travel insurance comes into play.
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Guanajuato Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 14° C
Feb 15° C
Mar 18° C
Apr 19° C
May 20° C
Jun 20° C
Jul 19° C
Aug 19° C
Sep 18° C
Oct 17° C
Nov 16° C
Dec 14° C
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Average High/Low Temperature

Temperature / MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High
°C
212326272826252524242321
Low
°C
6791112131213121086
High
°F
707379818279777775757370
Low
°F
434548525455545554504643

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