The ecotourism side of Guanajuato

People doing ecoturism

The state of Guanajuato is geographically located in a privileged place, since it has a wide diversity of resources and natural areas that lend themselves very well to the practice of ecotourism. Therefore, whether you take one of the flights to Guanajuato for a weekend  or more days, we want to share these options to escape those four walls of your office and enjoy all the nature that Guanajuato offers you.

Sierra de Santa Rosa

The mountains of the Sierra de Santa Rosa are an obligatory passage of more than 70 species of migratory birds from the United States and Canada; it is a reserve of almost 2000 hectares where many animals live. Also in the place you can practice mountain walking, photography, mountain biking and there are even summer camps.

Valley of Santiago

Another favorite place to practice ecotourism is Valley of Santiago, it is a little further away from the capital, but you will arrive very easy. It is a protected ecological area also known as “Country of the Seven Luminaries”, a name that was earned thanks to the fact that the area is surrounded by several craters of extinct volcanoes, the closest are 7 and that is precisely why its nickname.

Sierra de Lobos

Another excellent place for Ecotourism is the protected Natural Area known as Sierra de Lobos, in this area there are 181 species of birds, 39 species of reptiles and 34 species of mammals. This place is of vital importance for Guanajuato because it recharges the groundwater thanks to the retention of its soil.

ecoturism in Guanajuato

The Cañada de la Virgen

The Cañada de la Virgen is located northwest of the Sierra de Guanajuato, in the place you can observe the development of handmade coal, live with farmers and enjoy a waterfall that bears the same name of the community. In addition, it has a freshwater spring that supplies the community, and the place is ideal to spend a few days in the countryside to ride a horse, visit its archaeological zone or, practice mountain biking.

Cañada de las Flores

In Cañada de las Flores the famous and traditional “Pulque” is produced, but also fieldwork such as the production of coal, firewood and extraction of ground for pots. A little further on, walking you can reach a place known as “La Peña Agujerada”, here you can get a beautiful panoramic view and observe several species of birds and mammals of the region.

Forest of Vergel de la Sierra

It is a beautiful area of oak forests nestled in the Sierra de Lobos, is an ideal place to visit with family and enjoy of nature. The place also has a hotel, as well as facilities for the realization of activities such as fishing, horseback riding, and golf course, among others.

As you can see, when you take one of the flights to Guanajuato you will find many places and spectacular landscapes, both familiar and for those who enjoy extreme sports, don´t miss the opportunity to meet them and relax in a peaceful environment.