Locations - Bajio Airport

Del Bajío International Airport
Carretera Silao León Km 5.5
Colonia Nuevo México,
Silao, Guanajuato, 36270.


+52 (33) 4624 2114


Monday to Sunday 24 hours.

Car Rental in Guanajuato: Where to Rent and What to Do?


In the heart of Mexico, you will find the beautiful cities of Guanajuato, León, and San Miguel de Allende. They offer travelers a mix of history, culture, and gastronomy.

Taking a road trip to these three cities gives you the opportunity to admire colonial architecture, vibrant festivals, and delicious food.

The best option for your trip is to rent a car in Guanajuato. It guarantees convenience and allows you to explore hidden corners and popular attractions at your own pace.

Come with us on this journey through the Bajío region! Learn about the must-visit places, the delicious food of each of these incredible Mexican cities.


Guanajuato: A Tapestry of Colors and History

The city of Guanajuato, with its colorful alleyways, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of history and charm. As you wind through its narrow streets, you will find colonial buildings, picturesque squares, and intricate churches.

Places of Interest:

  1. Alhóndiga de Granaditas: Start your journey by visiting this historic granary turned museum. It played a crucial role in the Mexican War of Independence and now hosts various art exhibitions and cultural events.
  2. Teatro Juárez: A neoclassical masterpiece, this theater has a variety of performances and is worth to admire for its architecture.
  3. Kissing Alley: A romantic place where couples must kiss on the third step for everlasting love.

Culinary Delights:

  • Enchiladas Mineras: Enchiladas filled with cheese and bathed in a guajillo chili sauce pay homage to Guanajuato and its mining history.

  • Cajeta: A delicious sweet made with caramelized goat's milk. It's also a popular souvenir to take home.

  • Local Desserts: Savor local desserts like charamuscas and cajetas to satisfy your sweet tooth.


León: Tradition and Modernity

León, known as the "Shoe Capital of the World," seamlessly combines tradition with contemporary life. The city is a center of creativity, commerce, and a rich cultural heritage. The best car rental in León is MEX Rent a Car at the Guanajuato International Airport.

Places of Interest:

  1. León Cathedral: Admire the impressive architecture of this cathedral, which combines Gothic and Neoclassical styles.
  2. Expiatory Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: This imposing expiatory temple features incredible stained glass windows and offers panoramic views from its towers.
  3. León's Shoe Museum: Immerse yourself in the city's iconic industry with a visit to this unique museum showcasing the evolution of footwear.
  4. Plaza Mayor: Enjoy leisure time in this square, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and lively gatherings.

Culinary Delights:

  • Carnitas: Savor succulent slow-cooked pork served with tortillas, salsa, and a variety of ingredients.

  • Gorditas: These stuffed corn pockets come with a variety of fillings, from savory to sweet.

  • Aguas Frescas: Beat the heat with refreshing fruit-based beverages available in a multitude of flavors.

International Balloon Festival

One of the most important balloon events worldwide and it takes place every year in León, Guanajuato. This year it will be from November 17 to 20 at Parque Metropolitano, 20 minutes from the historic center.

The cost of the balloon festival is around $650 pesos per person on average. In addition to releasing over 200 air balloons, there are also exhibits, concerts, food areas, and other activities.


San Miguel de Allende: An Artistic Retreat

A city named UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its artistic scene and colonial architecture. San Miguel de Allende is a picturesque city that has become a perfect place for artists and travelers seeking inspiration.

It's just a 1.5-hour drive from Guanajuato and should definitely be part of your travel itinerary.

Places of Interest:

  1. Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel: Is one of the symbols of San Miguel de Allende for the distinctive pink color.
  2. El Jardín: The central garden is a hub of activity, surrounded by cafes, shops, and lively gatherings.
  3. Instituto Allende: Immerse yourself in art and culture, the institute offers workshops, exhibitions, and impressive views from its rooftop.
  4. La Esquina Toy Museum: Delight your inner child with a visit to this museum that exhibits a vast collection of toys.

Culinary Delights:

  • Chiles en Nogada: Typical dish with poblano chilies stuffed with meat and fruits, covered with walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds.

  • Tacos al Pastor: Marinated and vertically cooked pork, served in tortillas with pineapple and grilled onion.

  • Mezcal: Try the traditional agave-based drink, available in different flavors and degrees of smokiness.


A road trip through Guanajuato, León, and San Miguel de Allende is a journey that intertwines history, art, culture, and gastronomy. Renting a car offers you the freedom to explore these fascinating cities and their surroundings. Book your rental car online or call us at +52 (33) 4624 2114.


Some important information you should know about renting a car in Guanajuato:


Requirements for Renting a Car:

  • Official identification (INE or passport)

  • Valid driver's license

  • Credit card with 1 year of use


Can I add more drivers?

Yes, each additional driver costs $3.99 USD per day plus taxes. They must have their valid license driver and a valid ID.


How much does it cost to rent a car in Guanajuato with MEX?

Renting a car has an average price of $450 pesos per day, which includes partial insurance in your booking.

There are different car types, the cost depends on the type of car and insurance you choose.


Can I rent a car without a credit card?

To rent a car at Guanajuato Airport, you need to have a personalized credit card. One of our requirements to rent a car is to leave a deposit or pre-authorization frozen on your credit card.The amount of the deposit will depend on the insurance or coverage, and the type of vehicle.


What is the minimum age to drive a car?

The minimum age to drive a car in Mexico is 18 years old. There is an underage charge for drivers between 18 and 24 years.


What is the security deposit or pre-authorization?

It's a banking operation that temporarily freezes a part of your credit as guarantee for the use of the car. This guarantees payment for extra fees such as more days or fuel not provided.


How much deposit do I need to rent a car?

MEX Rent a Car has the lowest deposit in the market, only $1,500 pesos, adding Total Coverage (CT) to your reservation. We recommend checking out this blog to learn more about deposits, rental car insurance, and coverage.


Where are the rental offices in Guanajuato?

MEX Rent a Car is a rental company located at the Guanajuato International Airport, also known as Silao airport. You can find our rental service in the airport terminals, in the car rental agencies area.