Located in central Mexico, the state of Aguascalientes has picturesque towns that are ideal for learning about the region’s history and traditions. Aguascalientes borders the states of Zacatecas and Jalisco.
During your stay in the state capital, we recommend that you walk along the streets to check out the old neighborhoods, churches, gardens and the splendid old architecture that stands in contrast to the modern buildings constructed near the plazas. Be sure to visit the five traditional neighborhoods: La Estacion, La Salud, El Encino, Guadalupe and San Marcos. The latter hosts the famed San Marcos Fair, an annual event that draws many visitors. If you’re visiting during the Day of the Dead holiday, don’t miss the Desfile de las Calaveras (Parade of Skulls), an authentic display of the city’s versatility.
In the surrounding areas, you can visit gorgeous natural environments like El Tunel Porterillo, which has a trail that runs through the Huejucar Canyon, and the Plutarco Elias Calles Dam, an ideal fishing spot. There’s also the Ejido Ecoturistico El Ojote, where adventure-sport enthusiasts can get their fill of rock climbing, rappelling and other exciting recreational activities.
As for crafts, Aguascalientes produces embroidered goods, cowboy attire and saddlery, all of which will take you back to past eras.
During your visit, you should also enjoy the delicious cuisine, such as barbacoa de olla, biznaga tamales, candied guava and caramel sweets, and the famous ladrillos, a flaky pastry.