Flood protector and a food provider for its people, the crater that was once called “Lago de Sangre” (Blood Lake) is located in the middle of volcanoes and mountains, where it remains guarded like an artificial lagoon that is said to be the first hydraulic labor of Latin America.
Yuriria is considered to be a Magic Town from the state of Guanajuato that, along with its lagoon called “La Joya” (The Jewel), has been declared as a protected natural site for being an artificial haven for migrating birds and fishing.
Within it, 10 islands formed among its region, which you can reach by boat so you can enjoy frog legs and “caldo michi”, fish prepared in different styles.
This beautifully shadowed city is painted by Ahuehuetes (a type of tree) that look upon the lovely temples surrounding the site from their imposing height.
At the “Sr.
de Esquipulas” Temple, which can be traced back to the year 1767, a ceremony is celebrated during the last Sunday of January, making the “Cristo Negro” Festival, originally from Guatemala, a must-see event.
During February, the Yuriria Foundation is celebrated, increasing the festivities of the town; they go hand in hand with the saint patron’s carnivals inside beautiful baroque and neo-Classical colonial buildings, like the Nuestra Señora del Socorro Temple, the San Pablo Ex-convent, the La Preciosa Sangre de Cristo Temple and the Expiatory Hospital Temple.
For this and much more things, Yuriria is a Magic Town that you have to visit.
take a stroll through the “Malecón” (Pier) and let yourself be enamored by the lagoon’s reflection, that with its white lilies resembling a stellar mantle during the night, give company to bikers, vehicles and pedestrians.
If you visit us during December, you can attend to one of the most important Catholic celebrations of the city, a celebration in honor of Purísima Concepción de María, where the popular festivities expand through all corners.
But if you decide to visit us during November, you will most certainly enjoy of the competition and exhibition of the Cantoya Balloons, and as you enjoy of the visual show, you must try one of the many typical candies that the city offers and that are prepared during these events like the “uchepos”, “corundas” and “ates”.
Christmas Holidays also fill the shops and streets with joy, shops that can be found throughout the month.
Yuriria is a one of a kind Magic Town that you must visit on your next vacations.
Things to see and do
sanctuaries, boat rides, biking, gastronomy, parties.