Airport & Customs
We recommend you fly into either Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX) or Queretero (QRO). These are the two closest airports. The other option is Mexico City, however flying there will mean an added leg to your trip – a 3-4 hour bus ride.
Once you are off your plane, claim your baggage and continue through to customs. Customs involves a “traffic light” system, in which all passengers go through security, but a button is triggered to a random light – a green light means you pass straight through and a red light means your bag will be inspected.
Some travelers have never encountered a red light, and some are hit every time. This is nothing to be concerned about, and is merely luck of the draw.
Once through customs, you exit and we recommend you simply walk straight past all of the taxi and shuttle vendors to our driver, who will be waiting there for you. Book your Airport Shuttle here.
Our driver will be there waiting for you, with a sign with your name on it. While you wait for any other passengers who are on your shuttle, we recommend you use this time to use the restroom, buy a water, and use the ATM to get yourself some Mexican pesos.
While at the ATM, remember the conversion rate. If you choose to withdraw 100 pesos, you are taking out less than $5/usd. Check the current currency conversion here.
You may want to consider withdrawing 3000 – 5000 pesos to get your trip started.