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Mineral de Pozos Retirement Profile

Like Real de Catorce in San Luis Potosi state, this abandoned mining town is staging a comeback. Boutique hotels and garden restaurants are opening, there are mines to be explored and delightfully crumbly adobe homes to photograph.

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Bike Riding
Mountain bikers have made trails through the mining areas at the outskirts of town.

Hiking
Lots of great hiking opportunities around town and in the Sierra Gorda foothills

Walking
Great walks in and around town

Art
Artisans, jewelrymakers and fine artists starting galleries; geodes and rocks for sale

Reading
Plenty of time for reading in this sleepy town; San Miguel's awesome lending library an hour away!

Ruins
A handful of ruined mines to explore

Sightseeing
A handful of ruined mines to explore

Handicrafts
Geodes, fossils, polished rocks, pre-Hispanic musical instruments, some other handicrafts for sale in humble shops

Mountains
About 2,305 m (7,500 ft) above sea level

Colonial
An old colonial town which has had its ups and downs over the centuries; some buildings have been restored.

Ranch
Many ranches in the area

Country
Great opportunity to get out into the countryside

Town
Currently about 2,000

Dry
Dry desert chaparrel environment

Nature
Chaparrel environment in the foothills of the Sierra Gorda

Charm
Very charming in an Old West sort of way

Simple
Very simple and sonomulent town where everybody knows one another.

Winter
Great climate in winter, although rather cold in January

Summer
Summer rains refresh the desert environment.

EnglishSpeaking
Growing cadre of foreigners are opening galleries, B&Bs, and other businesses. San Miguel de Allende is an hour away.

International Airport
Closest is Queretaro, about 40 minutes away by car

Mid-Range Hotels
Most of the town's few hotels are mid--priced, restored colonials high on charm, with few amenities

Budget Hotels
Budget digs with traditional temazcal steam room at Khekatk, on Calle Centenario

Buy/Rent House
Old adobes for sale

Retire in Mineral de Pozos


MINERAL DE POZOS LOCAL LISTINGS


Posada de las Minas

Hotel
Manuel Doblado No.1
Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato
(01) 442-293-0213

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El Secreto de Pozos B&B

Jardin Principal #6
Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato
442-293-0200

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Montana Realty de Pozos

House/Condo for Sale
Jardin Principal #6
Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato
442-293-0200

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