Religious tourism & Zonas Altos

San Juan de los Lagos

The Zonas Altos (high zones) refer to the area’s altitude. The area is known primarily for its parish churches with high towers. Religion is foremost in this area, with many pilgrimages, charreds and festivals being held. It is home to one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Mexico, called the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos.

San Juan de los Lagos church

Religious tourism is a major economic draw in the area, with the town of San Juan de los Lagos completely reliant on serving the incredible 7 million religious visitors who come each year. The area also has some old haciendas open to tourists which remain extremely popular with visitors.