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Iguala, known officially as Iguala de la Independencia, is a historic city located 102 km from the state capital of Chilpancingo, in the state of Guerrero. The city is the 3rd-largest community in Guerrero, after Acapulco and Chilpancingo.

Situated at an elevation of approximately 1,020 m above sea level.

Iguala boasts a diverse geography and an equally varied environment. The city is situated in a valley surrounded by lush hills and mountains, offering breathtaking views of the natural landscape.

The region is characterized by fertile valleys that support agriculture. The nearby Balsas River also plays a significant role in the local environment, providing a water source for both irrigation and recreational activities.

Weather & Climate

Iguala experiences a tropical savanna climate, which is characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons.

Dry Season (November to April)

During this period, Iguala experiences lower humidity levels and minimal rainfall. Days are typically warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 32°C. This is considered the most comfortable time to visit, as the weather is generally pleasant for outdoor activities.

Wet Season (May to October)

The wet season in Iguala brings heavy rainfall and increased humidity. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common during this time. Daytime temperatures remain warm, ranging from 28°C to 34°C, but the frequent rain can affect outdoor plans.

The best time to visit Iguala

The best time to visit Iguala largely depends on your preferences and planned activities:

November to April: If you prefer dry and pleasant weather for exploring the city, sightseeing, and outdoor adventures, this is the ideal time to visit. The comfortable temperatures and lower chance of rain make it a popular choice among tourists.

May to October: While the wet season can be less crowded and offer a different perspective of Iguala’s lush green landscapes, it’s important to be prepared for rain and potential disruptions to outdoor activities.

However, this period can be great for experiencing the local culture and festivities.


General Vicente Guerrero was the first military leader to swear allegiance to the Mexican flag in Acatempan, on March 12, 1821. On February 24, the Plan de Iguala was signed by Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero, ending the long Mexican War of Independence.

Gaining independence from Spain was represented by the first national flag, known as the Flag of the Three Guarantees, which was made by José Magdaleno Ocampo. Thus, Iguala is called the birthplace of the Flag of Mexico.

Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing

The San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) is a landmark in the city, built in the 19th century in the Neoclassical style. It is surrounded by Tamarind trees, and for them, Iguala is known as “la Ciudad Tamarindera” (the Tamarindo city).

The Lagoon of Tuxpan (Laguna de Tuxpan), is a lake in the city known for its beauty.

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