• San Miguel de Allende
  • Amanda Loehnis

San Miguel de Allende

Written and Travelled by Amanda Loehnis

There is nothing quite like San Miguel de Allende, known for its baroque architecture, arts and the many festivals. San Miguel is located in the center of Mexico, fours drive from Mexico city.

 Best time to go

There is no bad time to go to San Miguel. Winter is high season, warm during the day and cool at night. Summer will rain once a day for about an hour or two. Spring and Fall are festival season. The days are warm not reaching below 70F degrees and the nights are cool in the low 60F degrees.


What to know before you go

San Miguel is a city to explore the wonderful streets by foot so bring some shoes that can take the cobblestone streets. Taxis are available, as are buses. Good 24 hrs taxi company- 154-0737 (local). Graciella is the day radio operator.

 How to get there

Fly into Leon, Guanajato, Mexico. Have a car meet you in Leon to take you to San Miguel de Allende(1.5 hour car ride). Our man Ramiro’s cell from states 011-52-1-415-103-0009. Or email:



Go to El Jardin (the town square, the garden) for a coffee, ice cream and take in the Mariachi music in the evenings.
La Gruta Hot Springs 
Casa Dragones Tequila - for some of the best Tequila tasting
Parque Juarez
Hot Air balloon ride
Saturday organic market highlights local artisans and local food growers
Rent an ATV and zip around San Miguel (kids love this)
Visit the wonderful Antontonilco church outside of town
Take a morning drive to Dolores Hidalgo, primarily known for it’s ceramics, and make sure not to miss lunch at the “carnitas place”.
Take art classes at the world renown Instituto Allende,



Del Temporado Farm Restaurant - a fabulous restaurant about 15 mins outside of San Miguel
Don Felix Tacos
The Restaurant in Doce 18 Concept House
The Rosewood with a wonderful view of San Miguel for any meal and/or cocktails on the roof over looking all the charm of San Miguel


Rent a fabulous hacienda. All the rental properties come with maids and for extra Pesos they will make a wonderful Mexican meal. Rent La Casa Hyder for large groups wanting to be in the same house, it is a huge house with gorgeous Mexican flare.

The best hotels to consider are:
Casa De Sierra Nevada; an old five star favorite
Casa Schuck
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende.



 Pottery, tin furniture and accessories, and don't miss tiles at Dolores Hidalgo


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