Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Visit the charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende

The city of San Miguel de Allende has a lazy, quiet atmosphere that attracts tourists, holiday makers, and foreign retirees. Better suited as a town rather than a city, San Miguel de Allende offers several hot springs, cultural attractions, and wedding venues to visitors.


Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is a city at the remote eastern part of Guanajato, central Mexico. You’ll find many interesting places to visit and things to do in San Miguel de Allende and the most prominent landmarks and tourist spots in the city are within walking distance of each other. You can explore the city by foot, although there are plenty of steep inclines that will tire down an inexperienced walker.


Historic Buildings

You can check out the fine historic buildings in San Miguel de Allende, such as La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, the Teatro Angela Peralta and the Museo Casa Ignacio Allende.


Botanical Gardens and Bird watching

There is also a vast botanical garden and wildlife area in the city called Jardin Botanico. It is an ideal holiday destination for bird watchers and nature lovers.



Hot Springs

Within the city are many alkaline, freshwater, and hot springs that you can visit, like the Montecillo, El Chorro, and Cieneguita spas. Outside the city limits, you can also find some hot springs where you can relax and be pampered. They are La Gruta, La Taboada, and Escondido.


When to go to San Miguel de Allende

The climate in the city is semi-arid and temperate, with year-round temperatures staying within the average 16-22°C (60-72°F). February-March is the driest time of the year while June is the rainiest.
The high season in the city is from mid-December through the first week of April while the rest of April through August is the low season. The busiest and most crowded time of the year is during Semana Santa or the week leading to Easter Sunday.


Weddings in San Miguel de Allende

If you want to get married in San Miguel de Allende, plan your romantic holiday in the dry season. Weddings in the city include various Mexican traditions that will make your special day even more memorable. There are also plenty of wedding planners and venues to choose from.


Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende Facts

Population139 297
CurrencyMexican Peso
AirportGuanajuato Intl, Mexico (BJX)

San Miguel de Allende average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites San Miguel de Allende - Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

The town of San Miguel de Allende was built with the purpose of protecting one of the main Spanish inland roads in the Americas. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the architecture of the city became very rich with significant constructions that show the evolution of different styles from Baroque to Neo-Gothic. The Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco is considered a masterpiece of Mexican Art especially thanks to its mural paintings. These two sites are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for these artistic reasons and, in addition, for acting as a spot of exchange and learning of cultures between Spaniards, Creoles and Amerindians.

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Golf in San Miguel de Allende

There is one 9 hole golf course in San Miguel de Allende and one 18 hole course. The 18 hole course is called Ventanas de San Miguel and offers a great golfing experinece, no matter if you are a golfing veteran or more of a beginner. The flat and wide fairways make the drives clean and easy, while the many bunkers around the holes demand precision in your shots. Don't miss this golfing gem when you are in San Miguel de Allende!

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