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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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