San Miguel = #1 City in the World!

October 29, 2013

Filed under: In and Around San Miguel — Annie @ 12:22 pm

Have you been to San Miguel de Allende? This is the year to go there, as readers of Conde-Nast Traveler just named San Miguel their “#1 Destination in the World”, beating out cities like Paris, Florence, Sydney, Bruges and Santa Fe. Check it out at:

Summer Rental Specials in San Miguel

April 8, 2013

Filed under: San Miguel Renter Tips — Tags: — Annie @ 12:45 pm

Summer is cool and green in San Miguel, a prime time to take advantage of these seasonal specials (applicable for minimum rentals of a week/7 nights or more): Casa Tenerias (4 bedrooms for up to 8 people; in Centro; pool) Regularly $7500 USD/month, now from May 10 to Sept 14, 2013, only $3750 USD/month for […]

New and Notable: San Miguel Dining 2013

April 6, 2013

Filed under: Dining in San Miguel — Tags: — Annie @ 3:07 pm

San Miguel continues to gain status as a foodie destination. Riding this wave are some new and notable restaurants that feature local organic ingredients: – Calenda Restaurante/Bar (fresh-modern-trendy cuisine in a lovely central patio, with a chef from Mexico City and a fabulous roof terrace with a view – inside the posh Hotel Nena) Calle […]

New Festival Honors Day of the Dead 2012

September 10, 2012

Filed under: San Miguel Cultural Events — Annie @ 12:05 pm

New this year in San Miguel, the four-day La Calaca Festival will honor the traditional Dia de los Muertos celebrations with a contemporary arts and cultural festival of international proportions. From Nov 1-4, 2012, the multi-disciplinary event will revere and expand indigenous traditions, while re-imagining them for the future.  The festival will feature a collection […]

Summer 2012 Specials for House Rentals!

May 14, 2012

Filed under: San Miguel Renter Tips — Annie @ 4:38 pm

Summer is a lovely time in the central highlands of Mexico, especially in cool, colonial San Miguel!  Consider coming for a visit this year (to take language classes, to study art, or simply to enjoy the peaceful daily life in this UNESCO World Heritage town) and take advantage of these summer specials (applicable for minimum […]

Festivities for Holy Week 2012

March 12, 2012

Filed under: San Miguel Cultural Events — Annie @ 1:05 pm

Here is the schedule for this year’s festivities: Sunday, March 25, 2012:  Holy Week (Semana Santa) festivities begin in San Miguel with one of the most traditional religious processions in town, the arrival of Nuestro Senor de la Columna, borne on foot overnight from the Shrine of Atotonilco (15 miles north of San Miguel) to […]

Sunday Brunch Spots in San Miguel

February 24, 2012

Filed under: Dining in San Miguel — Annie @ 3:51 pm

On a glorious Sunday in San Miguel, going out to Sunday brunch is a popular pastime.  Here are our favorite spots for a leisurely meal: Antigua Villa Santa Monica: Breakfast buffet starting at 9 am, including customized quesadillas off the grill.  Address: Fray Jose Guadalupe Mojica #22 (southern edge of Parque Juarez).  Tel:  152-0451 Dos […]

Rachael Ray’s Show Taped in San Miguel!

October 21, 2011

Filed under: Dining in San Miguel,In and Around San Miguel — Annie @ 2:18 pm

U.S. TV chef Rachael Ray came to San Miguel recently and taped a special cooking show, which will be aired on her program on Friday, Oct 28, 2011.  For more details on Rachael’s Mexican Adventure (including a stop in Oaxaca as well), check Rachael’s website at:

Cervantino Cultural Events in Oct 2011

October 7, 2011

Filed under: San Miguel de Allende Events — Annie @ 11:09 am

In October, San Miguel bursts with fireworks and crowds. Parades fill the streets. Music resounds off the brightly colored walls. And during all the commotion, the International Cervantino Festival takes place (October 14-30) in nearby Guanajuato with several events coming to San Miguel as well. The festival started in the city of Guanajuato more than […]

New “Must-Do’s” in San Miguel

September 15, 2011

Filed under: In and Around San Miguel — Annie @ 7:15 pm

Temporary residents, repeat visitors and first-timers alike all will want to add these activities to their list of “Must-Do’s” while spending time in San Miguel de Allende: 1) Climb up the ancient pyramid at the newly opened  Cañada de la Virgen archeological site. While you can cab to this fascinating pre-Hispanic pyramid about 30 min […]

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