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Lumira Travels | San Miguel | Viva La Mexico

Almira Armstrong

Rooftop Terrace, L'Otel

Rooftop Terrace, L'Otel

San Miguel is the kind of town that becomes your friend.  Almost four hours by car from Mexico City and nestled in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico, it was in danger of becoming a ghost until its Baroque/Neoclassical colonial structures were "discovered" by foreign artists who moved in and began art and cultural institutes such as the Instituto Allende.  These days, it is known for not only its art but cafés, bakeries, guesthouses, clothing stores, art galleries, language schools, day spas, and bars, many of which are run by the thriving expat community who have adopted it as their own.  We have put together a selection of things you cannot miss while visiting this  beautiful city.

EAT
San Miguel has always ben considered a fabulous food destination. Indulge in traditional Mexican pastries at Cumpanio, while Café La Ventana satisfies the town’s most discerning coffee snobs. Restaurant Moxi by Enrique Olvera (one of Mexico’s most globally celebrated chefs) is a truly unique gastronomic experience.

SLEEP
The Rosewood or Hotel Matilda

PLAY
For the truly adventurous, horseback riding through Coyote Canyon in the Cañada de la Virgen area, near the Otomi pyramid & archaeological site, will provide once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Relax afterwards at La Gruta Spa in the warm waters of the thermal hot springs, or stand under the fresh outdoor waterfall for a well-deserved neck and shoulder massage. Due to San Miguel’s “eternal spring," many of San Miguel’s restaurants and bars can be found on the city’s rooftops. Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar at the Rosewood Resort is the perfect place to unwind and considered one of the best in the world.

EXPERIENCE
Wander through the cobblestone streets and take in the well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architecture. Visit some of the great galleries and gift shops scattered throughout the town, created and curated by the city’s artists and craftspeople. Discover everything from modern boutiques to old stores like apothecary Botica De Santa Teresita, which has been doling out inexpensive homeopathic remedies for centuries.

Tell us about your Mexican experience...

L'Otel

L'Otel

Cumpanio Restaurant

Cumpanio Restaurant

Pastries at Cumpanio Restaurant

Pastries at Cumpanio Restaurant

Pool Cabana, The Rosewood Hotel

Pool Cabana, The Rosewood Hotel

La Grutta Spa

La Grutta Spa

Casa Sierra Nevada

Casa Sierra Nevada

Casa Luna Arches

Casa Luna Arches

Casa Lluvia Blanca by House & House Architects

Casa Lluvia Blanca by House & House Architects

Hacienda

Hacienda

San Francisco–based interior designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman, of the firm Fisher Weisman, at Casa Acanto, their retreat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Article Source: Architectural Digest

San Francisco–based interior designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman, of the firm Fisher Weisman, at Casa Acanto, their retreat in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Article Source: Architectural Digest

Fisher Weisman Rooftop Terrace

Fisher Weisman Rooftop Terrace

Fisher Weisman Living Room

Fisher Weisman Living Room

Old Apothecary

Old Apothecary

Pinterest

Pinterest

Sunset in San Miguel

Sunset in San Miguel