Hailed as one of the meccas of art and food in Mexico, the town of San Miguel da Allende reopened yesterday to tourists.
The town has a bustling city center, filled with restaurants, local bars, markets, boutique shops, and even independently-ran ice cream and chocolate shops. At the center of town is the famous Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, a towering cathedral that rivals the awe-inspiring splendor of its European counterparts. All around the city you can find small lodgings, historic hotels, and luxurious resorts.
Further out of San Miguel, you can find artist retreats, vineyards, hot springs, and even ancient pyramids that were constructed by the Otomi people.
It’s no wonder that the town of San Miguel de Allende has been a favorite of international visitors for decades. Despite it’s smaller size (there are only about 139,000 residents) San Miguel is highly cosmopolitan and people from all over the world have decided to call the city home. It’s also one of the easiest cities in Mexico to travel to without needing to learn Spanish. However, it’s always good etiquette to try and learn basic phrases before going.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, flights into Mexico have become more limited than last year, but there is still regular service from cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Dallas, New York City, and DC.