Cancun, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta: they’re all over today’s social media. Thanks in part to Mexico’s broad acceptance of tourism throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, popular cities and resort towns like Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos have seen a steep uptick in visitors. While there’s nothing wrong with the beach and the all-inclusive resorts that come with it, there’s more to Mexico than meets the eye.
This is how Ronan McMahon learned that San Miguel de Allende is the destination wedding capital of Mexico. Well-heeled families from Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, and the like…as well as the U.S., around Latin America, even Europe and Asia…flock here for the fairytale look and charming ambiance.
They call it “the Heart of Mexico.”But San Miguel de Allende, a postcard-perfect colour-filled colonial city with cobblestone streets located about a three-hour drive north of Mexico City in the mountains, has a lot to offer for the eyes, ears and brain too.
From tacos to tequila, how to enjoy the perfect weekend in the beloved colonial town.
Take flight to soak up this enchanting city in central Mexico.
Terry Ward is all for destinations that take her by surprise. Those are often places that are super family-friendly when she had them wrongly pegged in her mind as quite the opposite. Case in point: San Miguel de Allende, the UNESCO World Heritage city in Central Mexico that she had somehow imagined to be a blue-haired, baby boomer bastion for Americans looking to live better off their social security south of border.