Her first day in San Miguel de Allende, Mary Rickard awoke to bells ringing at Santo Domingo Church a short distance down the hill. Fortunately, there was scant need to know the time nor heed current events in this ancient colonial city.
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.