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Why Now Is The Best Time To Visit This Historical City In Mexico

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A hive for American travelers year-round, the vibrant country of Mexico has been making a name for itself thanks to its rich culture and diversity throughout each small town and city. 

With affordable flights, distinctive accommodations, colorful architecture, and warm weather, it’s no surprise that winter is one of the most popular seasons to visit Mexico! 

Who wouldn’t want all of the above?

Beautiful streets and colorful facades of San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico

Known for its Spanish design, this charming colonial city is a beauty in so many ways- definitely worth exploring. From its colorful buildings to the charming cobblestone streets, it's the perfect getaway hub for those looking to immerse themselves in everything Mexico has to offer.

San Miguel de Allende is located in the eastern part of Guanajuato. The distinct charm of the city center reflects the personalities of its people: warm and vibrant. You'll never want to leave! The vast landscapes, small-city charm, and friendly faces are enough to leave anyone wanting more.

Seasonal Celebrations

A colorful celebration of costumes, dancing, and singing, hundreds flock to Mexico each year to partake in the extravagant Dia de Los Muertos celebrations around the country.

San Miguel de Allende is no exception! Visitors can head on over to Casa de Sierra Nevada, A Belmond Hotel, to start the celebration. The hotel is showcasing the country’s tradition with an exclusive ‘Day of the Dead’ festivities, in collaboration with well-known Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero.

casa de sierra nevada

What’s more, the city gets its sparkle on each year, just in time for the winter months! The historical center welcomes a flurry of snowflakes, a light-strewn tree, and other exciting decor to get everyone in that festive holiday mood!

Other Activities Happening Around The City:

  • December 12th – Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe (also welcomes the Christmas season! Every neighborhood has a special Fiesta de Navidad celebration)
  • Last 2 weeks in December: Festival de San Miguel music festival
  • December 16th-24th – Las Posadas
  • December 31st – Impressive fireworks display for New Year's Eve
dia de los muertos

Prices and Weather: The Dream Duo!

Once you’ve touched down in San Miguel de Allende, you’ll be happy to know affordable prices are awaiting. Food for one at a decent restaurant will set you back a mere 4-5 Dollars, while a bottle of water is only 47 cents! That’s right- affordable!

With temperatures fluctuating between 70-80 degrees, November-April is 100% one of the best times to visit this area. While temps drop in the evenings, the days remain dry, warm, and typically sunny! (It’s advised to pack a light jacket just in case). 

Aerial View Of San Miguel de Allende, A Colonial City In The State Of Guanajuato, In Central Mexico, Latin America

Gorgeous Gastronomy

Like most of Mexico, dishes are elevated with unique flavors, presentations, and pairings. When traveling, it’s always nice to get a taste of the local cuisines- and what better way to understand a community than through its gastronomy? 

If you’re a foodie and can appreciate a good dish or two, then the flavors of San Miguel de Allende will captivate your taste buds! Don’t believe us? TRY IT!

view of mexican food on a table

Local Favorites To Try:

  • Enchiladas Mineras
  • Pacholas Guanajuatenses 
  • Lamb Mixiotes
  • Shrimp Cakes
  • Barbacoa
  • Enmoladas
  • Pozole Verde
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, Latin America

Activities For Everyone

Whether you’re solo traveling, traveling with kids, or visiting for a family get-together, San Miguel de Allende has a little something for every kind of traveler and age. 

Maybe you’re into museums, want to visit a few churches, or possibly see a few historic sites? Here’s a list of some must-sees around the city. 

  • El Jardin
  • Fabrica La Aurora
  • The Public Library
  • Instituto Allende
  • El Charco Botanical Garden
  • Escondido Place
  • Canada de la Virgen
  • La Esquinha Toy Museum
Tourist Bus In Historic City Center Of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

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