What is the best area to stay in San Miguel de Allende?
The historical and architectural heritage of San Miguel de Allende makes it one of the most beautiful cities and a must visit in Mexico.
The best area to stay is the Historic Center , because it is where we can find the most interesting places in the city.The center can be easily visited on foot, there you will find the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, the emblem of the city, with its beautiful tower and facade, an example of Mexican colonial architecture. Another emblematic place is El Jardín, one of the main squares of the city, surrounded by shops and street stands, you can take a nice walk or sit on one of the terraces to eat or drink something while listening to the mariachis.
In the Calle Mesone s, a fashionable place in the city, we can find excellent restaurants with international and national cuisine, concerts, plays, dance and art exhibitions, it is the best place to go shopping because there are shops, markets, and crafts.
Near the city you can visit the archaeological site of Cañada la Virgen , are some pre-Columbian ruins very well maintained.You can climb the pyramid from where there are incredible views of the region.
In the map that shows the historic center of San Miguel de Allende are located a selection of the best hotels where to stay .
Other neighborhoods to stay in San Miguel de Allende
Although most of the accommodations are located in the historic center, the most touristic area of San Miguel, there are also other neighborhoods that have a good offer of accommodations.
- El Caracol: The Caracol area is a nice mixed-use neighborhood located on a hill, very close to downtown to walk around but far enough away to feel part of one of the local neighborhoods, it offers one of the best views over San Miguel.Accommodations range from condos with pools and cottages with terraces and BBQs to small hotels with authentic Mexican flavor.
- La Aldea: La Aldea is a private community with an exceptional location just steps from downtown and close to shops, galleries and restaurant, and still retains the charm of the Mexico of yesteryear.
- Guadalupe: also just a few minutes from downtown is Colonia Guadalupe, a charming and typical Mexican village neighborhood also located near the Centro de Arte y Diseño, Fábrica La Aurora and other commercial areas. there is a very strong art community that continually organizes events such as the artist’s studio route and the decoration of walls by graffiti artists.