About San Miguel


San Miguel de Allende is the oldest city located in the center of the Mexican Republic. On March 8th, 1826 it received its present name: San Miguel de Allende honoring its founder and Ignacio Allende the Independence hero. In 1982 it became a national monument and historic zone.
San Miguel de Allende has one of the most desirable climates in the world, its annual average temperature is between 54ºf and 64ºf, the coldest month is 39ºf and 64ºf (December or January) ; while the hottest is between 54ºf and 93ºf (May). You’ll enjoy a moderate dry warm summer, with some rain and a fresh dry winter.
This city is part of the tourist corridor of Colonial Cities: Queretaro-San Miguel de Allende-Guanajuato, only 55 kilometers away.


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San Miguel is a small city, with a population of 80,000 inhabitants. Approximately, 9,000 are foreign residents. This mixture gives it a cosmopolitan environment, where you will find excellent restaurants with international and Mexican food, first class hotels, jazz concerts or theater shows. Night life is varied; you can either have a drink in a romantic patio under the stars, or dance salsa, disco, blues, or rock all night long and finish up at dawn, enjoying the great view at "el mirador". Another option is to enjoy the Mexican music in any of the many bars that offer mariachis with joyful tunes, romantic trios, tropical groups or folk band music. During the day, you might enjoy one of the several hot springs resorts where the water temperature is about 105ºf. Such as Taboada, Sta. Veronica, Escondido place, La Gruta and many more. Make sure to spend at least a few minutes a day relaxing under the shade of the trees at the Jardín (Main Square) chatting with friends, listening the latest gossip or simply observing the birds and the people strolling about. Visit Parque Juarez, better known as French Park and see the egrets nesting on the Eucalyptus trees. The Botanical Gardens are worthy of your visit. Take the Sunday morning House and Garden Tour to get a peak at some of the treasures hidden behind the brightly painted walls of the town.


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