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If you are looking to be a part-time or permanent resident, we are your one-stop source with resort atmosphere accommodations. San Miguel offers an international atmosphere that has become known world wide. Feature stories have been in magazines including CNN – Readers vote world’s top city is San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, Conde Nast Traveler – Top Five Cities in Mexico – #1 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Forbes – Best Places To Retire Abroad, Forbes – Take In San Miguel Over a Lazy Weekend, Condé Nast Traveler – The Best Rooftop Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende, NY Times Magazine – 36 Hours in San Miguel , Travel & Leisure – San Miguel de Allende Today, 360º Virtual Tour of San Miguel, Andanza, & The Blue Bar and many more. San Miguel is habitually on “10 best” lists, such as best place to retire, best place to visit, best climate, best cultural activities, best place for investment, and best hot water springs.
Activities are almost endless. Tennis, golf, hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, swimming, ballooning, bird watching, hot water springs and more. There are instruction and classes in every dimension: painting, drawing, sculpture, theatre arts, jewelry making, Spanish, cooking, bridge, dance and so much more. The restaurants have become an attraction in themselves, known for their wide variety and charming ambiance. The entire town is a national landmark and international landmark as recognized by the U.N. as a historic colonial town. So come and see for yourself, make new friends, enjoy your personal pursuits and experience our magnetic city.
Forbes Fact – Food is incredibly important in Mexico and varies drastically from region to region. The cuisine of Quintana Roo is heavily influenced by its Mayan history, with a touch of Caribbean fire. To sample real Yucatean fare, travel into San Miguel; in the plaza you can purchase antojitos, or “food bought on a whim”–such as tacos and tostados or the lesser-known sopes and salbutes–to tide you over while shopping. To taste local cuisine in a more formal setting, try poc chuc (bitter orange-marinated pork) at Loncherria Mi Chabelita, a restaurant favored by locals and tourists in the know.
San Miguel de Allende nabbed the No. 1 spot thanks to its “great atmosphere, excellent restaurants, culture and ambiance galore.” The “lack of [traffic] lights and billboards” makes the region “romantically and historically beautiful, and the city itself offers a “traditional feeling of a small town in the heart of Mexico.” “An amazing place to be.”
Condé Nast Traveler – Best Cities in the World: Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Not only has this town been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its “cultural and architectonic wealth,” but San Miguel de Allende took the top spot in our 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards for best city in Mexico. Located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, only three hours north of the action of Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende has been luring foreign retirees for decades thanks to its art scene, colonial charm, and affordable living. It now boasts an established, English-speaking community that thrives on the arts and ideal weather (the average is 78 degrees with sunny skies). The Mexico Tourism Board even maintains a website dedicated to luring gringos from the United States to retire in San Miguel de Allende.