Overview

San Miguel de Allende is located in the middle of Mexico, in the State of Guanajuato. It is one of the most captivating colonial towns in the country, and it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Past and present coexist to create a free-spirited cosmopolitan city with a hint of chic. Experience the magic of this enchanting destination. Walk along the cobblestone streets and admire its exceptional architecture. Visit the Parish Church of San Miguel Arcangel to be mesmerized by its striking turreted pink façade and iconic neo-gothic style. Venture to El Mercado de Artesanías for one-of-a-kind local crafts and souvenirs. And join the many traditional and cultural celebrations in this town.

In San Miguel de Allende, history and beauty go hand in hand. All roads lead to art, culture, gastronomy, and pure fascination.

For all of these reasons and more, San Miguel de Allende is known as The Heart of Mexico. Come feel how its heart beats for yourself.

Travel Requirements - Your trip to Mexico requires a passport. You will also need a tourist Mexican visa, generally emitted free of charge upon your arrival.
Language - Spanish is the official language, but thanks to international tourism and the large community of immigrants residing in the city, English has become a common second language.
Time - Current local time in San Miguel de Allende is Central Standard Time (CST).
Currency - The Mexican Peso is the currency in Mexico. There is easy access to ATMs, especially in the city center.
Weather - It is warm year round. The rainy season lasts from June to mid-October.
Water - It is recommended to drink only bottled water, which is available at hotels, stores, restaurants, and tourist centers.
Transportation - Public transportation is available from 6 a.m. to midnight. Taxis are available 24 hours, and offer affordable rates. Please be advised of taxi night surcharges and deluxe rates from taxi companies located in hotels and restaurants.
Dress - Mornings are chilly, afternoons are sunny, and nights are cold. We recommend packing a sweater or a light jacket. Remember to bring comfortable shoes for exploring.
Safety - San Miguel de Allende is rated as a safe city. You will be able to fully enjoy your visit. Take the same common safety precautions as you would at home.

Weather


 

San Miguel de Allende is privileged with warm weather most of the year. The hottest months are March through May when the day temperatures can reach 90oF, and evenings reach 60oF. Rainy season starts in June and ends mid-October.