Escape to adventure in San Miguel de Allende

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If you are already preparing your #bucketlist for your next trips, here we tell you what to do in San Miguel de Allende.

Recognized as “the best small city to visit in the world” by Condé Nast Traveler in 2020, San Miguel de Allende offers plenty of outdoor activities to avoid crowds and contact with other people (important in the New Normal).

NOTE: to enter San Miguel de Allende you must have a hotel reservation (all work at 40 percent of their capacity). In the same way, it is essential to book in advance at all restaurants, tours, and attractions.

1 Extreme adventure

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Photo: Fer Scovino / Chilango

In the San Miguel Adventure Park there are walks, zip lines and suspension bridge over a natural canyon, horseback riding, bike and ATV routes, balloon rides and camping experiences.

Where: Libramiento Jose Manuel Zavala Zavala, San Miguel Tres Cruces, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
RRSS: Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/ParquedeAventuraSanMiguel/ ) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tirolesas_sma /? hl = es-la)
Reservations: 41 5121 2291 or 41 5153 6311 / parquedeaventurasanmiguel.com
How much: $$$ ($ 1,500- $ 2,000), payment methods: cash, all credit and debit cards

2 Horseback riding at sunset

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Photo: Fer Scovino / Chilango

If you want a magical day of fresh air, nature, spectacular views from the top, streams and a dreamy sunset, get on a horse and go slowly through the Cañada de la Virgen. Coyote Canyon Adventures offers true adventures (not just short rides): long horseback riding, camping, bonfires, races, complete excursions in one of the most precious natural areas in the state (and even on the streets of San Miguel de Allende).

Where: Coyote Canyon Adventures
Contact: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Coyotecanyonadventuressma)
Reservations: 41 5154 4193 or through your email [email protected]
How much: $ 1,850- $ 3,500 (per person), forms of payment: cash, all credit and debit cards

3 Mojigangas 62 (Casa Mojigangas)

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This is the workshop of Hermes Arroyo, one of the most important artists in San Miguel Allende, recognized for his work in cardboard (he has even exhibited his pieces in the Vatican). Here mojigangas (giant cardboard dolls) are made that are used for alleys and state festivities. The fun thing is to take the cardboard workshop to make your own crafts, it lasts four hours and is private per group and with prior reservation.

Where: San Francisco 62, Downtown, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
RRSS: La Casa de las Mojigangas
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10-20 h
Reservation: 415-117-18-63
How much: $ 500, forms of payment: cash and all credit and debit cards

4 Where to eat

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The gastronomic scene in San Miguel Allende is buoyant, with a varied offer of local fine dining . Two of the most recognized places will also take you to know two of the best hotels in Mexico, awarded by Condé Nast Traveler in 2019 and 2020: Hotel Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende (2019) and Hotel Rosewood (2020).

Hotel Live Aqua has two restaurants, but the main one is Zibu Allende, with food designed by chef Eduardo Palazuelos. The proposal is a mix of Mexican and Thai cuisines, with an assortment of fish and seafood.

Where: Calz. De La Presa 85, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
RRSS: Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/LiveAquaSanMiguel ) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/liveaquasanmiguel/?hl=es- la)
Hours: Mon-Sat: 13-22 h
How much: $$$ (up to $ 500), payment methods: cash, all credit and debit cards
Accessibility: Yes
Pet-friendly: no
Reservation: recommended at 415 150 2300

Rosewood was the best hotel in the country of 2020, according to Condé Nast Traveler, because here you can stay in small residences or suites with panoramic views of San Miguel de Allende. Its restaurant-terrace is outstanding: Luna Rooftop Tapa Bar, specialized in sandwiches, pizzas and Mexican snacks to accompany a few drinks and a privileged view.

Where: Nemesio Diez 11, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Contact: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RosewoodSanMiguel) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rosewoodsanmiguel/?hl=es -la)
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12-22 h
How much: $$$ (up to $ 500), payment methods: cash, all credit and debit cards
Accessibility: Yes
Pet-friendly: no
Reservation: recommended at 415 152 9700

5 Panio

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Photo: Paola Alín / Chilango

Panio has become a must-see when you go to San Miguel de Allende, as it is perhaps the best place to go for bread and coffee – or a full breakfast. This bakery was founded by Alberto Laposse, third generation of Italian bakers. Everything here is handmade, with European techniques and outstanding quality. There are breakfasts and meals Also, you can take souvenirs: jams, cinnamon rolls, shells, chocolates, etc. Or, enjoy their breakfasts: sandwiches, omelettes, chilaquiles, toast or a bread roll with coffee.

Where: Relox 12, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Hours: Tue-Sun: 9-19 h
RRSS: Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/paniomx ) and Instagram (https: //www.instagram .com / paniomx /? hl = es-la)
How much: $$ ($ 150- $ 250)
Accessibility : yes
Pet-friendly : yes
Reservation : necessary at 4151013003

6 Where to sleep

To rest and not leave the city center much, go to Hotel La Morada. This is located just a few steps from the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel and the Jardin Allende. At the La Morada hotel, each room has the necessary amenities: coffee maker, smart TV , fireplace and air conditioning. A great option if you are looking for a hotel to rest comfortably, for a great value for money.

Where: Correo 10, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
RRSS: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lamoradahotel) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lamoradahotel/?hl=es-la )
How much: Standard room ($ 3,240), Patio suite ($ 3,510) and Family suite ($ 4,230)
Accessibility : yes
Pet-friendly : no
Reservation : necessary at 415 152 1647

Source: chilango.com

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