Playa Manaia in San Miguel de Allende: what to do and how to get there


If you are from Guanajuato and you love the beach, you don’t have to leave the state to feel like you are on it, did you know? In San Miguel de Allende there is Manaia, an amazing place that you can’t miss.

Manaia, is a small secret sea that is located in the Valley of the Trails, there you will find some arid lands that resemble a beach and in which it was created, respecting the natural environment, an artificial beach for travelers to enjoy during their visit.

This artificial beach will transport you to your days near the ocean in a serene environment. The waters of Manaia are fed by the hot springs of the region, which makes the place ideal to enjoy the warm sun of Guanajuato.

It has a natural pool, jacuzzi, children’s area with games, restaurant and spaces to enjoy with family or partner. The access is approximately $500 pesos per day.

What to do at Playa Manaia in San Miguel de Allende?

This artificial beach in San Miguel de Allende surrounds a lagoon created with real sand.

Its spaces are ideal for photo sessions, but more so for relaxing and forgetting for a moment the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Visiting this place will allow you to do water activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding, the place also has a thermal water jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing with water at high temperatures.

In addition, you can also do activities outside the water, such as cycling, or take yoga and meditation classes.

In its restaurant you will find delicious dishes, produced with local and healthy ingredients, as well as taste a good wine from the vineyards of the Valley of the Trails.

How much does it cost to visit Manaia in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato?

The waters of Manaia are crystal clear, sweet, without waves and of natural origin, which will make you not look enviously at the conventional beaches. The place is ideal for you to toast with some of the wines of the region, do water sports or just rest in one of the gardens.

To access this site you have to pay, but don’t worry, as their prices range from $100.00 to $500.00 pesos.

How to get to Playa Manaia in San Miguel de Allende?

The artificial beach is very close to San Miguel de Allende, specifically in Valle de los Senderos.

On the San Miguel de Allende-A. Dolores Hidalgo highway, at kilometer 3.5 in the Miguel colony.

San Miguel de Allende is one of the jewels of Mexico, which is why UNESCO recognized it as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008. It is located in Guanajuato and was founded as a mission in the 16th century.

Today, San Miguel is one of the favorite destinations of national and foreign tourists. Among its streets you discover old mansions, squares and churches, where the singular facade and huge towers of the Parish of San Miguel Archangel stand out.

Source: Milenio