San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland: Places to Explore


  • Bernal

    Just a short hop from Tequisquiapan and the vineyards of Freixenet, the village of Bernal has been named by the Mexican government as a ��Pueblo Mágico," meaning it's considered one of the most beautiful... Read more

  • Dolores Hidalgo

    An easy one-hour bus ride from San Miguel de Allende's Central de Autobuses, Dolores Hidalgo is famous for its lovely hand-glazed Talavera-style ceramics, most notably tiles and tableware. Calle Puebla... Read more

  • Guanajuato

    Guanajuato is simply gorgeous. It spills across cliffs and hillsides down to a series of tree-shaded plazas whose sidewalk cafés and street life are unmatched in any comparably sized town in Mexico. The... Read more

  • Mineral de Pozos

    The captivating Sierra Gorda town of Pozos was a silver-mining center for centuries. Now it's a virtual ghost town of about 2,000 people, where you can roam the crumbling buildings, including the eerie... Read more

  • Morelia

    Morelia is Michoacán State's capital—its long, wide boulevards and earth-tone colonial mansions earned it its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1541 as Valladolid (after the Spanish city)... Read more

  • Pátzcuaro

    Founded in the 16th century on the shores of the tranquil Lake Pátzcuaro, this town remained largely undisturbed for several centuries until it was "discovered" by international and Mexican tourists. The... Read more

  • Querétaro

    Querétaro is a modern city of about a million inhabitants, but it holds its own against the region's other colonial cities, with wide, tree-lined boulevards and wonderfully manicured parks adorned with... Read more

  • San Miguel de Allende

    You've heard that San Miguel de Allende is an artists' retreat, where the beauty of the surroundings, coupled with the inspired bent of those who seem to be drawn here, results in a proliferation of all... Read more

  • Tequisquiapan

    Drenched in sun, bougainvillea, and flowering trees, Tequis (as the locals call it) is a pleasant stop for a day trip. Join the families from Querétaro and Mexico City who come to stroll through the main... Read more

  • Xilitla

  • Zacatecas

    Although Zacatecas, high up at nearly 8,000 feet, was once the world's largest silver-producing city, it's relatively undiscovered by foreigners. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, this extraordinary... Read more