This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in San Miguel de Allende. To help you make friends with San Miguel de Allende before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
With charming cobblestone streets and enchanting Colonial architecture, it’s no wonder the colorful town of San Miguel de Allende has been called “Mexican Disneyland.” An historic and artistic city, San Miguel de Allende regularly hosts brilliant displays of fireworks, exciting festivals, and beautiful parades.
Visitors to San Miguel de Allende will be able to find accommodate to suit any budget, ranging from hostels and hotels to exclusive resorts and vacation rentals. The hostels here are clean and beautiful, and the hotels are full of personality and charm. Thanks to the overwhelming foreign presence in San Miguel de Allende, tourists will feel right at home.
This destination is especially popular for artists or art aficionados, but there is more to the city of San Miguel de Allende than its thriving arts community. With a pleasant climate and plenty of Mexican landscapes to explore, nature lovers will find endless ways to entertain themselves in this stunning oasis. History buffs will appreciate the fine details of San Miguel de Allende’s 17th and 18th century architecture, the principal plaza of El Jardín, and the large church, Parroquia – which are some of the reasons why the city was announced a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008.
As San Miguel de Allende is a more remote town compared to many other Mexican destinations, getting to the city can be a bit of a challenge for visitors. Renting a car and driving to your hotel or hostel is great for tourists who hope to visit more of the surrounding country, but for visitors who plan to stay within the city, shuttles and taxis are available to bring you from the airports in either Leon or Mexico City. Parking in San Miguel de Allende can be difficult, as the colonial town features narrow, cobblestone streets that are more appropriate for walking.
Written by local enthusiast for San Miguel de Allende hostelsJakob Lombardi