Oh, San Miguel De Allende. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Your 16th-century skyline. Your cobblestone streets. Your colourfully painted houses. Your bounteous flowers blooming.
Your baroque Spanish architecture. Your vibrant marketplaces. Your standout restaurants and hotels. And, of course, your light, which has drawn generations of artists into your embrace. Lovingly referred to as SMA, the World Heritage Site is Mexico’s most lauded colonial city and a place travellers return to again and again, many of them deciding to move there for good.
About 10 percent of the population is expats, which gives the town, located in Mexico’s central highlands, an international feel while still retaining its laid back vibe.