Outsiders, both domestic and international, come to San Miguel de Allende and learn that to experience its real magic, you need to move alongside the locals.
In San Miguel de Allende, the locals say there is rose quartz under the pavement that grows naturally in the ground. That is where the good energy you feel in the city comes from.
Miles away from the crowded tourist zones of Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, San Miguel de Allende offers visitors a glimpse into another side of life in the country. Many travel stories from Mexico are about its beautiful beaches with blue waters from inside the rich confines of an all-inclusive property. Here, four hours outside of the capital Mexico City, life looks different.
The city welcomes tourists but does not rely on them or bend to overly accommodate their needs. Outsiders, both domestic and international, come and learn to move alongside the locals to experience its real magic. Prominent chain hotel properties are replaced by intimate local-operated establishments, with many patrons opting for smaller boutiques than American or European brands.
Artisans occupy street corners to sell their creations to the wandering eye or take a stroll through its local markets for everything from sizzling corns on the grill to jewelry and keepsakes for you to remember your trip.