Mexico may be best known for white sand, Caribbean beaches, Mayan pyramids, and ultra-luxurious leisure complexes, but a different kind of attraction has been rising in popularity in recent months: colonial tourist destinations. Packed with landmarks, cobblestone-laden and full of tradition, these historical settlements are seeing visitor numbers increase every day.
In fact, one of Mexico’s unsung spots, and perhaps its most charming colonial gem, has been named the world’s best small city, further proving our point: there’s still so much more Mexico to be discovered outside the Cancun-Puerto Vallarta-Los Cabos triad:
Meet The Charming San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, one of the largest urban centers in the far eastern provinces of the Guanajuato state of Mexico, has been named the world’s ‘Best Small City’. The prestigious award, conferred by Condé Nast Traveler, the renowned travel publication, is reader-voted, and it is considered the one that best reflects the travel preferences of the general public.
Upon winning the award, San Miguel de Allende once again asserted its status as one of Mexico’s top tourist hotspots. It climbed four places from the 2021 ranking, indicating it attained significant notoriety in the meantime, despite facing some heavy competition both within Mexico and abroad. After all, there is no shortage of incredible small cities out there.
San Miguel Times