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Cantering through a cacti forest on a white horse named Pallomino. Afterwards, Tomas at Rancho Xotolar serves a fresh lunch of cheese, enchiladas, beans, corn tortillas, and pico de gallo from cacti – all grown on the farm (How fresh? You milked a cow when you arrived, and enjoyed that same cheese post riding).
Best Visiting Months
The month of March is the best time to go as the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom.
San Miguel de Allende is a very popular spot with worldwide travelers and it is becoming increasingly hard to rent a casa or even find a hotel room. Book this quiet gem of a B & B early, and you will have landed a well-priced, zen-garden like setting amidst all of the town action. With fuchsia Bougainvillea dangling overhead while you sip a morning hot cocoa and nibble on marmalade toast, this lush garden escape is the perfect place to write a novel or paint a portrait.
The minute your bus turns the cliff entering San Miguel, you know you’re in for something special at this World Heritage site. The veil of garden that drapes over this city is mesmerizing. The pinks and purples of the flowering plants on every corner. Cypress trees touching the sky. Plump lemons ripe for picking. Shrubland all around. Twinkling city lights illuminated by the hot pink sunsets. Live this fairytale. There are many things to do in San Miguel de Allende. Eating, drinking, dancing, learning Spanish, yoga, creative writing classes, painting classes, walking through the parks and the Jardin, visiting the giant pink gothic cathedral “The Parroquia”. But, the best part of San Miguel is an energy you cannot explain without having visited.
The food scene in San Miguel is legendary. Try everything, but you must enjoy a tapas dinner paired with a cucumber cilantro + spiced salt margarita at La Mezcaleria.
*Tip* Refrain from drinking too much on your first night, you may experience altitude sickness – San Miguel is 1800 m above sea level. And remember to come with many Pesos and a bit of the Spanish language under your belt!
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