Things you must DO and SEE when in San Miguel de Allende

IMG_3973Things you must do and see when in San Miguel de Allende  |  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  |  After my recent visit to San Miguel de Allende, here is my list of must DO and SEE things, which hopefully will help you plan your trip and maximize your time there. I was there for three nights. Unfortunately I did not have time to visit Guanajuato, but if you can, you should add extra time to your journey to do so. San Miguel de Allende is a city that manages to be both quaint and cosmopolitan at the same time. Once an important stop on the silver route between Zacatecas and Mexico City, its historic center is filled with well-preserved buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. With its narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards, fine architectural details and sumptuous interiors, San Miguel de Allende is arguably the prettiest town in Mexico.

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Getting to San Miguel de Allende

Getting to San Miguel de AllendeGetting to San Miguel de Allende  |  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  | When planning my trip to San Miguel de Allende, I did quite some research on the best way to travel there. San Miguel de Allende sits at an altitude of 6,435 feet above sea level. Located in Central Mexico, it is roughly three hours away from Mexico City. Guests may fly to Mexico City, Querétaro Airport or the Guanajuato-León Airport. Queretaro Airport has direct flights from Houston through United and Aeromar. It is an hour-drive away. Guanajuato-León Airport has direct flights from Dallas, Los Angeles, Houston, San Jose and Oakland (California), and Mexico City, and is served by American Airlines, United and Aeromexico. It is a scenic one-and-a-half-hour drive away.  Continue reading Getting to San Miguel de Allende

Postcards of San Miguel de Allende

> Panoramic view of San Miguel de Allende from Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada
> Panoramic view of San Miguel de Allende from Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

Postcards of San Miguel de Allende  |  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  | Here a few reasons why, you should visit UNESCO World Heritage San Miguel de Allende. An image speaks for a million words, and here over a dozen postcards photographed by me. Check also my posts on Where to Stay and Where to Eat when in San Miguel de Allende. You may see my full Photo Album at #GPSCarlosMeliaSANMIGUELDEALLENDE. Enjoy your journey.  Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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Where should you stay when visiting San Miguel de Allende

Belmond Casa de Sierra NevadaWhere should you stay when visiting San Miguel de Allende  |  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico |  After my 3-nights stay in San Miguel de Allende, here is my recommendation on where to stay. From traditional colonial style, to a trendy artsy boutique hotel. You choose your own story, and way to enjoy the charming town of San Miguel de Allende. And check out my list of recommended restaurants as well. Continue reading Where should you stay when visiting San Miguel de Allende

Eating your way through San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de AllendeEating your way through San Miguel de Allende |  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  | Eating your way through San Miguel de Allende is very easy and enjoyable task, EAT, and as much as you can. Mexico is such a heaven for foodies, and San Miguel de Allende is no exception. With the creations of Chefs like superstar Mexican Chef Enrique Olvera and former Presidential Chef Jose Bossuet leading the trend, I spent four days at this charming destination, eating my way through. And of course, eating never comes alone, I paired such amazing gourmet experiences, with local wines, artisanal beers and top class Tequilas and Mezcales.  Continue reading Eating your way through San Miguel de Allende

#GPSCarlosMelia next stop San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende#GPSCarlosMelia next stop San Miguel de Allende  |  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico  |  GPSCarlosMelia last minute travel alert !!! Next Sunday I will be coming to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for 3-nights invited by Belmond Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada and Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. The research has began for activities, restaurants and must see and do. All to be shared here and posted minute to minute at my Instagram and after my trip, here at carlosmelia.com. AHHH I am already dreaming with Green Salsa Chicken Chilaquiles for breakfast every morning… San Miguel de Allende, district of Guanajuato. One of the dining experiences I have planned there, already has me quite excited… lunch at Moxi Restaurant‬ by renown Mexican Chef Enrique Olvera followed by a walk-around Hotel Matilda. I missed trying his creations while in ‪‎Mexico ‬City during my last visit. Looking forward to it. ‪#‎EnriqueOlvera‬ is Mexico’s globally celebrated chef who has received numerous awards and whose Mexico City restaurant, Pujol, is #17 on the San Pellegrino list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. At Moxi, he unites traditional Mexican dishes with the latest techniques and cosmopolitan concepts, creating a menu with a Mexican soul and an international palate. Chef Olvera’s Moxi has fired a reputation for Hotel Matilda as a culinary innovator and destination for gourmands and food lovers. Stay tuned for this and more.  Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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