With great climate, sometimes compared to the south of France, people from all over the world have come to San Miguel and fallen in love with the town instantly. Many of them have even bought houses after only being here a few days. The saying around town is, “what, you’ve only been here 2 days and haven’t bought a house yet?!”  There’s another saying too and that is…”in San Miguel the six degrees of separation are reduced to two degrees!”

The town is beyond picturesque, with its narrow cobblestone streets, stately yet colorful colonial architecture and a dazzling array of shops and restaurants.  Behind all those famous doors, there are breathtaking gardens and homes that could fill a dozen coffee table books. .and have! The minute you enter San Miguel you feel a sense of calm and delight – making it completely difference from any other place you’ve visited. The friendly lifestyle is conducive to making new friends and enjoying new experiences. 

There is an abundance of social life with lots of parties.  If it’s quiet times you want there are lovely places for art, writing and meditation, as well as sports like golf, lawn bowling, tennis, and horseback riding,.  San Miguel is justly noted for its philanthropy, with many expatriates joining with natives to help, hand-in-hand, with the many charitable organizations that do so much to lift the spirits and lives of the people of this town.

Bring really good walking shoes because of the cobblestone streets. Taking a taxi is cheap and the drivers are helpful and know the town.

Forget your car. San Miguel has too many cars. Take the Flecha Amarilla from Mexico City and then just walk. Cobblestones are good for your feet and everything in town is within walking distance.

The countryside outside San Miguel appears to be endless. Bicycle tours are available. Other things to do: explore the pre-Hispanic ruins in the Laja River Basin, visit the Guanajuatan semi-desert and admire the carpets of wildflowers, hike in the Los Picachos Mountains. It is hard to believe when you are in San Miguel, but the highest peaks are covered with thick woods, predominantly oaks.