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San Miguel de Allende Retirement Profile

SMA is a colonial city oozing with Mexican charm. It is known for its artists and art school. It is a dry climate up in the mountains, but for those who enjoy the water there are several lovely hot springs nearby.

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Swimming
Hotel pools, nearby water parks/springs

Hiking
Beautiful walks in surrounding countryside

Walking
Lovely place to walk, although the cobblestones are hard on the ankles, and slippery when it rains.

Good Food
There are tons of restaurants, from taco stands to fine dining

Art
Art school and many galleries

Club Scene
Many bars and cafes, has gotten more sophisticated in recent years, although not too many clubs.

Reading
Second-best English language library in Mexico

Supermarket
Mega is far and away the best supermarket, and even has decent produce.

Museums
Museum of Mexican history in beautiful old building facing the parrish church; private mask museum at Casa de la Cuesta B&B.

Ruins
Ruins at nearby La Canada de la Virgen now open; interesting and pretty, especially in the rainy season.

Sightseeing
Within easy drive of Queretaro, Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo, and many other colonial cities.

Spanish School
Several major Spanish schools

Handicrafts
A well-developed community of artisans; lots of different types of crafts.

Shopping
Lots of interesting boutiques

Movies
Cineapolis at the Liverpool shopping center has plenty of English-language movies.

Cultural Activities
a UNESCO World Heritage Site with loads of lectures and activities in English

Desert
A dry landscape where cacti and succulents thrive among other types of plants

Mountains
At about 6,000 feet above sea level, surrounded by dry hills/mountains

Colonial
The entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Dry
Lovely mountain climate, mainly dry but with rain in the summer

Nature
El Charco del Ingeniero cactus garden, several hot water springs and thermal spas outside town.

Charm
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of colonial Mexico's best-preserved historical centers.

Single
Lots of fun cafes and bars, groups for meeting fellow travelers

Simple
Not the cheapest Mexican town, but deals can be found.

Middle Class
Lots of options

Luxurious
Very expensive homes and hotels

Winter
Great climate in winter, but coldish in January

Summer
Nice place to be in rainy season, but cobblestones are slippery!

EnglishSpeaking
San Miguel has a large an active expat community. It is believed to be about 10% of the total population but since SMA is fairly large the town it maintains its Mexican flavor. The expats living here tend to be upscale with many retired writers and artists.

International Airport
Closest is in Leon, about 1.25 hours away

Buy/Rent House
Lots of homes to rent and buy

Weather
At 1,910 meters (6,266 feet) above sea level, San Miguel nights are cold in December and January but the days are usually sunny and pleasant. It can be blistering hot in April and May, the hottest months. The rest of the year, it’s mainly warm and sunny during the day, and pleasant at night. As with most of Mexico , rain falls in the summer and early fall (usually mid-June through mid-October).

Retire in San Miguel de Allende


SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE LOCAL LISTINGS


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Rentals
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
9841428958

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Hacienda Las Trancas

Hotel
Plaza Principal #18
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
828 712 9910

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Restaurante Paprika

Restaurant
Calle Ancha de San Antonio #7
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

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Festival Cultura Cubana

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

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D.L.Danowitz, Owner

Property for Sale
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
386-228-0004

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Best Kept Secret Art Gallery in San Miguel

Federico Montez de Oca 6A
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
+524151212311

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Cristi Fer Art Studio and School

Federico Montes 6A
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
014151212311

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Sagrada Boutique Hotel

11 Lamesita
San Miguel de allende, Guanajuato
011 52 442 402 6159

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