Things to See & Do in San Miguel De Allende

Things to See & Do in San Miguel De Allende
San Miguel De Allende is a hot spot for outdoor tourists because the weather is beautiful much of the year. This quaint little town lined with cobblestone streets and inviting store fronts plays host to a wide variety of tourists each year. It's a bit more off the beaten path than some of the more frequented Mexican cities but at the same time has much to offer the active visitor.

Jardin Principal

Jardin Principal is a beautiful gardened square area in the middle of town, perfect for taking a picnic and enjoying the breeze. After exploring this ancient town (which dates back to 200 B.C.), this is a great spot to take a break. To find it, just look for the massive Parroquia Church in the middle of town.

Horseback Riding at Rancho de la Capilla

Rancho de la Capilla is an enormous 17th-century ranch located just out of town. Horseback riding at the ranch is the perfect way to explore the flora and fauna native to the area. Whether you're an expert at riding horses or a beginner, your trained guide Steve will guide you through the ranch located in the Mexican highlands. Check out the ranch's main house, guest house and chapel, or just relax on the covered terrace.

Rancho de la Capilla
Calle Juventino Rosas
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 37700
01-52 (415) 152-0265

El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden

El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden is the perfect place to learn about the flora and fauna indigenous to the area. Take a garden lecture or go on a tree identification walk. This conservation area welcomes outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. There are also bird walks and other natural tours with bilingual guides. Yoga is offered weekly.

El Charco del Ingenio AC
San Miguel de Allende, Gto., MEXICO
(415) 154-4715

Article Written By Catherine Madison

Catherine Madison is a full-time freelance writer specializing in travel and food. She has written for "Stir Magazine," My Food Place, Hispanic Kitchen and Sustainability. Madison holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.

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