Photo Essay: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

With only 4 days in the city, most of which were spent working, I had limited time to explore all that San Miguel de Allende has to offer. But when I did, I fell in love with this adorable colonial town and its quirky shops, delicious restaurants and friendly people. Check out a few snapshots of my favorite memories from Mexico.

sunset in san miguel de allende
This was the sunset view from our AirBnb on the first night of our stay in San Miguel. It definitely set a good tone for the trip! 
lunch in san miguel de allende
San Miguel is a really foodie city and there are tons of good restaurants to explore. We only made it to a few, but this seafood taco joint was one of my favorites!
skyline of san miguel de allende
Since I was there with the whole Greenheart Travel team, we wanted to go out for one nice dinner all together. And with such a pretty skyline, we chose Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar which had this amazing view of the city! 
pulpo in mexico
Freshly grilled Octopus and potatoes at Luna Rooftop Bar! SOOOO good
artisan craft market mexico
Per usual, I spent one of our free afternoons wandering through the handicraft market. It was so colorful itself, and the crafts were so bright! I found a really cool beaded goat skull made my indigenous Mexican artisans which was Sam was all too excited about… :)


coffee at la ventana
There were definitely a few late nights during our stay in San Miguel, which meant coffee was a big must each morning. We wandered our way to La Ventana, a walk up coffee shop that roasts their own fresh beans every day. 
cathedral in san miguel de allende
One of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, the central parish. It is unique in Mexico because of it’s gothic facade. I was lucky enough to catch an active mass there shortly after Easter, which was a special experience. 
dinner at la luna mexico
Just couldn’t get enough of this colorful skyline! 
san miguel de allende mexico skyline
The state of Guanajuato is home to the flowering Jacaranda trees. They only bloom for about 1 month per year, and we were lucky enough to be there while they were in full flower. The bright purple was so stark and beautiful. They really stand out against the reds and yellows of the local architecture. 


Author: Megan Arz

I am a travel and food obsessed Midwesterner living in Chicago and dreaming of the world. I work as a full-time program manager for Greenheart Travel, but I am also committed to integrating the travel lifestyle into my every day routines. I am passionate about ethical travel, meeting new people, creating unique memories and eating local cuisine!

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