San Miguel free and wild
By Jade Arroyo
For those who enjoy life in the open (wind in your face, soil underneath your feet, real sunsets) and adventure outside city life, here is a small guide of how to spend a perfect day in San Miguel, in touch with the wild.
To see the sun come out at El Charco del Ingenio is a unique experience. Discover its untamed beauty, especially nice this time of year. We recommend you stay for breakfast at the café, where you can savor fresh fruit juices, organic coffee and Mexican specialties.
If you’re in the mood, you can walk your way down to the Centro (you will run into “Only in Mexico” scenes). If you’re fond of photography, make sure to take your camera with you.
At calle Jesus (one block from the Parroquia) is a shop that offers ATVs’ and tours, Bicentenario Todo Terrero is located. Renting one of these vehicles is perfect for touring the city and its surroundings. You can choose to either do this for yourself or to engage in one of the tours offered: rivers, water brooks, chapels, etc.
One of the city’s jewels is the Parque Juarez, located between calle Diezmo Viejo and Prolongación de Aldama. This park was built in the French style so popular in the beginning of the 20th century. This place is ideal to jog, exercise or meditate for awhile, feeling the cool breeze and hearing the singing of the birds.
For an earthy and comforting meal and –why not?- a glass of wine to loosen up a little, we recommend dinner at Hecho en México (Ancha de San Antonio). The menu offers you abundant Mexican and International dishes.