One Day in Heaven

By Sandra Rios

To start the day breathing fresh air and watching San Miguel come awake from above, the best option in town is to look down at this city from a hot air balloon. This is a unique adventure that you cannot miss! Fly over this beautiful colonial city or enjoy the natural scenery of Los Picachos volcano or La Presa Allende. Tel. 415 114-2174. Make reservations at

Back from this great adventure, we suggest you take breakfast at La Puertecita Boutique Hotel Restaurant. Here you’ll encounter pleasant attention and delicious dishes. You’ll be able to eat surrounded by nature or in a warm, comfortable interior location. Be surprised by “Chilaquiles a los cuatro chiles,” a unique dining experience, or with delicious a traditional breakfast including homemade jams. One of them is made from green tomatoes! At breakfast, order your complimentary drink, which can be coffee, hot chocolate or green juice. Also, ask for your VIP card, good for an entire year with a 15 percent discount. Santo Domingo 75, Centro. Tel. 152 5011.

After breakfast, we suggest spending the afternoon at the La Gruta hot springs, reaping the soothing benefits. It has two large outdoor pools, grassy spots for relaxing and reading, and a covered space where you can breathe thermal water salts and enjoy a stream of heated water on your back. Located at kilometer 10 on the Dolores Hidalgo-San Miguel road.7am- 4:30 pm. Tel. 152 0451.

In the early evening, to enjoy a beautiful sunset, we suggest Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar at the Rosewood Hotel. You’ll be awed by a fabulous view of San Miguel. If you want a light dinner, we recommend its international tapas with a margarita or a martini.

Nemesio Diez 11. Centro. 2pm-11pm. Tel. 152 9700.


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