By Jade Arroyo
San Miguel de Allende is full of light that envelops the magical aura exuding from its baroque, neoclassical, and neogothic buildings. During the current months, many flowers are in bloom, sunsets are afire, and everybody wants to roam through its cobbled streets.
El Mirador, a lookout point, offers a good view of the whole city. From here you can admire and identify some landmarks of San Miguel. It is also a good spot to take pictures of the sunrise and sunset. It’s located on the road to Querétaro at the side of the house of Mexican singer Pedro Vargas.
For breakfast, we recommends La Ventana for a tasty cup of organic coffee from La Unión de la Selva, accompanied by a freshly made sandwich or a homemade brownie. Sollano 11.
Go for a bike ride to Parque Juarez. (Take a book along to catch up on your reading.) This park is pure French style, dating from the early 20th century, and is located in the center of the city, on the corner of Diezmo Viejo and Aldama. The welcome shade of trees will protect you from the sun, and you can breathe in some fresh air.
At lunch time, try La Mesa Grande at Zacateros 49. This place has good pizza, available by the slice. You can ask for other light meal options, such as sandwiches, salads, or soups. We love the sourdough bread they have here. Moreover, it is a good place to socialize and meet local people.
Go see the sunset with a margarita in hand at the rooftop bar La Azotea. This bar is right on the Jardín Principal and has a good view to the west. The place is quiet and contemporary. You can accompany your drink with tapas like serrano ham or esquites.