Welcome to Mexico
Magical destination with gorgeous beaches and charming towns
Mexico is a magical destination with a breathtaking landscape of tropical jungles, snowy mountain peaks, expansive deserts, deep canyons, and glorious beaches. The cities and towns of this incredibly diverse country feature gorgeous, historic architecture and a vibrant atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the world.
San Miguel de Allende is one of this captivating country’s most charming, historic towns. Located at the far eastern edge of the central state of Guanajuato, San Miguel’s exquisitely preserved colonial architecture and vibrant central plaza have earned much of the town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition. San Miguel is a major cultural and culinary destination, with some of the country’s finest polo fields.
Stretching for more than a mile along Mexico’s spectacular Pacific coastline, Las Rosadas is a resplendent ocean club community offering a luxurious resort lifestyle. Oceanfront and ocean-view villas in Las Rosadas enjoy sweeping views over the beautiful beachfront and the islands dotting the ocean beyond.
What to Love
- San Miguel art and architecture
- Spectacular Pacific coast scenery
- Natural hot springs
- The Day of the Dead celebrations
People & Lifestyle
San Miguel de Allende’s charming baroque and neoclassical colonial structures have made this laid-back town a beacon for artists from the early 20th Century onward. The town developed a cosmopolitan culture with many foreign emigres that continue to this day. This eclectic community is home to many art galleries and institutes, luxury hotels, upscale restaurants, avant-garde theaters, and lively nightlife spots. Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler have both named San Miguel among the top destinations in Mexico to visit or live.
A packed calendar of annual events adds to San Miguel’s immense appeal for tourists and expatriates. These events include a week of celebrations for the town’s patron saint, the Archangel Michael, in September, alongside many other traditional festivals. San Miguel also hosts numerous music and cultural events, including the largest annual writers’ conference in Latin America. During polo season, some of the best polo teams from across Mexico compete on the polo fields of La Santísima Trinidad y San Polo Club.
Las Rosadas is nestled at the heart of Mexico’s stunning Costalegre. Spanning 100 miles along the western Pacific coastline, this area of outstanding natural beauty features splendid bays and beaches framed by majestic mountains and expansive open space. Las Rosadas invites visitors to experience Costalegre’s incredible scenery through a unique program of chef-crafted Las Tres Noches dinners enjoyed in settings such as jungle forests, caves, and beaches.
On the sandy beach fronting Las Rosadas, residents can partake in beach bonfires, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and boating expeditions to nearby islands. The many other activities possible in the area around the ocean club include golfing, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Las Rosadas’ impeccable, personalized service ensures all residents can enjoy life in this coastal paradise to the fullest.
Experience Mexico at its Most Magical
Mexico is renowned for the vibrancy and excitement of the nation’s many annual festivals. November’s Day of the Dead is one of the year’s most important observances. In San Miguel de Allende, the streets of this enchanting town are decorated with vivid orange and fuchsia marigolds to mark the Dia de Los Muertos festivities. The Catrinas Parade is the centerpiece of the town’s annual celebration. The evening begins with a cocktail and makeup reunion, during which participants drink margaritas and apply their traditional skull face paint. The parade then moves through the streets of San Miguel in a flurry of color and activity. After the parade, a Catrina Gala Dinner takes place on the lawn of San Miguel’s Rosewood hotel, with traditional food and drinks.
San Miguel de Allende offers many more unique, year-round experiences. Just 15 minutes from the center of town, Vinedo San Miguel Vineyards offers tours of its tower and wine cellar followed by tastings of the vineyard’s five exceptional varietals. San Miguel is located at the edge of an extinct volcano, and the surrounding area features dozens of natural hot springs and healing thermal waters. Some of the most popular places to bathe in these rejuvenating waters and indulge in other healing treatments include Escondido Place, Hotel Nirvana, and Spa La Gruta. The family-friendly Parque Acuatico Xote combines natural hot springs and lush jungle with swimming pools and water slides. Globo San Miguel offers hot air balloon flights taking in unforgettable views over San Miguel de Allende and its mesmerizing surrounding countryside.
San Miguel de Allende has a stellar reputation as a haven for the arts. Along with the many street artists who can be seen working around the town, San Miguel is home to the Instituto Allende and Bellas Artes art institutes.