Activities in San Miguel de Allende
From colorful festivals to rugged horseback excursions, San Miguel de Allende boasts some of Mexico’s top tourist attractions. Delve deeper into the region’s captivating history and culture with some of our enticing activities.
Art From the Heart
Discover the genuine heart of Mexico with our exclusive ‘Mojigangas’ workshop. Join Hermes Arroyo, our new resident artist, and create these iconic papier-mâché characters.
Emblematic of San Miguel de Allende, these sculptures are an intrinsic feature of Mexican folk art. With Hermes’ guidance, learn the step-by-step process in creating your own mini version at our artist's corner in Casa Parque.
From Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros to Frida Kahlo, San Miguel has a rich artistic past. You can still experience that spirit today with expert-led art workshops at Casa de Sierra Nevada. Take part in your choice of oil, acrylic, watercolor, or drawing class as a local artist gives you tips and explore the region's art history.
Advance bookings are recommended
San Miguel Tours
During a walking tour through San Miguel de Allende’s historic downtown area, discover all of its important landmarks, history, culture and architectural influences. Our private guide will take you to visit the different churches, the convent, the theater and much more to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge of the history of this marvelous city. Get ready with your camera, as he’ll point out the best spots to strike a pose so you can take these wonderful memories back home.
Art Studios & Galleries Tour
Art in San Miguel de Allende has been growing over time, making it one of the main cities in Mexico that has welcomed both Mexican and foreign artists. On this tour, we will take you to three studios to get into the heart of Estudio de Fermigante, Estudio de David Vazquez and Estudio de Heins & Ana, to learn more about their history, process, works, and much more.
Or let us take you to see our favorite galleries around the city. Each one highlights its own unique style, from Oaxacan art to antiques; this tour will take you to the other artistic side of San Miguel.
Dolores Hidalgo and Atotonilco
Discover two incredible historical sites on this guided tour. First, you’ll stop off at Proyecto Lavanda to learn all about the process of making soaps and sachets of lavender. Then, our certified guide will take you to Dolores Hidalgo, the birthplace of Mexico’s independence movement. You'll visit its main monuments and markets, sampling a refreshing ice-cream with unique flavors.
Finally, you’ll visit the devout UNESCO World Heritage town of Atotonilco, which houses a majestic 18th-century church considered the Sistine Chapel of Latin America. Adorned with religious frescos, it’s a stunning example of Mexican Baroque.
Mineral de Pozos
Visit one of the oldest mines in the state and learn about Mexico’s colonial period. Explore abandoned buildings and descend into the mine shaft. Stroll around a lavender ranch, learning about different varieties of the fragrant herb and how it’s harvested. Enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch in a quaint downtown restaurant. This tour of a rich and prosperous past, long gone, embraces both fascinating relics and charming locals, always ready with a welcoming smile.
Vineyard Tasting and Pairing
Visit two of Guanajuato’s finest – and distinctly different – vineyards. Learn everything about their wines, from grape cultivation to the simple pleasure of sampling. Enjoy a wine tasting with food pairing at each vineyard. This is an incredible learning experience for both oenophiles and those keen to discover the art of wine appreciation.
One of the most beautiful and colorful cities in Mexico, Guanajuato is famous for hosting the international Cervantino festival each October, a cultural buffet inspired by author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The UNESCO town, which prospered in its silver mining heyday, was also the birthplace of famous muralist, Diego Rivera.