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About our home
After enjoying a full day wandering the cobblestone streets of San Miguel, escape to the quiet neighborhood of Los Balcones. Our home is located in Los Balcones, a quiet neighborhood that's a 10-minute walk to Centro San Miguel de Allende. Enjoy all SMA has to offer but leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and retire to the quiet of Los Balcones. We are also a 10-minute walk to the Jardin botanical, El Charco del Ingenio. Our numerous terraces afford views of the city as well as the surrounding hills. The evening skies are magnificent at night for stargazing.
More about us
We are both retired educators from California.
This is our first year of retirement and looking forward to traveling the world!
We have three children and two grandchildren who have visited our house and given their stamp of approval!
More restaurants than you could ever try during one visit! Within a 10-15 minute walk there are dozens and a $2.50 taxi will get you to even more choices. You can choose from several 4/5 Star restaurants, dozens of cantinas, tasty Italian, and outdoor venues!
El Gato Negro and El Manantial, two of the oldest in town. Berlin and Limerick are across the street from each other with great food at one and dancing at the other. Luna Rooftop at the Rosewood Hotel provides tapas, music, and the best views in town.
Too many to list, with a Starbucks if one needs one.
Fabrica Aurora, an old mill, provides local artists with a place to display and sell their art. You will find jewelry, clothes, pottery, antiques, fabric art, etc, etc. Two cafes are on site with excellent fare.
Bit of culture
The entire city of San Miguel de Allende is about culture. A vast variety of music can be enjoyed almost every night from classical performances to Mariachis in the Central Gardens. Many restaurants have local musicians playing regularly and the local newspaper will keep you informed as to where and when. Seven beautiful churches, each with a story , are within walking distance. Dozens of art galleries dot each street. Lectures and movies are provided at the local library
Walks in the park
Parque Juarez and El Charco are two of the largest and most popular. El Charco is an ecological preserve that charges a small fee (40 pesos) to enter whereas Parque Juarez is a city park. Juarez has something for everyone, a playground for children, basketball courts for athletes (we take our boys and grandchildren here), exercise machines, and artists selling their work on weekends.
Spot of exercise
If walking all day doesn't tire you out, there are several gyms throughout the city. Rosewood has an upscale, full service gym with sauna and steam rooms. Lots of masseurs in town who will relieve your soreness for a fraction of what it would cost in many large cities.
Quanajuato, birthplace of Diego Rivera and a university town, is about a 90 minute drive and well-worth a day visit. Mexico City is about three hours by bus or car. Buses in Mexico are very comfortable and popular modes of transportation. Canada de la Virgen, an archeological site, is about 20 minutes outside of town. Several hot springs are also a 15-20 minute cab ride away.