A charming Spanish colonial city with a UNESCO world heritage designation, a truly magical place. Nestled in the central highlands of Mexico, it is a mecca for creative inspiration. Condé Nast Traveler dubbed San Miguel the #1 city in the world in 2013 for its vibrant culture, ideal climate, beautifully preserved colonial architecture, laid back ambiance, thriving arts and artisanal food scene. It is a place many come to visit and decide to never leave.

We chose this as our base because beauty—high and low—abounds in this town: colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, rich colors and textures, abundant nature, magnificent sunsets/magical light and, due to its world heritage sight designation, no advertising or signage to clutter the visual landscape. There is a strong sense of community here with a diverse population; the locals mingling with people from all corners of the world. There is so much room to maneuver here, constantly inspired, constantly refreshed.

Much has been written lately singing the praises ofSan Miguel de Allende. Travel and Leisure wrote this piece which does a beautiful job of capturing the magic of SMA: http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/mexico-magico