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Tours & Activities

Tours and activities information. If you dont know what to do or where to go in your next visit to Mexico.

San Miguel de Allende What to Do

What to do in San Miguel de Allende

Last December I went with one of my friends to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende is a proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site attracting thousands of tourists and new residents from abroad every year. (2008) It was chosen for its well- preserved Baroque colonial architecture and its role in the Mexican War of Independence.

And last year was named the Best City in the world by travelers at the Travel + Leisure Magazine “World’s Best Awards for 2017”.

San Miguel is a beautiful colonial city with charming streets, stunning architecture, narrow stoned streets full of high hills, churches, parks, and breathtaking views.

I spend there only 3 days and I didn’t visit a huge part of my agenda, but I loved and enjoyed every second.

Mexican Colonials Cities have history, they have old personality and that charming and calm atmosphere that I used to feel at my grandma house.

San Miguel was packed. We didn’t make any reservations, and we plan our agenda in the taxi going from Queretaro to SMA. Unfortunately, most of the activities and restaurants didn’t have open spaces until 7 days later, so one very important thing if you travel on a high season is to book most of the activities before your trip.

These are my recommendations of what to do if you decide to visit San Miguel in High Season:

1.- Don’t forget your walking shoes, two pairs will be better. It is better to walk around because the traffic is crazy and there are no traffic lights, you will need to stop in every corner and people always go first. There are a lot of art crafts stores and pretty things to see in every street.

2.- Define where to eat at least 45 minutes before you are hungry because that is the regular waiting time (In a high season like December). All restaurants around in downtown area are good, if you want to have a lovely view of the city then take a taxi and go to “El Palomar” hotel and go to their Restaurant: Antonia. For breakfast Casa Carly or Los Milagros.

3.- The city is full of beautiful churches, visit everyone that you can, San Miguel Arcangel Cathedral is the landmark of the city, you will notice it as soon as you arrive at the main central square. Baroque style and is pink!

4.- Weddings, you will see weddings every day and in every church and they go around the main square with live music like mariachis or tambora and they offer tequila and flowers to the people, just follow the group and enjoy the moment.

5.- Casa de Allende Museum is at one side of the Cathedral. And like 5 blocks from here there is the Popular Toy Museum called “La Esquina” it has a beautiful view of the city and have a huge exhibition of Mexican Toys from the past and also present toys that people in small towns handmade for their kids.

If you want to book your hotel at San Miguel de Allende with the best fares, click this link: Visit San Miguel

San Miguel does not have an airport you will fly to Queretaro or Guanajuato city and from there take a taxi or a shuttle.

Tulum Xtreme Tour

Tulum Xtreme Tour with Aventuras Mayas

I went in March to the Tulum Xtreme tour from Aventuras Mayas operator.  In this tour you go to Tulum, enjoy zip lines, rappel, snorkel, and underground rivers. This tour is an all day tour.

Tulum Site Visit.

You will start your day with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum, where the group will know about the Mayan people and this spectacular site from the certified local guide.

Tulum is a great choice to visit if you want to know about the history of the Mayas, this place is a Pre-Columbian Mayan walled city, it was built on a cliff by the caribbean sea. From there, the Mayas could see all the boats approaching from any way. This site was the entrance port for the grand trade area that the Mayas had with the other groups. In war times, Tulum were the best point of surveillance.

Tulum View

Great View of Tulum Site

The archaeological site of Tulum is very close to Playa del Carmen and Cancun, and the infrastructure to get to the site is very good, a big parking lot for the buses and cars, a commerce area with clean restrooms, small snacks places, souvenirs stores and even a Starbucks. There is a small transportation that will take you to the entrance of the wall, if you don’t want to walk this distance.

Inside the surrounding wall, where is the archaeological site there is no bathrooms or any market place so please before you go to this area, take your time to use the restrooms have a drink or wait until you return from visit the area.

Beach at Tulum site

Xtreme Tulum Aventuras Mayas

Tulum Xtreme Tour: zip-line, rappel & snorkel

After we visit and enjoy Tulum, we were taken to Aventuras Mayas activities center, there, we enjoy the other part of the day doing a zip-line circuit, free rappel and snorkel in an under ground river that you have access by an open cenote or sinkhole.

Zip Line Tour

Zip Lines Equipment Tour

The area is a natural reserve where you can enjoy from the nature all around, the people that is in charge of the area take a very good care of it, they do recycling, they use only local  material and take care of the environment.

One thing that I really like was how they take care of the visitants, they have very good safety regulations and their equipment is in very good shape.

Under ground River Riviera Maya

Snorkel Tour at Underground River

You can enjoy the extreme activities or if you chicken out from one (like I did with the rappel thing), you can wait for your group relaxing in an hammock or walking around taking great pictures of the jungle, the palapas and the coaties.

After the activities you will enjoy a local meal: grill chicken, black beans and rice, also they have spaghetti, nachos and mashed potatoes. And a salad bar with guacamole!!! corn tortillas and salsas.

 

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