Do You Know the Real Mexico?



Best of Mexico Travel is based on our love of the art, culture, history, music and people of Mexico. Please accept our friendly invitation to join us on an adventure and exploration travel trip throughout the Mexico we know and live in every day ...

... and then you too will come to know the real Mexico.

In order to provide you, our web site visitors, with REAL and useful information, we are building out Best of Mexico Travel one city at a time. We are starting out with one of our favorites and where we have chosen to live, San Miguel de Allende ...

... So when you are ready, please click on the San Miguel button on the left hand column to get started.

We are actively continuing to build Best-of-Mexico-Travel.com. Very soon you will be able to visit Best of Mexico Travel to see...

  • Our favorite colonial villages and cities.
  • Our favorite beach vacation spots.
  • Our favorite hotels, resorts and restaurants.
  • Private villa rentals from the perspective of a private rental-villa manager and proprietor.
  • Some of the many world famous and some not so world famous but fun restaurants and night-spots.
  • Recreational activities from the perspective of active participants in many of these experiences.
  • Captivating historical and archeological sites and ruins.
  • Owning real estate in Mexico as a foreigner: the honest pros and cons - having been there and done that - prior to Jeff's adding Mexican citizenship to his profile.

So grab your passport and let's get started...

Two years ago, after running businesses and spending many years as full time residents living at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas, we decided it was time for a change from the beautiful ecology of Los Cabos...

los cabos

... to a destination which would enable us to re-invigorate our souls with some of the world's most fascinating art, music, history and culture.

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Our exploration trip was going to be for a month and we would restrict ourselves to covering only some of Carmen's favorite parts of central Mexico, the region known as the Bajio, a region which we both considered as an ideal and safe place to spend the next chapter of our lives.

Our Mexico Travel trip begins in Guadalajara and ends up in the city which we both found to be the perfect balance for our lifestyle, San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato. At the end of our brief journey, we were clearly able to make our final decision about our relocation, which was to make San Miguel de Allende our new home.

Wealthy or trying to live on a fixed income, there is always an outstretched hand from the locals to outsiders. San Miguel's residents are a vibrant mix of Mexicans, American and Canadian ex-patriots, and seasonal visitors.

On this particular trip, which we explore by car, we visit Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Morelia, Puebla, Tepoztlan, Cuernavaca, Malinalco, Patzcuaro, Chalula, Guanajuato, Queretero and San Miguel de Allende.

Our web site also covers many of our other favorite spots in Mexico that we didn't actually cover on this trip, but have visited or have lived in previously.

Later, we hope you will share your stories and photographs here on our web site: best-of-mexico-travel.com so that you can join us as contributors to this constantly expanding knowledge base and then we can all pay our experiences forward, as they say.

Table of Contents

About Us In San Miguel
What makes this Web site tick? Here's a little bit about us and our lives in San Miguel to give you some perspective on where we are coming from and what's behind our web pages
Best-of-Mexico-Travel.Com Contact Us Page
Contact us form for Best of Mexico Travel
Traveling to San Miguel - How to get to San Miguel de Allende
Best methods of traveling to San Miguel de Allende. See our recommendations and links to major modes of transportation to San Miguel
Privacy Policy
Best-of-Mexico-Travel.com Privacy Policy
Off-Site Resources and Links of Interest
Links to web pages of value
Bernal
Bernal, is a tiny picturesque village 20 minutes north of Tequisquiapan. This town is classified in Spanish as a
Guanajuato
Visit Guanajuato - one of Mexico's most charming colonial-era cities.
Queretaro
Queretaro, previously a colonial city located in central Mexico and adorned with inspiring baroque architecture is now a modern city of .of nearly one million people.
Pozos
MINERAL DE POZOS was once an opulent colonial city which lived through several gold bonanzas from 1576 through the Revolution of 1910.
San Miguel de Allende, Where Artists and Art Lovers Converge
Transport yourselves back in time 250 years to San Miguel. Valuable tips about visiting our safe, friendly and picturesque city from the perspectives of a bi-cultural couple who live here year-round.
San Miguel History
San Miguel History - from Pre-hispanic to present day. Starting with the era of the pyramids built by the Otomi ancestors in the period 350-900 A.D.
San Miguel Activities
Think there are limited San Miguel Activities? Think again. There are a variety of activities in San Miguel.
San Miguel Spas, Wellness Retreats, Yoga Centers and Thermal Baths
San Miguel spas,wellness retreats, yoga centers and thermal baths offer an excellent way to relax and rejuvinate in a healthy and scenic environment.
San Miguel Adventures
Comprehensive listing of San Miguel Adventures including hiking, mountain biking, walking tours, horseback riding, golf, ATV tours, thermal baths rock climbing and hot-air balloon rides.
San Miguel Golf
San Miguel Golf - We now have two courses to choose from in San Miguel. So if you want to fit golf into your agenda when you visit historic and cultural San Miguel de Allende, bring your clubs.
San Miguel Tours
San Miguel Tours is a comprehensive listing of all types of tours and activities for your stay in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
San Miguel Cooking Classes
San Miguel cooking classes are a great way to get in touch with the local culture. We will help you find them...them...
San Miguel Restaurants
The best San Miguel Restaurants are presented in an easy to follow guide. Selecting our choices out of the more than 250 registered restaurants in San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel Restaurants Page 2 Continued
The best San Miguel Restaurants are presented in an easy to follow guide. Selecting our choices out of the more than 250 registered restaurants in San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel Art Galleries and Artists
Looking for information on San Miguel Art Galleries, artists and art classes? We have a current list , brief overviews, and links to the web sites all available with one click.
San Miguel Day Trips
Don't miss these great one day trips from San Miguel. All just a short drive from San Miguel, they all bring you close to seeing Mexico's cultural past.
Guanajuato History
Visit Guanajuato, Mexico whre you can go back in time to the rich Spanish colonial era.
Guanajuato Museums
The city of Guanajuato, cultural capital of the Bajio region in central Mexico, is one of the most charming destinations in the nation.
Guanajuato Architecture and Historical Sites
Built in the colonial era, Guanajuato's Historic Center will impress you with its civic and religious buildings. Guanajuato is one of the most charming destinations in Mexico.
San Miguel Hotels A-Z Comprehensive Source Guide
San Miguel Hotels guide lists all types of accommodations in and around San Miguel de Allende, offering summaries, links, contact information and offers helpful information for all budgets.
San Miguel Hotels and Accommodations Guide
San Miguel Hotels guide lists all types of accommodations in and around San Miguel de Allende, offering summaries, links, contact information and offers helpful information for all budgets.
San Miguel Art Galleries and Artists
Looking for information on San Miguel Art Galleries, artists and art classes? We have a current list , brief overviews, and links to the web sites all available with one click.
San Miguel Art Galleries and Artists
Looking for information on San Miguel Art Galleries, artists and art classes? We have a current list , brief overviews, and links to the web sites all available with one click.
San Miguel Artists
Looking for information on San Miguel Artists, galleries and art classes? We have a current list , brief overviews, and links to the web sites all available with one click.
Guanajuato At Night
Guanajuato comes to life at night. Stroll though the Jardin Union, stop at one of the sidewalk cafes for a drink or dinner and be sure to watch the strolling minstrels called Estudiantinas.
Guanajuato Hotels
Visit Guanajuato, Mexico and stay in one of the luxury Guanajuato hotels where you can go back in time to the rich Spanish colonial era.
Queretaro Architecture and Historical Sites
Queretaro, founded in 1531, is a colonial city located in central Mexico and is adorned with inspiring architecture typical of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Queretaro History
Queretaro, previously a colonial city located in central Mexico and adorned with inspiring baroque architecture is now a modern city of nearly one million people.
Queretaro Museums
Queretaro, a colonial city located in central Mexico and adorned with inspiring baroque architecture played a crucial role in Mexican history and has several significant museums worth visiting.
Queretaro Hotels
Queretaro Hotels offer a convenient way to explore this historical colonial city in central Mexico.
Mexico Airport Transport and Shuttle Service
Listing, contact information and web page links for private and shuttle services for transportation from Mexico airports to hotels and surrounding areas.
Guanajuato Tours
Tour Guanajuato - one of Mexico's most charming colonial-era cities.
Queretaro Tours
Tour Queretaro, a colonial city located in central Mexico and adorned with inspiring baroque architecture played a crucial role in Mexican history and has several significant museums worth visiting.
Queretaro and the Sierra Gorda Region
Your visit to Queretaro would not be complete without spending a weekend in the Sierra Gorda region, about a 30 miunurte drive from Queretaro. This is the heart of the wine region of the Bahio.
Tequisquiapan - The Gateway to the Sierra Gorda
Tequisquiapan is famous for its thermal hotsprihttp://wwngs, and for being the center of the wine and cheese area. It is becoming a popular tourist destination for Mexico City and Queretaro residents.
Queretaro Business Hotels
Apart from the many Queretaro business hotels, here are a few that merit a closer look for your business travel needs.
Franciscan Missions of the Sierra Gorda
Queretaro's Sierra Gorda is also home to the Franciscan Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take the “Missions Tour” to view ancient, ornate missions and churches built by Franciscan monks.
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