The Best Place In The World Is Also The Most Romantic Place In Mexico
Many couples have found their marriage and relationships stronger by traveling and seeing the world together. And if you’ve been looking for some of the most romantic and memorable places for your next couple trip, then why not check out this beautiful place hidden inside Mexico to change things up?
San Miguel de Allende is a World Heritage Site famous for its colorful and artful Baroque/Neoclassical colonial structures. It has been voted by thousands of experienced travelers as Travel + Leisure’s best city of the world last year for its culinary scene and rich culture.
The streets are lined up with centuries-old stucco homes, Moorish arches, stone-floored courtyards, cantera columns, exposed wood-beam ceilings, and doors that make for nice castle front doors. There are many vibrantly colored streets to explore, as well, as a home to many artists and art and cultural institutes that practically saved the town from becoming a ghost town after an influenza pandemic during the start of the 20th century. Now, art has become its core, with numerous galleries, museums, towering churches, and botanical gardens perfect for those with discerning tastes.
Beautiful streets and artsy vibe
San Miguel de Allende is famous for its beautiful, colorful streets that make for postcard perfect shots. The city is lined with hidden gems, massive street art, and lovely restaurants serving authentic Mexican dishes you’ll never get enough of.
When staying at San Miguel de Allende, make sure you’re staying with the best. Hotel Matilda has won the Best Hotel in Mexico by the Travel + Leisure Awards and the 3rd Best Hotel in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2016. The hotel features beautiful and pet-friendly rooms, and a quaint but lovely infinity pool, perfect for a romantic and relaxing stay in Mexico.
La Gruta Spa
And if you’re looking to relax, check out La Gruta (The Grotto)’s open air pools and indoor hot spring. La Gruta offers aromatherapy, a lap pool, and large temescal (traditional Mexican steam bath), and even restaurants and juice bars to rejuvenate the body and the soul. And the star of the spa is the hot spring, which is essentially a grotto where hot water gushed from a dark rocky cave—which you can enter, by the way.
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
At the center of the town sits the magnificent pink parish church that looks straight right out of a fairytale. The towering church was designed by Zeferino Gutiérrez in the late 19th century and at its feet is the El Jardin, the social heart of the city and venue for its many fiestas and live music. The center is alive any time of the day, a place where the locals and tourists gather for food, music, and beautiful photos.
Fábrica La Aurora
What was once a textile factory in 1902 has now been transformed into a home of Mexican culture and art, housing galleries, furniture, design stores, a bookstore, cafe, exhibition spaces, and studios for local artists. The space has preserved some of its original industrial machineries to complement the artistic spaces and paraphernalia. Art walks, open studios, and several events are held in the space throughout the year.
Luna’s Rooftop Tapas Bar
Food and wine paired with a spectacular view: that’s the Rosewood promise. Luna’s Rooftop Tapas Bar is located at the top of Rosewood Hotel and offers a perfect al fresco setting any time of the day. Get the best seat and views in town as you sip a glass of wine made from the community vineyards and share a lovely meal featuring Mexico’s finest cuisine.
La Casa Dragones
It was once the former stables for the Dragones calvary battalion in the 17th century in San Miguel, and now serves one of the best bottles of tequila in the world. La Casa Dragones offers a beautiful and romantic private tequila tasting experience that makes for a perfect vacation cap.