On our way to San Miguel Allende, We decided to make a stop in San Ignacio Cerro Gordo for some food and sight seen it is only a 1hr and 30min drive from Guadalajara, but it might as well be a world apart. San Ignacio is an incredibly small town so you can walk to pretty much everywhere, a Small town with so much to offer. San Ignacio makes for the perfect day trip.
This quaint little town has a lot of charm. Friendly people and laid-back atmosphere are what I love most about this town. On your next Guadalajara trip, you might want to make time to visit. I 100% recommend making a stop in San Ignacio CG, Makes for a great exploring off the beaten path. Hike the Cerro and get an incredible view of the town and all of the mescal there is also a Tequilera you can tour, or you can go explore the streets of the town.
Our day began at the Plaza, We had beans and potato tacos for breakfast from a street vendor and juice from the local loncheria. Most if not all of the food restaurants or vendors have been offering their delicious food for decades, with secret family recipes! It makes the food and customer service that more special and personal.
The best part was walking around the plaza people watching and enjoying our snacks there were a few handcrafted vendors. On Sundays, The Plaza is much more lively full of food stands and small handcrafted shops.
After walking the narrow sidewalks, Mia and I stopped for some handcrafted Popsicles. That’s another charm about the town everyone with a business puts a lot of effort and love into what they sell.
I Hope you guys get a chance to experience this amazing little charming town. After a few hours in San Ignacio, We headed out to San Miguel de Allende.
After 3 hours and 30 minutes of pure picturesque drive to San Miguel Allende from San Ignacio Cerro Gordo. We made it to the town known as El Corazón De Mexico San Miguel Allende has been awarded the best city in the world. You guys have no idea how much I wanted to visit and I am already planning my visit back, I fell in love!
1st stop the hotel, We stayed in a charming eco-friendly place called hotel Casa San Miguel. The hotel is right in the heart of San Miguel de Allende only about two blocks from the main square plaza. In the middle of the hotel, you will find the perfect garden to drink your morning coffee or you can take it your coffee up the colorful staircase to get a morning sunrise view of the city.
Once caffeinated I was ready for the day to start. Just a few blocks from the hotel there was the plaza and a pink church la Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel a neo-Gothic church built-in the 17th century with impressive details.
I got lost walking the cobblestone streets taking photos and admiring the colonial architecture. It is so easy to pop into stores and cafes for a snack on the go.
We had lunch at Nectar it is a vegan restaurant but they do offer farm eggs, I had the enfrijoladas Mia had the fruit. The Ambient is incredible you can see hummingbirds flying around you.
for dinner, we went to la motienda an Oaxaca inspired restaurant I had the mushroom tacos, The best mushroom tacos I have ever had in my life! The restaurant has an amazing rooftop you can eat with a view of the city.
I think there is only one way to tour the city and that is by taking a train. The train Picks you up from the main plaza, There is a friendly guide inside the train. It took us around town telling us the history of San Miguel, and all the way up to the mirador where you can get a perfect view of the whole city. There is a handcrafted candy store on the top of the mirado it is the Perfect chance to buy authentic Mexican candy.
After the train tour, we did some more walking and found the Mercado Mia did some shopping and I found some delicious snacks. This town needs a whole weekend to explore Wine vineyards, La Gruta and El Jardin Botanico located on the outskirts of town and so much more!
THIS IS WHERE I WOULD WANT TO STAY ON MY NEXT VISIT