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Picture this...

Envision beginning each day with the stunning beauty of San Miguel de Allende, awakening to the gentle hues of dawn painting the historic town, as you embrace the morning in your most natural state. This is not just a daybreak; it's the start of something transformative.

Indulge in a luxurious six night retreat set against the backdrop of San Miguel's enchanting streets and vibrant cultural tapestry. Savor the gourmet creations of a private chef, serving up morning breakfast and the view of the churches while we enjoy rooftop dining at night.

This retreat welcomes a select group of 6-12 men, ensuring an intimate atmosphere perfect for forging deep connections. Share laughter and stories under the spell of San Miguel's magical evenings, enjoy leisurely swims in the heated pool, or explore the artistic soul of a town that could soon become a new home for Bob and me. It's a week dedicated to building friendships that resonate deeply and endure.

I promise you, from the moment you decide to join us, every aspect of this journey will be crafted to offer an unparalleled experience. We are dedicated to making this the most memorable adventure you've ever embarked on, taking care of every detail to guarantee a worry-free, enriching retreat.

But this trip is more than just an escape to a picturesque town; it's an opportunity to connect with a group of men who share your enthusiasm for discovery and brotherhood. We've curated a series of unique experiences designed to inspire personal growth, challenge your perceptions, and create unforgettable moments with your new companions.

Relax with the assurance of an all-inclusive package that covers everything from airport pickups to meals, activities, and accommodations—no surprises, just complete transparency.

From the moment of your arrival to our fond goodbye, we handle all the logistics. Whether you're in search of adventure or seeking tranquility, this exceptional vacation in San Miguel de Allende promises to be filled with stories and memories that you'll cherish forever.


Picture yourself spending six enchanting nights in San Miguel de Allende, nestled in an exquisite villa that mirrors the town’s magical charm, with amenities that promise luxury and tranquility. This retreat will be your sanctuary, a place to unwind and recharge amidst the beauty and cultural richness of San Miguel.

Join a select group of like-minded men, all searching for a pause from everyday life, eager to rejuvenate and return with renewed focus and vitality. In this captivating setting, you’ll forge deep connections, diving into the unique blend of history, art, and culinary delights that San Miguel offers. Let the cobblestone streets, the vibrant hues of buildings, and the soothing sounds of local musicians transport you. Explore the town’s renowned galleries, taste the gourmet offerings, and share in the simple joy of rooftop gatherings under the stars with your newfound friends.

Embrace the artistic soul of San Miguel, a town that thrives on creativity and community. Revel in the elegance of its colonial architecture, the warmth of its people, and the unforgettable experiences that await at every turn. This journey is more than a getaway; it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in a place where every moment is a treasure, promising memories that will resonate long after you depart. Seize this chance for an unparalleled adventure in San Miguel de Allende, where the magic of the town is matched only by the bonds you’ll create and the stories you’ll take home.

Let Me Take You To One of My Favorite Cities

I'll take you on a personal journey through San Miguel de Allende, introducing you to my favorite hideaways for shopping, people-watching, enjoying a delicious meal, finding moments of tranquility, and indulging in the art of self-care. By unveiling these cherished spots, you'll gain an intimate understanding of what makes San Miguel truly unique, enriching your experience in this culturally rich town.

San Miguel de Allende is celebrated for its safe and welcoming environment, radiating an air of warmth that's particularly inviting to the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you're drawn to the idea of sipping coffee in a quaint café, wandering through vibrant markets, or unwinding in a lush garden oasis, you'll find the freedom to explore and enjoy San Miguel in a way that resonates with you.

Step off the well-trodden path to experience the authentic heart of Mexico. Stroll along cobblestone streets lined with historic colonial architecture, discover eclectic shops and galleries, and visit centuries-old churches that stand as testaments to the town's rich heritage. Relish in the culinary delights of local kitchens, from traditional Mexican dishes to innovative fusion cuisine, all while being enveloped in the enchanting atmosphere that is quintessentially San Miguel. Let the town's artistic spirit and bohemian vibe inspire you, creating unforgettable memories.

This trip offers more than just a scenic getaway; it's an immersive blend of relaxation, cultural exploration, and personal discovery. You'll return home with your soul enriched, carrying a treasure trove of memories, a deeper appreciation for Mexico's magic, and lasting connections with the wonderful people you'll meet in San Miguel de Allende.

Our Stellar Villa - Casa Sweet Casa

San Miguel de Allende, a vibrant and historical town nestled in the heart of Mexico, is renowned for its colonial architecture, cobbled streets, and rich cultural tapestry. This luxurious colonial villa, situated just a stone's throw from the iconic Parroquia, offers an unparalleled blend of comfort, elegance, and convenience, ensuring your stay is nothing short of magical.

During your visit, you'll experience the epitome of luxury living. This Casa, a lavish residence designed to cater to the most discerning guests, stands proudly in the town's center, offering easy access to San Miguel's enchanting attractions by a gentle, flat walk. Every element of this opulent villa celebrates the joy of living, from the dedicated staff to the exquisite on-site amenities, providing you with the ultimate retreat to unwind, rejuvenate, and reconnect.

Perched in the heart of San Miguel, this 8-bedroom villa enchants visitors with its breathtaking views of the town's magical skyline and the mesmerizing spectacle of fireworks lighting up the night. The villa's thoughtful design includes multiple terraces and a luxurious swimming pool, allowing for both grand gatherings under the stars and serene moments of solitude.

Each bedroom is a sanctuary of indulgence, boasting gloriously comfortable beds and, in many cases, en-suite private bathrooms. Selected rooms feature balconies or large windows framing the stunning vistas of San Miguel. The villa's décor, a harmonious blend of wood, stone, and tile, exudes a robust masculine energy, while the generous room sizes ensure you feel far removed from the confines of an ordinary hotel stay, inviting you into a world of luxury adventure among friends.

The infinity pool will become your haven of relaxation, part of a 15,000-square-foot villa that seamlessly blends lavish living spaces with intimate dining areas. The villa's attentive team, including a talented chef, an estate manager, and a dedicated maid, work in concert to deliver an experience that will leave you feeling like royalty.


Casa Recreo offers the charm of San Miguel right at your doorstep, with the added conveniences of onsite secured parking and accessibility. The villa is equipped with everything you need for a perfect stay, including:

  • Daily maid service to ensure your surroundings are always pristine.
  • A rooftop terrace that affords unparalleled views of the city, perfect for evening gatherings or solitary reflection.
  • An onsite chef is ready to cater to your culinary desires, with breakfast omelets and pancakes freshly prepared each morning.
  • For those seeking relaxation, an in-house professional masseuse and therapist can provide rejuvenating treatments (please inquire for details).

Your stay at Casa Recreo promises not just a vacation but a journey into the heart of San Miguel de Allende, surrounded by beauty, luxury, and unparalleled service, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.

Savoring San Miguel: A Street Food Odyssey

Dive into the culinary heart of San Miguel de Allende with its exquisite Street Food! Envision wandering through the enchanting streets of San Miguel de Allende, where every corner unveils a new taste sensation designed just for you. In this city, street food transcends simple sustenance; it explores Mexico's deep-rooted flavors. Imagine yourself relishing various snacks and refreshing beverages or perhaps indulging in a robust sandwich or a full-fledged meal, all served by the quaint kiosks, mobile vendors, and endearing locals on bicycles and pushcarts.

But there's even more to discover! Beyond the exceptional restaurants in San Miguel de Allende that showcase diverse cuisines, the real soul of local dining thrives in its street food culture. This is where culinary magic comes to life. You'll encounter everything from lively market stalls to the cozy homes of local grandmothers offering homemade tamales straight from their kitchens. This isn't merely dining; it's immersing yourself in Mexico's most genuine and heartfelt experience.

For the perfect ending, look for artisans creating fresh churros. This cherished street dessert is a sweet culmination to your gastronomic journey you wouldn't want to overlook. So, are you prepared to revel in this sensory feast? San Miguel de Allende's street food is calling your name!

The Delights…

Join us in San Miguel de Allende for a trip filled with unique experiences tailored to every taste. Here's a glimpse of the possibilities:

  • Explore Aurora Fabrica: Immerse yourself in a world of art at Aurora Fabrica, where galleries, antiques, and artworks await. Venture further into local artists' shops for hidden treasures.
  • Shop at Mercado de Artesanías: Discover souvenirs and beautiful Talavera pieces in this vibrant market, showcasing the best of local craftsmanship.
  • Mexican Residency Chat: Over coffee, let's discuss the benefits and process of obtaining a Mexican Residency card—a step towards making San Miguel a part of your life.
  • Cultural Immersion: Choose from a relaxing tai chi class or a flavorful cooking class, or connect with the local gay community for a deeper dive into San Miguel's vibrant culture.
  • Adventure Option: For those seeking a unique experience, consider visiting the local gay bathhouse, an off-the-beaten-path exploration with safety and comfort in mind.

These are just a few of the activities we might indulge in during our stay, each offering a different way to connect with the magic of San Miguel.

A Romantic Cultural Haven with a Dash of Queer-Friendly Fun

San Miguel de Allende, nestled in the heart of Mexico, presents itself as an idyllic cultural retreat, radiating a charm that captivates travelers seeking a romantic escape. This picturesque town is famed for its cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and vibrant arts scene. In stark contrast to the pulsing nightclubs of Cancun, San Miguel offers a serene atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture and history. While not a traditional party hotspot, the town provides a selection of queer-friendly spots that promise a welcoming and festive experience.

San Miguel's Cultural Appeal

San Miguel de Allende is renowned for its serene ambiance and rich cultural offerings. Cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and an array of art galleries set the scene for an enchanting experience away from the typical party atmosphere.

Romantic and Cultural Experience

The heart of San Miguel de Allende beats with a rhythm of art and history, making it the perfect backdrop for romance. Couples can walk hand-in-hand through El Jardín, the main square, or enjoy a hot air balloon ride at sunrise for breathtaking views. Art enthusiasts are drawn to the Fabrica La Aurora, a former textile factory turned into an art and design center boasting local and international artists' work. Cultural festivals such as the Festival Internacional Cervantino invite visitors to immerse themselves in music, dance, and theater, enhancing San Miguel's reputation as a sanctuary for the arts.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Spots

While subtle in its nightlife, San Miguel offers inclusive spaces where the LGBTQ+ community can feel welcome. MAMA MIA, with its blend of Latin and Italian cuisines and multiple bar areas, provides a lively setting where diversity is celebrated. Its rooftop terrace, La Terraza, is particularly popular for its panoramic views and inviting atmosphere. Cantina La 21 Unica further solidifies the town's queer-friendly reputation, offering a cozy spot for margaritas and live mariachi performances, where individuals can embrace their identity without reservation. These venues embody the town's spirit of acceptance and leisure.

Popular Queer-Friendly Venues

San Miguel's charm includes a selection of venues that warmly welcome the queer community, providing spaces to enjoy good food, drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere.

MAMA MIA Overview

MAMA MIA has a reputation for its diverse bar environments and its acclaimed union of Latin and Italian cuisine. As they transition to a new location, their appeal remains strong. Known for its inclusivity, MAMA MIA caters to various preferences, especially at La Terraza, their rooftop terrace bar, where patrons can savor the ambiance and views.

Cantina La 21 Unica Experience

Cantina La 21 Unica offers a quaint Mexican cantina setting on Calle de Jesus, a stone's throw from the iconic Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel church. With a laid-back vibe perfect for unwinding, this spot serves an array of margaritas and tequila shots, accompanied by the sounds of live mariachi. Their menu features homemade Mexican specialties, ideal for a leisurely lunch or dinner.

Some Quick Facts About San Miguel de Allende

Before our journey to San Miguel de Allende, we'll host exclusive video calls for members to address any questions and allow everyone to get acquainted. Imagine the joy of being greeted by a friend you're yet to meet upon arrival.

My numerous visits to San Miguel have allowed me to uncover the town's enchanting allure, and I'm excited to share this hidden gem with you. Known for its vibrant arts scene, rich history, and welcoming atmosphere, San Miguel de Allende offers a unique escape into the heart of Mexico.

San Miguel is celebrated for its inclusive and warm community, where travelers, including those from the LGBTQ+ community, feel embraced and respected. English is widely spoken, making communication seamless, with translation apps ready to bridge any gaps.

Safety in San Miguel is a top priority, ensuring peace of mind as you explore the town's cobblestone streets, local markets, and cultural landmarks. The town is also a beacon of LGBTQ+ support, with various organizations advocating for equality and acceptance.

Our accommodations are nestled in a tranquil area, promising a serene haven amidst the town's lively spirit. San Miguel's architecture combines colonial charm with modern luxury, offering stunning views and a peaceful retreat.

Visiting San Miguel in late September transforms the experience, showcasing the town's cultural richness against a backdrop of pleasant weather. The period is ripe with local art, culinary delights, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in Mexican traditions and the vibrant community life. San Miguel in the fall is not just a trip; it's an invitation to explore, relax, and connect in one of Mexico's most magical towns.


What’s included

  • Exceptional Accommodation: 6 nights in a charming Villa in San Miguel de Allende, each room featuring a private bathroom.
  • Seamless Airport Transportation: Arrival and departure transfers are arranged by our dedicated team for a smooth journey.
  • Chef-Prepared Breakfasts: Daily breakfasts to start your day, prepared by our chef.
  • Rooftop Dining Experiences: Evenings spent exploring different rooftop restaurants with spectacular views and unique menus.
  • Leisure Beverages: Access a selection of beverages at the villa throughout your stay.
  • Daily Explorations and Activities: Tailored activities showcasing San Miguel's art, culture, and history, including discussions on Mexican residency, tai chi or cooking classes, and community connections.
  • In-Town Transportation: Arranged transportation within San Miguel for all group activities, ensuring easy navigation of the town.
  • All-Inclusive Tips and Gratuities: Ensuring a carefree and enjoyable experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of San Miguel de Allende.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to or from San Miguel de Allende
  • Excursions such as spas, boat rides, cooking classes, etc.
  • Hotel costs before/after the posted dates
  • Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance
  • Lunch will not be served daily, but there will be plenty of food, fruit, and snacks to enjoy
  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping and personal phone calls.

The San Miguel GoNaked Team

Nick - in addition to being the publisher of GoNaked Magazine and CEO of GoNaked Travel, Nick is known in professional circles as a dynamic instructor and workshop presenter. He has presented in all 50 states in the US, at numerous universities, and even for the White House staff.

At the age of 22, At the age of 22, an astrologer looked at my chart and said, “Oh, my! You’re going to be known for excelling at all kinds of things!  You’ll need a business card for this specialty, a business card for this other specialty….” Her prediction was correct..

As a serial entrepreneur, Nick has built several businesses, including GoNaked Magazine, a digital publication for male nudists. He also coaches individuals, helping them push beyond their perceived limitations and emphasizing that "success does not have a timeline."

Bob is Nick’s partner of 40 years and is responsible for giving Nick his sense of adventure. Bob is your guy for adventurous food. Corner him to talk about travel and food anytime!

This team is subject to change based on availability


  • Single Occupancy Pricing: If you're journeying solo and prefer the luxury of having a room to yourself, the cost is $3699 for one person per room.

  • Double Occupancy Savings: Traveling with a spouse or a friend? Each guest pays $2897 when sharing a room, making it a more budget-friendly option at $5794 for two.

  • Flexible Payment Options:

    • Initial Deposit: Secure your spot with an upfront $500 deposit.
    • Balanced Payments: After the deposit, the remaining balance is divided into 5 manageable payments.
    • "Chip Away" Payments: Prefer more flexibility? Make any amount of payment towards your balance at any time with our "Chip Away" option.

Terms and Conditions

All the Terms and Conditions, Terms of Conduct, and the Release and Limitations of Liabilities can be found here.

Please thoroughly read all of the documents. You will need to agree to the terms when you register for this trip.

Those documents include:

Dinners, Tours, Events, and Classes

Your vacation is your special time -- you can be as active or lazy as you wish!

This is a tentative schedule of events and dining. All are subject to change based on availability, weather, etc.

Please read the event details.

We will add more excursions as we get closer to our vacation time!

Airport Transport from BJX (Leon) Airport


Begin your adventure in unmatched style the moment you land at BJX Airport.

Our luxury transport service promises more than just a journey from point A to B; it's your first taste of the extraordinary experiences that await. After making it through customs and immigration, meet Nick and Bob for cocktails at the airport restaurant. At 4:30 pm, we'll be greeted by our professional and discreet chauffeur, ready to whisk us away to our stunning San Miguel villa.

Sink into the plush comfort of a high-end vehicle, where every detail has been carefully curated for your relaxation and enjoyment. Savor complimentary refreshments, onboard Wi-Fi, and ambient music, setting the perfect tone for your retreat. This isn't just a transfer; it's an elegant transition to the relaxation and luxury that define your upcoming stay with us. Welcome to a seamless blend of comfort, style, and exclusivity from your first moment in San Miguel.

Rooftop Dining at La Doña

Your culinary journey in San Miguel de Allende begins at La Doña de San Miguel, a gem tucked away in the heart of the city, where the essence of Mexican cuisine is celebrated with a modern twist. As you step into La Doña, you're enveloped by an ambiance that combines rustic elegance with a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant's menu, curated with passion and precision, features an array of dishes that are both a nod to traditional Mexican flavors and a testament to culinary innovation.

Imagine savoring your first bite under the soft glow of handcrafted lanterns, surrounded by the murmur of delighted guests and the enchanting melodies of local musicians. Each dish tells a story of heritage and creativity, from the smoky depth of a mole poblano to the refreshing zest of a ceviche, crafted with the freshest local ingredients. Paired with an expertly selected wine or a hand-shaken margarita, your meal at La Doña de San Miguel isn't just a dinner; it's an immersive experience that sets the tone for your exquisite adventure in this cultural haven.

Walking Tour of San Miguel de Allende

Explore the heart of San Miguel de Allende with our exclusive walking tour, designed to enchant and inform. Begin your day stepping onto the storied cobblestone streets, each turn revealing the vivid tableau of this city's soul. San Miguel whispers stories of its past to those who wander its pathways, from the kaleidoscopic hues of colonial buildings to the intricate details etched into doorways and facades.

The highlight of your exploration is the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, an architectural marvel that dominates the city's skyline with its stunning pink spires. This iconic church is a visual masterpiece and a beacon of history and culture, standing guard over the city's rich heritage. Our knowledgeable guides will share tales and secrets of San Miguel's landmarks, offering insights that go beyond the surface.

This walking tour isn't merely a sightseeing trip; it's an intimate journey through time, art, and architecture. You'll leave with a deeper appreciation of this UNESCO World Heritage site, carrying with you the spirit and stories of San Miguel de Allende. Join us for an unforgettable day of discovery, where every corner holds a new surprise, and every moment is steeped in history.

Rooftop Dining at Cielo

Guests are invited to elevate their dining experience at Cielo, where the skyline of San Miguel de Allende becomes an integral part of the ambiance. Perched atop a charming edifice, Cielo offers a terrace that presents one of the city's most stunning vistas. As evening approaches and the sky blooms with shades of orange and pink, there’s no finer venue to relish the moment.

At Cielo, the selection of wines and cocktails is meticulously curated to enhance the visual feast with a gustatory delight that’s just as impressive. From robust reds and refreshing whites to innovative cocktails that sparkle with creativity, each beverage is crafted to perfection, ensuring that every visit is transformed into an unforgettable experience.

Cielo aims to preserve an atmosphere of sophistication and tranquility for all its patrons. To this end, it is noted that pets are kindly asked to remain at home, and the establishment welcomes adults and those over the age of 18 after 3:00 pm, to maintain the serene and exclusive dining environment.

Cielo promises an evening where the beauty of San Miguel de Allende meets unparalleled culinary artistry. It’s not merely a meal; it’s an experience that guests will treasure, long after they’ve stepped down from the terrace into the lively streets below.

Treasure Hunting at Fabrica La Aurora

You'll love our visit to Fabrica La Aurora, an extraordinary transformation where history meets contemporary creativity. Once a bustling textile factory, this architectural marvel has been reimagined into a vibrant cultural hub, a treasure trove for art lovers and collectors alike. As you wander through the expansive halls, you'll discover an eclectic mix of art galleries, artist studios, and unique shops, each offering a glimpse into the artistic soul of San Miguel de Allende.

Treasure hunting at Fabrica La Aurora is an adventure in itself. Every corner and corridor invites you to uncover hidden gems, from avant-garde paintings and sculptures to handcrafted jewelry and bespoke furniture. It's a place where the past and present merge, offering endless inspiration and the thrill of discovery. Engage with local artists in their studios, witness the creative process in real time, and maybe even take home a piece of San Miguel's vibrant art scene.

But the experience doesn't end with art. Fabrica La Aurora is also home to chic restaurants and cozy cafés, perfect for reflecting on your finds over a delicious meal or a cup of coffee. It's more than just a destination; it's a journey through the creativity and culture that make San Miguel de Allende a beacon for artists and enthusiasts from around the globe.

Living the Dream: An Expat Cocktail Hour

Embark on an enlightening journey at our exclusive "Living the Dream: An Expat Cocktail Hour." This event is a golden opportunity for those intrigued by the allure of expat life in San Miguel de Allende. It offers a chance to mingle with local expatriates who have turned their dreams into reality.

As the venue for this intimate gathering is being finalized, rest assured it will encapsulate the vibrant essence of San Miguel, providing a perfect setting for an evening of discovery and connection. Guests will be treated to artisanal cocktails and local delicacies, crafting the ideal ambiance for storytelling and shared experiences.

Our panel of expats, hailing from various corners of the globe, will share their personal journeys, insights, and practical advice on moving to Mexico. From understanding the cost of living to integrating into the local community, these conversations will cover the spectrum of expat life. This is your chance to ask burning questions, gather invaluable information, and perhaps, envision your life anew.

"Living the Dream: An Expat Cocktail Evening" is more than an event; it's a doorway to possibilities, inviting you to explore what life could be like in the heart of Mexico. Whether you're nearing the decision to move or simply curious about a different way of life, join us for an evening that could reshape your future.

There are no realtors. No one is pushing any products or programs. These are just other gays who now live in Mexico.

Dinner at Casa Nostra

Casa Nostra welcomes its guests into an enchanting setting nestled in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, where every meal is a celebration of Italian culinary tradition infused with local flair. This cozy establishment is renowned for its intimate atmosphere, where diners are treated to a dining experience that feels both exclusive and warmly familiar.

The menu at Casa Nostra is a testament to the art of Italian cuisine, crafted with an emphasis on freshness, quality, and simplicity. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, ensuring that each dish not only pays homage to Italian culinary traditions but also highlights the rich bounty of San Miguel's surrounding regions. From handmade pastas to exquisitely prepared seafood and meats, each plate is a delicacy meant to be savored.

Casa Nostra's wine list complements its menu perfectly, featuring a thoughtful selection of Italian wines alongside local and international choices. This careful curation ensures that every meal can be paired with the perfect glass of wine, enhancing the flavors and the overall dining experience.

The ambiance of Casa Nostra is characterized by its rustic elegance. The dining space, with its warm lighting and thoughtful decor, invites guests to relax and enjoy their meal in a setting that feels like a home away from home. Whether it's a romantic dinner, a family gathering, or a casual meal with friends, Casa Nostra offers a welcoming space for all occasions.

At Casa Nostra, guests are not just diners; they are part of a culinary journey that bridges the gap between San Miguel de Allende's vibrant culture and the timeless appeal of Italian cuisine. It’s more than a restaurant; it’s a destination where food, atmosphere, and hospitality merge to create unforgettable moments.

Mercado de Artesanías: A Treasure Trove of San Miguel’s Finest Crafts

Explore the heart of San Miguel de Allende's artistic culture with a visit to the Mercado de Artesanías. This isn't just any market; it's a kaleidoscope of creativity and tradition, showcasing the very best of local craftsmanship. As you meander through this bustling bazaar, you'll be enveloped in a world where each stall and every artisan has a story to share.

Keep an eye out for these remarkable finds:

  • Handwoven Textiles: From vibrant table runners to intricately designed shawls, the textiles here are a riot of colors and patterns, each piece reflecting the rich textile traditions of the region.
  • Ceramics and Pottery: Discover an array of pottery, from rustic earthenware to finely glazed pieces, showcasing the depth of Mexican ceramic artistry. Look for the talavera-style pottery, a local favorite known for its detailed patterns and bright colors.
  • Silver Jewelry: The market is a fantastic place to find exquisite silver jewelry, featuring both traditional designs and contemporary styles, all highlighting the skilled craftsmanship of local silversmiths.
  • Leather Goods: San Miguel’s artisans are renowned for their leatherwork, offering everything from handcrafted boots and belts to purses and wallets, each item boasting quality and durability.
  • Folk Art: Dive into the whimsical world of Mexican folk art, including alebrijes (colorful, fantastical creatures), painted skulls, and religious iconography, all embodying the spirit and cultural heritage of San Miguel.

The Mercado de Artesanías is more than just a shopping destination; it's a place to connect with the artists, understand their craft, and perhaps, take a piece of San Miguel’s soul back home with you. Whether you're searching for the perfect souvenir, a piece of art to adorn your home, or simply soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, this market promises an unforgettable experience.

Join us for a guided visit to the Mercado de Artesanías, and let the magic of San Miguel’s artisanal crafts captivate your heart and inspire your imagination.

Club Istanbul: The Gay Bathhouse In San Miguel

I will admit: I have never been. The online photos make it look small, but you only live once, right? If anyone would like to join me, you can come along.

Tucked away in the vibrant heart of San Miguel de Allende, Club Istambul offers a welcoming, no-frills sanctuary for the gay community. Embracing simplicity and authenticity, this bathhouse is a testament to uncomplicated pleasure and relaxation. Designed for those who appreciate the straightforward and unpretentious, Club Istanbul provides a space where guests can unwind and connect in a laid-back environment.

Though modest in its amenities, the charm of Club Istambul lies in its unadorned approach to leisure. Here, you’ll find the essentials for a soothing escape from the bustle of everyday life: steam rooms that invite you to let go of your worries, private spaces for moments of introspection or intimate conversations, and a communal area where stories and laughter are shared among friends old and new.

Club Istambul is more than just a gay bathhouse; it’s a community hub where diversity is celebrated, friendships are forged, and the simple joys of life are cherished. Whether you’re looking to relax, meet like-minded individuals, or explore the local gay scene, Club Istanbul welcomes you with open arms.

Elevate Your Evening at Zumo Rooftop Restaurant

As the sun sets over the picturesque town of San Miguel de Allende, a dining experience like no other awaits at Zumo Rooftop Restaurant. Perched atop the vibrant city, Zumo offers a feast not only for the palate but for the senses, blending exquisite flavors with breathtaking views.

At Zumo, each dish is a masterpiece, artfully crafted by chefs who weave local ingredients into international cuisines, creating a menu that's as diverse as it is delicious. The culinary journey begins with innovative starters, each bite a precursor to the symphony of flavors that awaits. Main courses, expertly prepared and presented, showcase the freshest local produce, meats, and seafood, promising an unforgettable dining experience.

But it's not just the food that makes Zumo a must-visit destination. As you dine under the stars, the rooftop setting offers panoramic views of San Miguel's historic center and the iconic La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel. The ambiance, a perfect blend of elegance and relaxation, is complemented by a curated selection of wines and cocktails, each sip designed to elevate your meal to new heights.

From the moment you arrive, you'll be enveloped in an atmosphere of sophistication and beauty, making every dinner here a moment to cherish.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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