Travel and Transportation

It is recommended that you fly into Leon, Mexico (BJX)

Leon is about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive to San Miguel De Allende

Other airports to consider are

Queretero (QRO) also about 1 hour and 15 minute drive to San Miguel

It is not recommended that you fly into Mexico City which is a 3 hour and 30 minute drive to San Miguel without traffic



GROUND TRANSPORTATION (To and from San Miguel De Allende)

Please pre-arrange ground transportation to and from San Miguel and Leon Airport.

It is NOT recommended to hire Leon airport taxi's or drivers which have not been pre-arranged through your hotel or our transportation provider below.

For guests staying at Hotels, it is recommended that you pre-arrange car service through your hotel or you may book through our recommended car service - Book a Tour and tell them you are attending the LT Wedding

For guests staying in private homes, please contact Book a Tour and tell them you are attending the LT Wedding.

Contact [email protected]

The BookaTour team will manage all of your arrival and departure logistics and can help coordinate shared cars and shared expenses.

To and From Leon & Queretaro Airport:

Prices are in US$ per Vehicle (not per person) and do not include a suggested 10%-15% gratuity.

Payments will be secured by a credit card at time of booking and must be in Cash. Please be advised that drivers will not cary change. So round up.

  • SEDAN -Capacity 1-3 pax + 2 large & 1 medium pieces of luggage - COST: ONE WAY $105 USD / ROUND TRIP $198 USD
  • SUV OR SIMILAR- Capacity 6 pax+ 6 pieces of luggage - COST: ONE WAY $138 USD / ROUND TRIP $264 USD
  • EXPRESS VAN- Capacity 7 pax + 7 pieces of luggage - COST: ONE WAY $165 USD / ROUND TRIP $308 USD
  • TOYOTA HIACE- Capacity 9 pax+ 9 pieces of luggage - COST: ONE WAY $187 USD / ROUND TRIP $374 USD

Provide BookaTour with the following information:

  • Subject Line – LT WEDDING
  • Full name
  • Mobile Phone #
  • Arrival & departure dates
  • Flight information (flight number, airport, airline, arrival time)
  • Number of passengers traveling together
  • Number of Bags
  • Preferred Vehicle Type
  • Address in San Miguel de Allende

BOOKATOUR - Transportation, Tours & Groups logistics

José Antonio Quero – Owner

Office:415 1548621 /

From USA - 011-52 (415)-154-8621

Mobile: +52 1 415 566 91 98

[email protected]

TRAVELING IN MEXICO (TIPS FOR A SAFE TRIP)

Traveling to and within San Miguel de Allende is safe as long as you take reasonable precautions. Mexico does have a high crime rate, but San Miguel/ the State of Guanajuato is considered to be one of the safest regions of the country.

Please travel smart and consider the following tips

1. Don't bring the bling - Leave your gold, diamonds and pricey jewelry at home. As always when traveling out of the country, it is best to blend in with the locals.

2. Book ground transportation between the airports and San Miguel through a trusted resource. Use your hotel or our recommended service (see Transportation section).

3. Don't bother renting a car. Parking is very difficult in San Miguel and the roads from the airport are a bit rural.

4. Use you Visa, MC or Amex in lieu of cash where possible. Your exchange rate will be better and you don't have to worry carrying too much cash.

5. Get pesos from the ATM rather than changing money at a bank or change service. Rates will be better. There are 5 banks / ATMs in the Jardin (center of town). We recommend the following banks / ATMs - Intercam Banco (#4 San Francisco), Banorte (#17 San Francisco) & Banamex (#4 Canal).

6. Carry some small bills for buying odds n ends, gift and tips (20, 50 &100 Peso bills are recommended)

7. Please keep your purses zipped and across your body and your wallets in your front pocket or a zipped / button back pocket.

8. In general - be mindful of your surroundings.

9. Ladies, do not wear high heels or wedgies. The streets are cobblestoned and it is impossible to walk around town in anything other than tennis shoes, Vans, flats or flip flops. Even cowboy boots are tough.

Getting To - Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX)
Recommended Flights to Leon (BJX)
FROM LOS ANGELES
United # 5484
1:15PM – 6:35PM

FROM DALLAS
American # 1586
10:40AM - 1:06PM


EAST COAST CONNECTIONS

THROUGH ATLANTA
Delta # 5491
4:59PM - 7:32PM

THROUGH HOUSTON
United # 6181
11:25AM - 1:39PM

United # 6091
5:40PM - 7:55PM
San MIguel De Allende

San Miguel de Allende is a big, little town that feels like home even before you discover what each cobblestone road holds around every turn.

"I wake up in San Miguel de Allende with nothing to do, and by the end of the day, I still haven't done it all."

Click Here for San MIguel Information

The charming and historic town of San Miguel de Allende captures the senses with colorful colonial buildings and a lively arts and culinary scene. Music is everywhere and the air is fragrant with flowers and herbs from the town's many rooftop, balcony and courtyard gardens.

San Miguel's streets are cobblestoned

Guests are encouraged to bring comfortable walking shoes.

HIGH HEELS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED

A Short video of San Miguel de Allende

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/aJI9t9wj-avTupidD

The warmth of the people and the sheltered setting of this town in the mountains of central Mexico have captured the hearts of visitors for centuries. Founded in 1542 by the Franciscan monk Fray Juan de San Miguel, the missionary town of San Miguel el Grande was an important stopover on Spain's silver route.

San Miguel is considered a remarkable example of 16th-century Spanish Colonial Baroque architecture and also played a vital role during the Mexican War of Independence. To honor its famous son and national hero - Ignacio Allende - the town renamed itself San Miguel de Allende in 1826.

San Miguel was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 for its colonial authenticity and cultural integrity, and the excellent condition of its historic downtown.

The town of San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato is nestled on a hillside in the central highlands of Mexico 177 miles northwest of Mexico City.

Accommodations

Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada
Hospicio 35, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico
‪011 52 415 152 7040
Hotel Matilda
Aldama 53, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico
+52 415 152 1015
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
Calle Nemesio Diez #11, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
+52 415 152 9700
Casa 1810
Hidalgo 8, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
+52 415 121 3501
Casa De Los Olivos
Correo 30, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
+52 415 154 9874
Posada De La Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
+52 415 152 1022
What to do in San Miguel
Welcome to a magical city

San Miguel is best explored on foot. Meandering through the cobblestone streets of Historic El Centro will provide endless adventure and entertainment. You can walk the same streets 10 times and find something new every time. Pick up a copy of the free San Miguel Walking & Shopping Guide for maps and recommended self guided tours. We are confident that you will have an amazing experience in one of our favorite places in the world.

Click here to go to the - Walking & Shopping Guide

Restaurant Recommendations
BREAKFAST RECOMMENDATIONS

Breakfast:

Cumpanio - Correo 29, Zona Centro,

Le Grand Mesa - Zacateros 49

Mercado Organica - Ancha de San Antonio 32Hotel Belmond Sierra Nevada

Gran Cafe de la Parroquia - Jesus 11

Starbucks - Canal 3

Mama Mia - Calle Umaran 8

Ten Ten Pie - Cuna de Allende #21

Lavanda- Calle del Doctor Ignacio Hernandez Macias 87,

El Pegaso- Corregidora 6, Centro

Posado Corazon- Calle Aldama 9, Centro

Rosewood Hotel



LUNCH RECOMMENDATIONS

Quince Roof Top

Doce 18 - Multiple restaurants and shops

Le Grand Mesa

La Posadita

Ten Ten Pie

Rosewood Hotel - Bar Luna (Roof Top) / 1823 Restaurant (Main Floor)

Moxi- Hotel Matilda, Aldama 53, Centro +52 415 152-1015, http://hotelmatilda.com/home/moxi/

Restaurant Pegaso- Corregidora 6, Centro, +52 415 154 7611

DINNER, TAPAS & COCKTAIL RECOMMENDATIONS

Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar- Rosewood Hotel

Moxi- Hotel Matilda, Aldama 53, Centro

Restaurant Pegaso (roof top)- Corregidora 6, Centro

Quince (roof top)- Cuna de Allende 15, Centro, Zona Centro

The Restaurant- Calle Sollano 16, Zona Centro,

Tio Lucas -

Hanks New Orleans Cafe & Oyster Bar - Hildalgo 12 Centro

Hecho en Mexico

La Parada

Garufa

Shopping, Touring & Activities

SHOPPING

LESLEY'S FAVORIT SHOPS

San Miguel Shoes- Relax #31 (Tell Marta that Lesley sent you)

Sindashi (Hand Painted Clothes)- Hernandez Macias #74

Maria Bellen (Silver Jewelry)- Hernandez Macias #94

Yaruke (Jewelry)- Hernandez Macias #93


LAURA AND TODD'S FAVORIT SHOPS

Los Muertos Clothing - fun, custom t-shirts

Tulula de Luna - beautiful leather bags, jewelry and clothes

Casa Cohen / Doce 18 --- Relox #18- a gorgeous boutique with EVERYTHING! fabulous clothes, cheese shop, macaroons, wine tasting, lunch spots, pottery, coffees, etc, etc...

Azul Cobalto - Ceramics

Ave Maria

Casa del Inquisidor

Maha Boho Chic

Maria Xoconostle

Muhna

Malala - Bazar Boutique





ACTIVITIES AND TOURING

Historical Walking Tours (Friday and Monday at 9:45am)- 2 1/2 hours. Meet in El Jardin, www.patronatoproninos.org

Fábrica La Aurora Art Design and Center

TAKE A CAB, Calz de La Aurora, Aurora, Santa Cecilia, +52 415 152 1312, http://fabricalaaurora.com/?page_id=548&lang=en

A textile factory for over 90 years, today this century-old building has been reborn as an art and design center. Maintaining its original façade and structure, large open areas once filled with spindles and looms for making thread and weaving cloth have been transformed into outstanding art studios and galleries, antique showrooms, and interior design and specialty shops in San Miguel de Allende.

ATV Tour - Coyote Canyon Adventures - http://www.coyotecanyonadventures.com - The owner Rodrigo is a friend of the Lustgarten's. When booking, please Let him know that you in town for the Wedding.

Horseback Riding- http://www.coyotecanyonadventures.com - The owner Rodrigo is a friend of the Lustgarten's. When booking, please Let him know that you in town for the Wedding

Casa Cohen (shopping, wine tasting, lunching)- Relox 18, Centro Zona Centro

House Garden Tour (Sunday at 12:00pm)-Meet at La Biblioteca patio, Insurgentes 25, Centro, +52 415 152-0293

La Gruta Spa & The Blue Grotto (hot springs)- Carretera San Miguel de Allende a Dolores Hidalgo Km. 10, +52 415 185 2162, http://www.forrentsanmiguel.com/portfolio-items/la...

Artisan Market - .

Mercado de San Juan de Dios

Located about six blocks from the Jardín, this mercado is the newest of the covered markets. Built in 1992, it is frequented mainly by the Mexican population and it is very colorful. Most of the stands sell fruits and vegetables but some fantastic authentic local food can be found here too.

Casa de Ignacio Allende

The baroque-style colonial house, from the 18th century that was the birthplace of Mexican hero Ignacio Allende y Unzaga. It currently houses archaeological artifacts and historical documents from the 1700s to the Mexican War of Independence, along with works of contemporary art.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo y Parque Ecológico

The open-air art gallery and eco-tourism area offers mountain biking and horseback riding.

La Otra Cara de México

Unique collection of over 500 Mexican ceremonial masks and ritual attires. By appointment only.

Golf

San Miguel is home to two golf courses. Club de Golf Malanquin and the Ventanas de San Miguel, a Nick Faldo designed 18-hole course with great views of the city skyline. Both are a close 10 minute car ride from the hotel.

Sense, Spa at Rosewood Hotel,https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/san-miguel-de-allende/wellness/spa

Spa Matilda- Hotel Matilda, http://hotelmatilda.com/home/san-miguel-spa/Historical

Attractions

La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

San Miguel de Allende's iconic landmark, this spectacular church was built in the early 1700s, with a neo-gothic façade.

Presidencia Municipal

Built in 1736, this building houses a painting depicting the creation of the first city council of independent Mexico.

Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez "El Nigromante"

Originally used as a convent when built in 1754, today Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez "El Nigromante" is a beautiful art institute.

Instituto Allende

The 17th-century weekend retreat of Count Tomas de la Canal is now a cultural institute open to visitors. Along with a cafe, restaurant and gallery of modern Mexican art, Instituto Allende also provides cultural, adventure and shopping tours.

Iglesia de San Francisco

This neoclassical church built in 1799 features one of Guanajuato's finest Churrigueresque (Spanish Rococo) façades as well as interior paintings depicting St. Francis.

Santa Casa de Loreto

A reproduction of its namesake in Italy Santa Casa de Loreto was a church built in the 18th century with a baroque façade.

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Salud

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Salud is an18th-century church which has a façade in Churrigueresque (Spanish Roccoco) with oil paintings depicting religious scenes.

Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal

This neoclassic building has an enormous wooden carved door featuring intricate baroque details.

Casa del Inquisidor

This 18th-century residence features an elaborate façade denoting strong French influence.

Biblioteca Pública

A beautiful colonial building, the Biblioteca Pública contains Mexico's second largest English-language library. On Sundays, a popular house-and-garden tour departs from the library.

Plaza Cívica

The public square was built in honor of General Ignacio Allende y Unzaga.

Oratorio de San Felipe Neri

Built in the early 1700s, the façade of this church is a beautiful and original example of baroque architecture. Inside are lovely neoclassic altars as well as works of art by Miguel Cabrera.

Paseo del Chorro

A water spring originally used by local indigenous peoples before being discovered by the Spanish in the 16th century. Paseo del Chorro is now a shady and peaceful park.

Parque Benito Juárez

Parque Benito Juárez is an expansive public park within San Miguel de Allende's Centro Historico.

El Charco del Ingenio

Stunning botanical gardens are perfect for hiking, running, rappelling and mountain biking. Several times a month, ritual herbal steam baths known as temazcales are open to the public.

Cañada de La Virgen

Impressive, recently excavated Toltec ruins about 15 miles outside San Miguel de Allende. Cañada de la Virgen was a religious and ritual power center linked with agronomic systems and commercial routes between 540 and 1050 AD. Horseback riding, hiking and astronomy tours are offered onsite.

Jesus Nazareno de Atotonilco

Located 9 miles from San Miguel, this Jesuit sanctuary dates back to the 18th century and is considered one of the finest examples of Baroque art and architecture in any former Spanish possession. The church and several smaller chapels are decorated with oil paintings by Rodriguez Juárez and mural paintings by Miguel Antonio Martínez de Pocasangre. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.