How to get here and where to stay
AIR TRAVEL: Please don't buy your tickets until you are notified your workshop has filled. San Miguel is accessible from two airports: Leon (BJX) and Queretaro (QRO). To get to and from either airport, the shuttle service, Bajiogo, is excellent. Their website, bajiogoshuttle.com, allows you to book online. You will need your flight number, time of arrival and the address of where you are staying. When you arrive at the airport, after going through customs, a driver will meet you near the doors with a sign with your name on it. It is not necessary to pay online; the driver will accept U.S. dollars or pesos. The fee is $25.00. They will deliver you to your door.
HOUSING: For the full San Miguel experience, try to stay close to the Jardin, the main square in the center of town. The oldest area is Centro - look for rentals there and in the surrounding streets. Also, the colonias Aldea, Guadiana, Guadalupe and the eastern and southern parts of San Antonio are excellent. Airbnb.com is the best source for short-term rentals. Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Expedia and Travel and Leisure all offer hotels on their websites.
Several small hotels or houses with one living room and kitchen and separate bedrooms with private baths would be fun for students to share during the workshop. We can send email address of other students to find people to share if you are traveling alone. Following are some of these facilities:
Casa Contenta offers discounts to our students. They have a seven bedroom, each with a bathroom, house available where students can stay together.
Casa OB in Guadalupe is similar.
Casa Carambasma has three apartments.
Lovely one and two bedroom apartments can be found at http://casadeloschiqueados.com.html. And they will give a discount to our students.
Below are mid-priced hotels, with most of them including breakfast:
Casa Maricela's, casamaricela.com
Hotel Posada Carmina, posadacarmina.com
Casa Rosada, casarosadahotel.com
Hotel Real de Minas, realdeminas-sanmigueldeallende.com
NOISE: San Miguels nights are notoriously loud. Dogs barking, music playing and everyone's favorite: pre-dawn fireworks to celebrate every birthday, saint's day, wish for good luck, births, deaths. Really, it happens quite often. Bring ear plugs or better yet, a white noise machine.
QUESTIONS? We are happy to answer any questions you may have about travel to San Miguel.