How to get here and where to stay
AIR TRAVEL: San Miguel is accessible from two airports: Leon (BJX) and Queretaro (QRO), which is closer. 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.
If you would like to stay with other students, which is great for friendships and nighttime activities, we can recommend these places which offer discounts to our students:
Casa Contenta has seven bedrooms, each with a bathroom, with shared kitchen and living areas. We can arrange for breakfast every morning if you wish to eat together. It has Mexican charm and is full of art. It is a favorite with our students. www.casacontentasma.com
Casa de la Noche is a small hotel with large common areas and a big breakfast every morning. It, too, is full of Mexican charm and was once a licensed brothel. www.casadelanoche.com
MID-PRICED HOTELS, with most of them including breakfast:
Casa Maricela, casamaricela.com
Hotel Posada Carmina, posadacarmina.com
Casa Rosada, casarosadahotel.com
Hotel Real de Minas, realdeminas-sanmigueldeallende.com
SMALL, BOUTIQUE HOTELS:
Casa Schuck is a charming, historic small hotel with a large Mexican breakfast included. www.casachuck.com
Casa Carambasma has three apartments. http://casacarambasma.com/
Casa de los Chiqueados has lovely one and two bedroom apartments. They will give a discount to our students. http://casadeloschiqueados.com.html.
AIRBNB.COM offers many lovely places to stay. 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.
Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Expedia and Travel and Leisure all offer hotels on their websites.
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.