Daylight Savings time in Mexico ends October 30. At 2:00am on October 30 clocks will turn back one hour. This give us all an extra hour to sleep (or party) the night of the wedding!
San Miguel de Allende is situated in the Central Mexican highlands about four hours northeast of Mexico City. It is a city that manages to be both quaint and cosmopolitan at the same time. Once an important stop on the silver route between Zacatecas and Mexico City, its historic center is filled with well-preserved buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Now, a hub for expat artists, this highland city is known for its Spanish Colonial architecture and colorful facades.
San Miguel has consistently been ranked one of the top places to visit in the world by Condé Nast and Travel & Leisure. Roughly 10% of the town consists of ex-pats, providing a very international feel. And, due to its high regard as a tourist destination, it is quite safe.
Located at 6,2500ft expect warm sunny days with highs in the mid 70s and cool crisp mornings and evenings with lows in the low 50s.
San Miguel is a very walkable town. Please keep in mind the roads are cobblestone and the hills can be steep so comfortable walking shoes are a must!
Walking is the best way to get around the colonial town of San Miguel. However, the uneven cobblestone roads can make that tricky. Please plan on wearing comfortable walking shoes as you explore the city and walk between venues.
Even wedges and low heels aren’t recommend when walking though the city. Plan to wear sneakers or flat walking shoes then change into heels at the events.
Our events will be held outdoors. We expect evening temperatures in the 50s so we recommend bringing a jacket or throw for all of the events.
- You will need Mexican Pesos while in San Miguel de Allende. US Dollars are not typically accepted. We recommend carrying some cash for buying odds and ends and tipping. The exchange rate is currently about $20 Mexican pesos to $1 US dollar.
- Use your credit card in lieu of cash where possible. Your exchange rate will be better, and you will not have to worry about carrying too much cash.
- It may be good to get some pesos before leaving the states to use for tipping or small purchases when you arrive. Alternatively, you can get pesos at the airport upon arrival from a currency exchange booth or ATM.
- There are plenty of safe ATMs at banks around the main square in San Miguel.
- Restaurants: 10-15%. Some restaurants include a service charge. Confirm whether this has already been included.
- The Spanish word for tip is “propina”
You will be required to fill out a Mexican immigration and customs forms while on the plane to show officials when you land. Have a pen handy and be prepared with your passport number, flight number, and address of your destination in Mexico.
At immigration, the official will give you back the bottom part of your immigration form. You MUST keep this “departure card” to present when leaving Mexico.