About San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel De Allende was named a UNESCO World Heritage city in 2008, and is consistently ranked in the Top 5 Cities of Mexico, Central, and South America by Travel + Leisure magazine, and is one of the greatest destination cities of the world!
San Miguel de Allende is not just your colonial architectural eye candy, it also provides an unparalleled quality of life and a hub for incredible cuisine, vibrant arts, cultural scene, and wonderful climate. It is undeniably MEXICO's prettiest city!
Straddled between the Sierra Madre Occidental in the west and the Sierra Madre Oriental in the east, San Miguel de Allende sits at an altitude of 6,300 feet and is 160 miles north of Mexico City and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
Founded in 1542, San Miguel de Allende became an important supply center for the mines and a stopover from the other big mining cities. SAGRADA Wellness and Retreat Hotel is located along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Inland Highway), one of the most important routes of colonial America, linking Mexico City with Santa Fe, New Mexico. For over 250 years, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (The Inland Royal Road) between Mexico City and Santa Fe, New Mexico was the route of conquest, expeditions, The Silver Road, missionaries, soldiers, settlers and commerce from central Mexico to, what is today, the Southwest of the United States. In July of 2010, this road was named as a World Heritage Site. It is unusual for a road to be named as a World Heritage Site!
A Haven for Expats
San Miguel De Allende is undeniably a haven for expats for its safety, pleasant weather, variety of cultural experiences, and beautiful historic architecture. San Miguel de Allende is considered a very safe place for women to travel alone, with many of our guests being single women that have arrived at all times of the day and night. Currently, about 10% of the town's population are expat retirees from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Who knows, could this be your new HOME?
We will not be surprised. After all, its Mexico's most magical city!