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San Miguel de Allende is a cosmopolitan city in the state of Guanajuato, in the center of Mexico. It attracts lots of expatriates seduced by the charm of this town, a Unesco world heritage site. It indeed hosts an important expat community. Numerous retirees have chosen to settle here to live an expat life in a calm and peaceful environment but where there is always something happening.

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Fiesta, mañana, music, friendliness, food, peace and tranquility... This is what life is all about in Mexico besides work and routine...

You may bring your cats and dogs to Mexico provided that you bring a health certificate and satisfy other requirements. Other pets are allowed as well, but you must contact the proper authorities for details on how to do so.

The lives of many Mexicans, young and old, revolve around the family. Children are welcome in most social situations, from big neighbourhood parties to intimate gatherings. If you move to Mexico with your children, you’ll have no problem finding activities for them. And while the Mexican education system does have its share of problems, by enrolling your children in school you’ll be providing them with a wonderful opportunity not only to learn Spanish but to make new friends.

Are you planning to move to Mexico? The most important first step is to spend some time in the country prior to making the move. Visit different regions and meet people, both Mexicans and expats. Ask how much it costs to rent houses and apartments, what the local schools are like, and if the area has any serious safety issues.

One of the best things about living in Mexico is travelling in Mexico. The country may look small on a map, but it’s a big place with a wide variety of places to visit. You have many options for travelling around the country, including by plane, bus, and car.

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San Miguel de Allende bloggers

Snowbird Soliloquy

4 years ago

The subtitle blog is The Best of Both World on Both Sides of the Border and Beyond! The blog focus is on reflections and recommendations for retired boomers who are interested in improving the quality of their retirement years by exploring short term residency in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries. I've spent three winters in Mexico, two in Ajijic, Jalisco in the Lake Chapala area, one in San Miguel DE Allende and am cutrently IN San Miquel de Allende until the end of April. Don't like winter? Why suffer in silence waiting for spring when so many countries welcome North American jubilada/jubilados? You, too can be living the dream for a whole lot less than you can imagine!

San Miguel Reality

6 years ago

Life and adventures of an unexpected expat in San Miguel de Allende.

Rancho Santa Clara

6 years ago

About the lives and adventures of two guys living on 7.5 acre ranch, where they built a "green" off-the-grid house with the latest--and the oldest--energy-saving features.


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Children Art Foundation A.C
Calle Esdmeralda # 21, Col. Las Brisas, San Miguel de Allende

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The mcMillan Dental Clinic
Lib. Jose Manuel Zavala Zavla 79A, San Miguel de Allende


Servicios Coes-Sma
Paseo Real La Lejona., San Miguel de Allende

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