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Posted on: September 20, 2008 at 10:42AMThe is an online map of San Miguel de Allende that includes the locations of almost every business in the center of town. You can also search for street names, colonias etc. This comes in very handy when looking for a hotal or rental. Many rentals say they are within 'walking distance' of the Jardin, but how do they know how far you can walkk?!! Using SMAmap you can find out exactly where the place is. To get to SMAmap just search for SMAmap on Google. report a problem
Posted on: November 10, 2008 at 12:01AMCertainly the Centro Historic, Artesans Market, Juarez Parque, Botanica, and mercados. But SMA is a town of neighborhoods, and one can spend a day wandering San Antonio, Guadiana, Santa Julia and some of the outlying colonias. Bus out and start walking back from whatever distance feels comfortable to you. The Parroquia dominates the town, and so long as you keep pointing yourself in its direction you can't get lost. If you have the time, plan a day trip to Pozos (a virtual ghost town abandoned when the silver mines were flooded). Another day can be spent in Guanajuato, and Antontonilco (part of the World Heritage site) and Dolores Hidalgo can be seen together in a single day. You'll need a guide. Dali Amaro (firstname.lastname@example.org) is fantastic. He can also handle your transfers if you fly. Give yourself ten days to two weeks if this is a first trip. There's no shortage of good walking and great eateries to drop into and watch the world go by. Dali also pointed us to a very reasonable day of horseback riding outside of town. It was spectacular (canyons galore) with a real campo commida back at the ranch (mucho rustica). Enjoy. My wife and I purchased a house there eight years ago and can barely stay away. We split our time between the US and there and rent our place when we're gone.