Dedicated to providing you with credible information about living overseas
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroad

Questions & Answers

 
Q & A Menu Q & A BY TOPIC
To navigate, use menu bar to the left
US 877-878-4141This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.About Dream Pro Homes
Greg Gunter of Dream Pro Homes – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
veddimia in san miguel de allende – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingReaders, us locals always say “If you’re bored in San Miguel de Allende, it’s your own fault!” We boast an abundance of good restaurants (I provide my clients with a listing of the 80 best restaurants out of our 320 or so restaurants we claim here) offering everything from wine-flight-paired international tasting menus to a Russian bistro and everything in between.
 
In addition to the above-average quality of the restaurants, we now have at least three annual multi-day international food festivals, drawing chefs from all over the globe (think Aspen’s Food & Wine Festival, but on a much more approachable scale!).
 
And now that we are officially designated as the second biggest wine region in Mexico, the entire month of August (lucky for us Leos!) is vendemmia month, where a different winery each weekend hosts a huge grape harvest festival boasting incredible food presentations to accompany the increasingly better wine production. Don’t worry, you’ll walk off all the calories exploring our very walkable city!
Nancy Howze of CDR Bienes Raices San Miguel, SC – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Chef Mateo Salas, of Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThere’s great music in San Miguel de Allende, as well as theaters.
 
San Miguel de Allende also has its share of fabulous restaurants. We have Mateo Salas who was named the top new Mexican chef in 2015, and Enrique Olivera who has a 5-star restaurant in Mexico City and a very famous restaurant in New York.
 
San Miguel de Allende also has great restaurants for the younger people, and there’s a lot of fun music and nightlife that goes on later at night.
 
(Pictured: Chef Mateo Salas, of Mexico.)
Gretel Chazaro of Rancho Los Labradores – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Teatro Angela Peralta, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThere is nightlife and entertainment for everyone in San Miguel de Allende. We have all types of music genres for each group of people. There’s a club for gay people and there’s a club for straight people. There is just something for everyone. We have everything from cheap restaurants and discos to really fancy ones. Many people come here for the weekend because there is a bar on every corner of San Miguel de Allende. There are bars for old people. There is an Irish pub. There is a gay bar. We also have old cantinas. We have fancy bars, too.
 
We have a plaza or a mall that’s called Plaza La Luciernaga. It has a cinema called Liverpool and a place for kids and adults to stroll, too. We also have a theater here, called Teatro Angela Peralta where they have different events every week. Sometimes they have concerts. Other times they have movies, shows, plays, etc.
 
9Teatro Angela Peralta, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)
Melanie Lansing of Mexico Insurance Advisors – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
San Miguel de Allende Newcomers Group – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI have attended the San Miguel Social and Newcomers Group meetings.  They are widely attended by newcomers, tourists, and expat residents.
 
The group meets every Tuesday from 7PM to 9PM at different locations (local restaurants & people´s homes). Everyone is welcome. You can find more information about the group on the web.
Kat Ballou – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Looking down from a rooftop bar at the people in the street in the town of San Miguel Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI’m an early riser so I don’t burn much oil at night. But San Miguel is no “sleepy” little town. It is just as lively and vibrant as most cities in Mexico
 
When you first come here, it’s a good idea to go to one of the gringo “Welcome” social meetings where you can get insiders’ info from those who “know.” I think there are two or three of them. Try them all. They are easy to find in the calendar section of the local papers.
 
Hank’s New Orleans Cafe & Oyster Bar is a popular hotspot for the local gringos. Its owner, Hank, is a gringo who ran restaurants in the USA before moving here. Friday nights are "dos por uno” (translated into “two for one); Happy Hour drinks and is packed with our local expats.
 
Personally, I enjoy sitting at one of the outdoor sidewalk tables at Centro Bar located in the Jardin. It's great for people watching.  Musicians and Mariachi bands are all over the square. For 300 pesos (less than $20), the Mariachis will perform a number of Spanish classics for you table-side. 300 pesos for Mariachis might seem like a lot; but there are about 8 members in the group and that gets you about 20 minutes of songs. So for a little over 20 bucks, it seems fair enough.
 
On the weekends you are likely to see large parties of beautifully heeled men and woman pouring in and out of the Peroquia to celebrate a newly wed couple. From there, the entire party and Mariachi band will stroll, singing and dancing with cocktails in hand, down through the streets of the city.
 
There is also an upstairs patio bar in one corner of the Jardin called “Cielo”. From there, you can look down on all the happenings of the square without being in the middle of it. It is also the perfect spot to watch and photograph amazing sunsets. 
 
(Looking down from a rooftop bar at the procession of people in the street in the town of San Miguel Allende, Mexico, pictured.) 

Go Here Next

Go Here Next

 
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadUse the menu on this page to go to categories of Stories.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadUse the menu on this page to go to other categories of questions.
The Best Places In The World To Retire Location Advisor makes personalized recommendations for where to live and retire overseasGet matched to your ideal location to live abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadAnswers about living, working or visiting abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadStories by expats & others about their life aborad.
Best Places In The World To Retire - MarketplaceFind for profit, non-profit and religious organizations.
 

Go Here Next

 
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadUse the menu on this page to go to categories of Stories.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadUse the menu on this page to go to other categories of questions.
The Best Places In The World To Retire Location Advisor makes personalized recommendations for where to live and retire overseasGet matched to your ideal location to live abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadAnswers about living, working or visiting abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadStories by expats & others about their life aborad.
Best Places In The World To Retire - MarketplaceFind for profit, non-profit and religious organizations.
 

Our Pledge To You

Best Places will present information from the Community in a transparent way, unedited, except to conform with our Conditions of Use.

You can trust that Best Places does not manipulate content to sell you anything. All opinions in the Community Q & A and Expat Stories are those of its authors, not Best Places.

Get Known To The Community

Those who contribute to the Best Places Community are our heroes! And being a Best Places hero is fast, fun, and easy. Just go to Questions & Answers, find your first question to answer, click on it, and then click the Contribute Your Answer To This Question Button. If you’d rather enter a Story, go to Expat Stories and click the Contribute Your Story Button".

Contact/Support

Please contact us. We would love to hear from you! Customer Service
Technical Support
Business Development
Suggestions
Press
Phone: (US) 520-498-0427