San Miguel de Allende is awarded as the second-best city in the world by the World’s Best Awards 2020


The fate of the Heart of Mexico is preparing for its staged reopening on July 15 under strict health protocols.

San Miguel de Allende, Gto.- San Miguel de Allende reached second place in the list of Best City in the World at the World’s Best Awards 2020 of the international magazine Travel + Leisure.

This is the fourth time that San Miguel de Allende has positioned itself at the top of this world ranking. In addition, the city was also recognized as the second Best City in Mexico, only behind Oaxaca, for the richness of its experiences and the exclusivity of its services.

Likewise, among the 5 Best Hotels in Mexico City there are also three hotels in San Miguel de Allende: Hotel Amparo, topping the list, Hotel Matilda, in second place and Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, in position number 4. Best Hotel in the World category, Hotel Amparo obtained second place in a global list of 100 establishments.

“For Guanajuato, it is exciting that San Miguel de Allende continues to be a benchmark for tourist destinations on an international level, due to the sustainable management of its cultural heritage, its extraordinary gastronomy and magnificent hotels. The quality of its tourist services and the warmth of its inhabitants stand out in the world. The effort and commitment of all make us build through this noble economic activity the greatness of Mexico, “said Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo Governor of Guanajuato.

Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, Governor of Guanajuato Special

The mayor of San Miguel de Allende, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, assured that “for San Miguel de Allende, being included year after year in the prestigious World’s Best Awards list is of great importance.” “It is a recognition of the great experiences that our city offers, and this leads us to take our place on the world stage very seriously and to work hard to maintain it,” he added.

“These past few months have put our commitment to the health and safety of our residents and visitors to the test, and we are proud to have taken exemplary leadership, not only in Mexico, but as an international destination,” he said. “Today the results are visible, but we remain vigilant and working to be the exemplary destination that visitors recognize in these world rankings.”

SMA Guanajuato by Alfonso Galindo

San Miguel de Allende received the “Safe Travel” seal of approval granted by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which recognizes the implementation of standardized health and hygiene protocols worldwide. Obtaining this international distinctive consolidates it as an exemplary destination, and joins the municipality’s previous efforts, which created the “Health First” certificates to standardize compliance with the strict security measures imposed on tourist establishments in the city. .

“As we renovate and adapt San Miguel de Allende to the current needs of travelers, we are eager to reveal those secrets of the destination that many may not yet know,” said Laura Torres Septién, president of the San Miguel de Allende Tourism Council.

“People recognize us for our architecture and for being the ideal place for a romantic getaway, but we also have multiple outdoor activities. Visitors can now come to enjoy hot air balloon rides and food tours of restaurants that are already reopened, as well as visits to our vineyards and hot spring parks. “

SMA Guanajuato by Alfonso Galindo

Declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO, San Miguel de Allende is one of the few cities in the world that appears on the list of the World’s Best Awards year after year. Its central location and its vast history, as well as its culture, gastronomy, art and people, are attractions that have made it known as ‘The Heart of Mexico’.

It houses more than 80 hotels, including 30 boutique properties. The city also has 70 restaurants, three golf courses, and dozens of spas and art galleries. It is a cultural destination with a proposal or experience for each of its visitors.

Pre reopening tour of San Miguel Allende “Alfonso Galindo”

San Miguel de Allende has strictly observed quarantine measures since March, being closed to non-residents in recent months. However, on June 27, it was announced that hotels could begin accepting partially open reservations beginning July 15.

“We are responsible to our citizens and visitors, which is why we have decided to only reopen hotels at 40 percent capacity at the moment. And only those who have all the municipal certificates that guarantee their hygiene measures will be able to open them. We take our place in the world as seriously as yours when you are with us, ”said Luis Alberto Villarreal.

Attractions in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

Readers of the famous Tourism magazine rated the cities according to their places of interest and monuments, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping and general value.

Within the top of the 5 cities in Mexico are: Oaxaca, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City, Mérida and Guadalajara.

Within the world top 25, Oaxaca is again in first place, followed by San Miguel de Allende, Hoi An in Vietnam, Chiang Mai in Thailand, Florence Italy, Kyoto Japan, and 19 more.

Take a walking tour of San Miguel de Allende

Joseph Toone is the Amazon bestselling author and Historical Society’s award winning short story author of the San Miguel de Allende (SMA) Secrets book series.  Toone is San Miguel de Allende’s (SMA’s) expert and Trip Advisor’s top ranked historical walking tour guide telling the stories behind what we do in today’s San Miguel de Allende.


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