Gay San Miguel de Allende San Miguel de Allende City Guide City Guides > Mexico > Gay San Miguel de Allende San Miguel de Allende Suzi SiegelOh, San Miguel De Allende. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Your 16th-century skyline. Your cobblestone streets. Your colourfully painted houses. Your bounteous flowers blooming. Your baroque Spanish architecture. Your vibrant marketplaces. Your standout restaurants and hotels. And, of course, your light, which has drawn generations of artists into your embrace. Lovingly referred to as SMA, the World Heritage Site is Mexico’s most lauded colonial city and a place travellers return to again and again, many of them deciding to move there for good. About 10 per cent of the population is expats, which gives the town, located in Mexico’s central highlands, an international feel while still retaining its laid back vibe. The culture is decidedly gay-friendly, although gay-embracing might be a more accurate way to put it. While there are plenty of gay ex-pats and travellers, it’s simply too small a city to sustain a full-time gay bar or club. No matter, SMA is a progressive, sophisticated, welcoming place for gays. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design Only in a city with so much colonial quaintness could one possibly welcome a modern, chic hotel to balance out the equationThe best hotels in San Miguel de AllendeThe beauty of San Miguel is captured in the Dos Casas Boutique Hotel. The 18th-century residence turned vanguard hotel is a thoughtful mix of colonial, mid-century, and modern design. With just a dozen rooms, an award-winning restaurant on site, spa, rooftop terrace, and patio courtyard with a running stone fountain, Dos Casas is tranquillity embodied. Depending on whether you prefer your hotels romantic or vibrant, L’Ôtel has two sister properties with different personas. L’Ôtel Chiquitos offers four cosy guest rooms in an intimate colonial house at the end a quiet cobblestone lane. Dôce 18 on the top floor of the chic Dôce 18 Concept House has a more vibrant flair. You can’t lose with either one. Walk through the ancient, wooden doors of the Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada and it’s hard not to become immediately enchanted by the fairytale hideaway dotted with blooming flowerpots and hidden terraces. The stone pool in the landscaped garden is magical. Only in a city with so much colonial quaintness could one possibly welcome a modern, chic hotel to balance out the equation. Hotel Matilda’s modern minimalism makes it a perfect complement to the town’s historical beauty. This is where the cool kids stay. The rooftop infinity pool is a plus as is the pet-friendly policy. An antique six-bedroom colonial mansion that once belonged to a Vogue photographer, you might recognize Casa No Name from the zillion design mags it’s been featured in. You’ll think nothing can top the restored 18th-century mural and fragrant garden until you spy the glass floor that gives you a peek into ancient tunnels underneath the home that workers uncovered during the renovations. Dos Casas SpaThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more The 10 best treehouse hotels to add to your travel wish listIf nesting in a tree for a week sounds like your idea of fun then these lodgings are just what you’re looking for. Read story > The ultimate Madagascar itinerary - 10 days in gay MadagascarOff-roading in Madagascar will lead you by dusty routes into the unknown, from Afrotropic rainforest to desert in just 300 kilometres, passing limestone karsts, yawning canyons, and tiered hills, all packaged perfectly within 5,000 kilometers of coastline. Read story > The 10 best hotels in Costa Rica for gay travellersBiodiverse Costa Rica grows green with possibilities, bedded by rainforest reserve and nourished by rushing rivers on journeys towards the Pacific. What’s more is Costa Rica’s harmonious relationship with nature, allowing for eco retreats to compete for the title of most sustainable, all while providing state-of-the-art luxury on a shoestring. Read story > Subscribe to our newsletterYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.