Saturday, July 25, 2009

Find Your Dream Home in San Miguel de Allende with Trish Ricklefsen

We recently had another great guest at our bed and breakfast in San Miguel de Allende. Trish Ricklefsen is a Realtor based in the Houston area. Whether you’re interested in purchasing property in San Miguel de Allende or in Houston, Trish will help you find what you're looking for.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Satisfy your Midnight Munchies for Just a Few Pesos in San Miguel de Allende

Some people in San Miguel de Allende, believe it or not, would not be caught dead eating street food. Well, we’re here to say that we eat street food all the time, and we have never gotten sick! Whenever we travel, we seek it out, and we’re always satisfied. Is there a better way to try the local flavors? We’ve noticed that many of the guests at our San Miguel de Allende bed and breakfast also seek out the local street cuisine, and we’re always happy to suggest some of our favorites.

There’s a particular taco stand in town that we enjoy very much located on the corner of Insurgentes and Hidalgo. They’re always busy, which means a high turnover. The plate of three beef tacos freshly cooked to order and served with a variety of condiments and salsas on a flour tortilla is around $50 Pesos including a drink (check the sidebar to convert to your local currency.)

This place will stay open until the food runs out, and they make sure to have enough food to stay open until the wee hours of the morning. It’s a great place to hit after a night out.

Our mouths are watering!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Trips from the Leon Airport to San Miguel de Allende Just Became a Little Shorter!

Road crews recently completed a new road that bypasses the Presa Allende reservoir, cutting the travel time to the Leon Airport by 15 minutes. Travelers coming from Leon or Guanajuato can choose to take the bypass road and enter San Miguel de Allende from the west onto Calzada de la Estacion.

Those of you with early flights out of BJX can now enjoy an extra 15 minutes of sleep with us at Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast!

The new estimated travel time between the Leon airport and our B&B in San Miguel is one hour and fifteen minutes.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

San Miguel de Allende Visitors From the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Can Now Fly Direct to Toluca and Guadalajara on Volaris

October 10 update - We just flew on the new route from Oakland to Leon via Tijuana, and it was a breeze. We cleared customs in Tijuana in a few minutes and hung out in the VIP lounge for $165 pesos while we waited for our connecting flight (free internet and drinks).

July 19 update - We just heard that Volaris will start flying from Oakland to Tijuana in August. Volaris already flies to Leon from Tijuana, so this might be the best option yet for our Bay Area visitors!

As of July 16th 2009, Volaris Airlines, a three-year-old Mexican airline with a fleet of brand new Air Bus A319’s, has begun low-cost direct flights from the Oakland Airport (OAK) to the Toluca (TLC) and Guadalajara (GDL) International Airports.

We did a quick flight search and found a round trip fare of $368.65 from Oakland to Toluca with taxes included. That’s not bad!

Toluca is located 4.5 hours south of Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Click here to read about getting to San Miguel de Allende fro Toluca. Guadalajara is a bit further away at 5 hours. For moer information on how to get to San Miguel from Guadahara, click here. The ETN and Primera Plus bus companies both offer comfortable and affordable first-class service from Toluca and Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende.

We are very excited about this news because, although the Leon Airport (BJX) remains the number 1 choice for most US travelers visiting San Miguel, these flights give our visitors more affordable options to choose from. Now, guests of Antigua Capilla B&B have a choice of five airports, Queretaro (QRO), Leon, Mexico City (MEX), and now Toluca and Guadalajara.

Reserve a room now at our San Miguel B&B before the secret gets out!

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Guests of Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast Rekindle Long Lost Love in San Miguel de Allende

One of the best parts of having a bed and breakfast is meeting people from all over the world with interesting life stories. Francisco and Estela are prime examples of this.

Francisco and Estela - Reconnecting after 30 years

Francisco, a San Diego tri-athlete, and Estela, a Mexico City cosmetology business owner, were in their early teens when they first met at a tennis club in Tijuana 30 years ago. They developed a friendship, followed by an innocent courtship. The relationship would not last however. Estela and her family moved to Mexico City, and as teenagers often do, they lost touch.

30 years later, Francisco and Estela reconnected with the help of Francisco’s sister in Mexico City. They started corresponding and quickly realized that the attraction they had for one another as kids was still there.

The love birds have been racking up some serious frequent flyer miles recently flying to each other’s home towns as often as they can. On Francisco’s most recent trip to Mexico City, they both escaped to San Miguel de Allende and stayed with us at our B&B in San Miguel de Allende. They loved their time in San Miguel hanging out at the inn, wining and dining around town and just being together.

We recently heard that Estela is planning to relocate to San Diego. We’d like to think that their experience at our special place in San Miguel de Allende had something to do with it, but the truth is, when it’s meant to be...

Good luck you two!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

San Miguel de Allende Mexico Bed and Breakfast Guests Enjoy a Special Treat in August

This summer of 2009, the hotels and bed and breakfasts of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico will once again fill up with fans of classical music.

From August 5th through the 16th, the 31st season of San Miguel de Allende’s International Chamber Music festival will take place at various venues throughout the city.

For three decades, world-renowned chamber musicians from all over the world have performed in historic settings like the Angela Peralta Theater and the San Francisco Temple. This year we’ll see groups such the Jupiter String Quartet from Boston, Massachusetts and the Carlos Chavez String Quartet from Mexico City at the festival.

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