How Much Does It Cost to Travel to San Miguel de Allende?

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The beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende is known for its historic architecture, vibrant culture, and strong expat community. 


This one of a kind city has grown among international travelers as a destination to come visit when it’s time to kick back, unwind, and enjoy Mexican culture. 

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Unfortunately, the popularity of San Miguel de Allende has caused it to become a bit of an expensive destination. 


Because of this, you’ll find traveling here is a bit pricier than other destinations such as nearby Mexico City. 

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While it can be a little expensive to come into the city, and stay here, you don't necessarily need a whole lot of time to explore all there is to do here. 


Three or four days is typically enough to experience all that San Miguel de Allende has to offer. 


With that being said, you can still plan an affordable trip here without breaking the bank.


Knowing when to travel and how much you should be paying will give you a gauge of how much you ought to be spending. 


According to Champion Traveler, the cheapest month to travel to San Miguel de Allende is September. 


Prices on hotels and flights take a dip and the weather is enjoyable as the area comes out of its rainy season. 

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Flights to San Miguel de Allende depend on where you are coming from with North American travelers typically finding the cheapest deals. 


Visitors can expect to pay anywhere from $466 - $896 for a round-trip plane ticket and anywhere from $140 - $300 per night for a hotel. 


Because there are different hotels to meet different traveler budgets, finding an affordable place to stay is one of the best ways to curb your travel costs here. 


When it comes to enjoying your time in San Miguel de Allende, it’s recommended that you set aside $50 - $75 per person per day for all the activities, daily travel, and meal costs you will encounter.

Where to Stay in San Miguel de Allende

Part of booking an affordable vacation to San Miguel de Allende is knowing where to stay. One affordable (and popular) lodging option includes the beautiful Casa de los Soles


This magnificent hotel exemplifies the charm the city has to offer. 


Staying in Airbnbs is another great way to get an authentic experience. The beautiful Casa Duran is such a charming way to enjoy San Miguel de Allende while the stunning El Nido Hacienda offers an absolutely heavenly environment for you to enjoy your stay.

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About the Author

Nadia El-Yaouti

Nadia El-Yaouti is a writer and photographer based out of Central Virginia. As a travel writer, she enjoys connecting readers with stories and sharing photographs that depict the beauty of different cultures. Some of her most prized work introduces readers to underrated destinations like Mexico, Kurdistan, and North Africa. When she’s not juggling work, she can be found traveling the globe with her wonderful husband and three darling children.

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