San Miguel de Allende Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit San Miguel de Allende

The best time to visit San Miguel de Allende is November through April. Though San Miguel's climate doesn't vary too much throughout the year (average high temperatures hover between 73 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit no matter the season), November through April experiences less rainfall than the summer months. Meanwhile, winter nights can get cold, so plan to bring warmer layers for when the sun goes down. 

Weather in San Miguel de Allende

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Average Temperature (°F)
73.4
42.8
77.4
45.1
83.3
50
86.2
54.3
87.3
56.8
84.2
57.9
81
57
80.8
56.8
79.2
56.3
78.1
52.2
76.3
47.1
73.8
43.5
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Feb
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Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
0.28
0.11
0.13
0.22
0.67
1.88
4.43
2.41
2.94
1.16
0.64
0.16
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Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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November-April 

Average high temperatures fluctuate between the low 70s and 80s, making this temperate season very pleasant for those seeking a reprieve from the colder winter weather of home. Better yet, this is San Miguel's dry season, though temperatures do tend to slide into the 40s at night, so be sure to pack accordingly. If you're traveling around Christmas or Easter, you may face slightly higher hotel rates. Consider avoiding those holiday times when possible, or reserve your accommodations several months in advance of your trip.

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May-October

Summer months (especially July and August) in San Miguel de Allende tend to see the most rainfall, with the city experiencing an average of 2½ inches of precipitation per month. But, if you don't mind the showers, you'll find nighttime temperatures are warmer during the summer, and bars and restaurants stay open later as a result. Plus, you can often save a bit of money during this season as expensive hotel rates are typically tied to peak tourism times — particularly the weeks surrounding Christmas and Easter. Regardless, plan to book your accommodations at least several months in advance of your getaway.

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Popular Times to Visit San Miguel de Allende

Average Tourist Volumes

Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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