“Tips for purchasing real estate in Mexico,” was the google search I typed in after being in San Miguel de Allende for only one day. Apparently, it’s very common for visitors to purchase a home after their first trip to San Miguel. Since that’s become so common, now the question is “How long into your first trip did you purchase your house?”
In fact, that’s exactly what happened to the owner of Casa Prosperina, Hadley O’Regan. She was gracious enough to invite us to stay at her beautiful airbnb in town and I’m about to share all the juicy details with you!
The entire casa can hold up to 10 guests, it is beautifully decorated and the perfect place to find an oasis in the beautiful city. You can rent out the smaller casitas for smaller groups and there are even options to have meals from a private chef! The chef, Ruby, cooked us a few meals while we’re there and they were among my favorites and incredibly delicious.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was to wake up in the morning and sit and drink coffee in the beautiful courtyard.
When Hadley first saw the property, she felt an immediate and powerful connection. She knew she had to be a part of it’s “rebirth.” She named it Casa Propserina after the Greek goddess, Persephone. Persephone is the goddess of spring.
Hadley, being a vibrant woman herself, was inspired by all things growth and Spring when she went to design her new home. She also wanted to honor the local artists of San Miguel de Allende and it’s rich history. Each room features special details, including handmade furniture that was custom designed for the home.
You can absolutely feel the love and thought that was poured into each detail in this beautiful space.
The rooftop at Casa Prosperina is absolutely stunning, and a great place to have your morning cup of coffee or evening night-cap! Each casita features stairs leading up to its own private roof and they are perfect spots for al fresco meals and festive gatherings. Whether traveling as a couple or with a group, the property offers accommodations for every kind of vacationer.
The town is so walkable, but make sure to bring comfortable shoes because the streets are cobblestone and there are hills to navigate. My favorite part of the trip was just strolling and discovering what was behind the big beautiful doors of San Miguel.
Places to stay:
Casa Prosperina : a beautiful house located near the center of town. It’s the perfect location as it’s near great shopping, restaurants, and bakeries.
Places to shop:
Recreo: This shop is right in the middle of town and has the cutest clothing and accessories. The brand and the clothing reflects the rich colors and cultural tradition of Latin American. The store itself resides in a 250-year-old building, just blocks away from the picturesque main square.
Rose Ann Hall Designs: On the third day we stopped at this beautiful shop full of handmade candles and elegantly carved glassware. They emphasize the use of recycled materials for each one of a kind product and promote traditional Mexican arts by employing artisans, many of whom have disabilities, to produce beautiful items.
Things to do :
Wine tasting and dinner at Vinedos San Fransisco: we spent a lovely afternoon at this beautiful country club and vineyard. It felt like we were in Tuscany, not the middle of Mexico. After touring some of their homes for sale, we had a wine tasting and a delicious dinner.
Ride Horses at Horse Rescue SMA: this farm right outside the town offers horseback riding in a beautiful setting and all of their horses were rescued. They also offer horseback riding and therapy for kids and adults
See the art at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray: This place is one of the most magical places I have ever been to! It’s almost like it could only exist in San Miguel de Allende because of its uniqueness and beauty. There is so much beautiful art just embedded into the landscape and interiors of this space.
The Sistine Chapel of Mexico: the Sanctuary of Atotonilco: this Chapel attracts as many as 5,000 visitors per week and it’s easy to see why once you set foot inside its historically stunning doors. The murals and history/religion ooze out of its walls. It’s simply stunning and a must-see when you are in San Miguel.
Tequila tasting at Casa Dragones: this delicious tequila is made in small batches and founded by Bertha Gonzalez Nieves, the first woman to be certified as ‘ Maestra Tequileria’. We were lucky enough to get a tour of the home and tequila tasting mothership in San Miguel de Allende and it really opened my eyes to how delicious good tequila can be!
Places to eat
Fatima: head to the stunning rooftop at hotel Casa Blanca 7 to enjoy simply delicious Mediterranean food and locally inspired cocktails. The hummus was some of the best I have ever had!
Bastardo: this place is definitely worth the short drive outside of San Miguel! One of my favorite meals (which is hard to choose from) this place serves contemporary international cuisines. The burger is a must!
Taco Lab: I have one word for you. Tuna Tostadas. Ok fine, that’s two but you get my point. Everything here from the guacamole to the chicken tacos is fabulous. It’s in the heart of town and the perfect places to stop for a quick lunch!
Marsala, Cocina con Acentos: is the most delicious brunch place located in the heart of town. I am still dreaming of the chilaquiles! Everything was incredibly delicious and the decor and vibe in the room are so positive.
There’s really so much to say about this beautiful city that one blog post cannot do it justice. I loved every moment of this beautiful trip and the memories and people I met will stay with me forever. While this trip was sponsored by Casa Prosperina, all opinions are my own. Photography is by the lovely Ashley Hutchinson unless otherwise noted on the image.