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9:00 AM 25th October 2020

‘Best Small City In The World’ Accolade

San Miguel de Allende, located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, has been named as one of only two Mexican cities to make the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

It came in at the top of the “Small Cities in the World” list alongside Mérida, Yucatán. San Miguel de Allende is also home to four of the top 15 “Best Hotels in Mexico” as ranked by readers: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (No. 1), Hotel Matilda (No. 2), Hotel Casa Rosada (No. 5) and Dos Casas Hotel & Spa (No. 13).

“Considering the current situation of the tourism industry, we are overjoyed with this recognition,” said Laura Torres Septién, President of the San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board. “We welcome any and all good news that gives a sense of normalcy.”

The UNESCO World Heritage city started its reopening process on July 15 after a four-month closure to non-residents. With more than 200,000 inhabitants, San Miguel de Allende has reported one of Mexico’s lowest numbers of cases of Covid-19, a result of strict health policies and its local “Heath First” certification, which was launched on May 25, and reinforced by certification with the WTTC “Safe Travels” stamp on July 2.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.