Many American people lives in Miguel de Allende after retirement, and that is probably why it has sophisticated air that is different from any other cities in Mexico.
On the contrary, there you can find the very Mexican way in some aspects at the hot spring.
San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is a colonial city that was developed during the 18th century through the handicraft industry.
Today it is one of the most popular tourist spots especially among women, and at the same time an international city where many retired American people and young people studying art live.
Hotel Hacienda Taboada
It is 30 minutes’ drive from the downtown.
The hotel is located in the plain far from town.
Old-fashioned but pretty rooms harmonize the streets of San Miguel de Allende.
The hotel’s restaurant was not bad to me.
Each room has a tub filled with hot spring water.
In the closed space without windows, water without taste and smell is poured.
The water temperature is usually tepid around 99 degrees F and does not stay constant.
You will find open-air baths when you go out from the terrace.
In the sophisticated garden, there are step-like three small tubs, and plenty amount of water is provided into them.
For a while, I examined the spring water in the top tub, but I felt uneasy about the quality.
I investigated the rectangular pool in the back, and found the discharged water was connected to the small tubs.
Finally, I noticed that the discharged water of this circular pool is provided to the rectangular pool.
In conclusion, you can enjoy the freshest spring water in the boring big pool.
Indeed, there is not chlorinated and the water temperature is moderate around 103 degrees F.
However, if they do not provide new water to all tubs, the smallest tub should be the first one.
Currently hot spring lovers have to enjoy it in the discharged water deteriorated in the big pools where many children swim.
I think it very Mexican way that they are less concerned with small things.
|Hotel Hacienda Taboada, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico|