Blending pleasant spring time weather with rich and colorful tradition, Mexico's colonial highlands welcome visitors with open arms to stroll cobblestone streets and delve into the past of the region's most affluent families. Sample award-winning wines, learn the age-old art of blending tequila, explore gothic and colonial churches and ride horseback through sweeping valleys and fields of agave.
Mexico's colonial highlands are colored with a strong catholic presence and the towns are abuzz with celebrations throughout much of the year. For a sleepy mid-week break, San Miguel de Allende offers the perfect introduction to the colonial history of this region, while nearby Guanajuato, built upon the wealth of the old silver mines, showcases a vivid array of toy-box houses seemingly tumbling down the lush green hills which envelope the city and is a treasure trove of picturesque plazas and grand architecture. For a glimpse into Mexico's heart, no visit would be complete without a visit to Tequila, the sweet smell of blue agave caressing the air as you learn the art of blending and tasting Mexico's signature spirit.