Although in San Miguel de Allende the tourism sector was the hardest hit in 2020, it appears that this industry will grow in 2021, as hotel chains such as Marriot, Pueblo Bonito, Hyatt, and Hilton will come to town. Concurrently, companies in San Miguel’s industrial zone should also expand, and that labor pool, currently 6,500, should increase.
Busts, as well as standing and seated equestrian sculptures in the city pay permanent homage to Ignacio Jesús Pedro Regalado de Allende y Unzaga, the hero whose surname it adopted, and who led up to 40,000 men during the armed independence uprising of 1810.
Atención had a conversation with San Miguel’s municipal president, Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal. He shared a message for the community, which he says has supported the municipality rising up in the face of this year’s complex conditions. Villarreal also told us about projects lined up for 2021, including his intention to seek a second consecutive term as mayor.
Before the switch from orange to red traffic light in the state of Guanajuato, today, places such as cantinas, bars, casinos, and nightclubs in San Miguel were already closed—taking a step ahead in sanitary measures—now health protocols for the end of the year remain to be determined. After the change in color was announced, Atención...