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Top Choice Waterfall in La Huasteca Potosina

Cascada de Tamul

Tamul is the Huasteca Potosina’s most spectacular waterfall. Water plunges 105m into the pristine Río Santa Maria (which becomes the Tampaón). Its setting, in a canyon surrounded on all sides with thick forest, is q…
Top Choice Museum in Aguascalientes

Museo Nacional de la Muerte

The excellent Museo Nacional de la Muerte exhibits all things relating to Mexico's favorite subject – death – from the skeleton La Catrina to historic artifacts and modern depictions. The contents – over 2500 items,…
Top Choice Architecture in Xilitla

Las Pozas

Whimsical would be an understatement for this remarkable jungle creation, where stairs that lead nowhere, bizarre concrete platforms, thousands of butterflies and the sound of rushing water combine to create a surre…
Top Choice Art in Guanajuato

Festival Internacional Cervantino

Beginning in the 1950s as merely entremeses (interludes) from Miguel Cervantes' work performed by students, the Festival Internacional Cervantino has grown to become one of Latin America's foremost arts extravaganza…
Top Choice International in San Miguel de Allende

Áperi

This courtyard restaurant inside a boutique hotel is perhaps the best spot in town for fine dining. The chef here has been given the freedom to do whatever he wants and a regularly changing menu featuring the likes …
Top Choice Museum in San Luis Potosí

Museo Federico Silva

This excellent museum devoted to the work of Mexican artist Federico Silva (b 1923) should not be missed. The 17th-century building was once a hospital and later a school, but has been exquisitely transformed into a…
Top Choice Peruvian in San Miguel de Allende

La Parada

This hot spot showcases Peruvian cuisine at its best. Dish presentation is as exquisite as the names ('El Quiquiriquí,' aka chicken breast and 'Chino Cochino' pork, but much fancier). The ubiquitous (and delicious) …
Top Choice Mexican in Guanajuato

Las Mercedes

In a residential area overlooking the city is Guanajuato's best restaurant, where Mexican cuisine como la abuela – grandmother's cooking that takes hours to prepare – is served. Dishes include moles hand-ground in a…
Top Choice Mexican in Guanajuato

El Jardín de los Milagros

This superb place is hidden away from the busy road outside by thick walls that encircle an ancient hacienda and well-tended garden. It's a stunning setting, whether you eat outside or in one of the charming haciend…
Top Choice Mexican in San Miguel de Allende

Vía Orgánica

This fantastic and pioneering spot has won the hearts of well-to-do San Miguelense expats thanks to its wonderful menu of Mexican food with an international twist (try a sage-seasoned turkey burger or the vegetarian…