It is where I learned to speak Spanish in my youth. My mother was an artist and every waking moment that I wasn't in school in Arizona, we were here!
She painted and I studied Spanish at the Instituto Allende. We lived among the locals and submerged ourselves in the culture. I have seen the town grow. Progress changes everything yet San Miguel and its people have managed to preserve the essence of this treasure of a town.
I have yet to meet a single person who once they have visited, hasn't returned.
let me show you some of the not so well known places that still exist as they did 45 years ago, a different side of San Miguel. It's hidden treasures if you will.
Thank You for taking the time to read this and regardless of where your travels take you, Happy Trails To You
A Recent Review of this guide
Betty is an awesome guide! We truly enjoyed our morning. She shows off San Miguel De Allende from such a beautiful and loving perspective. She is very accommodating and she adjusted our tour to include locations of great interests for our 8yo. We truly enjoyed our morning with Betty. I will recommend Tours by Locals and Betty to friends.
Mary Kay Phillips
Certification from University of Arizona's Summer Institute for Court Interpreting under the instruction of Dr. Rosanne Gonzalez 1992
Certification from Alameda Counties legal language Access Program 2001
Certified TESL/TEFL/ESL Oxford Seminars 2013
I am not a licensed historical guide but am happy to direct you to one for a historical tour of the many wonderful monuments San Miguel has to offer.