San Miguel de Allende

1024px-AllendeHidalgoSMAThis magnificent jewel city is found in central Mexico.  San Miguel de Allende is located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato.  This Pueblo Magico is found 170 miles from Mexico City and just 60 miles from the state capital of Guanajuato.  This beautiful, culturally rich city is a proclaimed World Heritage Site that attracts thousands of tourists Viñedos_San_Miguel_Vendimia_2016and new residents from abroad every year.  The main attraction of the town is its well-preserved historic center, filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.  It is surrounded by vineyards and a landscape that will take your breath away. The town’s cultural, foreign and cosmopolitan nature has grown from a Bohemian hippie 1024px-HidalgoStNorthSMAcommunity in the 60’s to a town promoted for its beautiful film location. The growing attraction of its colonial buildings created a vibrant real estate market, which until recently has not been affected by Mexico’s economic ups and downs. Many of the old “ruins” of colonial houses have sold for more than a house in Mexico City.  This is because many of San Miguel’s buyers are foreign. Between 2006 and 2009, 34 projects constructed 405 housing units.  The last peak of real estate sales came in 2007, with 180 units sold with a median price of 250,000 USD totaling 45 million.   For us expats who 800px-CourtyardDomeCCRamirez

chose to live at Lakeside near Guadalajara, a day trip trek to Guanajuato is always fun. Additionally expats from the USA can order Amazon products, vitamins or whatever they simply must have and have them cross the border by truck to a UPS receiving address in San Miguel de Allende, for pickup, or for delivery to a Lakeside address. Extended Roads drivers have 15 years of crossing the border experience. Turn around time is about 15 days for delivery to Mexico.  Delivery from San Miguel to a Lakeside pick up location is done by FedEx.  FedEx minimum rate is $8.00 plus 8 cents per pound.  Medicines and prescriptions are common for $4.25 per bottle.  Expat sends shipment to:

  • Your Name / CHA  
  • C/O Rodriguez
  • 940 Noemi Street
  • Donna, Texas 78537

Extended Roads cost for a 50 pound box is $4.75 per pound.  Minimum charge is $9.00 per package.  Extended Roads must be informed if a package requires a signature for delivery and the TRACKING number from the company originally ordered from.  Ronald Berry manages the Chapala office. Very quick replies to emails. See comments. Website: Website:

Call with questions (52) 331-312-7649 – or EMAIL:

2 thoughts on “San Miguel de Allende

  1. EMAIL RESPONSE from Ron at Extended Roads same day! ” With our “package delivery service” ordering from north of the border Is actually fairly simple. Maybe that’s why we now have five branch offices with SMA being the original and home office. We’ve not failed to deliver to a customer since 2014. All of my customers tell me we’re the most affordable and reliable service they have used. Ajijic is the newest branch. Georgeanna is in one of the pictures on your blog, she’s a friend and can tell you alot about our business, a number of her friends have used our service already. So my suggestion is take a look at my website, directions and prices are there, I calculated the 20 bottles plus shipping from the home office will be very close to a total of $93.00USD/$1655Pesos. Since you have herbs and glandulars, check packaging and mark package KEEP COOL PERISHABLES. SHIP UPS GROUND for a reasonable shipping cost to our Texas address as listed on your blog post. Email me in Ajijic the tracking number. Our drivers are returning to Texas on Tuesday so were in no hurry. If your box gets shipped this week, the package will be in the warehouse for the next pick-up and in my office in 10-14 day. Then you can store them safely in a cool place in your own home. Packages that say “Keep Cool Perishables.” our drivers, follow those directions.

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  2. When UPS delivers your box to our Donna, TX warehouse, our Extended Roads drivers pick them up shortly thereafter and bring them across the border safely to San Miguel Allende, where they distribute them to individual offices. Your shipment will reach Chapala office because of the “CHA” on the shipping label. Once your package is safely in the Chapala/Ajijic office, you will get an email as to where you can pick up at Lakeside. When you pick up is when you pay. Enjoy the rest of you Sunday, Ron. WEBSITE for Extended Roads Ajijic.

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