After a dusty ride through cowboy country, you arrive at the buzzing town of San Miguel de Allende, to be greeted with a margarita at Rosewood.

Tucked away on a cobbled side street, the hotel appears to be a beautiful old haçienda, but it is, in fact, brand new.

It's decorated with a blend of Mexican artwork and furniture, and offers modern luxuries such as Frette linen, a heavenly spa and poolside cabanas.

The high altitude slows the pace, so fill your days with strolls and people watching, or the concierge can arrange for you to try a Mexican cookery class.

WOW FACTOR: Watch the sunset while enjoying amazing cocktails and moreish nibbles at The Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar, San Miguel de Allende's new hotspot.

GO: Abercrombie & Kent ( offers seven nights B&B from £1,895 per person. Includes flights and transfers.