You wouldn’t think that in the high arid plains of Mexico’s interior that you’d be able to have much opportunity to kayak, but in San Miguel de Allende you can! Thanks to the Amigos de la Presa (Friends of the Reservoir) you can join small parties on the water in a kayak and take a look at the area from a truly unique perspective.

Periodically they schedule extra special paddles where you go out with a guide and finish up at the local garden to table restaurant known for its beautiful organic food and ice creams, De Temperada.


Amigos de la Pres Facebook Page: Click Here

Amigoes de la Presa Website: Click Here (their website is run by volunteers, so does not always have the most up-to-date information)

De Temperada Facebook PageClick Here

De Temporada Trip Advisor Reviews: Click Here

Kayak & Brunch info

Kayaking and Brunch price: $150 pesos per kayak, brunch $120 pesos additional. We left at 9am, kayaked for close to 2 hours and were sitting at De Temporada enjoying a beautiful brunch by 11:15 or so.

To find out when the next Kayaking & Brunch Event is scheduled simply contact Iliana Lanuza, an Amiga de la Presa and the owner/chef at De Temporada restaurant. Her email is: and her local phone is: 415 151.0673

You can also contact the Amigos de la Presa to book a group kayaking session that fits your schedule. email them: or call: 44-415-100-6356


To find the Boat House, follow the road to Otomi (past Viejo San Miguel), past the Otomi stables to the little boat house towards the end of that road. De Temporada restaurant is located at La Trinidad on road to Otomi. Bring extra cash with you if you wish to take home some truly farm fresh all organic produce as they have a small store of such largesse right across from the rustic restaurant.



Amigos de la Presa, Mike McGinnis and Iliana Lanuza will help you get su=ituated with a kayak and a padde.


Great fun for everyone!


Your guides will give you a quick run-through on the Hows of kayaking and off you go!


You will find it easy to glide through the calm waters and catch glimpses of the birds who live along its shores.


This is a great way to view the area mountains!


Go at an easy pace and enjoy the natural world you’re immersed in…


Let the sky above envelope you!


Water, Sky, shore, friendly guides……it’s quite a lovely experience.


After you’re done kayaking stop in at the garden to table restaurant nearby the boat house named La Temperada.