Last May I took a quick trip to the lovely towns of Tequisquiapan and Bernal in Querétaro, Mexico. As Pueblo Mágicos, both towns have charming colonial style central squares and streets, and enough activities in the surrounding areas that it makes a very popular weekend getaway for the residents of nearby Querétaro and Mexico City.
I arrived in Mexico City, and after spending the evening catching up with friends, we left the next morning to our first stop of Tequisquiapan. After checking into our hotel, we took a walk around town and admired the beautiful architecture and style of the buildings in Tequisquiapan.
The next morning we awoke early and headed just outside of town where a hot air balloon was waiting to take us on a flight.
Our pilots from Vuela en Globo (http://www.vuelaenglobo.com/es/index/) ensured us a nice smooth ride.
While there was plenty more to see in and around Tequisquiapan, including hot springs, vineyards, and an upcoming National Cheese and Wine Fair, we needed to move onto our next destination, Bernal.
This town of just under 3000 residents is dominated by the Peña de Bernal, which, at 433m tall is the third largest monolith in the world. After spending the first day rock climbing in the area around the Peña, we spent the rest of our stay relaxing and enjoying the nice cobblestone streets and colourful colonial buildings of the town.
If you're looking for a unique Mexico travel experience I would recommend a trip to Bernal and Tequisquiapan. There's plenty see and do in the surrounding area, and it's a location that I'm looking forward to returning to!
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