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La Pena de Bernal

Address: Queretaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 23 Attractions in Queretaro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks

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Rahway, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We really enjoyed our day trip from Queretaro to Peña de Bernal. It was an easy drive, about 40 minutes. We parked just outside the entrance to town and paid ~ $4. We enjoyed walking around and looking at the artisan crafts such as pottery and woven clothing/ pillows/ blankets. The prices are fantastic, much more reasonable than other places... More 

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darthmouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very good a bit tough if you are not the fittest but overall a very nice we'll spend day, the town is full of good food and people

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Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

its a nice thing to see but if you wont climb it , don't waste your time, long drive, very poor village, nothing moreee

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Mexico City, Mexico
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This site is one of the three rock formations of it's type in the world: the others being in Gibraltar and in Brazil. You can get to the top after walking 45 min to 1 hour (it is not so easy), Nearby there is a small town where you can find local 'delicatessen' such as 'gorditas' and 'Nopal en Penca'.... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Formerly the third highest after the Rock of Gibraltar and Sugar Loaf Mountain, La Pena de Bernal has now been declared the highest. It is a pretty impressive rock which many people climb. Up to a certain height you do not need special equipment. The surrounding town is very busy, full of shops and restaurants.

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Brownsville, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great for a relaxing day got to have "gorditas" several to choose for but it's a gamble to pick from really good to average. Follow the rule of the most people waiting the better. Buy some candy from the local factories. Getting a tour to the actual Bernal is a must. Enjoy the stay since the traffic going back might... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place is awesome! Is better if you go in the morning and start climbing the rock early since it can get very hot. On top of the rock you have a great view it is worth all the climbing. For lunch there are many places with traditional Mexican food but the best ones are the "gorditas" in downtown. They... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

First of all, visitors should note that this destination is actually the “Peña” de Bernal, and not call it the “Pena” which means something quite different. It is a dramatic rock formation located less than a one hour drive from Querétaro on excellent roads. You can walk to the base of the rock or, if prepared for a more strenuous... More 

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Varese
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Mid November, on a wednesday, we bussed to Bernal to find that most places were closed. We were told that hotels and restaurants open only for the week-ends. The place itself is cute, very small and considering the circumstances we took the bus back to Queretaro just after midday. A bit disappointed:

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Mexico City, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place is magical, it offers a small challenge to climb (up to about half, after that you need ropes and equipment). The view is amazing and you get a chance to just take it easy. It is recommendable to go early as later on there is no shade and many people going up so that could be a little... More 

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