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La Pena de Bernal

Address: Queretaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Queretaro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors

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Eugene, Oregon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

All routes for rockclimbing are very good protected , bolts on the right and logic movement , good food , hotels and camping around for all prices

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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208 reviews 208 reviews
59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice little village fresh air native food just to relax had some of the cactus cuisine black tortilla stuffed with chopped cactus and the other with chopped chili haven't been the same

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Las Vegas, Nevada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a magical place. The town is charming, with a pretty plaza. The main attraction is the monolithic rock, which one must see. There are trips to thre base of the rock, during which you will see marvelous views of the town and desert landscaping. Try the local Dulce de leche sweets. Good shopping is also available. A magical... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I love La Peña de Bernal. Its the world's third biggest monolite. Just a 30 minute drive from Queretaro , you can expect a nice walk through the town center and for the more athletic ones , a great hike of the Peña itself. Dont miss the local street food "Gorditas de Migaja" and for dessert some red wine icecream... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The pena itself is a monolyth woth to see, and the small village of Bernal is a nice place to see except the week-ends! So crowded that the visit is hardly enjoyable. On the other hand, if you take the road towards the sierra gorda and visit the rock from a camping in its back, the perspective changes completely, even... More 

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

And another beautifull site to visit in mexico. About 200 km north of Mexico city near Queretarro. The third largest Monolyth in the world located near a very nice little village. Just beautifull. In the evening there was a water show at the foot of the mountain. It was worth staying for. When entering the village on the right site... More 

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Spring, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It is so great. One single stone. Nice little town. Food in downtown delicious. We took the trolley.

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