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“Lovely Little Town”
Review of La Pena de Bernal

La Pena de Bernal
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

It was, indeed, a Pueblo Magico, small but quaint. I think it would be difficult going for people with handicaps, but most people can easily do the walk around town on the cobblestone streets (there are hills). If it is a three-day weekend (puente) go early. We got there around 10:30, and already most of the parking lots were full! We thought we would be the only ones there so early! When you go, drive the short way on to Tequisquiapan, too, to enjoy another Pueblo Magico. We didn't do the walk up the rock formation, but allow more time than I mentioned (1-2 hours) if you do.

Thank taybunka
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

What a nice little place to go on a quick and challenging hike. La Peña de Bernal is a lonely peña--reminded me of Sedona but with few professional hikers. Here, hiking is done Mexican style! how is that? with whatever you have on--the point is to get to the top! And you find small stands selling not only water but jewelry and other nick-knacks you may not want or need for your hike up or down. The point, the only point is to get up and down without killing your feet or your shoes! There are few photo spots so be patient with the crowds; all want the same thing--get to the top!
Once the hike is over, you can get back in town on foot or by motorbike. I walked down and enjoyed the vendors along the way. I also enjoyed a delicious gordita with a cold beer at one of the many "gordita stands" that line up the only street to the Peña. Quite an accomplishment to get tot the top and back without losing your feet in the process. Enjoy the views!

Thank Elbiru
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

it is a short drive form Queretaro. Take the local little bus ride to take you all around the city and tell you the history. The stop at the candy factory is great. You don't get to see any candy making but buy candies, these are the best candies in the area!!!

Thank Claudia_m83
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you are in the area, Bernal is well worth a visit. The little shops and cafes in the early evening are really nice.

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We drove up from San Miguel, not too far for an afternoons trip, although its an easy ride up from Queretaro, and there are plenty of companies who will take you there. Coming from the Highland of Scotland, spectacular mountain are a standard view for me, so I was surprised and delighted as you turn the corner on the highway and this large lump of rock (a description which I realise does not do it justice) comes into view, with the small town sprawled out below it. The town is lovely, with the standard Mexican square that´s lovely and colourful, with sellers and small shops with artesan wares and small restuarant. It has a very laid back feel and the prices were not standard tourist ones (over priced), so we´d recommend visiting if you are in the area. We didn´t climb the monolith, but would go back to do so in the future (it was a particularly hot day and we were there in the early afternoon).
Overall, well worth a visit!

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