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this is a very nice town to visit

Excellent place to visit, the monolith is spectacular and the food is amazing, I wish I had booked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice little town ,famous for the rock

La Pena de Bernal is a little historic town about an hour + out of Queretaro city famous for a big... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit, the monolith is spectacular and the food is amazing, I wish I had booked a hotel in this town.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

La Pena de Bernal is a little historic town about an hour + out of Queretaro city famous for a big monolith rock which is one of the biggest in the world. The town center is littered with historic buildings, stores and restaurants to try...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The monolith is something to behold! We were a bit hesitant to climb when we saw it from a distance but it wasn’t difficult. We made it to the top in less than 45 minutes. It was fun to watch the brave ones scaling to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LauraGrace1126
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

PROS *Good outdoor workout. *View from top is enjoyable and makes for a good photo. *Gorditas next to entrance were cheap and decent. CONS *There are a couple spots where you would be screwed if you fell. Surprised there aren’t more barriers.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ExtraUnderwear
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is a "magic town" located near to Queretaro, there is an awesome experience climb to the top of the Peña, is an incredible view of the city, also there are some trips here that you can make, the food is delicious and people is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jcarlosleura
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I have been in Bernal around 10 times, the first two, were, and still are, the most profound experiences in my life. Why? because I had two extreme adventures there while climbing, so great, that are more than enough two write a book.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

a Peña de Bernal is a magnificent place where you can find accessories, clothes, shoes, desserts, food and drinks typical of the place. There are many things to do such as: walk up to the rock and enjoy its magnificent view on a guided tour,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Liz G
Reviewed 21 September 2018

It is said that this is the second largest rock in the world, second only to one in Australia. Believe it or not people in their everyday shoes and clothes (yes that includes women in high heels!!!) a strenous climb but well worth it. Once...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

A pueblo magico, worth visiting for a couple of hours. My advice would be to avoid it on the weekend and holidays since it gets real crowded and, unfortunately there is much garbage strewn around.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great hike, fairly steep with some rocky stretches to navigate. Wear decent footwear and a hat, not much shade. Beautiful rock.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kim P
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Response from mfloresv | Reviewed this property |
I went on a Monday and the shops and restaurants are open. About the show, I haven't seen it. But in the state official web page, it says it's only Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm. Sorry it took me so long to answer, I have the... More
Lisa J
29 April 2016|
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Response from CarlaRobles | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa! There is actually a new highway from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro that can reduce travel time up to 50 minutes...from the detour you can enter the road to Peña de Bernal from San Juan del Rio or Tequisquiapan... More
14 July 2015|
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Response from dlssoflo | Reviewed this property |
No idea how to use public transportation. We hired a driver thru our hotel. About 100 pesos from queretaro.