Querétaro - Travel Agent Planner
Chuvaje, Sierra Gorda
Querétaro is an ideal destination for reunion-geared tourism.
It combines its extraordinary history with a modern style that
is compatible with contemporary life and pace, all available in
this trend-setting State.
Where is it?
Querétaro lies in the heart of México, only 222 kilometers
northeast of México City. Its exceptional location makes it
a place of both origin and destination for travelers, thanks
to its unequalled connections with the Country’s main cities
Convento de San Agustín (Convent of St. Augustine)
(52) (442) • www.queretaro.travel
Country Code/ Area Code
17º C - 63ºF
22º C - 71º F
20º C - 68º F
17º C - 68º F
27 mm - 1 in
5 out of 90
179 mm - 7 in
19 out of 21
405 mm - 13 in
32 out of 92
61 mm - 2.4 in
10 out of 92
Arriving by land
Arriving by plane
Querétaro Bus Terminal
Prol. Luis Vega y Monroy No. 800 Ex-Hacienda Carretera,
Querétaro. Tel +52 (442) 229-0061
Intercontinental Airport of Querétaro
Carretara Estatal 200 Qro-Tequesquipan No. 22300
Col. Querétaro. Phone: +52 (442) 192-5500 www.aiq.com.mx
Airlines with direct flights to Querétaro
Bus lines operating in this terminal, as follows:
Autovias • Autobuses Americanas• ETN • Flecha Azul
• Flecha Roja • Grupo Estrella Blanca • Grupo Flecha
Amarilla • Omnibus de México • Primera Plus • Transportes
Almealcenses • Transportes del Norte
A World Heritage Site since 1996, Querétaro is one of the
most beautiful and best preserved Historic Downtown areas
in all of México. Visitors can enjoy visiting a multiple choice
of churches, and also the luxurious historical homes, known
as “casonas,” which are a magnificent example of Viceregal
architecture, or choose other alternatives of cultural tourism
such as art galleries, museums, or theatrical presentations.
Puente de Dios
World Heritage Site
In recognition of Querétaro’s historical and cultural legacy,
the UNESCO has declared some of the more outstanding
places as World Heritage Sites, among which are the Zona de
Monumentos of Santiago de Querétaro, Franciscan Missions
of the Sierra Gorda, and the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.
Also, the Places of Memory and Living Traditions of indian
tribes (otomí - chichimecas) from Tolimán are considered as
Inmaterial Heritage Patrimony.
Pueblos Mágicos (Magic Towns)
•Bernal, where “La Peña,” the third largest monolith in the
world, is located. There you can also enjoy delicious “gorditas” (a fried corn dough with a variety of “fillings” inside).
Acueducto (Aqueduct of Querétaro)
•Cadereyta, which has two cactacea nursery/exhibitions,
and a beautiful main “plaza” square.
•Jalpan marks the center of the Sierra Gorda, and is named
for the Misión Franciscana de Jalpan.
•Tequisquiapan, a picturesque town known for its aerostatic
balloon flights, and as a quiet place to enjoy its tranquil
Querétaro’s ecotourism camps, mainly in the Sierra Gorda,
are an excellent option for adventure and extreme sports,
as well as for just resting and visiting. Examples of these are:
Pedro Huimilpan, La Isla, Aventura Park, El Jabali, El Bosque
de las Hojas, campamento Cuatro Palos and Río Escanela,
among others. The State also has 8 golf courses, 12 country
clubs, 2 polo fields, and a nautical ski club.
Semi desert Route
Peña de Bernal (Bernal´s Monolith)
Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve
This is a key area for biodiversity in central México. Within
its limits is one of the largest forested areas in the country,
stretching over 383,567 hectares (947,814 acres), just over
30 percent of the total territory of Querétaro. The importance of this reserve lies in the fact that it is home to over
200 animal species and 1,800 types of flora. The reserve also
features a great number of caves and caverns.
Declared a Cultural Heritage Site in 2003, a group of five churches —Jalpan, Conca, Tilaco, Tancoyol, and Landa— are located in strategic places in the Sierra Gorda. They are, through
their exceptional artistic beauty, the synchronism that resulted between the Spaniards and the indigenous groups.
Tequisquiapan Magic Town
Misión de Jalpan (Mission of Jalpan)
Querétaro has a note-worthy infrastructure that fulfills the
needs of congresses, conventions, fairs and expositions,
the most outstanding of which is Querétaro Centro de Congresos (Querétaro’s Convention Center). Additionally the
hotel capacity exceeds 11,000 rooms and there are more
than 65,000 square meters of space for all types of events.
Querétaro Centro de Congresos (Convention Center)
It was designed according to international quality standards,
with a surface area of 32,000 square meters. The Exposition
Floor of 6,450 square meters can be divided into four sections for 328 stands (3 x 3 meters); the Floor for Congresses
has 4,021 square meters, distributed in 10 different assembly
rooms; public Areas of 8,536 square meters include heliport
facilities ad parking for 1,550 vehicles.
Teatro Metropolitano (Metropolitan Theater)
This new addition to the Convention Center is a magnificent
option for conferences, concerts, theatrical presentations,
and shows in general. The Main Hall seats 1,335 spectators,
the Experimental Theater accommodates 330, and the
Dance Theater has a capacity of 120. www.qcc.mx/teatro
Routes of Querétaro
Routes of Querétaro doesn’t follow an obligated itinerary, rather
it offers a «Querétaro à la Carte», where you can choose where to
go, where to sleep and where to eat, so you explore Querétaro in
all its extension, discovering a state as diverse as it is attractive,
and as stimulating as it is quiet; a state full of tradition, history,
gastronomy, culture, adventure and nature. You can’t miss one
of these five routes:
• The Haciendas Route • The Cheese and Wine Route • The Semi
desert Route • The Sierra Gorda Route • The Religious Route.
Cheese and Wine Route
The Haciendas Route
The gastronomy of Querétaro blends the ingredients,
utensils, and techniques of this area, exquisitely combining them with the inheritance left by the Spaniards.
Especially recommended local food is: The traditional
“barbacoa” of Cadereyta Montes, “gorditas” from corn,
“Charamuscas” from El Marques, and the typical enchiladas of the region from Santiago de Querétaro.