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What to do in Bernal, QRO?




tashby


Oct 29, 2014, 7:50 PM

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What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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Friends invited me to join them on a trip this weekend to Bernal, Querétaro. They are rock climbers, so while they are monkeying up La Peña, I'll be watching from a comfortable spot in the shade. 8-)

I imagine I'll have some time to myself to do a few things in town or whatever. What's interesting to do there? Thanks!



chinagringo


Oct 29, 2014, 8:21 PM

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Re: [tashby] What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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You may want to ponder your "navel" while waiting for the "force" to enlighten you? Mexico's version of Sedona, AZ in our estimation. You might have a more enjoyable time if you could get your friends to drop you in Tequisquiapan where we saw a great deal more of interest?

Bernal: https://plus.google.com/.../6053479530209832817
Tequisquiapan: https://plus.google.com/.../6050759463887639265
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM




tashby


Oct 29, 2014, 8:42 PM

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Re: [chinagringo] What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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I've been to Tequisquiapan. I've also been to Sedona. I'm going with a bunch of friends to Bernal. I'm sure I'll enjoy myself. Thank you for your ideas.



chinagringo


Oct 29, 2014, 8:46 PM

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Saw a few attractive bars?
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM




RickS


Oct 30, 2014, 5:23 AM

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Re: [tashby] What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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Been there, done...... nothing?

Grab a seat on a nice patio cafe and enjoy a cervaza whilst pondering..... the lost of your Honda-baby!



Anonimo

Oct 30, 2014, 6:11 AM

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Shopping, especially for wool items.

(Best advice: bring a Kindle.)



AlanMexicali


Oct 30, 2014, 7:38 AM

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Been there, done...... nothing?

Grab a seat on a nice patio cafe and enjoy a cervaza whilst pondering..... the lost of your Honda-baby!


My wife´s family go to Bernal to stay at one of the hotels that has hot spring pools and soak in them all the time and relax.



tashby


Oct 30, 2014, 4:59 PM

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Re: [tashby] What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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Thanks, kids. Sounds like I'll be spending a good amount of time staring at the rock. Oh well, I'm easily amused. Between that, and poking around town and hanging out with friends, I'm sure I'll find some way to enjoy myself. And if I ever get entirely bored, which I doubt, I'm in the middle of a really good book, which I'll bring along.

P.S. And actually, now that I say it, that sounds like a perfect weekend!


(This post was edited by tashby on Oct 30, 2014, 5:01 PM)



Anonimo

Nov 1, 2014, 5:20 AM

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Re: [AlanMexicali] What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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I didn't know that Bernal had hot springs pools. I would have enjoyed my visit more had I known it.

Alan; can you share some specific info? Thanks.

(This post was edited by Anonimo on Nov 1, 2014, 5:23 AM)



AlanMexicali


Nov 2, 2014, 12:47 PM

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I didn't know that Bernal had hot springs pools. I would have enjoyed my visit more had I known it.

Alan; can you share some specific info? Thanks.



I was confused when shown the photos of my in law´s trip to Bernal and thought all the photos where from there.

They made 2 stops. The first to Tolantonga in the state of Hidalgo where there are 3 hotels with hot spring pools and very nice by the photos they took and the second stop to Bernal, I was informed today at the family gathering.



chinagringo


Nov 2, 2014, 1:29 PM

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Re: [AlanMexicali] What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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When we drove to Bernal from Tequisquiapan, I could swear that the was a hotel complex just before where we turned into centro that had a big sign declaring spa and hot springs. This hotel claims a hot springs pool:
http://www.elcantardelviento.com.mx/
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM




tashby


Nov 5, 2014, 4:19 PM

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Re: [chinagringo] What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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Well, I thought I was going to Bernal...

As mentioned, I went with a group of rock-climbers. As it turns out, the campground we were staying at was all the way on the other side of the rock! Other than a quick Gordita pit stop going through Bernal on the night of arrival, I didn't even see the town, except from above on the monolith. Jajajaja.

But let me tell you, if you want to NOT be bored in Bernal, go with a bunch of climbers. We hiked from the campground on the Toliman side to the Bernal side, then went up part ways to where they began their ascent. And then I watched. They were amazing.

Here's a photo of the "non-Bernal" side of La Peña, and one of my great friend Carlos doing his insane stuff climbing the rock. The weekend was a blast.


(This post was edited by tashby on Nov 5, 2014, 4:26 PM)
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tashby


Nov 5, 2014, 4:25 PM

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Hmmmm, I thought I could attach two photos to a post, but can't seem to do that. Anyway, here's what La Peña de Bernal looks like from the "not Bernal" side. The two sides are actually very different from one another.
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La Isla


Nov 5, 2014, 6:24 PM

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Beautiful photo of the La Peña, tashby. Thanks for posting it.



RickS


Nov 6, 2014, 6:36 AM

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I can't imagine why you didn't just climb right up that baby Travis.



tashby


Nov 6, 2014, 10:27 AM

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Re: [RickS] What to do in Bernal, QRO?

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Jaja. No thanks. Besides being too lazy and non-athletic, I have a paralyzing fear of heights. The hike just getting to it, and the "civilian" trail that takes you about a quarter/third of the way up La Peña was enough for me.