Tequisquiapan: provincial Mexican charm in Queretaro

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Daniel Wheeler

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Only a two-hour drive from Mexico City, Tequisquiapan is the second most important tourist destination in Querétaro. Although it comes to life on weekends, it retains the charm of a Mexico’s provincial towns.

Pleasant hotels and restaurants abound. There are trails for mountain biking. Underground rivers flow to the surface in thermal springs that can be enjoyed in balnearios and in some hoels. Its Mercado de Artesanías features ceramics, handmade amate paper, wicker basketry and all kinds of gemstones. Every year, Tequisquiapan is the siite of the Cheese and Wine Festival.

Nearby, in San Juan del Rio, the Freixnet winery offers tours, and you can taste and purchase their brands. Their sparkling wine is fermented using the same process as that used in the Champagne region of France.

Published or Updated on: September 5, 2009 by Daniel Wheeler © 2009

 

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