Welcome to Bernal


Bernal has several lovely churches scattered around its old town and El Castillo, a 16th-century viceregal building. For a more in-depth explanation of the area, friendly La Peña Tours offers an array of tours (M$150 to M$700) plus climbing sessions on the Peña.


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$330 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Santiago de Queretaro 3-Day Sierra Gorda Adventure Tour

The adventure begins with the fascinating “Pueblo Mágico" of Bernal, after having a breakfast consisting of the famous, stuffed gorditas. You will continue with the discovery of the Sierra Gorda Queretana by visiting waterfalls, rivers, caves and archaeological zones. In this tour, you will be able to go on hikes, hydrospeed or go tubing, cultural visits and donkey rides. Do not lose the opportunity to know the great history of Querétaro, to discover its wonderful scenes. All with an experienced professional guide. Two nights accommodation and transportation from departing point and throughout the tour is included. Your meals are at your own expense.

$70 Outdoor Activities

La Pena de Bernal Rock Climbing and Abseiling Adventure Tour

The "Pueblo Mágico" (magic town) of Bernal has the third tallest monolith in the world. Book this adventure and you can conquer it! There will be some hiking, so it is recommended you get your most comfortable shoes and clothes for the adventure.After a safety briefing from your instructor, get geared up and start your hike of La Peña de Bernal. You'll start climbing the rock with the help of your guide. Though, this must sound hard but the truth is that you don´t need any experience to do it at all, just an average level of fitness. You'll get to the top, where you'll be able to admire the spectacular view of the state of Querétaro. Then, you'll go down with a 60-meters abseiling adventure, which is challenging but fun! Finally, you and your guide will get back to the town to enjoy some typical food of the region and a nice cold beer. Of course, you can now relax having conquered the world's third tallest monolith!

$81.25 Outdoor Activities

Santiago de Queretaro Bungee Jumping Full-Day Adventure

A day trip of pure adventure and adrenaline in the beautiful Sierra Gorda of the state of Querétaro awaits you! Begin by trying out a regional breakfast in the town of Bernal. Snack of "gorditas", a small cake stuffed with cheese, meat and other fillings. Then, continue along the Sierra Gorda and arrive in San Joaquín, where you cannot miss out on the opportunity of living the impressive experience of letting yourself go and bungee jumping off a bridge. You'll be surrounded by the stunning Sierra Gorda landscape and using top-notch equipment. This adventure is full of adrenaline and excitement, and something you won't soon forget!

$87 Outdoor Activities

Queretaro to Pena de Bernal Climbing and Rappelling Tour

The tour starts at 8am with hotel pickup in Queretaro. You will then go on a 45-minute drive to Bernal where you will receive your climbing equipment and will be briefed on the tour.Then, you will hike for about 30-minutes to the chapels and practice rappelling. Once you arrive at the summit, you will start descending in a rappel. After finishing the climb you can take advantage and enjoy the local gastronomy, such as gorditas (ball of dough flattened corn and stuffed with meat or vegetables or visit some vineyards are around the magical village of bernal. (Not included). Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

$55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Peña de Bernal from Mexico City

Depart to the State of Querétaro. Here you will visit the magical town of Tequisquiapan, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the area. Its beautiful color and picturesque detail promises to amaze every visitor!Afterwards head to the town of Bernal, which is considered a town lost in time. The word Bernal has Arabic origin and means rock, which is why this town houses the third largest monolith in the world.Visit the town's center, which includes the Chapel of the Souls and then enjoy some free time to climb the monolith. Then you head back to Mexico City where you will arrive around 9:00 PM.

$102 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Vineyard & Peña de Bernal from Mexico City in a day

We will leave in the morning from our meeting point in the center of Mexico City. During our trip, we will see the landscape of the center of Mexico. We will arrive directly at Peña de Bernal, where you will have approximately 45 minutes to admire the landscape and take pictures. Then we will go down to Bernal, Magical Town. Here you will have free time to shop and explore its beautiful streets.Later we will go to Puerta de Lobo. Once we arrive, we will have a tour of the wineries and cultivation fields, we will have an explanation about the elaboration of the wine. During the tour we will also have a tasting of two wines (young and aging). To finish the afternoon, we will go to the restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal.You can choose one of the 3 options we have. Any of this will definitely be an exquisite culinary experience. We will leave Queretaro around 4:00 p.m. to return to Mexico City and arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 pm.