Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
Those with a love of nature, historic churches or a hankering to get off the beaten track should not miss the scenic Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda, in northeast Querétaro, which thanks to recent ecotourism projects is becoming increasingly accessible to visitors.
The attractive town of Jalpan centers on its famous mission church, constructed by Franciscan monks and their indigenous converts in the 1750s. The town is the gateway to the other four famous mission churches sprinkled liberally around the region. Jalpan itself is quite a charmer, with a lovely central square and an attractive hillside location.