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Tequisquiapan

Travel Guide
Tequisquiapan

From colonial architecture and colorful markets to pretty parks, thermal spas and dynamic festivals, this is one of Querétaro state’s liveliest towns.

Walk along the streets of Tequisquiapan to discover a captivating blend of colonial charm, traditional crafts and exquisite culinary flavors. The centuries-old city is one of Mexico’s Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns), destinations recognized for their cultural, historical and natural treasures. Tequisquiapan sits nestled amid the rocky and hilly landscapes of Querétaro state.

Start your tour at Plaza Miguel Hidalgo, the town’s central square and a popular social gathering point. Overlooking the north side is the beautiful neoclassical Church of Santa María de la Asunción. Ornamental gardens and a bandstand decorate the southern section. Stroll through arcades surrounding three sides of the square, filled with cafés, restaurants and souvenir shops.

Browse the stalls at the Tequisquiapan Handicraft Market. Ceramics, embroidered fabrics, leather goods and woven palm baskets are among the items offered. Learn about the regional production of cheese and wine at the Museo Tierra de Alonso. Models depicting traditional Querétaro customs are displayed at the family-friendly Museo Mexico Me Encanta.

Spend some time at Parque la Pila, a great place to enjoy recreational activities and find shade from the sun. Look for the ruins of a colonial-era hacienda that once occupied the park. Come in May for the Festival of Cheese and Wine, a celebration of Querétaro’s gastronomy accompanied by live music events.

Find more attractions within a short drive from the town center. Have fun on the waterslides at Termas del Rey Water Park and take a guided tour of Tequisquiapan Opal Mine. Visit sleepy villages such as Vizarron de Montes and Bernal. The latter is famous for the towering Peña de Bernal monolith.

Reach Tequisquiapan by flying to Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and catching a bus or renting a car. Stay overnight at an affordable guesthouse or treat yourself to a night of luxury at hotels set inside elegant colonial mansions. Time your visit to coincide with December’s Hot Air Balloon Festival, when hundreds of colorful hot air balloons spectacularly decorate the skies.

Where to stay in Tequisquiapan

Collection O La Casona Tequisquiapan Hotel & Spa
Collection O La Casona Tequisquiapan Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Antiguo Camino al Sauz No. 55, Col. Hacienda Grande, Tequisquiapan, QRO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £44 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Situated in Tequisquiapan, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Pila Park, Church of Santa Maria and Tequisquiapan Handicraft Market. Tequisquiapan Opal ...
4.2/5Very Good! (211 reviews)
"Like everything else in Tequisquiapan, it is overpriced. I was surprised to find out that you had to pay extra for using the jacuzzi."

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2021

Collection O La Casona Tequisquiapan Hotel & Spa
Hotel Rio Tequisquiapan
Hotel Rio Tequisquiapan
4 out of 5
Av Ninos Heroes 33, Tequisquiapan, QRO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £64 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
This family-friendly Tequisquiapan hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Ezequiel Montes Street Market, Church of Santa Maria and Tequisquiapan ...
4.2/5Excellent! (550 reviews)
"The location is perfect and the rooms are well lit and ventilated. Had a pleasant stay and the staff was very accommodating."

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2021

Hotel Rio Tequisquiapan
Hacienda Tres Vidas Hotel & Spa
Hacienda Tres Vidas Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Sor Juana Inés de La Cruz #74, Col San José La Laja, Tequisquiapan, QRO
The price is £61 per night from 26 Jul to 26 Jul
Situated in Tequisquiapan, this spa hotel is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Temazcal Tonatiu Iquzayampa and within 12 miles (20 km) of Tequisquiapan Handicraft Market ...
4/5Very Good! (65 reviews)
Caro
"Cobran los alimentos y bebidas cómo hotel boutique caro y tardan años en traer una cerveza."

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2021

Hacienda Tres Vidas Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beautiful Big Residence Colonial, Construction Colonial, Great Vineyards Close
Beautiful Big Residence Colonial, Construction Colonial, Great Vineyards Close
Potrero Saladito Col. El Pedregal, 136, Tequisquiapan, QUE
The price is £383 per night from 27 Jul to 27 Jul
Located in Tequisquiapan Centro, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of La Pila Park and Tequisquiapan Handicraft Market. Church of Santa Maria and ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Excelente estancia
"Una casa que cuenta con todo para poder relajarte y disfrutar con los tuyo y una excelente comunicación y atención del dueño. Gracias."

Reviewed on 19 May 2021

Beautiful Big Residence Colonial, Construction Colonial, Great Vineyards Close
Cabaña Geranios Tequisquiapan
Cabaña Geranios Tequisquiapan
3 out of 5
Camino a la Tortuga sn Rancho, San Isidro, Tequisquiapan, QRO
Situated in Tequisquiapan, this holiday home is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from La Pila Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Tequisquiapan Handicraft Market. Church of Santa Maria ...
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
No aplica
"No pude hospedarme en este lugar. Mi reservación no le llego a la propietaria y el lugar no estaba preparado para mí arribo y tuve que seleccionar otro hotel. Les pido de favor revisar mi caso para que me sea retornado lo cargos realizados a mi tarjeta de crédito Atte Abel Treviño"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2016

Cabaña Geranios Tequisquiapan
Casa Geranios Tequisquiapan
Casa Geranios Tequisquiapan
3 out of 5
Moctezuma 29, Centro, Tequisquiapan, QRO
Located in Tequisquiapan Centro, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Church of Santa Maria and Tequisquiapan Handicraft Market. Ezequiel Montes Street ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
strongly recommendad to everyone
"This a very good choice if you want a family trip. I recommend you strongly..."

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2014

Casa Geranios Tequisquiapan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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