Camping teaches us that the only thing that belongs to us about a place is the time we inhabit it, that what we need fits in a backpack and that sleeping under the stars makes us feel free. Finding a place to camp safely and in the middle of a natural oasis, not only brings us closer to what we don’t see every day, but also leaves us an indelible experience in our travel memories.
So, attention Queretaro travelers! We share with you the natural paradises to camp near Querétaro, live incredible adventures and tell stories around a campfire.
View of the Río Grande Ecotourism Center in Acaxochitlán Hidalgo.
Located in a cloud forest in Hidalgo, Acaxochitlán is the perfect option for your weekend. Here you will find the Río Grande Community Ecotourism Center, which has private bathrooms, showers with hot water, Wi-Fi and spaces for camping. Or if you prefer more comfort, you can stay in cabins with kitchenette and fireplace for colder days. Cost: Plan your experience trip along with lodging here
2. Peña de la Gloria Campground: camp next to the Escanela river
El Triunfo Forest to camp in Chiapas.
If you take the detour to Puente de Dios from federal highway 120, San Juan de Río – Xilitla, Km 155, and continue on the 5 kilometer dirt road, you will be at Camp Peña de la Gloria. What makes this place unique is the opportunity to lull yourslef and sleep next to the Escanela River, one of the most spectacular treasures of the Sierra Gorda. Inside the campgroung you will find barbecue grills, a kitchen and a large camping area. Cost per night: $ 50 per person.
3. The Forest of Leaves: wake up with a view of the sunrise from a mountain
Traveler contemplating the sunrise in the Forest of Leaves Photo courtesy: Forest of Leaves
At the top of the mountain in El Doctor, 50 minutes from Cadereyta, is the Ecotourism Camp El Bosque de las Hoja, a place to camp and get lost among sunrises, pines, cedars and oaks. The camping area has barbecue grills, complete bathrooms and assigned places for campfires. They also have the option of lodging in cabins from where you can appreciate the best views of the mountain. If cooking is not your thing, there is a restaurant that uses organic products to appease the hunger of any adventurer and if you go at the end of July and August you can enjoy artisan products made with apples such as pie or juice. Cost: $ 185 per person , per night.
4. Camp San Pedro in Huimilpan: camping next to a dam
Traveler from his tent.
Can you imagine waking up and contemplating the imposing landscape of the San Pedro dam from your tent? This place is located one hour away from the capital of the state of Querétaro. It has large green areas where you can walk freely, even with your pet! And you will also have the option of fishing your own food. Cost: $ 250 per tent for up to 4 people and $ 25 per car if you want parking.
5. La Beata Natural Park: camp among streams and waterfalls
Waterfall at El Almacén Oaxaca. Discover the experience.
In the middle of the forest, where the cold is characteristic of the region, is the Natural Park La Beata, a magical place surrounded by a lake and several streams that in rainy seasons, create small waterfalls, the ideal place to enjoy the mythical sound of water flowing over the rocks. Here you can go hiking, biking, buy local products and taste the real Queretaro food. Cost: $ 400 per person, per night and includes the rental of the tent space and the family tent, although there are also other sizes and costs.
We assure you that in whichever option you choose, you will live a totally different camping experience; whether it is because of the activities, the landscapes, the climate, the history or the nature, you will create a new concept of camping and above all it will teach you to value the importance of the conservation of these places because without them, we would not get out of the routine .