Jan 01, 2006
Feb 28, 2006
We took a one day side trip to neighboring Queretaro, a city of about 1 million people with a light industrial and distribution base for good employment. It has a historical town center that is very flat and easily walkable. It was also a center of the Mexican Independence in 1810. You can get there easily from SMA by bus and it is worth about 1/2 to 3/4 of a day. Various tour groups also do day trips from SMA and you could hire a driver/ guide but going by bus is the cheapest. Queretaro also boasts a Costco, Sams Club and major shopping centers, etc. so it is a favorite destination for middle class SMA residents and ex pats for major shopping but that requires a car. If your Spanish is not that strong, you will probably get more out of an organized tour that often includes stops at Bernal or Atotonilco as well. The local tours once you are there are all in Spanish but there are a couple of nice small museums as well.