Known as the “green jewel in the heart of Mexico”, the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve offers a range of attractions and activities in addition to being a world class nature destination. You can experience the stunning beauty of the Reserve through hiking and walking tours, horseback riding, biking, or from the comfort of a car. From forests to deserts and canyons, to monumental Missions, the warmth and hospitality of the community awaits you at this unique destination.
Boasting 11 of Mexico’s 10 ecosystems, the Sierra Gorda is one of the most eco- and bio-diverse protected areas in the world, and is a refuge for many endangered species of plants and animals.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Reserve is home to a variety of cultural attractions, including the five Franciscan Mission built between 1750 and 1760.
You can savour the local tastes and ingredients along our famous Ruta de Sabor (Route of Flavours), featuring over 20 traditional fondas and restaurants.
Only 3 hours from Queretaro city, the Sierra Gorda is easily accessible by car and by bus.