Misión Bucareli


It is, without a doubt, the most impressive tourist attraction in Pinal de Amoles. Bucareli’s first-rate historical monuments are set against the backdrop of rugged mountain in a canyon of the Extoraz River. The church, built in 1797, was the last missions constructed in Querétaro during the Mexico’s Viceroyalty period, and it was strategically placed in one of the last strongholds of the indigenous Pame, Jonaz, and Chichimec people. The location, at the bottom of a canyon, and its excellent architecture in ruins make the ex-convent of Bucareli a truly unique destination.


The small community of Bucareli has several small stores and offers various lodging options including the Jabali campground and cabins, located downstream from the Mission, and the Ribera del Río rustic cabins.


  • Hiking
  • Nature photography
  • Camping
  • Zip-lining
  • Biking


From Querétaro, take Federal Highway 120 (San Juan del Río – Xilitla). Before arriving to Pinal de Amoles make a right turn to a road that descends to Bucareli. The exit is located across the street from Fonda La Cabaña, which is part of the Flavor Trail.