This Querétaro canyon will surprise you with its crystal clear waters and adventure experiences (4 hours from CDMX)

El Cañón del Paraíso is a wonderful natural setting nestled in the Sierra Gorda de Querétaro, a hidden gem among landscapes of the Mexican semi-desert.

The Sierra Gorda of Queretarodesignated as Biosphere Reserve, is a wonderful protected natural area where a surprising variety of Mexican flora and fauna coexist. Among its main entrances is the municipality of Peñamiller, known for its traditional mining charm, as well as for hosting the Paradise Canyon. The latter is frequented by lovers of ecotourism and adventure experiences, read on to find out why.

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The Paradise Canyon It is a wonderful natural setting nestled in the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro, a hidden gem among landscapes of the Mexican semi-desert, perfect to venture into an experience of environmental connection and adventure activities. It will dazzle you with its large rocky walls that shelter beautiful natural pools fed by the extoraz river.

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In case you want to visit the Paradise Canyonthe easiest thing will be to get to the town of Penamiller, and from there travel – either by car or taxi – approximately three kilometers to its entrance. It is best to book a tour or guided tour – among the most recommended is the Marriot Bonvoy -, this to enjoy the experience accompanied by a staff prepared for any inconvenience, and who knows first-hand the space, its risk areas and points of interest.

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What makes it so special Paradise Canyon are its large black marble walls, which contrast wonderfully with the aquatic settings provided by the waters of its extoraz river. You will be able to walk along its paths surrounded by natural vegetation, and then go on a more refreshing walk along the river, where you will find long suspension bridges, ancient cave paintings, and a huge tree that indicates you are halfway there.

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Some of the adventure activities to do in the Paradise Canyon are mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, abseiling and canyoning. The place also has an area of camping, ideal to spend a night surrounded by nature and immersed in heavenly settings. We recommend being responsible with the environment, making sure to intervene as little as possible and taking personal waste with you.

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