Fiesta Americana Hacienda Galindo
Carretera a Amealco Km 5.5, San Juan Del Rio, Queretaro, 76800, Mexico
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Juggler on Andodore 5 de Mayo
guide and driver
My husband and I will be in Queretaro in March to look into the possibility of moving there. We are looking for an English speaking guide with car to show us some neighborhoods. Any recommemdations would be appreciated. Also, we're looking for advice on what areas to look in -- we aren't looking for an exclusive ex-pat/American enclave...just a nice, moderate, safe neighborhood.
RE: guide and driver
I like Queretaro . . . it's large enough to offer a wide-range of cultural/lifestyle choices but not too large to be overwhelming or uncomfortable, I hope that you enjoy it, too.
About cars and drivers, I have no personal recommendations . . . I've never done that in QRO. However, what I have done in other cities when the need arose was to ask for a recommendation at the hotel I was staying. Depending upon the type/size of hotel you'll be basing yourself at, there may be private cars in a "Cab Stand" arrangement at the hotel which will be available for hire . . . just specify that you want someone who can converse in English (speak with the driver a bit before making your decision).
A source of information that might be of help is the "Newcomer's Club of Queretaro." The organization provides a wide range of services for relocating foreigners and you can e-mail them to see what they recommend. The organization, also offers lots of information that you'll likely find helpful if you're going to transition into that area to live. The organization has it's own website, which you can view by copying and pasting the following into the "address" bar on your computer: http://www.incqro.org/
Best of luck!
RE: RE: guide and driver
Great advice - thank you! I will definately look into that.
Travel Tips for Querétaro
You are in their city, do not try to "give them culture" they are not barbarians.
While walking in the street if a women or child and you are going to crash move to a side and let her or them pass.
Try to speak in spanish (if you know) or at least always thank them saying "Gracias" or if somebody sneezes say "salud", when you want to pass and somebody is in your way say "compermiso" and always respect their belives and traditions.
Jardin de la Corregidora
Welcome to the "food court" - not really, but about 9 restaurants line the circumfrence of this lively plaza. It is always busy as it is the start of Andodore (Pedestrian walkway) 16 de September that connects it to Plaza de Armas. There is usually free entertainment at night, family type entertainers, performance art, acrobatics, and the like, very entertaining though! Sitting in any of the restaurants in this plaza and watching the local crowds is entertaining it itself.
A Historic Colonial Town With A Modern Flair
"A Grand Festival of Nativity Scenes"
My friend Manuel and his family took me to Queretaro for the evening on Christmas Day. We enjoyed a tour of the colonial mansion/government center, strolls through the crowds viewing the many Nativity scenes on display, and the sights and sounds of an entertainment stage and fireworks display tower. Afterwards we drove to the aqueduct.
"Past Meets Present in the downtown center"
Santiago de Queretaro was founded in 1531, among bloody battles between native Indian and Spanish conquerors.
The historic downtown offers the visitor over 460 years of history and tradition through its aqueduct, temples, mansions and palaces that make of this city one of the most beautiful colonial spots.
The source of the above info and much more is:
Fiesta Americana Hacienda Galindo
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Fiesta Americana Queretaro
- Queretaro Fiesta Americana
- Fiesta Americana Hacienda Galindo Hotel San Juan Del Rio
Address: Carretera a Amealco Km 5.5, San Juan Del Rio, Queretaro, 76800, Mexico