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Lions trip to Tequisquiapan

 By Janice Page



The International Lions Club of San Miguel is sponsoring another bargain trip — this time, it’s an overnight stay in Tequisquiapan in the state of Querétaro on June 1 and 2. This is indeed a special trip because they will be there for the annual national Wine and Cheese Festival which features the products of regional vineyards, along with a variety of recreational, sporting and cultural activities.

 Lions Trip to Tequisquiapan. June 1-2, 2012. 1,350 pesos/2,050pesos. Contact: Jean Schickel 152 0934 (

The town is known as the Eternal Fountain of Youth, as the abundant thermal waters are touted as therapeutic. The natural spa provides relief for arthritis, insomnia, circulatory problems and gout. The group will stay at the Relox Hotel, which has a swimming pool and a private mineral bath.

 This arts and crafts center has wonderful shopping for pottery, handwoven baskets and rattan gourds as well as jewelry made from opals mined at La Trinidad.


On Friday night the festival offers wine, cheese and live music. On Saturday the destination will be Bernal, near Queretaro, for comida at El Patio Restaurant. The famous Peña de Bernal, one of the tallest monoliths worldwide, is a memorable sight. There will be time for shopping in Bernal, which has woolen knitted articles and opals, among many other things.


The cost of the trip is 1,350 pesos based on double occupancy (about US$105) and 2,050 pesos for a single (about US$160). Cost includes transportation, accommodations at the Hotel el Relox in Tequisquiapan, all taxes and tips, breakfast and a donation to the Lions Club, which dispenses eyeglasses to the needy and does diabetes testing. Money is due by May 9 and will be collected at Actinver Bank on San Francisco between 10am and noon.

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