HOW TO GET HERE

charco del ingenio By car. From downtown San Miguel, take Salida a Queretaro uphill and turn left at the traffic circle with the equestrian statue (opposite the shopping malls). Continue straight for half a kilometer on the cobbled roads, following the signs to the main entrance to the Botanical Garden on Paloma Street. Arriving in San Miguel from Queretaro, turn right at the traffic circle and follow the signs. Arriving from Dolores Hidalgo, Celaya or Guanajuato, take the loop highway to the exit to Queretaro, go around the traffic circle, and follow the directions above.

charco del ingenioWithout a car. From downtown San Miguel, take a taxi to the Botanical Garden. From the shopping malls in the upper part of the city, follow the signs to the main entrance on Paloma Street, about a 10-15 minute walk. For hikers, a steep half-hour walk from the central market, by way of Cuesta de San Jose which turns into Antiguo Camino a Querétaro, brings you to the signs to the main entrance on Paloma Street.