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About Rancho La Querencia, Nayarit, Mexico


A peaceful place in the country

Rancho La Querencia has comfortable lodgings surrounded by well tended gardens and is a great place to enjoy the tranquility of a natural environment, to explore the nearby lake and waterfalls, and yet be close enough to visit Tepic, Guadalajara and the superb beaches of the Riviera Nayarit.

Santa Maria del Oro lake


Our History

Over the last 8 years we have established a little paradise with comfortable lodgings

Our Tasks

We aim to continually improve our installations and hospitality

Why stay here?

It's a great place to relax and enjoy the environment.

The scenic Santa Maria del Oro lake is just 5 minutes away and is ideal for swimming, kayaking or fishing for bass and perch. San Blas is just 1 hour and 20 minutes away via tollroad.


David Gross, Texas USA - July 2014

"Great place to bird watch and just relax. Great stargazing also. The best hosts you could ask for"

Geoffrey Freeman, Coventry, England - Jauary 2016

"I enjoyed my stay of one month in January 2016. I especially like the well maintained and landscaped gardens and found it very convenient to travel to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta"

Jon Santa Cruz, Brighton UK - December 2015

"Chris was a fantastic host. He collected me from the little town and took me to the shops there as well as showing me around. Lent me a bicycle so I could visit other villages and gave me fresh coffee when I couldn't procure any. The self contained apartment had everything one could need. A true paradise, in an amazing setting"


Samuel Lozano, Guadalajara Mexico - Jauary 2016

"El lugar es un paraíso! La estancia fue excelente, con todas las comodidades y amable trato de los anfitriones. Sin duda vamos a volver!"

Jason Mize, Kansas US - March 2015

"Chris' property was amazing, beautifully landscaped with gorgeous mountain views and the trailer was exactly as described. It is a trailer and like all trailers it's a bit tight so be prepared for that. My wife and I stayed there for two nights, we really enjoyed it and had no issues. It's a great home base to explore the area from and much cheaper than a bungalow with no kitchen nearer the lake. Laguna Santa Maria del Oro is really, really beautiful and worth the drive to see. We would definitely stay here again"

How to get here

Take the Santa Maria del Oro turnoff from highway 15 or toll road Guadalajara-Tepic, drive through the town, past the lookout point and continue on the winding road to the lake, take the (only) turnoff towards Cofradia. We are about 1.3km down the road on the right.

Bookings and information

If you require a booking or more information in order to make a reservation please let me know how many persons are in your group and the dates you would like to reserve. I will reply as soon as possible (usually within a few hours) Regards, Chris



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Your hosts

Christopher and Amelia