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Travel Guide of Monterrey in Mexico by Influencers and Travelers

Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, Mexico. Located at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental, the city is anchor to the Monterrey metropolitan area, the second most productive in Mexico with a GDP of US$140 billion in 2015, and the second-largest metropolitan area in Mexico with an estimated population of 5,341,171 people as of 2020.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Monterrey


1 - Macroplaza

The Macroplaza or La Gran Plaza is a town square or plaza located in the heart of the city of Monterrey, Mexico. The Macroplaza is the fifth-largest plaza in the world and the largest Plaza in Mexico.

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2 - Cerro de La Silla

   8 km away

The Cerro de la Silla is a mountain and natural monument located within the metropolitan area of the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, in northeastern Mexico.

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3 - Climbing in Monterrey

The water of Matacanes Canyon has been flowing for thousands of years and thus creating mystical shapes in its bed. The crystal clear waters of the river are suitable for swimming and offer a true experience of untouched nature with its cliffs up to 12 meters high, waterfalls, natural pools, subterranean tunnels and a 30 meters unique waterfall.
The guide will give you a life-jacket, a helmet, neoprene wetsuit, harness, and the expedition is ready to set off.
 The sound of the river becomes louder as you descend into the canyon, for almost 12 kilometers you will be surrounded by beautiful landscapes and nature. Walking through the river and the rapids, going through the subterranean tunnels and caves, swimming in natural pools, going around waterfalls and lakes - all of this is canyoning!

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4 - Carl's Jr.

   6 km away
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5 - Basilica of Guadalupe Monterrey

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6 - Archaeology Tours in Monterrey

Enjoy an Oasis in the middle of the Coahuila desert. Come relax in the waters of Termas San Joaquin, which spring from the earth and whose mineral properties of calcium, iron and phosphorus are said to provide healing properties to the body. The environment is family and fun, you will also have the opportunity to visit Exhacienda de Icamole, and the historic center of García. It is recommended to bring a change of clothes for the exit of the hot springs.

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7 - Guadalupe

   11 km away

The Valle de Guadalupe is an area of Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico that is an increasingly popular tourist destination for wine and Baja Med cuisine.

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8 - Santa Catarina

   13 km away
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9 - Bungee Jumping in Monterrey

This Adventure Combo takes you to the 4 main adventures in the Cola de Caballo area. And you also get to visit the beautiful waterfall that gives this place its name. Get ready to live an intense day of adventure activities, jump from the highest bungee in Mexico, a giant swing, slide over zip lines and hanging bridges.

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10 - Parque La Huasteca

   14 km away
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11 - Santiago

   34 km away

Santiago de Querétaro, known simply as Querétaro City, is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío.

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12 - Wildlife Watching in Monterrey

Rotamundos Experiencias takes you to visit and tour the Chipinque Ecological Park with a system of paths and well-defined routes, where you will be in contact with the flora and fauna of the Sierra Madre Oriental, where you will usually be surrounded by squirrels, coatis and a curious bear.

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One of Mexico's most industrialized cities - as well as its wealthiest and most westernized - Monterrey boasts one of the country's most attractive large cities. It lies in the Santa Catarina valley, dominated by the 1740 meter high Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mountain) and highly regarded as the 2,380 meter high Cerro de la Mitra (Mitra Mountain) and the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon. Despite being an ultra-modern city, Monterrey has managed to retain some of its old-Spanish atmosphere in its narrow alleyways, flat roofs, and picturesque patios. First settled in the 16th century, its importance as a cultural center is evident in the many fine museums and galleries, along with the many public squares and parks used for organizes many events and festivals.

The fourth largest public square in the world, Monterrey's Macroplaza is a great place to start a tour of the city due to its proximity to many of the most important tourist attractions. Monterrey's most important catholic monastery, the Metropolitan Church of Our Lady of Monterrey (Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de Monterrey) is well worth the inclusion of a walk downtown. One of the most pleasant walks in Monterrey is along the Santa Lucia waterfront boardwalk (Paseo Santa Lucía), a man-made river that stretches for nearly three kilometers across the city connecting Macroplaza with Fundidora Park. Along the way, you'll discover many interesting sculptures (including Inukshuk, a stone landmark or cairn), fountains, and other architectural highlights as the river meanders through the vertical park along the riverbank.

Just a short drive northeast of Monterrey is the small town of García, home to the Garcia Caves (Grutas de García), one of Mexico's largest cave systems. Two paths descend into the brightly lit caves, formed more than 50 million years ago, ensuring you'll get plenty of good photos of the amazing rock formations inside. A fun attraction suitable for all ages is the wonderful Alfa Planetarium (Planetario Alfa). Housed in a perfectly cylindrical building that seems to stretch out of the surrounding trees like a giant thimble, this ultra-modern attraction is as much a science hub as it is universe.

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