Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


Monterrey is one of the most modern and industrialized cities in Mexico, and one of the busiest business destinations of the country. The state capital has stunning natural areas that embellish the landscape of Monterrey, such as Saddle Hill

About Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Monterrey is located north of the country and it was named after Spanish conquistador Diego de Montemayor, who established a colony in honor of Gaspar de Zuniga and Acevedo, Viceroy of Spain. "La Sultana del Norte", as it is also known, is the third largest city in Mexico and one of its destinations with better living standards due to the large number of reputable companies that have settled there.

Monterrey has a wide range of entertainment and business centers, museums, shops and boutiques, restaurants, prestigious hotels, as well as an interesting range of prime venues for conventions and cultural, business or artistic events. Some of the most important are CINTERMEX Convention Center, Convex Convention Center, Monterrey Arena, Banamex Auditorium, and Fundidora Park Exhibition Center.

The tourist and recreational activity is concentrated in the area comprising the Macroplaza and Fundidora Park, two icons of the city. The Macroplaza is an area of 40 hectares (99 acres), where highlights such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, Neptune Fountain, Sunken Garden, and Sculpture Tribute to the Sun, an art work by the artist Rufino Tamayo are set. Today, the Fundidora Park, ancient steelmaker and iron, houses entertainment centers such as Mabe Ice Rink, the Museum of Steel, the Parrots House, Plaza Sesamo Park, where there are rides and shows. Do not miss to make a boat trip by Santa Lucia Riverwalk, an artificial canal linking these two places.

For those who like extreme sports and outdoor activities, there is a set of natural landscapes surrounding the "City of the Mountains" that invite you to adventures. Places as the Chipinque Ecological Park, Huasteca Canyon, and Cola de Caballo Waterfall are some sites ideal to practice ecotourism.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).