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Monterrey, Mexico Is a Modern City That Is Easy to Navigate for Visitors. There Is No Shortage of Activities in Monterrey for Everyone to Do Enjoy.
GolfMonterrey golf courses are beautiful, unfortunately, most of them are private & offer very limited public access. In order to play, you must have an invitation from a member. Hacienda el mirador is a public golf course located in the hills just out of town. The 9 hole, 70 par golf course is laid out among the valleys & hills & is rather rough. This is a walking course as no carts are available. You can take a caddie & rent golf clubs there. Green fees are reasonably priced. Bring comfortable shoes.
MuseumsMonterrey has established itself as an significant cultural center. We have listed the most important museums & theaters, along w/ some that are not necessarily important, but are interesting just the same. You will probably be pleasantly surprised when you discover the possibilities available here. The following list should help you decide which museums & theaters you want to visit. Admission prices vary, but all are very reasonable. Pick up a copy of “what’s on monterrey”, available in most hotel lobbies, or call the infotur office at 8344-4343 to get a list of current attractions & schedules.
ShoppingIt is easily possible that in the near future monterrey could rival guadalajara as the undisputed shopping capital of méxico. Modern, sophisticated malls, & shopping plazas, are located throughout the city. All of these malls & plazas are usually filled w/ shoppers, a reflection of the economic condition of this prosperous city. Smaller specialty shops sell gifts & crafts from all over mexico & just about everything else you can imagine. Modern furniture stores abound as there are many upscale furniture factories located here. The economy here is incredible & that makes for a great retail atmosphere. The competition among retailers creates some outstanding bargains, w/ many items on sale
Chipinque National ParkChipinque national park is only a 15 minute drive into the mountains from monterrey’s suburbs. The park has a plethora of hiking & biking trails that in total extend over 15 kilometers. The chipinque hotel in the area is a mountain lodge style hotel. Staying there overnight is a very pleasant & rustic experience.
Presa De La BocaPresa de la boca is an artificial lake created by the rodrigo gomez dam, or “la boca.” on the lake you can take part in a variety of water sports including jet skiing, wakeboarding, rowing, & many others. Presa de la boca is also a great fishing destination. The rodrigo gomez dam also houses many shops & restaurants for visitors to come & enjoy
Cola De CaballoThe name cola de caballo means horse tail in english because the waterfall actually resembles a real horse’s tail. The 82 foot falls are a must see & are easily accessible from the town of santiago, which is only 25 miles south east of monterrey.
Grutas De GarcíAThe garcia caves are located 40 miles north east of the city of monterrey. The caves are somewhere between 50 & 60 million years old & are roughly 2,500 feet above sea level. To reach the caves you can take a 10 minutes gondella ride, or you can choose to hike up the steep rocky terrain for about an hour. The caves have 2 pathways, one is about 2.5 km long w/ 16 chambers, while the other is about 1 km long w/ 11 chambers. The caves feature very interesting stalagmite & stalactite formations. Walking around the caves can be physically taxing, so be prepared to traverse across the steep rocky terrain inside of them. A word of caution, the caves are not handicap friendly & they definitely aren’t not wheelchair accessible.
Cola De CaballoJust a short distance up in the hills from the town of santiago you will find the beautiful cola de caballo waterfalls. The waterfall got its name, which means horse tail, because the shape of the waterfall resembles a real horse tail. You can walk to the falls (almost a mile) from the entrance or you can rent a horse drawn buggy or ride on horseback. You can get very close to the waterfalls, close enough to get wet from the spray. This is a great place to take pictures of the family, so don’t forget your camera. There are restaurants, snack bars & souvenir stands before you start the easy trip to the falls. Picnic tables are spread out along the river & near the falls.A five star hotel, hacienda cola de caballo (see: hotel information), is located a short distance before the waterfall & provides a beautiful view of the forest below. The restaurant is said to be a great place to have lunch or dinner, before driving back to the city. A bungee jump is located on the hotel grounds. You jump directly into the forest from a platform built out over a steep cliff adjacent to the jumping area.There are more waterfalls further along the road & a small alpine type village just a short distance up the road. This is a pristine area that is patrolled by rangers that manage to control the crowds & keep the area clean. Ample parking is available at the entrance.Cola de caballo: entrance fee of approximately 35 pesos. Location approximately 25 miles southeast of monterrey city limits on the carretera nacional, also called carretera a ciudad victoria. Look for the signs as you pass through the city of santiago.
Grutas De GarciaJust 45 minutes northwest of monterrey, off the satillo highway, are the truly spectacular caverns of grutas de garcia. These caverns, which were discovered in 1843, are more than 60 million years old, although they don’t look a day of 40 million. The system of caves themselves are reached by way of an old cable car which takes you up the almost 2500 foot assent to the entrance. The entrance to the caves is huge & the passage, which stretches over a mile, through the caves is lighted, enabling visitors to view the spectacular stalagmites, stalactites, the petrified sea shells & other interesting crystalline formations. A 90-minute tour takes you through the 16 caverns nestled inside of cerro del fray (friar’s mountain).this is an incredible journey into mother earth & this can be a very special adventure for the whole family. There are picnic grounds, children’s playgrounds & a swimming pool near the parking area. For this reason the caves can get very crowed on weekends.Grutas de garcia: entrance fee of approximately 40 pesos, less for children (includes cable car & tour). Location: approx. 25 miles southwest of monterrey off of the main highway to satillo. Turn off near the km. 22 marker.
La EstanzuelaIt doesn’t seem possible that la estanzuela is just a short (20 minute) drive southeast of downtown monterrey. La estanzuela gives you the feeling of being far away from any city, & high up in the mountains. This nature area is devoted to walking in the peace & quiet of a natural setting. Paved paths, on either side of a natural stream offer visitors a chance to feel a different side of monterrey. The sounds of several small waterfalls & the running stream add a yet another touch of tranquility to already this peaceful area. Picnics are allowed & tables & trash receptacles are installed. This is another peaceful diversion to the hustle & bustle of the busy city, nearby. You can buy water, soft drinks & snacks at the entrance.
Presa De La BocaApproximately 45 minutes southeast of monterrey is the small town of santiago & the presa de la boca reservoir. This man made lake has become a popular water sports area & weekend retreat for monterey residents. The lake is large enough to play host to boating & fishing enthusiasts along w/ large numbers of jet skis. Along the shore are rustic resorts & restaurants where visitors w/ children can relax over lunch & a cold beer while the children enjoy the lake. The town of santiago has sprouted a large market place, on the lake side of the highway, which sells everything from rustic furniture to some of the hottest chili in méxico. If you are into hot things, make it a point to get some “chili del monte” at one of the roadside stands selling citrus & honey & this local product, chilies spiced w/ vinegar. There are several very interesting nurseries selling exotic landscape ornaments along w/ a great variety of plants. A new modern disco is also in the finishing stages. There are several motels along the road & a larger hotel on a hill overlooking the lake. Presa de la boca: 20 miles southeast of monterrey city limits on the carretera nacional, also called carretera a ciudad victoria
TennisThe warm days & cool nights, that prevail most of the year, will invite you to go out & play some tennis. In the summer you will probably want to play only at night. As w/ the golf situation in monterrey, most of the tennis is played in, very modern, yet very private settings. Centro tenístico de nuevo león is a modern tennis facility w/ thirty lighted courts & is available to the general public on an hourly basis. It is open from 7 am to 10 pm. A few of the hotels will let non guests play on their courts for a small fee. Call ahead for availability of courts & remember not all of the facilities will always have english speaking personnel
ToursYou donʼt necessarily need to join a tour to enjoy monterrey, but if you want a no hassle, automobile free vacation, then joining a tour will be your best bet