Royal Courts

Callejoneadas and adventure sports in the magical town of Santiago

November 30, 2017

Only 40 minutes away from the city of Monterrey locates Santiago, a town with colonial charm, which is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes as it is situated between mountains.

Thanks to its proximity to natural sceneries, this town is a great favorite in the area to practice adventure sports. A few minutes away are the La Boca Dam, the Cola de Caballo Natural Park, the Pozos de Chipitín and different canyons where you can practice fishing, hiking, mountain biking, rappel, spelunking, camping, kayaking, rafting, descent in rivers and make underground water tours. Here you will find adventure for all kinds of tastes and levels of adrenaline.

But if you want to make a less extreme activity, that will take you to walk through the beautiful cobbled streets of Santiago and discover some of its architectural gems -like the Temple of Santiago Apóstol- then the best thing is to join one of the “callejoneadas” that are organized in the historic center of the town. A “callejoneada” is a walk that takes you through the streets of the town, visiting some of its main points of interest. The ones that take place in Santiago are every Friday at 8PM, where both locals and visitors enjoy accompanied by a student music band and dance group, walking together and having fun during 2 hours. The meeting point is the Main Square, which surrounded by beautiful old houses, art galleries and restaurants, is the place where the “callejoneada” begins and ends. It’s important to mention that if the weather is not favorable, this event may be canceled.

For all the above mentioned, since decades ago, Santiago is one of the favorite weekends getaways in the area. If you’re looking for something different to do in Monterrey, consider visiting this lovely magical town with architectonic treasures, beautiful nature, adventure sports, events and a delicious cuisine that includes the traditional “cabrito” and grilled steaks. All in one same place and just minutes away from Monterrey.

For your stay, the best option is Best Western Plus Royal Courts, located a few kilometers from downtown Monterrey. Our staff will be happy to welcome you and help organize your visit to Santiago, where you will spend a sensational and different weekend.

We invite you to book your stay online today at and enjoy everything that Monterrey and its surroundings have to offer.