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Experience the adventure and colonial charm in Villa de Santiago

August 21, 2017

Located just 20 miles away from the famous Macroplaza in the city of Monterrey, this beautiful colonial style village is the ideal place for an adventure-filled getaway.

In the mid zone of the state of Nuevo León, right between the Oriental Mother Mountains and Cerro de la Silla, you will find one of the most enchanting magical towns of the Northern part of the country. Villa de Santiago is a wonderful viceregal town that has become in the favorite place for tourists to practice adventure activities, relax during weekend or just to walk around it and enjoy the best of its gastronomy.

If you are looking for an experience full of adrenaline, in Villa de Santiago you can practice activities like mountain climbing or canyoning, as its rivers, forests and waterfalls, as well as its spectacular views, are such a natural attraction to enjoy a fun day of adventure. Very close to it, is the Cola de Caballo Natural Park, where you can also practice sports like rappelling, descending into rivers or even traversing underground rivers. Another place to enjoy nature is the Rodrigo Gómez Dam, better known as La Boca Dam; here you can practice sport fishing and other activities like kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing. In the downtown area there is an observation deck to take spectacular photographs. The trails of Los Pozos del Chipitín and Potrero Redondo are ideal to practice activities like rappelling, caving and camping.

For those who prefer to travel more peacefully, Villa de Santiago is also an excellent place to enjoy as a couple or as a family. Discover its colonial architecture while taking a walk around the historical center; one of the main attractions in this area y the Ocampo Square, surrounded by galleries and shops. Do not forget to visit the Santiago Apostle Temple and the Santiago Alley, seize to eat in one of the restaurants around there and get to try the great variety of regional dishes, like the famous beans with “poison”, crushed with egg, goatling or cortadillo norteño and for dessert delight yourself with the traditional sweets like dried fruits with piloncillo or small balls of milk.

Now that you know a little more about Villa de Santiago, it is time to plan your next visit to the city of Monterrey. Book your stay in Best Western Plus Royal Courts, which is located just 20 miles away from this enchanting magical town. In its comfortable and equipped rooms you will find the perfect place to rest after enjoying the charm and adventure in Villa de Santiago.

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