A trip to The Sultan of the North is a truly extraordinary experience. Monterrey is not only the perfect destination for business meetings, but also for endless exciting indoor and outdoor attractions and eco-parks for kids and adults.
Let's start with the culture in Monterrey, Mexico. If you’re making a to-do list, the museums are a must! They’re first rate, and there are several to visit. In downtown, you’ll find the Museum of Mexican History, Museum of the Northeast, and the Museo del Dulce, among others, but the one that you absolutely can’t miss is The Marco Museum. The Marco is one of the most recognized art venues in Latin America, where you’ll find a collection of national and international exhibits. The building was designed and constructed by the architect Ricardo Legorreta. His goal was to create a museum experience in which the guests would find unique and different ambiances and environments in each room they walk through.
Next, journey to the heart of the City of the Mountains to an area known as Barrio Antiguo. The Barrio Antigua is appropriately named, as it literally translates to The Old Quarter. It’s one of the oldest districts in Monterrey with antiquated houses and cobble-stone streets that will take you back to the 19th century.
Relax in Barrio Antiguo, sit down for a bite to eat, dance and enjoy the thriving nightlife at the various clubs, bars and restaurants. Delight your palate with one of the typical dishes of Monterrey: el cabrito. Also, don’t forget to take a tour of the Paseo Santa Lucia and Parque Fundidora, which are iconic areas to visit and no trip to Monterrey is complete without them.
When you visit Monterrey, you have to get up close with the spectacular natural areas. The Chipinque Ecological Park is an excellent option, and the greatest thing about the eco-park is that you don’t even have to leave the metropolitan area to discover it. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Sierra Madre Oriental, climb a mountain or simply take a walk and get some fresh air. In the colder seasons, the mountains of the Chipinque Ecological Park can be covered in soft, white blanket of snow – it’s one of the few places in Mexico where you’ll find this natural phenomenon!
Another must-visit location with incredible landscapes is Matacanes, located in Santiago, Nuevo León. This destination is famous among the adventurous types since it has multiple challenges including rappelling beside crashing waterfalls taller than 12 meters!
If you and your family simply want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you need to take a day trip to Bioparque Estrella. In this zoo, you can board large trucks to go see the lions, elephants, hippos and many more exotic animals.
What if your trip to Monterrey is just for some much-deserved rest and relaxation? We recommend Best Western Plus Royal Courts, which with its warm, comfortable rooms and inviting staff, the Best Western in Monterrey will top off your stay in Mexico.