On the other hand, if you are more of an indoor person, you cannot miss our shopping malls.
During your stay make sure you visit Plaza Fiesta San Agustín shopping mall with its fun variety
of restaurants in the Main Entrance area or across the street in the Metropolitan Center.
Galerías Valle Oriente, Galerías Monterrey, Paseo San Pedro and Esfera City Center
are also excellent options for a pleasant shopping-dining experience.
Whatever your preferences are, Monterrey has an option you will surely enjoy.
Monterrey has a great variety of hotels, from luxury and very exclusive to business class and economy. Check out our list of the 5 best located and cost-effective hotels near our Practice.
The land belonging to the old Fundidora Monterrey, has now become one of the places of which the inhabitants of Monterey are most proud: the Fundidora Park is now a space combining the history of the steel industry with the concept of a modern park, where people can engage in sporting activities such as skating on ice or roller skating. Here, locals and visitors alike can enjoy cultural activities or organize business meetings.
The wide variety of options Nuevo Leon has to offer to its visitors is a combination of many facets: nature and modernity, tradition and adventure, exquisite cuisine and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. When visiting Monterrey, you can enjoy beautiful places where modernity and history come together within the same space, like the Macroplaza, where the Metropolitan Cathedral –dating back to the XVIIIth century– creates sharp contrast with the Faro del Comercio (Lighthouse of Commerce) –which famous green laser beam can be spotted from many places around the city–. The "Paseo Santa Lucia", a 1.25 mile long water canal, is the waterway linking the Museum of Mexican History and the Museum of the Northwest (both located in the Macroplaza) with the Fundidora Park - which integrates the history of our industrial based culture with miles of green areas to enjoy an afternoon in its amazing gardens, seasonal concerts and shows, museums and diverse modern attractions such as ice skating and guided tours.
The mountain range surrounding the city offers visitors beautiful views of our unique landscape. If you are more of an outdoor person, you will enjoy exploring the caves with ancient rock formations ("Grutas de García"), beautiful canyons like "La Huasteca" and the waterfalls in "Cola de Caballo". These sites are perfect for rappelling, camping, hiking or just chill in open nature. You can sail in "La Boca" dam and explore "Matacanes", "El Salto" and "Laberinto" for an amazing guided ecoturism experience.
Our state’s cuisine is really worth mentioning. You can enjoy a wide variety of dishes according to your taste and preferences. We have all sorts of kitchens; international, gourmet, modern, but also traditional cuisine like "cabrito" (roasted lamb), "carne asada", "tacos de trompo" (marinated smoked pork tacos with spices, pineapple, fresh onions, cilantro and salsa), the all time favorite for breakfast "machaca con huevo" (shredded dry beef with scrambled eggs and pico de gallo, served with beans and flour tortillas), "frijoles charros" (beans slowly cooked over an open fire, with bacon, chiles, herbs and spices) and our traditional "Dulces de Leche" and "Cajeta" desserts (milk candies and milk caramel spread ). Go ahead and try a succulent barbecued pork, a "cortadillo" or "asado de puerco", we guarantee you will be delighted, and if you still have room for dessert... a custard or Bustamante bread will crown the banquet.
In Nuevo Leon, festivals and traditions are also a great attraction and, seasonal events such as the Livestock Fair which offers local culinary sampling and local products are held here as emblematic examples of local tradition, and The Bella Via Festival that promotes talented local and foreign artists of all sorts. These are but few examples of how our city promotes culture, art and an ecofriendly lifestyle.
We have many options to move around in the city. You can rent a car, hire a green taxi, etc. but the best option to get around fast and safely is hiring an UBER unit.