In the past, Monterrey was mostly known as an industrial city where people from all over the
world came to do business. In recent years tourism has risen, bringing more and more people
to have a taste of Mexican culture with a modern touch, climb on top of mountainous ranges,
and to find the best medical care in the region.
With a selection of natural and man-made attractions to visit and explore giving you the
option to choose the experience you want, with the plus from a mix of festivals, concerts,
and energetic nightlife, all while keeping modern accommodations available at all times,
ensuring you will find a comfortable night stay in a wide range of options that will fit any
Monterrey is lovingly called "The city of the Mountains" for a good reason; anywhere you
look up in town you’ll be surprised by the unmatched landscape. The peaks of Monterrey
aren’t just there to be looked at, you can go on a tour to visit Cola de Caballo Waterfall,
or mountain climbing in La Huasteca, and admire the sunset on top of Cerro La Silla.
The best way to explore the city is to start in La MacroPlaza, the fourth largest public
square in the world, here you can walk, take a bus or even the subway to get to most
landmarks in Monterrey, like the Government Palace, Neptune Fountain, and the Museum of
Contemporary Art. From Macroplaza you can go to Paseo Santa Lucia, have a peaceful boat
ride, and arrive at Parque Fundidora, all in a single day.
If what you’re looking for is to find the best shopping deals in Mexico, Monterrey has your
back; this city holds over four of the most modern and varied shopping malls in the world,
that even rival anything you could see in the US. After you’re done shopping, head to a
local restaurant and have some Carne Asada, the most recognized dish in the city.
El Barrio Antiguo is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Monterrey, and is the perfect
destination to discover a more traditional side to the city; the streets are great for
walking, all of the buildings are brightly colored, and you’ll find something new on every
street, an art gallery, a library, gourmet restaurants, or museums, you could spend the
entire day here and still have things left to discover.
You can pay with US dollars, Credit/Debit cards on most restaurants and establishments. If
you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, it’s better to visit a foreign exchange
agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.
Top medical specialists in Monterrey
Dr. Ramiro Rodriguez
Dr. José R. García
Dr. Mario A. Cuellar
Dr. Alvaro Uriega
Dr. Aldo Martínez
Dr. Martin Castillo
Dr. Aldo Martínez
Dr. Abraham G. Rodríguez
Dr. Heberseleth Valdivia
Dr. Carlos Godoy
Dr. Gabriel A. Mecott
Dr. Javier A. López
Monterrey general information
*Main tourist attractions points and our suggested places.
Information about Embassies, Consulates or Consular Agencies for U.S. and Canadian citizens.
In case of emergency or general assistance to citizens traveling in Mexico please contact
the nearest embassy, consulate or consular agency.
U.S. Consulate in Monterrey
Ave. Alfonso Reyes #150 Col. Valle del Poniente Santa Catarina, Nuevo León México 66196
The people of Monterrey are really friendly and accommodating, but we still recommend to use
the same precautions you would take in a new city, or even back home.
Arriving by air
Once you arrive at The Mariano Escobedo Airport you’ll find easy access to taxi and shuttle
services that can take you into town. If you decide to call an Uber, you will be asked to
move a block away from the entrances. Prices range between $10 - $30 US dollars for a Taxi
or Uber ride from the airport to most places in the city.
Common flights to Monterrey, N.L. (Approx.)
Houston 1:45 Hrs.
Detroit 4:10 Hrs.
New York 5:15 Hrs.
Los Angeles 3:20 Hrs.
San Antonio 1:00 Hr.
How to move around the city
Due to its size and popularity, Monterrey tends to have higher traffic, but public and
private transportation are very affordable, and you can also move around the city in a Taxi
or an Uber.
Where to stay?
Stay in a hotel that fits your budget, find the perfect hotel or motel for you, with prices
of $30 - $80 USD per night.
Paseo Santa Lucia
Places you can drive from Monterrey (Approx.)
Chipinque Park - 10.6 miles.
Matacanes - 19.2 miles.
Grutas de Garcia - 25 miles.
Villas de Santiago - 28 miles.
To visit these places, you can book a tour or rent a car. Remember to check with your American car insurance or
your rental car company if you are covered.
If you are looking for more information about destinations, events, concerts or the many activities in the city
Festival Internacional de Santa Lucia
Date: September and November
Venue: Explanada de los Heroes
Expo Feria Guadalupe
Date: Abril and June
Venue: Expo Feria Guadalupe
Venue: Parque Fundidora
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.
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