Nuevo León offers a modern atmosphere, but also adventures and traditions like nowhere else in the country.
A state located in the northwest of Mexico, Nuevo León offers a modern atmosphere, but also adventures and traditions like nowhere else in the country.
Depending on the area the climate varies drastically. Nuevo León presents for the most part a semi-dry steppe climate, especially in the north of the territory, with a rainy season between the months of May to October and very hot temperatures during the summer. You can also find a subtropical climate reaching the Huajuco Canyon and a temperate climate in the Sierra Madre.
Its capital, Monterrey, welcomes most of the tourist attractions it has to offer. From historical buildings, museums, and recreational walks. One of them is the Paseo Santa Lucía, which is the longest artificial river in Latin America. It can be done in a small boat where it is allowed to admire landscapes and murals surrounded by the flora of the place, and then finish the tour at the Museum of Mexican History.
Another attraction to visit in Monterrey is the visit to the Gran Plaza, also called Macroplaza if what you want is to spend a day shopping, visit the cozy shops in the area or recreation centers, this is where you can find them. Modern constructions contrast in a captivating way with ancient monuments and colonial buildings. The most notable monument is the Faro del Comercio, a 70-meter-high monument that has a laser beam at the top that illuminates the city's sky at night.
Moving away from the metropolitan area there is an ideal place for adventurous spirits willing to carry out outdoor activities. If what you want is to enjoy the most spectacular landscapes, you cannot miss the Cumbres de Monterrey or take a tour of the Cola de Caballo waterfall. The García caves are fascinating caves located inside a mountain whose incredible rock formations are more than 60 million years old, the interesting thing is to reach the place by cable car.
The state has three Magical Towns, among them, Villa Santiago stands out. This town has a pleasant temperate climate, surrounded by forests and groves, ideal for camping and spending a weekend away from large urban centers. You can also make a brief visit to the Temple of Santiago Apóstol.
Linares is a small town located in the middle between two rivers. In the town the Plaza de Armas (located in the first block of the historic center and has beautifully landscaped areas and a picturesque kiosk), the Municipal Palace, and the Cathedral of San Felipe Apóstol (magnificent neoclassical buildings) are distinguished. However, the visit cannot end until you have tasted its delicious "glories", a typical sweet that has earned Linares his fame.
Located 100 kilometers from Monterrey, is Bustamante, a place that welcomes you with a traditional adobe oven bread (the region has a total of 17 varieties to taste!). Between several visits you can take a tour of the Bustamante Grottoes, the Historic Center, the Alley of the Kiss, the Ojo de Agua San Lorenzo, and the Museum of Living Memory.
Monterrey cuisine prides itself on being one of the tastiest in the country, with typical dishes such as cabrito al pastor, machaca, arrachera, cuajitos, and beans with poison (don't panic! They are only called that by being really hot due to the types of chilies that make it up). The Monterrey Cattle Fair takes place in the month of May, and it is an excellent way to learn about the culinary customs of the region.