Things to do

Roam its National Parks

While you are in Monterrey, go on and explore its two national parks. One is Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, covering 177 thousand hectares, making it one of Mexico’s largest nature reserves. There is a diverse range of wildlife and El Salto waterfall, plunging almost 100 feet. You can also rappel it. This park provides 70% of Monterrey’s water.

Southwest of the city is Parque Ecológico Chipinque. It stretches 1,791 hectares over the first row of imposing mountains in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, which is visible from almost everywhere in the city.

Here, on the top of Chipinque mountain, are the three rocky outcroppings that people say are the M of Monterrey. While there is a wide range of plant life, it is mostly pine and oak forest. This is the ideal spot to enjoy outdoor activities. Walkers and runners can try out more than 31 miles of nature trails, and cyclists can challenge themselves with 17.2 miles of rough routes and roads that range in difficulty.


Sports & Mountains



Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., México

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