On the road to Monterrey!
Greyhound reached a historical milestone by launching domestic service in Mexico last July which means our customer are now able to conveniently travel to Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey from the United States safely and affordably.
Since this is brand new territory for us, we want to provide you with some interesting facts about each new city and the best places to stay and eat and visit according to the locals and travelers who have already been there.
Hop on board as we head south on a virtual road trip to México!
- Monterrey is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León.
- Monterrey ranks as Mexico’s third largest city with more than 1 million residents within the city limits and over 3 million in the entire urban area.
- Monterrey is located in northeast Mexico, at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental and has the nicknames Sultana of the North and The City of the Mountains.
- The locals are known as Regios.
- It is the second wealthiest city in Mexico and the ninth in Latin America
Where to Stay
- Holiday Inn Parque Fundidora – If you are going to any event in the Fundidora Park, this is the perfect place to stay because it is located in the Parque Fundidora and allows guests easy access to all the attractions there.
- NH Collection Monterrey – A trendy hotel that boasts gorgeous views of the mountains and is adjacent to the Paseo San Pedro.
- Fiesta Americana Monterrey – This hotel has clean and spacious rooms and is conveniently located in the center of the historic district with a lot to do and see within walking distance.
- Safi Royal Luxury Towers – A beautiful hotel located in the heart of downtown Monterrey with a restaurant that offers buffet style and a-la-carte menu options.
Where to Eat
- Pangea – Known for their excellent food and warm service, you can easily get a table walking in even on a Saturday night.
- La Nacional – San Jeronimo – Loved by the locals, it is a discreet and elegant restaurant that is known for its scrumptious ceviche and meat dishes.
- El Gaucho – A classic Argentinian restaurant known for having superb service. Make sure to try either the “guacha” salad or the el ladrillo – the restaurant’s best kept secret.
- Crepe de Paris – If you need a break from traditional Mexican cuisine, this restaurant serves a variety of crepes and wines so authentic you’ll swear you are in France.
- Curry Sultan – This tiny Indian restaurant is located in San Pedro and serves up incredibly spicy food with unique beverages such as rose petal water and mint lemonade.
Things to Do
- Parque Fundidora is a large urban park that features old foundry buildings, 120 hectares (296 acres) of natural ambiance, artificial lakes, playgrounds, alternative cinema (Cineteca), museums (photo collection, the State Plastic Arts Collection, exhibits and spaces), a hotel, auditorium and convention center.
- The Macroplaza, one of the world’s largest squares, is the cultural and administrative heart of the city featuring remarkable monuments, green areas and buildings.
- The MARCO (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey) is a post-modern Mexican architecture museum designed by Ricardo Legorreta with the objective of creating different ambiances for artists and visitors from all around the world.
- Grutas de García is an amazing natural wonder of caves and rock formations located in the middle of the desert only about 30 kilometers outside of Monterrey.
Now it’s your turn! What would you add to our list for your next visit to Monterrey? Tell us in the comments below.