City of Monterrey at nightA view of Cerro de la silla in Monterrey

If you like nature and ecotourism, here is the list of the main things to do in Monterrey and its surroundings, perfect for a weekend getaway or to make the most of it when you take one of the flights to Monterrey. If you are visiting the city for business, you should know that the Regia capital is not just a destination for work, and will surprise you with the number of sites to discover, perfect for an adventure with the practice of canyoning, rappel, kayak, flight in zip line, paragliding and even hot air balloon in the surroundings of this city.

 

Challenge the mountains of Santiago by bicycle

Dare to live an adventure on mountain biking through paths that reach the monumental Cola de Caballo waterfall, travel the mountain roads of Nuevo León discovering the abundant nature found in these. You should know that there are two routes, the first also knowing the waterfall of the Miraculous Virgin and the second visiting El Socavón, the cave of the Indian and the eye of water of the Leona.

 

The highest bungee jump in Mexico

With a height of 70 meters, the Cola de Caballo bungee is the highest in Mexico and has become one of the things to do in Monterrey to release adrenaline to the fullest. It is located in the Sierra de Santiago, in Nuevo Leon, just half an hour from the capital, sheltered inside the Hotel Hacienda Cola de Caballo.

Bungee in Monterrey
Jumping man at Bungee in Cola de caballo Hotel

 

Fly in a balloon over the northern skies

Fly over the surroundings of Monterrey in a hot air balloon and see that nothing matches the intense color of the northern skies. Witness the wonderful sunrise in Montemorelos, just 45 minutes from the Regia capital and fly with whomever you want, either as a group or with your mate. All flights include a bottle of sparkling wine per balloon and medical insurance.

 

Explore the caves, a unique activity of its kind

In the surroundings of Monterrey there are, at least, a couple of good options where to put into practice our explorer gifts, first there is the most famous, Grottos de Garcia, with its 16 rock formation rooms with more than 60 million years. Later, we found the El Palmito Grottos in Bustamante, renowned for their endless wells and caverns, these places have been adapted with tourist walkways that allow you to explore its interior in complete safety.

Grottos in Bustamante Monterrey
Rock formation in bustamante monterrey

 

Realizes canyoning in Matacanes

In the Matacanes Canyon, it is one of the most visited natural refuges by regios and foreigners, with multiple challenges for canyon lovers, such as challenging waterfalls of between 1 and 12 meters. In addition, there are descents to rappel next to exciting waterfalls of 27 and 18 meters. The second descent leads to an underground river, where the current connects with a natural slide hidden in the dark, a bit of climbing and of course, hiking. They are also activities that are part of this journey.

If you have time to give a sword to any of these places, take the opportunity to meet these challenging sites that will give all flights to Monterrey a touch of adrenaline unique in its kind, it’s time to live the adventure to the fullest.

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