Monterrey
Mexico
By Stephanie Becerra

Monterrey, Mexico is the third most populated city in Mexico and though not one of the most popular destination spots for travelers, Monterrey has a little bit of everything for everyone. From cutting edge modern architecture to some of the most beautiful eco-tourist spots in the country, Monterrey is a natural wonder waiting to be discovered. So if you’re looking for a destination spot in Mexico that offers a hot nightlife, traditional landmarks, and a vast array of cultural activities, look no further.

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After arriving and settling in, WhatsCheaper.com recommends you first stop by Barrio Antiguo, a neighborhood that houses various bars, cafes, restaurants and art galleries. It is also the location of the annual Festival Internacional de Santa Lucia which is a cultural arts festival that showcases national and international artists and performers. After taking in the arts, WhatsCheaper.com recommends you take a trip through the Serengeti by visiting the Safari Parque Estrella. This wildlife safari park, located 30 minutes from Monterrey, also features a petting zoo and various other family friendly attractions. Finally, don’t forget to stop by La Macroplaza, one of the world’s largest plazas housing incredible monuments and beautiful landscape.

Stop by one of Monterrey’s restaurants after taking in the local landmarks, and try the authentic Northern Mexican cuisine. The spicy food lover will fall in love with many of the local dishes including cabrito, whole kids goat served with fresh salsa, and atropellado, dry meat with tomatoes, onions and peppers. WhatsCheaper.com recommends you try Monterrey’s local desserts which include leche quemada, caramel candies made from scorched sweetened goat milk, and the capirotada dessert, a mix of cooked bread, cheese, raisins, peanuts and crystallized sugarcane juice.

For the nature lover in you, WhatsCheaper.com recommends many of Monterrey’s stunning ecotourism spots. The Chipinque Ecological Park is a definite must see. As one of the white-faced mountains towering over Monterrey, Chipinque offers a mesa for picnics and playgrounds for the kids to enjoy. Take advantage of the natural trails that go up through the mountains, and take a leisurely hike or pack up your mountain bike and ride through the wonder that is Monterrey’s scenery. WhatsCheaper.com recommends the local mountain lodging which offers affordable family rates and a gorgeous view of the city below with nearby rustic style Mexican restaurants serving traditional cuisine.

WhatsCheaper.com also recommends visiting La Huasteca, the first climbing area in Monterrey and a popular destination spot for families, located only 15 minutes from the city. It is a definite must do for rock climbers who will get the chance to admire the steep canyons that run through the majestic mountains. Finally, if you’re looking to entertain your little ones, WhatsCheaper.com recommends Parque Plaza Sesamo, a popular theme park featuring all your children’s favorite Sesame Street characters, from Elmo to Big Bird. The park includes rides, shows, and a vast array of water slides to help the adults and children in your group cool off during the hot summer afternoons.

A trip to Monterrey would not be complete without taking in the nightlife the city has to offer. The nightclub scene in Monterrey is constantly bustling with a variety of bars and clubs to suit every taste. Nightclubs range from the typical dive bar to expensive, more high-end places. Make sure to keep an eye out for vendors and club promoters handing out passes on the street, as well as flyers for different events, cover fees, and special offers for the various nightclubs.

Monterrey offers something for everyone, from the historic landmarks and cultural events, to the natural wonders and exciting nightlife. Visitors are bound to find something they will enjoy. So let WhatsCheaper.com plan your next trip to Monterrey and discover the wonders the city has to offer.

MUST SEE IN Monterrey LIST:

  • 1. Museum of Natural History
  • 2. Paseo de Santa Lucia
  • 3. Cerro de la Silla
  • 4. Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 5. Tower of Commerce
  • 6. City Theatre
  • 7. Obispado Museum
  • 8. Monterrey Casino
  • 9. Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 10. Fundidora Park

Monterrey EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Feast Day of San Antonio de Abad - January
  • 2. Flag Day - February
  • 3. Hazlo Tu - March
  • 4. Cirque de Soleil - April
  • 5. Labour Day - May
  • 6. Monterrey International Puppet Festival - July
  • 7. Monterrey International Film Festival - August
  • 8. Independence Day - September
  • 9. Festival Cultural del Barrio Aniguo - November
  • 10. Fiestas de Santa Lucia - December

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Four Points by Sheraton Galerias Monterrey
Av Insurgentes 3961, Vista Hermosa, 64640 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
By Teeta Braza

The Four Points by Sheraton Galerias Monterrey is 16 miles (26 km) from General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY). You can get there from the airport by taxi, hotel shuttle or car rental. Taxis at the airport are available 24 hours a day. Hotel Shuttles operate Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Based on availability, complimentary hotel shuttle service can give you a lift within a 3 mile (5 km) radius from the hotel. Several car rental companies are open 24 hours a day at the airport. There are free parking facilities when you get to Four Points by Sheraton Galerias. When you arrive, you will find yourself in one of Monterrey's most exclusive areas. Check-in time is at 3 p.m.

All 187 executive rooms and 22 suites are non-smoking. They all look out to city and / or mountain views. There are adjoining rooms and disability accessible rooms available. The TV has in-room movies and cable channels. If you are in Monterrey, Mexico for business, you will find every room equipped with a desk, three telephones, voicemail, data port, and free local calls. You also have free WiFi in your room as well as internet access throughout the hotel. Other amenities in your room include hair dryer, ironing board, coffeemaker, air conditioning, refrigerator, kitchenette, and in-room safe deposit box. Some amenities may not be available in all rooms.

Four Points by Sheraton Galerias Monterrey has an indoor pool and a well-equipped gym. The Galerias Monterrey Shopping Mall is a walking distance away from the hotel. Two recreation areas are located 5 miles (8 km) away: Parque Fundidora and Parque Plaza Sesamo. Restaurants on the premises are Sierra Madre Restaurant and Las Mananits Restaurant. Room service is available 24 hours daily if you just want to stay in. A concierge service is ready to assist you in planning your day and evening excursions like trips to the Contemporary Art Museum, the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame, the Tower of Commerce, or the Monterrey Casino.

Check-out is at 12 p.m., and video check-out is available for your convenience. Book your travel stay at Four Points by Sheraton Galerias Monterrey at WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Sheraton Ambassador Hotel
Ave. Hidalgo 310 Oriente Monterrey, Mexico
By Margaret Barnes

Monterrey is the capital and largest city within the Nuevo León country, a northeastern state of Mexico, a city known for their involvement within the industrial and business world markets, and overall wealth. The Sheraton Ambassador Hotel is centrally located in its heart. Nicknamed the most “Americanized” city in the country because of its progressive development, it’s a blissful blend of the exotic and familiar.  A mere 30 minutes away from the Monterrey International Airport by taxi, the Sheraton Ambassador Hotel is within proximity to the city’s commercial spaces and walking distance from shops, financial and business districts, pubs, and the many other art and culture rich attractions. Take a stroll along the Santa Lucia Riverwalk, explore the ins and outs of the architectural structures, parks, and gardens that the Macro Plaza has to offer, and if the kids are along for the trip a visit to the Sesame Street theme park is definitely in order.

Wake up in comfort on a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed; take in the beautiful skyline views visible from guest rooms and suites. All rooms are non-smoking with amenities including, desk work space, LCD Flat Panel Televisions with cable, in room electronic safe, cribs, rollaway beds, even Sleeper dog beds upon request, a coffee maker and 24-Hour Room Service. A flat per day fee provides wireless and high speed internet connectivity.

At the Sheraton Ambassador, business travelers and other visitors alike are sure to appreciate that “play” time is by no means limited to off the premises. Hotel features include, one of the largest fitness areas in all of downtown Monterrey, an outdoor pool with whirlpool, tennis court, steam room, masseuse, a never closing front desk, a state of the art business center, complete with multilingual staff for office support, and even an onsite dry cleaner. Start the day enjoying the complimentary breakfast offerings of the Club Lounge, and end it at their Lobby Bar, or taking in the live music of the Sport bar, or rewarding your taste buds at the award winning Los Virtrales, their personal restaurant known for their international cuisine.

A city for feasting all five of senses, visits to The Sheraton Ambassador Hotel Monterrey are sure to be memorable. Check in at 3 p.m. and check out at 1 p.m. 24-Hour valet is available for a fee. Whatever your travel needs may be WhatsCheaper.com is looking forward to helping you plan it (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php)!

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Hilton Garden Inn Monterrey
Blvd Antonio L. Rodriguez No. 1880, Monterrey, Mexico
By Elizabeth Fuga

Hilton Garden Inn Monterrey is situated in the southern part of Monterrey near the business district of Zona Villa.  Some attractions that are in the general area of the hotel include Bosque Magico Park, City Center, Galerias Mty Mall, Itesm University, and Plaza Sesamo Park.  Natural attractions nearby include Garcia Caverns and Cerra de La Silla Mountain.  The Marco Museum and Plaza Sesame Amusement Park are also nearby.  Check in time is 3 p.m.

The guest rooms consist of two double beds and provide a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, and a sitting room with an ottoman.  The room also offers complimentary high-speed wifi, and remote printing to the business center.  An ironing board, hairdryer, and laundry services are also provided.  The suites offer the same amenities of the guest rooms.  It is a king bed in a double room which is complete with a living room.

For your exercise needs, the hotel offers a pool and a fitness center.  Additionally, there is a 24 hour Pavilion Pantry Market, on-site convenience store, local area transportation, luggage hold, baggage storage, currency exchange, room service, coin laundry, and car rental.  If you are visiting Monterrey on business, Hilton Garden Inn Monterrey has a business center, phone service, photo copying service, fax, printer, meeting rooms with audio/visual equipment rental, modem, and secretarial service available.  For families, there is a babysitting service, children’s video rental, cribs and high chairs, and a family package.

The Hilton Garden Inn Monterrey is a great place to stay if you are looking for a vacation spot or if you are coming to Monterrey on business.  The hotel is located near many interesting man-made attractions such as malls, city center, and museums, and beautiful natural attractions.  The rooms and amenities will provide you with plenty of comfort for your stay.  Check out time is 1 p.m.  WhatsCheaper.com can help you book your stay here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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