Mexico // The north //

Around Monterrey

After a day or two the bustle of Monterrey can get to you, but you can escape to the surprisingly wild and scenic surrounding countryside. Without your own vehicle or taxi, however, getting around the sights in the vicinity – the Parque Ecológico Cola de Caballo for example – can be a hassle. The exception is the colonial city of Saltillo, a worthwhile destination in its own right and easily reached by bus.