If you’re looking for exciting things to do in Monterrey, we have an excellent idea: visit the Pueblo Magico of Santiago! Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the “Cerro de la Silla”, this Magic Town is overflowing with colonial charm.
In the heart of some of the most spectacular natural scenery in Mexico, Santiago is loved for adventure sports. A few minutes outside of town is the “La Boca Dam”, “Cola de Caballo” Nature Park, “los Pozos de Chipitin” and numerous canyons. Here you can entoy sport fishing, hiking, mountain biking, rappelling, camping, kayaking, bamboo rafting and caving. You’re sure to find an adventure tour for every type of adrenaline-seeker.
If you're looking for something more relaxing, there are also many cultural tours. Enjoy a walking tour through downtown Santiago, meandering through the antiquated cobblestone streets and alleys to discover architectural gems like the beautiful “Templo de Santiago Apostol”. Walking tours are organized every Friday evening at 8pm and take approximately two hours. Accompanied by a student dance group, locals and visitors walk through the town to the beat of the “Batucada” - traditional music, dances and songs. The meeting point is the main plaza, which is surrounded with pre-Columbian homes, art galleries, and restaurants.
For decades, Santiago has been the favored Pueblo Magico for weekend retreats in the region. If you’re looking for something new to try next time you visit Monterrey, don’t miss this gorgeous colonial town. From its captivating architecture, to its deep-rooted culture and breathtaking countryside, Santiago has it all.
Did we mention the delicious local cuisine? Some of the culinary delights in Santiago are the charbroiled beef, chicken and goat.
If you’re planning a trip to Santiago, a good choice for lodging is the Best Western Plus Royal Courts Hotel, located near downtown Monterrey. The hotel staff will be happy to welcome you and help you organize your stay in Santiago. Reserve online today and come enjoy this sensational Santiago.