Monterrey Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

View of the History Museum and mountainous backdropMonterrey is a vibrant and wealthy city, boasting many large companies and plenty of entertainment for tourists. Life in Monterrey varies greatly depending on where you stay and what you plan to do, with both natural and man-made attractions for everyone, including plenty of amusement parks.

Two small tourist offices are located at the bus station and offer basic travel tips and maps. However, Monterrey's official tourism outlet is the Infotur Tourist Office and this outlet is far more comprehensive.

Picture of the ITESM campus

Useful Contact Details

At the Infotur Tourist Office you will find staff completely fluent in English and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to information about the city and the state of Neuvo León.

The office contains a large amount of city maps, leaflets and information about any upcoming events around the Monterrey area.

Infotur Tourist Office
Address: 3rd Floor, Edificio Elizondo Paez, 5 de Mayo 525 Ote, Monterrey, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 81 8345 0870
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 18:30

Aventur Travel Agency
Address: Avenida San Pedro, Col de Valle, Monterrey, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 81 335 1435

Gema Travel Agency
Address: Bernado Reyes 5700, Monterrey, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 81 8125 8900

Geo Ecoaventura
Address: Alamilla 302, Monterrey, Mexico, MX
Tel: +52 81 8374 5271

Photo of the Macroplaza and surrounding area

Language and Dialect

Widely spoken in Monterrey by virtually everyone, Mexico Spanish is based upon Castilian Spanish, which is the language of Spain. Whilst it is never hard to find an English-speaking local in Monterrey, locals will appreciate any attempts to speak to them in their native Spanish. Therefore, do consider packing a Spanish phrasebook. Here are some examples of Spanish phrases.

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