Photo: Mountains in Nuevo Leon
Nuevo Leon is bordered by Coahuila, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi. The state is known for its industrial heritage, particularly in Monterrey. Wilderness areas are easily visited and include Monterrey’s own Chipinque Park and Cola de Caballo and other more remote areas such as Sierra de Picachos.
Spotlight on Santiago: In 2007 SECTUR announced that Santiago, Nuevo Leon was added to its Pueblos Magicos (Magical Towns)program. Santiago is a colonial town 30 minutes from Monterrey. Attractions include La Boca Dam and Cola de Caballo waterfall.