Information provided by the Mexico Tourism Board
Considered one of the nation’s top three business
centers and the closest of the three to the U.S.
border, Monterrey has a flourishing hotel,
restaurants and business infrastructure and a wide
assortment of cultural and tourist attractions.
One of the city’s main business attractions is the
Cintermex Convention, Exhibition, and Business
Center, located ten minutes from Monterrey’s
Downtown. This handicap accessible, state-of-the-art
building center has 18 Convention Halls designed to
hold 10 to 2,150 people. It is connected to two 2
hotels: Holiday Inn Parque Fundidora by a tunnel,
and Antaris Cintermex by a bridge.
Complementing this and many other state-of-the-art
facilities is Mexicans’ reputation for being
hospitable and Mexico’s Zero VAT (Value Added Tax).
Mexico has provided foreign organizers of meetings,
conventions, trade fairs as well as its attendees
with zero taxations, providing a 15% discount on
While in Monterrey, business travelers may also
enjoy ecotouristic activities by visiting the
ecological park of Chipinque, located 5 miles south
of Monterrey, where you can rent a mountain bike to
admire the landscape, before hiking to the waterfall
called Cola de Caballo (Horse’s Tail), an impressive
waterfall 25 meters (82 feet) high. Or visit Cañón
de Potrero Chico, a canyon located 25 miles
northeast of Monterrey. There you will encounter the
mouth of two canyons, considered the highest in the
northern part of the country, where you can glide
across a line suspended over the canyon.
Monterrey is also know for its unique gastronomy
like the famous cabrito (grilled goat), and the
machaca tacos (scrambled eggs with beef jerky).
This past May, Mexicana Airlines started a direct
route between JFK and Monterrey’s International
Airport. The Airbus A319 bridges the two cities
together to facilitate travel in the hopes that New
Yorkers will consider it as a location to hold their
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