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Chipinque National Park

Just 20 minutes from downtown Monterey and about 10 minutes from San Pedro Garza Garcia, this natural paradise seems very far removed from any large city. Chipinque National Park is a favorite getaway for nature lovers, hikers, climbers, bird watchers and mountain bikers. It also attracts those who are just seeking a little peace and quiet. The well kept hiking trails (over 15 km.) and picnic grounds draw big crowds on weekends, especially in the summer when the temperature is well below that of the city. The winding paved road along with an abundance of dirt trails are huge attractions for local bicyclists, especially mountain bikers.

There is a general store near the entrance where you can buy picnic supplies, film, water and other necessities. There is also a restaurant at the same location. At the end of the road you come upon the beautiful Hotel Chipinque, a great getaway for couples or business groups that want to be able to keep focus on a special topic, without a lot of outside interference. Chipinque is a great place for a relaxing picnic lunch if you arrive at midday. The incredible solitude that this nature preserve offers the residents and visitors to Monterrey is an enormous asset to the city.

Chipinque National Park: (81) 8335-6979. Entrance fee of approximately 30 pesos.