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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Monterrey?
If your trip to Monterrey is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.You’ll need to get up early if you’re planning to see all the great sights this place has to offer. Fuente de la Vida o Neptuno and Faro de Comercio are must-sees. Macroplaza and Explanada de los Heroes can’t be missed either.Not far from the city center, Galerias Monterrey is one attraction you might like to consider putting on your must-see list. KidZania Monterrey and Barrio Antiguo are also not far away and worth checking out.
What are the best road trip destinations near Monterrey?
If you’re looking for day-trip inspiration from Monterrey, you certainly aren’t going to come up short! Zona Centro, just 45 miles away, has some great attractions that’ll keep you on the go. Looking for an excuse to go check it out? Plaza de Armas and Birds of Mexico Museum ought to be enough reason. If you need any more convincing, also think about San Juan Nepomuceno Church.
Where are the best convention centers near Monterrey?
If you’re going to a business conference in Monterrey, you may want to follow up with your new connections over coffee. Fortunately, these convention centers have some terrific cafés and restaurants nearby:

  • Convex Exposition Center (1 mile away).
  • Cintermex (2 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Monterrey?
Sure, you can do Monterrey without a rental car. But with loads to see and experience here, having one would definitely make your escape a whole lot more fun. If you’re planning to get out of town and into the countryside, book a ride with some power. A larger car like an SUV will get you to the surrounding impressive rock formations in roomy style. Rather spend most of your time near the bright lights of the city? A small, economical car is a wise choice. Driving through narrow lanes and squeezing into tiny parking spots will be a walk in the park with one of these.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Monterrey?
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a broad range of both luxury and economy rental vehicles available in Monterrey. What you opt for is largely dependent on what you’re willing to spend and the activities you’ve got planned. Specialty and prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not go for a high-end SUV, or perhaps a fancy medium-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you just need a set of wheels to zip around town in as cheaply as possible, you’re better off going with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
What side of the road do they drive on in Monterrey?
In Monterrey, motorists stick to the right-hand side. When traveling someplace new, it’s always a wise idea to rent a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.
Is it difficult to park in Monterrey?
Nabbing a parking space in Monterrey is relatively easy. Of course, it can depend on the time and place — it could be a bit tricky parking in the very center during busy periods.
Does Monterrey have peak-hour traffic?
It’s safe to assume you’ll run into a bit of traffic congestion in Monterrey, which has a population of roughly 1,135,500. For a faster and easier journey, it’s a good idea to avoid driving during the peak hours.
Are there speed limits in Monterrey?
The residential zones in the city of Monterrey have a 60km/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits typically range between 60km/h and 110km/h.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Nuevo Leon?
Normally, your rental car company will charge the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may supply your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Monterrey?
As is the case in many places, standard cell phone usage is not permitted while cruising in your car around Monterrey. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Monterrey?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Monterrey is 0.08%. If a big night is on the cards, leave your wheels behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Monterrey?
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In Monterrey, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When nearing traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop if you need to.
Are seat belts compulsory in Nuevo Leon?
Yes, so buckle up. However, there are exceptions for vehicles run by public transportation systems.

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