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Nuevo león, Mexico

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Located in Mexico’s northeastern region, Nuevo Leon is a progressive state known as an important farming, industrial and modern commercial center. This state has a hot climate and beautiful natural scenery at places like the Bustamante Caverns and Garcia Caverns, ideal spots to go cave diving. You can also take long walks or go on a photo safari at the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, where you’ll find numerous natural attractions, such as Monterrey’s emblematic Cerro de la Silla, Chipinque Ecological Park and Huasteca Canyon, which are excellent places for ecotourism outings and adventure sports. In the Matacanes Canyon, located south of the state capital, you’ll find a series of waterfalls, crystalline ponds and caves, making it a popular destination for canyoneering enthusiasts. At the Cascada Cola de Caballo National Park you’ll find the 20-meter (66-foot) waterfall fascinating. Nearby, you can do a thrilling 70-meter (231-foot) bungee jump.

In the city of Monterrey, which ranks among Mexico’s three most important commercial centers, you can admire the colonial and modern architecture, such as that of the Palacio del Obispado and the Museum of Contemporary Art. You can also visit various shopping areas where you’ll find all kinds of leather goods. Finally, be sure to try the excellent regional cuisine, including the popular cabrito (roasted goat) and sweets made from goat milk, known as glorias.