Cumbres de Monterrey - Mexico's largest national park. Rugged canyons and gorges in the Sierra Madre Orientals.
Barranca de Potrillos - Is home to one of the unique archaeological sites in Northeast Mexico. These are numerous stone carvings, isolated from any populated area, being deep within the semidesertic area.
Matacanes - If you are fanatic of extreme sports, this a place to be. Is famous for its abundant rivers, waterfalls and underground caves. Is adviced to get proper equipment.
Spanish is the official language. English is widely taught as a second language. People will speak it in various levels, but within the Metropolitan area of Monterrey is were most likely fluent speakers will be found.
Car, bus, plane, and 18-wheeler are the most common ways to get to Nuevo Leon.
By plane: fly into Monterrey (MTY)
By car: Nuevo Leon has one checkpoint on the U.S./Mexico border, it is the Colombia Bridge just west of Laredo. Highway 85 south of Nuevo Laredo enters the state of Nuevo Leon about 20 miles south of the border.
By bus: Most people in the region use buses heavily. Monterrey is the major hub.
Grutas de Garcia - Lying just 30 minutes out of Monterrey is a delightful underground world. The caverns are reached by riding a cable car to the cave entrance where guides lead visitors on a mile-long trek through the cave system. From Monterrey, take Mexico route 40 toward Saltillo.
The state police and the federales often set up checkpoints on highways. They are looking for drug traffickers, but they will occasionally ask to see your tourist permits or vehicle import permits. They are usually efficient and quick, and chances are good that if you look like tourists, you'll simply be waved on.