Reynosa has a long history of being unnoticed. It was just a part of land that many people in the past had fought for. Reynosa was first noticed on 6 July 1686, a long exploring expedition was held by Mr. Agustin Echeverz and Zuvízar, Governor of Nuevo Reino de León and is commanded by Captain Alonso, and they camped on the hills where Reynosa is located today. In December 1748, an expedition led by Colonel Jose de Escandon wanted to establish a new province plan to create 14 villages, including that of Reynosa. The convoy consisted of 1500 settlers and 755 soldiers. In September 1800, a flood occurred that literally swept people off the land; people were saved in canoes and rafts, taking refuge in the hills of El Morrillo. Then, later in 1802, the people in Reynosa relocated. By November 24, 1926, Reynosa is finally elevated back to the way the city was and prospering since.
Reynosa's small regional airport is General Lucio Blanco Airport (IATA: REX), it is located about 5 miles southeast of downtown on Mexico Highway 2 (also known as "Libramiento Monterrey" at this point). The airport handles domestic flights only and is served by three carriers: Alma, Volaris, and Click Mexicana.
U.S. passengers can fly into neighboring McAllen (IATA: MFE), which is served by Allegiant, Continental and American, and then take a taxi or city bus to the Hidalgo border crossing.
From points in south Texas, take U.S. 83 to McAllen and then exit at 23rd Street (route 115) and head south about 6 miles to the international bridge checkpoint at Hidalgo.
From points in Mexico:
Mexico Highway 2 runs parallel to the border and can be used to reach Reynosa from other border cities.
Mexico Highway 40 (toll road) can be used to reach Reynosa via Monterrey. The toll is 180 pesos.
The Aduana office to get car import permits is on Alvaro Obregon, just a few blocks to the left as you cross into Reynosa (go left on Miguel Aleman --- it turns into Obregon --- the office is on your left just after you round the bend).
There are many things to do around Reynosa,including going to church, swimming in the public pool, going out to eat the best fresh tamales... but in order to get to all these fun places you could either: walk,(many people don't have a car)drive, take the bus, or bike. It is said to be that in some parts of Mexico like Reynosa, they don't respect bicyclers or walkers that are on the street. That is why the choices for most people really narrow down to: drive, or take the bus. Of course many people risk their lives and still walk or bike in the streets,but majority does not. Despite all of the danger, Reynosa is a beautiful city to visit and Latinos enjoy it as is.
There are not that many historical things in Reynosa, Mexico to see. However, there are a few historical monuments like A Juárez, Hidalgo and Morelos. Also, there is a Architectural monument, Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which was built in 1810; it has a neoclassical style.
Another thing that tourists could look forward to are the popular festivities: Harvest Fair each year in August. The feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe starts on March 5th. During that time tourists can see several groups of dancers perform their dances as they wear very colorful outfits.
Boy's Town- a region in Reynosa where men tend to go to enjoy prostitutes, bars, and the nightlife.
Streets/Shops- most tourists roam around in Reynosa to enjoy the small shops to buy things and practice their negotiating skills with prices.
Border Crossing- people cross the U.S./Mexican Border to enjoy vice versa. Due to the fact that Reynosa is practically on the border, Texas is well visited as well, keeping in mind about abiding with the state laws of course.
Casa de cultura,Reynosa,Tamps.- If you are looking for somewhere to send your kid during the summer Casa de tortura is open for them. There you sing,dance, do art, and theatre. For the most part the staff is very nice and excepts kids from everwhere, but i was not pleased with one of the staffs racism. At the end they have a wonderful show for parents and you can get snacks from a vending machine after lunch :)
If you go to the Reynosa Gobierno Municipal Website  and go to "Job Opportunities," Reynosa makes it available for residents to apply for any available jobs. This is an easy and simple way for people to find and apply for jobs; meanwhile, it makes it easy for the employers to look for employees.
Many maquiladoras (usually foreign-owned factories) have settled in the city. Main sectors are automotive parts, electronics and electrical repairs. Up to 100,000 people work in this sector in the city alone.
There are a wide range of shops in Reynosa, varying from supermarkets, to crafts markets selling little nik-naks for tourists. Reynosa is near the pedestrian-only Hidalgo shopping street connecting Plaza Principal to Zaragoza Market. This bazaar is filled with Mexican handcrafts, from colorful woven blankets and baskets to kitschy sombreros and miniature guitars. Many tourists are attracted to shops such as this because tourists wherever they go, they want to purchase something to remember the place by, or as gifts for friends and family.
Reynosa is a city that is not distant from the U.S. Border; so although, there are many Mexican authentic restaurants and chain fast foods found in the U.S. as well. For example, Burger King, Chili's, Subway
Burger King, Blvd. Hidalgo y Praxedis Balboa, Local 9, Centro Comercial Soriana, ☎ +52(899)924-7431. There are also several other ones located at Peatonal Hidalgo 735 entre Matamoros y Guerrero (Phone#: 922-9496) and Blvd. Morelos y Calle 11, Col. Ampliación Longoria (Phone#:925-1007)edit
Cabritos Nuevo León, Blvd. Hidalgo 450 Col. Bella Vista, ☎ +52(899)925-5722, . 8am-11pm. A fusion between Spanish and Aztec cuisine to give rise to Mexican cuisine. edit
Chili's, Blvd. Hidalgo No. 101 Local 1 Col. Las Fuentes, ☎ +52(899)925-8318. edit
Las Chalupas, Paris esq. con Havre no.520 Col. Beaty, ☎ +52(899)922-8595. edit
El Pastorcito, Paris esq. con Havre no.520 Col. Beaty, ☎ +52(899)922-9245. edit
Café París, Hidalgo 960 Zona Centro, ☎ +52(899)922-1068. edit
Café Rey, Blvd. Morelos 710 Esq. con Nuevo León Col. Rodríguez, ☎ +52(899)924-3166. edit
El Buen Gusto, Calle 3a. No. 505 Col. Las Lomas, ☎ +52(899)923-9097. edit
El Estudiante Burritos y Hamburgesas, Jazmín 334 Col. Jarachina Nte., ☎ +52(899)929-1782. Other branches (address and phone number): San Jose 317 Col. Jarachina Sur [929-1683], Margarita Maza de Juarez s.n. Col.Juárez [957-3784], Calle Ocho 342 Col. Longoria [924-4112], Rio San Juan 922 L-4Col. Fuentes Secc. Lomas [995-5373]edit
El Gaucho'n, Oaxaca y Sinaloa Col. Rodriguez, ☎ +52(899)922-2724. edit
El Huachinango, Rio Mante Col. Logoria, ☎ +52(899)923-7157. edit
Las Ensaladas, Ejercito Nacional Esq. Con Brasil Local 1 Col. Anzalduas, ☎ +52(899)922-5254. Other Branches (Addresses and Phone Numbers): Blvd. Las Fuentes y Calle 9a Col. Fuentes (925-2562), Ave. Las Lomas 701 Col. Jarachina Sur (995-1233)edit
Mansion del Prado, Emilio Portes Gil y PJ Mendez Col. Del Prado, ☎ +52(899)922-1025, 922-9914. edit
Pingüino Restaurant, Juarez 890 Nte. Zona Centro, ☎ +52(899)922-7827. edit
Siempre Natural, Puente Internacional Col. Medardo González, ☎ +52(899)922-6830. edit
Subway, Brasil No. 711 Col. Anzalduas, ☎ +52(899)922-6204. Other Locations (Addresses and Phone Number): Zaragoza 640-B Zona Centro (930-0997), Blvd. Las Fuentes 905-C Col. Fuentes Secc. Lomas (951-9806)edit
Holiday Inn Reynosa Zona Dorada, Emilio Portes Gil Prado Sur, ☎ 899-921-6500. Very new, modern hotel in the heart of Reynosa, near restaurants, clubs, etc. About 1 mile from the international bridge.edit
Holiday Inn Reynosa, Emilio Portes Gil Prado Sur, ☎ +52(877)859-5095, . $56-93 ave. price/night. edit
Hampton Inn by Hilton Reynosa/Zona Industrial, Carr Reynosa-Monterrey 1000 | Plaza Periferico, ☎ +52(899) 970-0100, . Each room comes with a king or queen-size bed(s), 32-inch LCD TV sets, and individual air-conditioning and heating unit. Services: Buffet breakfast included, toll-free 800 and local calls, broadband Internet access, and free transportation within 10 km (about 6 miles). Airport shuttle. A Fitness Center, Free Parking, and a Swimming Pool are also available. $75-$92 ave. price/night. edit
City Express Reynosa, Blvd. Miguel Hidalgo 480, ☎ +52(899) 921-2400, . Amenities: Bar/Lounge, Business Center, Fitness Center, Free Breakfast, Free high-speed Internet, wheelchair accessible$68-$84 ave. price/night. edit
Fiesta Inn Reynosa, Carr. Monterrey-Reynosa, km 212 | Frente Col. Valle Alto, Reynosa 88746, Mexico, ☎ +52(866)538-0187, . Property Amenities: Fitness Center, Business Center, Bar/Lounge, Restaurant, Shuttle Bus Service, Swimming Pool, Wheel Chair Accessible$69-$102 ave. price/night. edit
Howard Johnson Royal Garden Reynosa, Boulevard Hidalgo 1165, ☎ +52 (899)923-6100. checkin: 12:30pm. Property Amenities: Business Center, Fitness Center, Restaurants, Shuttle Bus Service, Swimming Pool. Wheel Chair Accessible$70-$93 ave. price/night. edit
Best Western El Camino and Suites, Blvd Hidalgo 1480 Col Del Vall, ☎ +52(899)923-0791, . checkin: till 3:00am; checkout: 11am. Services & Amenities: Complimentary continental breakfast, Restaurant on-site, Outdoor pool, Hot tub, 24-hour front desk, Multilingual staff, Wedding services, Doctor on-call, 24- hour security, Exercise facility, Free parking, Airport courtesy shuttle available, Meeting/Business facilities, Computer available, High-speed Internet access$66 Nightly Rate. edit
One Reynosa Valle Alto, Av de los Encinos 1000, . Services & Amenities: Free Breakfast, On-Site Restaurants, Wheel Chair Accessible, Meeting/Business Rooms, Wireless Internet, Money Exchange, Nonsmoking rooms$54-$64 ave. price/night. edit
Reynosa has recently experienced turmoil, as federal police continue their crackdown on the Gulf Cartel drug traffickers. Stay off the streets, and avoid passing through the city after dark. Most businesses now close by 10 p.m., and there are frequent military stops and searches after that time. The police are quite corrupt so approach Reynosa with caution.