DMC IN MONTERREY
Monterrey Is the capital city of the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León and a municipality of the same name. Also known as the "City of the Mountains" and "Sultana del Norte" (Sultanate of the North), the city is a modern industrial and business center. It is the third most populated metropolitan area in the country and the second biggest metropolitan area after Mexico City. The whole metropolitan area has been ranked as having the highest GDP per capita and as the most secure conurbation in Latin America in 2005 and one of the two most secure in 2006. The city was named after the Countess of Monterrei (a city in Galicia, Spain) wife of the Viceroy of New Spain Gaspar de Zúñiga y Acevedo, Count of Monterrey.
The mountains that surround Monterrey offer a breathtaking landscape and harbor many canyons, trails and roads, crossing deserts and forests. These trails vary in their difficulty from super easy to those for the expert rockclimber only. All of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains south of the city are included in the "Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey"
There are two international airports: General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (served by major international carriers and moving close to 4 million passengers in 2005 and Del Norte International Airport, a primarily private airport.
Monterrey is linked through frequent non-stop flights to many Mexican cities and to key United States hubs (Atlanta, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Houston-Intercontinental).