There is nothing as good as a good ol’ walk down a street, you gotta trust it. Its a way of unwinding oneself after a gruesome day or a place to set the body active after a good night’s rest. That is not the end, in fact, a walk down the road is so much soothing for the senses that it can be done at any time of the day for as long as one wishes, and there is actually little or no reason for fatigue. When you come to the colorful city of Monterrey, you don’t just do a walk down a street, you do it on the world famous Santa Lucia Riverwalk.
The riverwalk first saw construction in 1996 but faced dormancy for a full 9 years before anything substantial could be built (economic reasons). But construction resumed in full swing in 2005 and the riverwalk was inaugurated by the President of Mexico along with other dignitaries, including the city mayor in 2007. The inauguration was flanked by the 197th anniversary of the Mexican war of Independence. Today, it is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city of Monterrey, not to mention the most versatile. Its a riverwalk, after all, very usable.
So, what can you do with this riverwalk? Of course, besides the visual appeal that the thing has, and besides the fact that you can always take a refreshing walk down the artificial river for as long as you want (the riverwalk is a full 1.55 miles long), you can sit down on a quiet bench and just enjoy the serene view after a full day of sightseeing around Monterrey. Motorboats are also available for those wanting to use the waters, and for the tech guys who want connectivity all day long, there’s the free public wi-fi network to satiate that need. Rest assured, its not just another walk in the park..