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Tips on Monterrey Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

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Monterrey Warnings and Dangers

The City of Monterrey in Mexico is a beautiful center of art and culture as well as it is teeming with things to do and see. But just like anywhere else in the world it has its rough patches and things to avoid so that you and your fellow adventurers can have a safe and happy trip.

Driving

It is advisable to avoid driving altogether in Monterrey if at all possible. Indigenous drivers tend to be more aggressive and drive with less of a “pedestrians have the right of way” attitude. They tend to drive fast even in congested areas.

There are also scams perpetrated against drivers of other nationalities perceived to be richer to take advantage of car insurance money. The best thing to do is fly in and utilize taxis who know how to traverse the hustle and bustle that is driving in Monterrey.

Dogs

Just like anywhere else dogs are domesticated and kept as pets in Monterrey. However locals tend to train their dogs as guard dogs in much greater numbers then in other areas. Keep an eye out when walking for dogs snarling, barking and following you. Even when behind a fence to not provoke and just keep moving without letting on you are scared as dogs can sense fear. Use common sense and keep personal protection in mind when walking especially in residential areas.

Weather

February ushers in the rainy season along with plenty of severe storms and flooding. Pay attention to international weather forecasts before your trip and make sure you take precautions so as not to end up on a flooded road or in the middle of a severe storm.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Monterrey warnings and dangers.

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