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Cascada Cola de Caballo

Follow walking trails that wind through tree-covered cliffs to viewpoints and admire a spectacular waterfall, impressive rock formations and sprawling forests.

Gaze in amazement at the striking natural beauty of the Cascada Cola de Caballo (Horsetail Falls). Wander amid tree-covered cliffs, spot colorful wildlife and snap epic photographs. The waterfall is formed by water that runs down from the mountains of nearby Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey. 

The paved trail to the waterfall is short and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Pause at the various observation platforms to admire colorful flora and see myriad birdlife. At the main observation point, enjoy frontal views and great photo opportunities of the 82-foot-tall (25-meter) waterfall. Observe how the streams of water fan out in the shape of a horsetail as they splash over the imposing rocks. Look away from the waterfall and watch the water pouring over rounded boulders and into the pools below.

Bring lunch to enjoy at the designated picnic area or make use of the public barbecues. Otherwise, purchase food and refreshments from the handful of snack bars. Walk or ride horseback along the trails. 

After seeing the waterfall, visit the nearby Hotel Hacienda Cola de Caballo. Here, enjoy thrill-seeking sports such as bungee jumping and zip-line canopy tours. Brave a 230-foot (70-meter) jump from a treetop platform located high above forested hills. Alternatively, relax in the hotel’s hot tub and spa. 

Located in Villa de Santiago, the waterfall is about 28 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of Monterrey. The most convenient way to get here is via rented car. Use the low-cost parking available at the entrance to the trails. Tour operators in downtown Monterrey run organized tours to the waterfall too. Public buses operate between Monterrey and Villa de Santiago. 

The Cascada Cola de Caballo is open daily and has an admission fee. Visit the Hotel Hacienda Cola de Caballo’s official website for further information and prices.


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Hotel Hacienda Cola de Caballo

Hotel Hacienda Cola de Caballo

Carretera a la Cola de Caballo Km. 6, Cieneguilla, Santiago, NL
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Santiago, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cumbres de Monterrey National Park and Cascada Cola de Caballo. Presa La Boca is 9.1 mi (14.7 km) away.

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    Descubre Cola de Caballo

    Descubre Cola de Caballo

    Antonio L. Rodríguez 1200 Santa María, Edificio BH, Santiago, NL
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Santiago, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cumbres de Monterrey National Park and Cascada Cola de Caballo. Presa La Boca is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away.

      Bahía Escondida $114
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      Bahía Escondida

      Falda Cerro de la Ermita, 1010, Camino a La Cortina, Santiago, NL
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Presa La Boca and 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from Cascada Cola de Caballo. Bioparque Estrella is 29.8 mi (47.9 km) away.

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        Gamma Rincón de Santiago

        Gamma Rincón de Santiago

        Camino La Cortina No. 119-122, Congregacio San Javier, Santiago, NL
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Santiago, this spa hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Presa La Boca and within 9 mi (15 km) of Cascada Cola de Caballo and Cumbres de Monterrey National Park. KidZania Monterrey and Monterrey Institute of Technology are also within 25 mi (40 km).

          Bahia Escondida, Excelentes Vacaciones en un Paraiso!!
          Bahia Escondida, Excelentes Vacaciones en un Paraiso!!

          Bahia Escondida, Excelentes Vacaciones en un Paraiso!!

          Santiago, NLE
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Santiago, this resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, Cascada Cola de Caballo, and Presa La Boca. Monterrey Institute of Technology and KidZania Monterrey are also within 20 mi (32 km).

            Posada de Colores $44
            Posada de Colores

            Posada de Colores

            Hidalgo #100 Centro, Santiago, NL
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the mountains, this hostel is 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Cascada Cola de Caballo and 7 mi (11.3 km) from Presa La Boca. Monterrey Institute of Technology and KidZania Monterrey are also within 20 mi (32 km).

              Ecovergel Hotel Boutique $53
              Ecovergel Hotel Boutique

              Ecovergel Hotel Boutique

              Carretera Nacional Km 220, Allende, NL
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the suburbs, this family-friendly resort is within 20 mi (32 km) of Presa La Boca, Cascada Cola de Caballo, and Bioparque Estrella. Montemorelos Museum and Rotunda del Tiempo Sculpture are also within 20 mi (32 km).

                Nativa Posada & Spa $103
                Nativa Posada & Spa

                Nativa Posada & Spa

                Camino a la Cáscara KM 4, Montemorelos, NL
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 23.3 mi (37.5 km) from Cascada Cola de Caballo.