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Address: A 36 Km. de Monterrey por la Carretera Nacional, Santiago, Mexico

Large lake contained by a dam and popular among tourists and residents...

Large lake contained by a dam and popular among tourists and residents alike for its watersports and fishing.

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Nice view

We went around the whole lake, the view is beautiful. The boats are too big to take couples or small groups.

Reviewed 18 September 2016
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We went around the whole lake, the view is beautiful. The boats are too big to take couples or small groups.

Thank Arnoldo84
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Food would be the main reason to visit if you enter from the carretera 85 side. You can't get in water and probably don't want to shore is dirty as well. We arrived on a Friday around 6. Plenty of parking and was not busy at all. Several restaurants to choose from. You can take a quick boat ride for... More 

Thank MissZeni
Monterrey, Mexico
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Don't expect fancy cocktails in Presa La Boca? Instead you will find people outside their cars drinking a beer, enjoying the lake view, kids running around or riding a horse. You can rent a boat or catamaran and have a party there!

2 Thank CMoDel
Des Plaines, Illinois
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I visited this small beach resort only 2 miles from the colonial town of Santiago, Nuevo León. It was a very family place with boat tours, horseback riding on the beach and plenty of seafood restaurants with views of nearby mountains.

Thank larrycollins3
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Don't go on Sunday, it is very crowded. On the day I went to the beach (Saturday), it was not crowded. There were horse and pony rides, and boat rides to be had, along with a variety of vendors and performers to either fend off or enjoy, depending on your point of view. The best part is the panoramic view... More 

Thank TexanTravelerJ
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Here you be able to find nice places ("playas") arround the lake where you can do picnics and also some water leisure activities. We went to mountain side of the lake to avoid overcrowded and dirty places as some reviews state.

Thank Carlos B
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

I had a sauteed shrimps in this spicy red sauce and fillets. The portion size was for about 2 people. It came with a small salad and fries. The appetizers was tortilla chips with 3 different salsas. One of the salsa had crab meat. Again you can't not say you've been to Monterrey without dinning in here! Another plus is... More 

Thank Daniela L
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This place gets really crowded during the weekend, here you will observe the low, lower and lowest Mexican classes drinking outside their cars with doors open and music very loud and if you look at them you know trouble is on your way. Police not present at all and if they are they ignore incidents and fights. Lots of drunk... More 

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