Less than an hour from Monterrey, the manmade lake of La Boca Dam is a popular retreat for both locals and tourists, especially during the summer months, when the floating restaurants and waterfront BBQ areas play host to family picnics and lively social gatherings.
Often combined with a visit to the nearby Cola de Caballo (Horse Tail) Waterfall and Villa de Santiago, La Boca Dam is the ideal spot to cool off after a day of sightseeing and as well as swimming, the reservoir is also a hotspot for watersports and outdoor activities. Visitors can try their hand at fishing, zoom around the lake on a jet ski, soak up the scenery with a kayak or boat cruise, or enjoy hiking or horseback riding in the surrounding mountains.
La Boca Dam is located 32 km southeast of Monterrey, along Federal Highway 85. There is no admission charge.