Chipinque Parque Ecologico is located on Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range in the San Pedro region of Monterrey city. Its 3200 acres huge and an abode to varieties of birds, butterflies and mammals.
We paid 60 pesos at the gate for three of us and started hiking. Initial stretch was a tarmac, after which we started our gait on a trekking path. One side we see the forest clad shale mountains; picturesque and panoramic Monterrey city on the other. Passers by kept saluting "Hola! Buenos tardas" and we reciprocated. Gradually the sun started shying away into the clouds and as we had some sprightly talk and kept hiking, rain gods blessed us. Cool showers refreshed us, while Riniki and me were glad about it, Shyam was quite pissed off. Shyam convinced us to return and we took a 180 degree turn and started descending. Helios won in the battle with showers and there was a brilliant, golden sunshine on the mountains of Sierra Madre and the rainbows flashed like fire. To our surprise, we found two parallel rainbows beautifying Monterrey.
We descended further and we had almost reached the gate. For getting a taxi, we had to trek down another kilometer or so, we got it without much waiting, hit one of the local roadside taco house, had a delicious beef tacos and walked home.