Diversity is the word that best defines Coahuila: desert landscapes; the fertile Comarca Lagunera area; the vineyard oasis of Parras; Cuatrociénegas, a swampy area with a wealth of endemic life; paleontological sites such as Rincón Colorado; and age-old Saltillo, birthplace of the famous serape.
Nuevo León combines nature and modernity, tradition and adventure, gastronomy and cosmopolitan milieus. Monterrey is today one of the most important cities in Mexico with outstanding educational and cultural activity.
San Luis Potosí first became important because of the gold and silver mines discovered in 1592 that favored its architectural and artistic wealth.
Tamaulipas is a state for nature lovers: four hundred kilometers of coastline for sport fishing, and the spectacular Biosphere Reserve El Cielo. It is the principal place in Mexico for hunting.
Zacatecas was settled by nomadic groups, vestiges of which remain in La Quemada. The discovery of silver mines in colonial times led to the founding of the City of Zacatecas, a World Heritage site.