San Luis Potosi
Mexico
By Summer Brons

The 10th largest metropolitan area in Mexico, the city of San Luis Potosí is a popular travel destination and well known for its European inspired architecture. WhatsCheaper.com is here to help you book your travels to this historical, unique Mexican city.     

The cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Mexico City form a geographic triangle, and San Luis Potosí sits right in the heart of it. Book your flight into local Ponciano Arriaga International Airport (SLP) through WhatsCheaper.com by clicking (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) and enjoy our great low rates on airfare. You can also click (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) and secure your hotel of choice by searching through our system.    

San Luis Potosí was founded in 1592 and expanded quickly thanks to rich gold and silver mines in the region. WhatsCheaper.com loves the resulting history and impressive buildings throughout the city, the architecture of which has often been compared to cities in Spain. Stroll through the Plaza de Armas, the Templo de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, and see the bullring known as Plaza de Toros Fermin Rivera. You can also experience the one of a kind Museo Nacional de la Mascara, an impressive collection of masks from all around Mexico.     

The city is home to the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, a highly respected institute of higher learning. The university is regarded as one of the best in Latin America. Thanks to the continuous population of students, San Luis Potosí remains a lively, vibrant city with an exciting cultural scene.      

San Luis Potosí is also a great place to get outside! Sitting at a 6,000 foot elevation, the city enjoys beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activities. WhatsCheaper.com suggests a visit to Gogorron National Park for some hikes or mountain biking. You can also take advantage of the great fishing or rafting available thanks to the region's fast-moving rivers. Despite the city's lack of beaches, you’ll certainly find plenty of ways to soak up the lovely Mexico sun during your vacation.    

WhatsCheaper.com knows that dining is one of the best parts of travel, and we encourage you to try the popular local dish known as enchiladas potosinas. These enchiladas are bright orange and generally served with refried beans and guacamole, and are a fantastic way to experience authentic Mexican cuisine. WhatsCheaper.com has also heard that a sparkling mineral water by the name of Agua de Lourdes is an effective hangover remedy, so keep it in mind if you enjoy a few too many cocktails with your enchiladas!    

If you’re upcoming vacation plans have you thinking south of the border, consider San Luis Potosí as your destination. The city has been recently rated as one of the top three best places to live in Mexico, and WhatsCheaper.com would love to help you plan your travels to this friendly, exciting destination! Make sure to check the State Department website to become aware of any travel advisories in the area, then click on the above links to get started today.

MUST SEE IN San Luis Potosi LIST:

  • 1. Cathedral of San Luis Potosi
  • 2. Tangamanga Park
  • 3. National Museum of Regional Masks
  • 4. Othoniano Museum
  • 5. Peace's Theater
  • 6. San Francisco Plaza
  • 7. Plaza de Armas
  • 8. Palace of the Governor
  • 9. Virreinal Museum
  • 10. San Sebastian Square

San Luis Potosi EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Constitution Day - February
  • 2. Holy Week - April
  • 3. Labor Day - May
  • 4. Festival of the Desert - May/June
  • 5. National Fair of San Luis Potosi - August/September
  • 6. Day of the Dead - November
  • 7. Day of the Revolution - November
  • 8. Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe - December

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Westin San Luis Potosi
Avenida Real de Lomas No. 1000 San Luis Potosi, Mexico
By D. Gregory Perrin

Few hotels in San Luis Potosi, Mexico has more to offer than the Westin® on Avenida Real de Lomas near Morales Park. Guests can make their way to the hotel by taxi but it is advised to negotiate a final price prior to departing, which is suggested anywhere in Mexico. Also, those that drive a rental car can take advantage of the complimentary parking. Check in at the hotel begins at 3 p.m. on the day of arrival into San Luis Potosi.

Each room has a color television with cable package so guests can keep up with their normal television desires. There is complimentary internet available for all guests so you can maintain emails and search the city for great attractions. The Westin® offers other features in all the rooms like a mini refrigerator, coffee machine, telephone access and room service.

The Westin® San Luis Potosi has a large assortment of amenities to offer guests. The hotel has an outdoor pool for adults as well as a children’s pool. There is also a whirlpool available for guests to soak in after a long day. Business travelers will just love the center for them which includes all sorts of services like internet, printing, faxing and more. Guests traveling with children who want to get away to utilize the childcare service for a night off from the grind. Lastly, the hotel has a concierge service for those who want help navigating the city.

Guests of the hotel can relax on the day of departure as check out lasts all the way till 1 p.m. in the afternoon. This makes it very convenient for late risers. Wake up call service is available.  WhatsCheaper.com can help travelers book their stay at the Westin® San Luis Potosi. You can click this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to search our booking engine for great pricing. 

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