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San Luis Potosi
Travel Guide

San Luis Potosi

Spend time in the heart of this quaint city to admire its colonial architecture and try orange enchiladas, then venture out to hike through the surrounding undulating countryside.

San Luis Potosí is a bustling and vibrant city with a UNESCO-listed historic center full of bright colonial architecture. It is an important trade city, standing in the heart of a triangle formed by Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Capture photos of the colorful façades of the old buildings and chat to local Potosínos.

Gaze up at the elaborate façade of the Cathedral of San Luis Potosí, which dates back to 1670. Nearby attractions in the historic center include the Teatro de la Paz and the Railway Museum. Stroll through the scenic Plaza de Aranzazú and admire its elegant water feature.

A little southwest of the old town is the vast Parque Tangamanga I, which is among Mexico’s largest urban parks. Walk through the dense woodland and lay down a blanket for a picnic beside the picturesque lake.

Continue west to Plaza San Luis for excellent shopping opportunities. Watch a film with your family in the cinema and browse the items in the luxury mall. An alternative option in the eastern part of the city is Plaza Sendero Shopping Center. Farther east is the Autodromo Potosino, where NASCAR racing is held.

Stop for lunch at one of the traditional restaurants serving bright orange enchiladas Potosinas. These are pastries containing chili and cheese with a side of beans and guacamole. Try Agua de Lourdes sparkling water that locals claim cures hangovers.

Explore the terrain in the countryside around the city. Hike along part of the Royal Road of the Interior Land that runs for 1,600 miles (2,560 kilometers) from Mexico City to Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico.

San Luis Potosí takes its name from King Louis IX of France. The city lies in the southwestern part of its namesake state in central Mexico. It is in an elevated area of undulating hills just north of the Gogorrón National Park.

Fly direct to San Luis Potosí Airport or take a 5-hour bus from Mexico City or Monterrey to this enchanting city with extensive parkland and architectural gems.

Where to stay in San Luis Potosi

Fiesta Americana San Luis Potosi
Fiesta Americana San Luis Potosi
4 out of 5
AV SALVADOR NAVA MARTINEZ 3125, EL PASEO, San Luis Potosi, SLP
The price is $65 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Colinas del Parque, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Citadella and Tangamanga Park I. San Luis Potosi Cathedral is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (136 reviews)
"Conveniently located. Nice staff, very comfortable bed and room in general."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Fiesta Americana San Luis Potosi
Hilton San Luis Potosi
Hilton San Luis Potosi
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Real de Lomas No. 1000, San Luis Potosi, SLP
The price is $70 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from La Loma Sport Center and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Tangamanga Park I. Central Hospital Dr. Ignacio ...
4.2/5Excellent! (504 reviews)
"Same great service with dedicated staff. Beautiful property but needs urgent remodel following original architecture of lobby and restaurants"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Hilton San Luis Potosi
Hilton Tower San Luis Potosi
Hilton Tower San Luis Potosi
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Real De Lomas No. 290, San Luis Potosi, SLP
The price is $82 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from La Loma Sport Center and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Tangamanga Park I. San Luis Square and Bicentennial ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (178 reviews)
"Hotel moderno y elegante, covenientemente muy bien localizado, habitaciones cómodas, staff muy atento."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Hilton Tower San Luis Potosi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Mini Hotel 1920
Mini Hotel 1920
2.5 out of 5
Montes Kilimanjaro 250, San Luis Potosi, SLP
The price is $25 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Situated in a shopping district, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Central Hospital Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Tangamanga ...
2.9/5 (18 reviews)
A place to stay.
"Very simple room but for the price it was very nice. Good hot water. No TV."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2017

Mini Hotel 1920
Redwood Villas Extended Stay Zona Industrial
Redwood Villas Extended Stay Zona Industrial
3.5 out of 5
Eje 118, Col. las Mercedes, San Luis Potosi, SLP
The price is $72 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Situated in San Luis Potosi, this villa is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Plaza Sendero Shopping Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of San Luis Potosi Cathedral and Jesus ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (117 reviews)
"I really like the amenities they have at the place. This is not the first time I stay there, so have other relatives of mine, and we all recommend it for your trip no matter if it’s for work or for pleasure."

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Redwood Villas Extended Stay Zona Industrial
In Industrial Zone, Pool, Gym, 24/7 Surveillance
In Industrial Zone, Pool, Gym, 24/7 Surveillance
San Luis Potosi, SLP
The price is $36 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
Situated in San Luis Potosi, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Tres Naciones Industrial Park, San Luis Potosi Cathedral, and Plaza Sendero Shopping ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Agradable lugar
"La cas a esta limpia , es moderna y acogedora."

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

In Industrial Zone, Pool, Gym, 24/7 Surveillance
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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