San Luis Potosí Travel Guide

  • San Luis Potosí
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • San Luis Potosí
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • San Luis Potosí
    by jorgejuansanchez

San Luis Potosí Highlights

  • Pro
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    fidoopy says…

     The architecture, peace, quiet city, all services, history, near to a lot of important cities. 

  • Con
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    Singito says…

     Got not a great turistic infraestructure on the interior places. 

  • In a nutshell
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    Hermish says…

     Good to visit. 

San Luis Potosí Things to Do

  • Fundadores Square.

    Fundadores Sqaure is on the center of San Luis Potosi, and is a place to honor the founders of San Luis, wich was a mineral place of gold ans silver. On the Square are festivals, and shopping, you are near the University of San Luis Building, The gold center, and some churchs, and stores. And you can eat an ice on Tequisnieves.

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  • Fundadores Square.

    Fundadores Sqaure is on the center of San Luis Potosi, and is a place to honor the founders of San Luis, wich was a mineral place of gold ans silver. On the Square are festivals, and shopping, you are near the University of San Luis Building, The gold center, and some churchs, and stores. And you can eat an ice on Tequisnieves.

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  • San Sebastian Square

    In San Luis Potosi there are 7 original towns, called "barrios". These is the San Sebastian Square, where people meet, and read his paper, and the childrens play.

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  • Visit the city''s center.

    The center of San Luis Potosí City si so beautiful.The Catedral, Teatro de la Paz, Fundadores Square, The Barrios, and a lot of Church, are must see. You can take a street car tour or walk.

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  • Armadillo de los Infante.

    SLP got too, little and forgotten towns, where the life is decadent, and quiet, and you got the impression of stay on a Juan Rulfo's book, like Pedro Paramo.One of these little towns are Armadillo de los Infante, with a very little square, and beautiful scenic places.

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  • Teatro de la Paz (Peace's Theater)

    The Teatro de la Paz, is the heart of San Luis Potosi's cultural life. House of the Symphonich Orchestra, and Dance festival's. On the begining got a bad acustic, but was compunded, and now sound better.

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  • Visit the city''s center.

    The center of San Luis Potosí City si so beautiful.The Catedral, Teatro de la Paz, Fundadores Square, The Barrios, and a lot of Church, are must see. You can take a street car tour or walk.

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  • Rare churches

    Some rare churches scatered here and there. They are very different of the traditional style with 2 towers at the front (like the one in the Durango page). I can't remember the name of this one. Also visit Tangamanga Park, a big nice place with old trees.

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  • Cathedral

    Is one of the bigger Churchs, if you are catholic i should recommend the celebration at 12:00 hours, its a interesting building, with a lot of details.

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San Luis Potosí Hotels

San Luis Potosí Restaurants

  • Don't miss "enchiladas potosinas"

    A old restaurat, traditional, good taste, on the Center of San Luis Potosí. Enchiladas potosinas. A must taste it.

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  • Familiar restaurant

    This is a very traditional restaurant, located in front of plaza de fudadores, it's a good option to almost everybody. Maybe Milanesa con papas

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  • Good seafood

    Its a restaurant with pretty good service and fresh food, prices are aren`t too much expensive. Vuelve a la vida it's a cocktail prepared with shrimps, octopus, ostions, avocado & sauces.Pescado a la veracruzana

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San Luis Potosí Nightlife

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    by fidoopy Updated Oct 27, 2006

    Very nice place to have a splendid time listen cuban son, or jazz, it has always an art gallery & electronic music downstairs, here you can meet very nice people & intelligent =), the decoration is very good, this is one of my favorites.

    Dress Code: Whatever u like

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San Luis Potosí Transportation

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    by fidoopy Written Nov 28, 2002

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    TTP is the bus station, there you an find a lot of bus lines that can take you to almost all mexico, i recomend the bussiness class always, like ETN , TAP or Turistar Ejecutivo, Other good lines are Primer Plus, Omnibus de Mexico & Sendor, there are other lines that are satisfactory for the service and price like, Estrella Blanca or futura, If you want to go to Real de Catorce look in Estrella Blanca

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San Luis Potosí Shopping

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    by fidoopy Written Nov 28, 2002

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    Tlaxcalilla is the most popular place to buy crafts, is located in the Plaza del Carmen in front to the Church.

    Casa del Artesano is near to Hotels Real Plaza & Panorama, on carranza street #483.

    You can go o the markets to find some others thigs like candys, most famous and located in downtown is Republica Market, you can also go to Hidalgo Market they are really near.

    What to buy: * Queso de tuna, an acid candy
    * Rebozos de Santa María
    * Crafts made with corn leafs (Casa del artesano)

    What to pay: If you look for good works maybe it result expensive, but you can find cheap things at the markets

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San Luis Potosí Tourist Traps

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    by fidoopy Written Nov 28, 2002

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    If you arrive by bus, you will see taxis outdoors, but attention they are expensive than the others, it's better to walk to the highway, (just some steps) and take a cheaper taxi there.

    Unique Suggestions: Always look for a taximeter installed, if the taxi doesn't have one is better to wait for one with taximeter, almost all the taxis have one, they are authorized to handle 4 personnes only , for your security always take the back seats.

    There is a bus system transportation, 3 different kinds, the best are the green or yellow busses, the oters are older, the yellow line offers the same line as the olds, but greens are different and they have specific routes to the north, west etc. the price is around $3.50 pesos.

    Fun Alternatives: If your hotel is in downtown and you find the taxi too high in cost, you can take a bus that will take you to downtown 10 minutes from there at least, at the bakside of the TTP (Bus station), to get there, get outdoors take to the right looking to the highway, and you will find a little street to cross the building, there you can take a bus to get downtown just ask if they go to the alameda, (*Vas a la alameda?) or look at the windshield they always write centro or alameda.

    Any question about the routes write me an e-mail.

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San Luis Potosí What to Pack

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    by fidoopy Written Nov 28, 2002

    Luggage and bags: It depends on you =)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's a good idea to have tennis shoes for walking, or hiking boots, I recomend the boots because you can use it in the city and if you go around like to Real de Catorce.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There is not a high risk to catch a disease here, except because the coolwind at nights or if you eat in some not-sure places, maybe you only need a pepto bismol.

    Photo Equipment: A good camera, no flash required for outdoors, a tripoid maybe, but you dont need a special equipment.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A good jacket, in san luis potosi, except the huasteca region, nights are cold so is a good idea to have a good jacket if you go on camping, specially if you go to the altiplano (matehuala, venado or real de Catorce).

    Miscellaneous: The weather is cold all night and part of the morning in the capital city, but from 11:00 to 4 pm is a kind of hot, thats because its like a dessert zone, in almost all the year, except in winter when you can find very low temperatures almost all day

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San Luis Potosí Off The Beaten Path

  • Watch a 15 years old party.

    A mexican custome is to make a party, to the girls at the age of 15 years, when the girl's are introduced to the "society".It's a little bit pretentious, but interesting. You cane see the church celebration.

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  • San Miguel de Allende...

    San Miguel de Allende in the State of Guanajuato. In 1542, Friar Juan de San Miguel founded the community of San Miguel el Grande in a area inhabited by Guamare and Purepechas nomadic tribes. The community grew rapidly as it was on the mining route between Guanajuato, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi. San Miguel el Grande was an important town between...

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  • Dolores Hidalgo...

    Dolores Hidalgo, also in the State of Guanajuato is a fine colonial place with almost no tourists. I think I was the only one ;-) Nevertheless, Dolores Hidalgo is necessary visit place, special for their ceramic pottery and finally yet importantly, their delicious ice cream. It is about 200 Km from San Luis Potosi, however, we went to there via San...

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San Luis Potosí Sports & Outdoors

  • La Loma Campo de Golf - Jack Nicklaus Signature 1 more image

    by meredith1101 Updated May 2, 2007

    This is an excellent location for all kinds of sports - especially altitude training - whether you are an elite athlete, Masters, or an amateur like me. La Loma offers a year-round mild climate at 6000 ft in a gorgeous a spa-like setting with world-class amentities. Our altitude training camps for swimming, track and field and triathlon are year-round and start with prices as low as $55/day in our luxury apartments (which includes three meals and all your training) for teams of 20+ athletes. Or, for smaller groups (four-somes of golf) we offer lodging in our 4-star hotel for $75/day double occupancy, meals included. Our Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is one of the newest and best in the world!
    We've hosted Olympians and World Champions as well as university and club teams from around the world. Check us out at www.altitudeswimming.com. Or look for a review of our facility in the June issue of the New York Times' Play Magazine.

    We are near to colonial towns such as San Miguel de Allende (2hrs by bus), Guanajuato (2hrs by bus), Real de Catorce (3hrs by bus) or rafting/kayaking/snorkeling in the Huasteca (4-6 hrs by car). Also see www.visitasanluispotosi.com!

    Equipment: San Luis offers direct flights from Houston (Continental), Dallas (AA) and Mexico City on various regional carriers. It is about a 12 hour bus trip from the border towns of Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX.

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San Luis Potosí Favorites

  • Look at the top of the...

    Look at the top of the Buildings, one of the most important thing that we have to show to all the visitors is our architecture, of course all the plazas and gardens are good places to visit. What can I say about my city, I have many memories about it but i think the best part of San luis potosi is the way that the city takes you to the past, and...

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  • CATHEDRAL… Info that is more...

    CATHEDRAL… Info that is more detailed comes later.See for more pictures and info in the travelogue please…

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  • Due the changes on VT, I will...

    Due the changes on VT, I will give info that is more detailed later. I will place only pictures now and I will see what will happen after the start of VTML. To stay on VT or not to stay, that is the question ;-)

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