Jun 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Say Hola to San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi a Mexican city with a unique mix of colonial heritage, magical ghost towns and stunning natural wonders. It is located in the high plains of central Mexico and will provide seniors with a one-of-a-kind getaway filled with discovery and adventure. The state of San Luis Potosi has fast-flowing rivers, mountain areas covered with lush vegetation and arid zones with abundant brushwood.

San Luis Potosí, commonly called SLP or simply San Luis, is the capital of, and most populous city in the Mexican state of the same name.  The city lies at an elevation of 1,850 meters (6,070 feet) with an estimated population of just over 735,000 inhabitants. San Luis enjoys more pedestrian-only streets than nearly any other colonial city in the country. Yahoo Travel has lots of great information for seniors including some great hotels to check out. Seniors who have visited SLP report that it is a large city with a small town feel.

A conversational understanding of Spanish will aid you greatly during your visit, as few San Luis Potosi citizens will fluently speak English. Indeed, it is a very chic city for learning the Spanish language without being distracted by the English of tourists.

Top-Rated Things for Seniors to See and Do

Trip Advisor has a nice listing of Things to Do as well as B&Bs and Hotels to check out prior to your visit. You will find a nice array of restaurants as well (62 to be precise). Virtual Tourist has its own favorites including a lookout for “tourist traps” and great nightlife action.

Situated about 300 miles north of Mexico City, San Luis doesn’t suffer the high summer temperatures and humidity of coastal areas. Although it’s out of the Colonial Circle of cities such as San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, San Luis, too, is rich with colonial architecture and history. If you love those old Mexican colonial cities like my wife and I do, a visit to SLP will not let you down.  jeb

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