San Luis Potosi was founded in 1592 thanks to the discovery of silver and gold deposits. Once these deposits ran dry, however, the city – located deep within the Huastec region – became one of the main industrial centers in central Mexico, with a large manufacturing focus.
Today, the town has its own unique character, features and atmosphere, and makes for one of Mexico’s best inland travel experiences. Noted as being one of the friendliest places, San Luis Potosi is not overwhelmed with tourists as some of the coastal areas can be.
On average, the hottest months here fall between April and May. In contrast, the rainy season is observed during June, July, August and September.
The town also has periods of drought throughout the first half of the year. But the most comfortable climate can be experienced in May and June.
Throughout the state, the summers are short and hot, and the winters are short and cold. Generally San Luis Potosi is quite dry and partially cloudy throughout the year. And temperatures can vary between 41 to 83°F, but it rarely falls below 33°F or rises above 90°F.
But it is in this colonial town that the history of Mexico truly begins to emerge. In fact, the things to do in San Luis Potosi revolve around seeing real people living real lives, experiencing magnificent scenery, and savoring local foods and flavors as colorful and diverse as the cultures that created them.