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Mexico is situated in the northern region of the American continent linking the Gulf of Mexico on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is encircled by the United States on the north and by Guatemala and Belize on the south and is divided into six tourist regions. These regions are Northern Mexico, Central Mexico, Southern Mexico, The Yucatan Peninsula, The Pacific Coast and The Baja California Peninsula.

Saltillo, the state capital of Coahuila, is located in Mexico’s northern region, 89 kilometers southwest of Monterrey. The average year-round temperature is 17.5 degree Celsius and the climate is predominantly arid and semi-cold, with rainfall in the summer. It is known as the Athens of the North due to its great cultural tradition, this city reflects its mixed heritage in festivities such as the Santo Cristo de la Capilla. It’s also famous for its saltillos, cotton and wool serapes of various designs and bright colors, which have become one of the nation’s most representative articles of clothing.
Also of interest is Saltillo’s eclectic architecture, which integrates neoclassical and baroque styles, as seen in structures such as the Catedral de Santiago and the Ateneo Fuente, a place with a strong academic tradition and two of the city’s most important cultural attractions namely the Museo de Historia Natural and the Pinacoteca Artemio de Valle Arizpe. In the latter one can learn about the important contributions of local artists and the region’s historical development and biological evolution.
In the surrounding areas one can visit Rincon Colorado, one of the main sites where dinosaur fossils have been discovered. There’s also the beautiful natural sights of Sierra de Arteaga, which has been developed as an important regional tourist and sporting destination. In addition, one can visit the Bosques de Monterreal Park, a unique place where skiing can be done on slopes with manmade snow throughout the year. The park offers canyons and mountains areas that are ideal for ecotourism outings. One will find the gorgeous scenery of the Coahuila sierras absolutely fascinating.

Saltillo can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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