The state of Coahuila produces over one-third of Mexico’s steel, supplying manufacturing facilities owned by big US automakers; it’s also the country’s top mining state.
Best time to go is May through September, with temps averaging 69 – 86ºF (21-30ºC). The rest of the year sees average temps between 50º and 68ºF (10-20ºC).
No nonstop flights from the US to Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW); nonstops are available if you fly into Monterrey International Airport (MTY), 53 miles (83 kilometers) away. You can also fly into Mexico City and take a short flight to Saltillo.
The Quinta Real Saltillo has 140 spacious rooms and suites and event/meeting space for up to 1,200 people. Also five-star, the 115-room Camino Real Saltillo has 14 event rooms with capacity of up to 700 persons, plus outdoor event space.
The Arena Saltillo Convention Center has 172,222 ft² (16,000 m²) of meeting and exhibit space. Alternative venues include the gorgeous Bird Museum and the impressive Desert Museum.
Musts in Saltillo include admiring the local architecture; visits to museums; wine tasting in the vineyards; and a tour of Rincón Colorado, the most important paleontological site in Mexico.