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Mexico City

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4 / 5 - 5 reviews
How to get there
8 hours from Guadalajara and 6 hours from Acapulco by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Mexico City

Delphine Teisserenc Seasoned Traveller
46 written opinions

Mexico City lives at a hundred miles an hour and is lively and fun, even though it is seen as violent and dangerous.

My suggestion:
Forget what you have been told about Mexico City and form your own opinion of the town. If you are on the defensive you are more likely to have problems.
My review
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico, and a very noisy and lively place, whose size and population are impressive. When I arrived in Mexico I was hit by the deafening noise of the cars, but once I got used to it, i came to appreciate this mega-city and its cultural riches.
Marion Phillips Traveller
My review
Mexico city is a great experience, so make sure you spend a day or two there to discover the urban version of the Mexican way of life. You'll see the famous Zocalo (central plazza) with its cathedral, but also the park Bosque de Chapultepec, and the different areas of the city. It's big, noisy, with a lot of cars and some dodgy areas so make sure you know where you're going!
David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

Located at the centre of the country, Mexico's capital, Mexico City, is gigantic, all-consuming, and overpopulated. There are 20 million people squeezed into this swarming metropolis. The city lives at a frenetic pace that never seems to let up. It has just the sort of over-the-top excessiveness I so enjoy.

My suggestion:
In view of the city's gigantic size, the metro system offers the best option in terms of transport. I recommend using and abusing it to travel around as cheaply as possible and visit and explore as many of the capital's wonders as you can.
My review
Mexico! Mexiiiiiiiiiico! No trip to Mexico would be complete without a visit to Mexico City. When I travelled to the country, I spent several days in the capital, and one thing is certain: this city contains more than you could ever see and explore in a single lifetime.
Eva Martin Seasoned Traveller
181 written opinions

It is Mexico's immense capital city, and one of the most influential towns in Latin America.

My suggestion:
Don't forget to take a tour of one of the town's traditional pulquerias - bars that specialise in serving Pulque, an alcohol made from fermented agave - it's a great place to see local life!
My review
I have always been impressed when I arrive in the capital by plane: the city stretches out its tentacles everywhere, and the airport is right in the middle. As a result, you fly over the city for a long time and almost believe that you are never going to land! A beautiful way to arrive, which indicates you are going to have a lot of things to discover during your holiday in Mexico...
Caroline Pinder Traveller
My review
I have just returned from 3 weeks touring in Mexico, visiting Mexico City, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Merida, Chichen Itsa and Tulum. All fabulous and fascinating, and made stress free by the excellent organisation of in-country flights, tour guides and hotels by Sonia and her team. About 8 months ago I sent Sonia a rough list of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to see, and she put together a detailed itinerary, with various options for hotels and sites. She chose small but good quality boutique type hotels located in safe and accessible parts of the various cities, which was important to me as most of the time I was travelling on my own. All the guides arrived on time to collect me from my hotels, were knowledgeable, spoke good English, asked me about my interests and priorities, and varied the tours to ensure those were covered. I am very happy to recommend Sonia and her team to others, and as I say, I may well be doing a return visit to Mexico in the next couple of years!

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