Mexico City Transportation
Mexico has a vast inter-city bus system that offers inexpensive and convenient transportation. There are two grades of buses: First Class has air conditioning and stewardess service, Second Class is the no frills option. As Second Class costs only slightly less, it is recommend that visitors to Mexico travel First Class.
Train travel can be safer and more pleasant than a trip by bus, but significantly more expensive. As with bus service, it is probably advisable to pay for the highest class of travel available. Primera Especial class is recommended for day trips and the top-of-the-line Pullman compartments for overnight travel. Pullman service offers sleeping compartments suitable for one (camarin) or two (alcoba). Each converts to a comfortable sitting room during the day
Arriving by Air
Mexico City International Airport serves the capital with international and domestic flights.
Getting Around Mexico City
If you drive a car, whether it's yours or rented, bear in mind that one day out of every seven is a 'Dia Sin Auto', in which your car isn't permitted within Mexico City boundaries. You can tell if your car's day has come by checking the last number of the licence plate against the official list at any tourist office, or as signed on the road. In December or January - the worst months for smog - the number could come up twice a week, so be careful!When to Visit - Arts and Events
Mexico City's premier cultural event takes place in March when the plazas, palaces, halls and theaters around Mexico City are taken over by the Festival del Centro Histórico, a three-week festival of the arts. The Festival del Centro Histórico is a celebration of classical music, popular music, dance, art, theater and many cultural events.
Mexico City Dining
Mexico City has been a culinary capital since the days of the Aztecs, when the Emperor's feasts were legendary. It is thought that 300 different kinds of dishes were served, including fresh seafood provided by relay runners from the Mexican coast.
This tradition of gastronomic excellence in Mexico City has continued to the present day, with the contribution of Spanish and French cuisine which has further enhanced those unique Mexican flavors. Try, 'Chiles en Nogada', a large poblano chili stuffed with pork, raisins, onion, olives and almonds topped with a creamy walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds, or a hearty soup of avocado and tortilla called 'Sopa Azteca'. Whatever your taste, there are over 15,000 restaurants in the city to choose from, with many world-class international, as well as local, establishments to enjoy.
Mexico City Tipping Advice
Since Mexico is not a rich country, foreigners are seen as being relatively wealthy. For this reason tipping is usually expected - but people may expect larger tips than seems reasonable. As a guide, waiters should be tipped about 10 to 15 percent of the bill, depending on the service. Mexico City bell boys and porters should recieve about 7 MXP.
Hotel maids should recieve about 3 MXP per night, and taxi drivers should not be tipped unless they provide help with your bags- then they should be paid about 4 MXP to 8 MXP, or 10 percent of the fare. Bear in mind at all times that pesos were replaced by new pesos in 1993, so change should be checked for unfamiliar coins and credit card reciepts should be checked for inaccuracies. Mexico City does have a bad reputation for fraud and similar offences.
| || |
Luis Moya 93, Col Centro, Mexico City, 06070, Mexico
The Best Western Estoril is a recently remodeled, modern hotel, with comfortable rooms, located in the historical center. You will find world-class service that is recognized in five continents around the world. Oporto Restaurant provides a wide variety of international...
| || |
Av. Madero #73. Col. Centro, Mexico City, 06000, Mexico
Introduction The Best Western Majestic is a four star property located in the Zocalo, the heart of downtown Mexico City facing the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the city government buildings and only two blocks from the Aztec...
| || |
Londres No.15 Col. Juarez, Mexico City D. F., Mexico
Hotel DescriptionHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites is located in the Downtown area of Mexico City . Located five minutes from the Bellas Artes Palace and the Aztec ruins of the Templo Mayor, surrounded by museums, theatres, restaurants, stores, handcraft markets...
Paseo de la Reforma 500 Mexico City Mexico
Hotel Description: The Resort is Spread Over 40 Acres Nestled Into the High Sonoran Desert, in the Shadows of Pinnacle Peak. 25 Low-Rise Terratorial Style Casitas House the 210 Guestrooms and Suite. The Rooms and Restaurants Offer Breath-Taking... more
Paseo de la Reforma #465, Mexico City, Mexico
Hotel Description: Year Built - 1990 Located in the Pestigious Paseo De La Reforma Overlooking Chapultepec Park and Walking Distance To the Exclusive Polanco Shops and Restaurants Marquis Reforma Excells in Its Post-Modern Architecture and... more
Dakota #95 Esq. Altadena, Mexico City, Mexico
Hotel DescriptionThe Crowne Plaza Hotel de Mexico is the place to meet in Mexico City, corporate and convention travelers will appreciate our proximity to WTC, financial district and entertainment area, full service, business center and guaranteed wake... more
Liverpool, 155; Zona Rosa, 6600 Mexico D.F,
LocationIn Mexico Citys most important financial, shopping and tourist area. Very close to the Independence Monument, the Paseo de la Reforma, the modern stock exchange, the National Anthropology and History Museum, and conveniently close to the citys major... more
Amberes No. 78, Mexico City, 06600, Mexico
The Best Western Royal Zona Rosa is surrounded by three of Mexico City's most important avenues, where financial, commercial and entertainment centers are located. Joined together in this cosmopolitan area by excellence, its manageable size, 162 rooms, and well chosen s... more
Av. Revolucion #583,Col. San Pedro de los Pinos,Cd. de Mexico,03800 MEXICO
Javier Rojo Gomez No. 630,Col. Leyes De Reforma,Mexico City 09310,Mexico
The Holiday Inn East Mexico City Hotel is an ideal Mexico City hotel accommodation option for those who desire the very best in Mexico City accommodations. Staying at this Holiday Inn hotel, guests will experience a range of modern amenities to help them work, relax... more
Viaducto Rio de La Piedad No. 260,Col. Magdalena Mixiuhca,MEXICO CITY, D.F.,15860 MEXICO
Holiday Inn Mexico City Hotel Plaza Dali beckons travelers with its quaint charm and modern style, designed to provide the ultimate in Mexican hospitality to hotel guests. Whether a traveler arrives in
Calzada De Tlalpan 1507,Mexico City,3300,Mexico
The Holiday Inn Hotel is conveniently located to many areas of the city including: 25 minutes to the Mexico City International Airport, ten minutes to downtown and five minutes to the Coyoacan Mall. We provide 202 guest rooms, including junior suites, suites with a jacuzzi... more
Av Cinco De Mayo 61 Mexico, D.F.,MEXICO CITY,6000 MEXICO
Holiday Inn Hotel Zocalo is located in the Main Square of the Historical Center of Mexico City and is the only five star category and international prestige hotel in this area. Established in front of the National Palace of Government and the Metropolitan Cathedral,... more
Bosque de Radiatas, 50, Mexico D.F, Mexico
Situation NH Santa Fe is conveniently located in Mexico City's newest financial and commercial district, just a few steps away from Santa Fe Mall, latin american's largest shopping mall;and next door to many important companie's corporate offices. Services Restaurant,... more
Antonio Dovali Jaime 75, Col. Centro De Cuidad Santa Fe, 01210 Mexico, Mexico
Hotel IntroductionLocated in the financial center of México City’s newest development area: Santa Fé, only minutes away from the finest shopping center in the Country and 40 minutes away from the International Airport. The hotel features 148 comfortable... more
Madero#30 COL. Centro, 06000, Mexico
Located in the heart of the historical center of mexico city, the Hotel Ritz is a jewel of the porfiriana architecture, come and seeThe oldest cathedral of america, visit the national palace, admire The murals of diego rivera, the museums of san idelfonso, san Carlos,... more
Dakota # 95 Col Napoles Mexico City 7620 Mexico
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is strategically located in the World Trade Center complex, in the financial and commercial district of Mexico City. Entertainment within walking distance, wireless Internet access, Gym, Great Rooms and Terrace are available more