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What is the best area to stay in Mexico city?

by Luke

As one of the worlds largest cities it can be difficult trying to decide what is the best area to stay in Mexico city. CDMX has many safe areas to choose from. We’ve narrowed it down to our 4 favourite areas to stay in Mexico City. Along with our favourite things to do nearby.

Roma / Condesa

Popular leafy suburbs Roma & Condesa are the trendy hipster areas of town and one of the safest areas to stay in Mexico City. equally beautiful to explore by foot. Discover their tree lined avenues, trendy cafes, bars, restaurants & art deco buildings. Accomodation in this area is mostly Airbnbs and boutique hotels. As it’s one of the most popular areas for tourists and expats, it’s a good idea to book early. These suburbs have many beautiful alfresco cafes and restaurants around its parks and avenues, notably Fuente Cibeles and Parque Mexico.

  • Nearby: Parque Mexico, Fuente de Cibeles, Museo del Objeto del Objeto, Galería OMR
  • Dining: Maximo Bistrot, La Parnita, Paramo, Mercado Roma, Churros at El Morro, Castizo

Polanco

Polanco is one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city often called the Beverly Hills of Mexico. Think designer shopping, Luxury hotels and up market international dining. A very safe area to base yourself with some of the best hotels, popular sights & amazing dining. Take a stroll down Avenida Presidente Masaryk with its many boutiques and restaurants.

  • Nearby: Avenida Presidente Masaryk, Chapultepec park, Chapultepec Castle, Sou Maya museum, Tamayo Gallery, Museo Nacional de Antropología
  • Dining: Ling Ling, Rosa Negra, Blanco Castelar, Trastevere, Ostería del Becco, El Unico
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Colonia Juarez

Bordering on Paseo de la Reforma one of the cities main avenues. Juarez is a good central base in the middle of the city. Buzzing during the day with city ambience, in the evening its home to one of the cities main nightlife streets calle Genova. The area is also scattered with many trendy restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from.

  • Nearby: Angel of Independence Monument, Avenue Reforma, Museo National / Monument de la Revolution
  • Dinning: Tacerna, Cafe Nin, Niddo Cafe, El Califa Tacos, Salon rios,

Centro Historico

Centro Historico Mexico city’s heart & home to its most historic and iconic landmarks. This vibrant bustling centre of the city is full of street vendors, shopping, restaurants and historic sites. It has some of the more budget friendly accomodation options. Centro is safe in the main tourist zones but be aware of pick pockets, back streets and walking at night.

Nearby: Palacio de Bellas Artes, Metropolitan Cathedral, Zocalo plaza, Torre Latinoamericana, Calle Madero, Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos, Artisan Market La Ciudadela

Dinning: Azul Historico, Terraza Cha Cha Cha, Finca Don Porfirio Cafe, El Cardinal

Getting Around Mexico City

The easiest and safest way to get around Mexico City is by Uber. Theres usually one not too far away and you don’t have to worry about cash. In addition double decker city tour buses operate on different loops around the city. You can buy a hop on hop off pass for the main landmarks.

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Where to stay in Mexico City