Interested in Mexico City?
We'll send you updates with the latest deals, reviews and articles for Mexico City each week.
Other recent lists by Kaat88:
Lists you may be interested in:
This trip list is based on what I saw in my own trip through Mexico. We started the trip in Mexico City and drove, by bus, to Playa del Carmen. This trip was booked by FOX travels. A dutch agency (dutch site). We had a very nice dutch guide throughout the whole trip. She arranged some other guides (english or dutch speaking) at important sites.
As said, this list contains everything I saw. If needed I placed tips, do's or don'ts with the attraction. Would you like to know more about what I think about these attractions, check out my reviews or send me a message.
We visited Mexico in July. We spend almost a whole month there. July is officially the rainy season. And yes it can rain. Basically rainy season for us ment: Bit cold in the mornings (untill you arrive at Yucatan district), sunny and warm at daytime. Around 16.00h it got cloudy and there was a chance of rain. In the evenings it was colder again (not at Yucatan). At Yucatan it is hot all day. But it starts to get cloudy at around 16.00h. Some rain can fall and the sun will appear again right after. So I should say not that bad at all! A good thing about the rainy season is that everything is nice and green. Which gives sites a much more better look.
As you can see the weather was very precarious. Make sure you bring different types of clothing. And maybe an umbrella for the rain.
The people in Mexico are very kind and helpfull. If one doesn't speak english, another pops up to help you translate.
We had a guided tour here. You can walk on both tempels: moon tempel half way and the sun tempel all the way. It is heavy, also because it is located a a great hight. Air is thin and there are many stairs. But the view up there is worth it! Make sure you bring some water or a hat. There is no shade around.
Make some mariachi's sing for you.
Near the Zocalo you can take the hop on hop off bus. Very cheap. You will see a lot of the city. We hopped of at the museo nasional de antropologia.
On the zocalo they will lower the flag. On the other side of the square (opposite of the Nacional Palace) there is this hotel Best Western Majestic Hôtel. Take the elevator inside the hotel to the topfloor. Enter the restaurant, take a drink of some good food and enjoy the action off lowering of the flag. You'll be ensured of the best view!
Visit the San Juan Chamula church.
You are not alloud to make pictures in this village!! People believe you will capture their souls. If the authority sees you do so, you can be beaten or you camera can be taken and they will put you into prison.
Take a small train near the cathedral. A good english speak guide will show you the most important attractions of the city. You are also able to walk around the city and see the attractions yourself.
San Cris has many bars and restaurants. You can go out there freely and relaxed
In the fron of the temple there is a very nice square. At day time people (mostly students) will perform there and locals walk around to sell their handicrafts. At night there will be a local market. Stalls with locals selling there handicrafts
Take a swim in the nice blue water
Take a guide with you and make a trip through the jungle. Make sure you wear closed shoes and a long pants.
Easy to walk around in the city. Near the zocalo there are different sites: church, museum, passage with stores.
Most touristy site of all in Mexico. Even when you arrive early in the morning. So arrive as early as possible