Mexico is awesome!
Last week I had the opportunity to visit CDMX, I always wanted to go to the city of Mexico, I went a few years ago to Guadalajara, Cancún and Playa del Carmen, but never to the city, until now.
It was a really great experience, I stayed in the Hyatt Regency Polanco hotel, which is the best area of the city to stay, it has great avenues with high end shops and exquisite restaurants, the best avenue is called Presidente Masaryk, there you will find the best brands if you want to buy something, like Rolex, Hermès, Louis Vuitton etc. I went to a really cool restaurant called Porfirio´s in that avenue, with delicious Mexican food and great environment. Another restaurant that I really liked was called Blanco Castelar, this one is located in Polanquito, another area with great bars and restaurants. Hacienda de Los Morales is definitely a must, it is a very iconic restaurant in the city. There are some terraces with restaurants you can´t miss, like the restaurant Miralto in the Latin-American Tower, the restaurant has amazing views of the city, perfect to watch the sunset. In front of the tower you will see the Bellas Artes Palace, which is superb.
I also went to Coyoacán, and visited the house were Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived its called “La Casa Azul” (The Blue House) you can see her paintings, her room, some of her dresses, if you are a Frida fan don’t miss this one (buy your tickets online so you don’t wait too long).
Xochimilco is also a must, where in a “trajinera” ( a traditional flat-bottomed boat) you can float along the canals, you can eat in the trajinera or hire your private Mariachis, something you can´t miss.
Santa Fe is also a very nice area, but it is a bit far and traffic in CDMX is really heavy.
I went to Teotihuacan on a hot air balloon ride to watch the ruins and the sunrise, the views are spectacular ( as shown in my picture above). In Teotihuacan there is an amazing cave restaurant called “La Gruta”, definitely worth it. It is literally a restaurant inside a cave.
Don’t miss the iconic “Angel of Independence” in Reforma, and take a hop-on hop-off double decker bus that will take you on a tour of the whole city, you can book a 1 day tour to Puebla, and Cholula which is really nice.
I hired a private driver and tour guide to take me to Puebla, and the archeological zone of Cholula, which is a magical town. In Puebla I went to a lovely nice restaurant called “Casa Barroca”.
Something you can´t miss, no matter what your religion is going to the Basilica of The Virgin Guadalupe”, it is stunning.
One thing I really liked about CDMX is that service is impecable, in hotels, restaurants, everywhere, people are really friendly, and they know how to make tourists feel welcomed, there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for you.
Viva Mexico !