13 October, 2017

Tourism and Transportation

Tours to tourist places with departures from Mexico City, click here

Downtown Mexico City Map

Cultural activities

Activities en Mexico City
Cinema and theaters



Restaurants CDMX (Chilango)
Restaurants CDMX (Tripadvisor)
Restaurants Historical Center
Otros destinos turísticos

Recommendations of the Local Arrangements Committee

Transportation From the airport to the hotel. The least expensive and safest way to get to the hotel from the airport is in Uber. Taxis that are based at the airport usually offer higher rates. Instructions to use the service: https://www.uber.com/en-MX/airports/mex/

Getting around the city. It is advisable to use taxi services such as Uber or Cabify. Otherwise, use a taxi from an official taxi station, which you can request at the Hotel Barceló. Try not to use street taxis, as they tend to have poor service and may even pose a risk to tourists.

The Metro and Metrobus of Mexico City are usually very crowded, especially in the downtown area, because many people go to the large number of shops and offices that are there. Exercise caution, because in these means of transportation pickpockets abound and are especially expert in stealing cell phones.

There is a public transport card that you can use and recharge in the Metro and Metrobus. (http://data.metrobus.cdmx.gob.mx/tarifa_pago.html#tarjeta)

Whenever you are on the street, try not to carry valuables in sight.

Food and drink

Do not drink tap water. The water of Mexico City is not of good drinking quality. Always drink bottled water.

Mexican cuisine is varied and often spicy. Do not leave without trying our gastronomy, just take into account the effect on your stomach.

Street food businesses abound throughout the city, which are not recommended since food does not meet the minimum levels of hygiene.


Among the wide range of museums in the center and west of the city, we highly recommend a visit to the National Museum of Anthropology (https://www.mna.inah.gob.mx), Palace of Fine Arts Museum (http://museopalaciodebellasartes.gob.mx) and the Memory and Tolerance Museum (https://www.myt.org.mx).

If you are worried about visiting specific places, you can ask the members of the local committee (Micaela Chávez, Víctor Cid, Tomás Bocanegra, Valentín Ortiz or Eduardo Ruvalcaba), who will gladly guide you about the convenience of visiting certain places.


Mexico City can have minimum temperatures of 12 °C and maximum of 24 °C in the month of July. It is usually a month with rain, sometimes intense and especially during the evening, so we recommend bringing umbrellas, if you plan to be outdoorst.