Getting around the vast territory of Mexico City is easier than in other Latin American capitals, such as Bogota and Lima, thanks to the multiple transport options available.
The metro, which has 195 stations, is the best choice to avoid running into heavy city traffic during rush hours, but it is also possible to travel by car, bicycle, bus or on foot through its boulevards, as they are quite measure of pedestrian.
This Latin American giant was built by the Aztecs on the lakes of the Valley of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level, which is why earthquakes are not exactly unusual.
In any case, Mexico City is a destination worth knowing.
From its cultural attractions (it is the second city in the world with more museums), the mixture of colonial and Art Deco architecture of its streets, the typical gastronomy and the lively nightlife, the Mexican capital has something to offer for every type of visitor.
Regarding the best areas to stay in Mexico City (CDMX), if the purpose of your visit is to get to know the history of Mexico in depth, the Centro Histórico (Historic Center) is the best option to stay. ( See accommodations in Centro Histórico ). If you are looking for fun, Polanco, with its large variety of shops, bars and nightclubs, is a great choice. ( See accommodation in Polanco ).
Here is a guide to the best districts to stay in Mexico City. As we did for our Bogota accommodation guide , in addition to neighborhood information, we have also included a small section on safety to consider when choosing the best area to stay in Mexico City (CDMX).