Flight and hotel Mexico City
Presentation of Mexico City
Massive Mexico City presents fascinating contrasts, as it is home to remnants of the ancient Aztec civilisation and colonial era, and simultaneously one of the most modern, cosmopolitan capitals on the continent. Mexico City package holidays are an ideal way to make sure you enjoy the best of this town's art, architecture, ruins, and incredible cuisine.
What To Know Before Visiting Mexico City?
Mexico City International Airport is just 30 minutes from the centre of town by taxi, with frequent flights from London and Manchester. No visa is needed as a visitor to the country. You’ll just need to fill out an immigration form when arriving and leaving, on the plane or at the airport. Or, do it ahead of time online to stay organised. The time is six hours behind the UK, and the currency is the Mexican peso. Spanish is the official language, and many note that it is relatively similar to European Spanish, when compared to other Central and South American forms of the language.
When Is the Best Time To Visit Mexico City?
The temperature varies a fair amount from winter to summer, more so than in London, although it’s never extremely hot or cold. The winters can approach freezing and the summers can climb into the 30s and sometimes be wet. So, plan your visit at any time of year for a Mexico City weekend, or longer is possible! However, many prefer the springtime for the mix of pleasant sunshine and relative dryness. If you want to beat the crowds, then visit in summer. In November, you can catch the massive Corona Capital music festival, and in late October and early November, the famous Day of the Dead celebrations.
What Is There to Do in Mexico City?
Get your Mexico City flight and hotel sorted to experience this vast metropolis. It's bursting with opportunities for adventure:
- Take a hot air balloon ride over the Teotihuacan Pyramids.
- Enjoy fantastic Mexican food with a guided culinary tour.
- Catch a Mexico City weekend game at the world’s biggest football stadium, Estadio Azteca.
- Experience Mexican wrestling, with all its colourful costumes and playful personalities.
- Bring the family to the Six Flags Mexico amusement park.
- Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the local history of chocolate at the Mucho Museo del Chocolate.
What Places Should I Visit In Mexico City?
There are many landmarks, old and new, to unearth in this great capital city:
- Walk among the Teotihuacan Pyramids and get a deeper understanding of the unique, fascinating Aztec culture.
- See the striking Palacio de Bellas Artes, which puts on exhibitions and shows in almost every artistic discipline imaginable.
- Stroll through Chapultepec Park, enjoying a picnic or visiting the zoo.
- See the artefacts at the 18th century Chapultepec Castle.
- Buy unique gifts at Ciudadela Craft Market.
What Must I Eat In Mexico City?
Book your Mexico City flight and hotel and you can look forward to trying the country’s famous cuisine. Mexican food has become extremely popular around the world, and with good reason. When you're at the source, the ingredients are authentic and local, so you can enjoy the real deal for fantastic prices.
Enjoy slow-roasted pork with rice and a side of guacamole and pico de gallo, a tomato-based Mexican salsa. Chilaquiles, a delicious traditional breakfast item, contain corn tortilla strips typically topped with salsa, a fried egg, and chicken, and should not be missed. Neither should tamales, churros, tacos, or tostadas. El Cardenal, in the Centro neighbourhood, is a classic for any meal of the day, while Bósforo, right nearby, is a hip spot for trying an incredible range of the local spirit mezcal. For terrific, freshly fried churros, head to Churrería El Moro, a casual, 80-year-old institution.
What to Bring Home From Mexico City?
In a country with such a colourful personality, it’s easy to find great gifts to bring back from Mexico City package holidays. You might consider chocolate, as this was, in fact, the place that invented it. Coffee is also well-loved here, and a bag of good quality beans make an ideal present for your favourite caffeine addict.
A bottle of top tequila or mezcal will cost you far less than it will back home. City breaks in Mexico City spent browsing the local markets may turn up unique pieces like wrestling masks, handicrafts including Aztec-style statues and textiles, and Day of the Dead memorabilia, such as vibrantly painted ceramic skulls.