3 things you should know before visiting Mexico City

View of Mexico City from the castle

View of Mexico City from the castle ©Zylenia/Flick

Mexico City can be visited at any time of year, but there are some periods that are much more enjoyable for tourists. Mexico City is the most populous city in Mexico and is a favorite vacation spot every year millions of travelers.

We present you the 3 things you should know before visiting Mexico City including the climate and the best time for a Mexican holiday, a few things that you should pack, the payment and some prices in the capital city. There could be said much more things, but we want to put emphasis mainly on the weather of the area.

 

Weather in Mexico City

Between December an January, many hotels have lower rates – under $ 90 per night – but the weather is a compromise. January and February are colder months in Mexico City with temperatures between 6 and 8 °C. In the daytime is usually nice and sunny. It would be interesting to participate to the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, an event that takes place on the 12th of December.

 

Mexico City

Mexico City ©kc_aplosweb/Flick

Spring is the best time to travel to Mexico City, then you can see how nature comes to life, the city has a really charming scent. Any visit to Mexico City during the spring should include a brief tour of the San Angel neighborhood. During this period (especially from March to May), hotel rates are reasonable. This is one of the busiest travel periods. Tourists can participate to events such as Semana Santa (April) Cinco de Mayo (5th of May), Mexico City International Film (late May).

From June to August, the hotel rates are reasonable. This is one of the busiest periods in which tourists visit the sights of the city.

Between September and November the weather is beautiful. Then some great events are taking place including the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) at the 1st of November, Dia de la Independencia (16th of September), Dia de la Revolución (20th of November).

Festival in Mexico City

Festival in Mexico City ©spotreporting/Flick

What should you pack

When you are visiting Ciudad de Mexico, add to your luggage only the necessary clothes for the chosen season, toiletries and essential drugs. Do not forget your camera and / or camcorder because you will see many beautiful sites. Do not take with you many things, but you might need an additional luggage on the way home because of all the souvenirs that you will buy.

Payments in Mexico City

In the case that you decide to take eat at a restaurant in Mexico City, a cheap meal can cost about 60.00 MXN, a table for two that includes three dishes, can cost about 400.00 MXN, a meal at McDonalds or something similar will cost about 60.00 MXN.

Local transport involves the following average costs: a simple ticket is 4.00 MXN, and a monthly pass is 190.00 MXN. The starting price for a taxi is 9.50 MXN.

View of Mexico City from the castle

View of Mexico City from the castle ©Zylenia/Flick

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