Mexico City

Overview

Mexico’s capital is the largest city in North America, a sprawling metropolis that can be a little dizzying, not least because it stands at 2,000m above sea level.

Mexico City’s historical centre is packed with colonial architecture, as well as vibrant nightlife and dining options, world-class shopping and the country’s top luxury hotels.

The city is divided into 16 boroughs (delegaciones) and hundreds of neighbourhoods with the Centro Historico is its old colonial heart. Old European buildings and cobblestone streets surround the Plaza de la Constitución, one of the world’s largest squares, where you can try the city’s celebrated street food.

The city’s upscale neighbourhoods include Polanco, Sante Fe and the vibrant San Angel. A sultry, Latin American nightlife ignites these districts and you can enjoy gourmet Mexican cuisine at the fashionable rooftop style restaurants found here, visit a local theatre or browse San Angel’s charming artisan markets.

Mexico City is flanked by volcanic mountains, and its surroundings provide a wealth of day trips to colour a luxury holiday in the city. To the north, ancient regions like Teotihuacán are home to remains from the Classic period, and to the south, the quiet Xochimilco is a popular place to take a break from the bustle of the city. Covered in winding canals, you can enjoy relaxed lunch on a boat to the sound of marimba players.

Don’t be put off by Mexico City’s size – big and busy it may be, but its fascinating history, diversity and vibrant urban living makes the city a colourful and exciting destination for a luxury holiday. When booking with Lightfoot Travel, you’ll benefit from the impartial advice of our well-travelled Mexico specialists.

Mexico City Itineraries

Classic Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Yucatan

An exciting 12 day itinerary allowing for the discovery of Mexico’s vibrant cities, diverse culture, impressive architecture and stunning coast. Explore Mexico City, visit Teotihuacan and …

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Mexico City Properties

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Condesa DF

Mexico City, Mexico

Tucked away on a leafy avenue in the stylish Condesa neighbourhood in Mexico City, this luxury boutique hotel is the epitome of style and sophistication. Benito Juarez International Airport …

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Four Seasons Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

Lying close to the verdant Chapultepec Park and the exclusive Polanco neighbourhood, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City, D.F. is one of the most luxurious hotels in Mexico’s vibrant capital. T…

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Las Alcobas

Mexico City, Mexico

Las Alcobas is situated in one of the most exclusive and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods in Mexico City. Its central location ensures convenient access to designer boutiques, restaurants and nig…

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St Regis Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

Set in the 31-storey Torre Libertad in the heart of Paseo de la Reforma, St Regis Mexico City overlooks one of the city’s most vibrant areas. Whether you opt for a deluxe room or a sui…

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W Hotel Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

Situated in the trendy Polanco neighbourhood, W Hotel Mexico City is for travellers looking to experience the local nightlife. Once the sky is dark, the daytime lounge transforms into a puls…

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