The Top 5 Best Neighborhoods to stay in Mexico City
Mexico City is no stranger to international tourism. As one of the country’s prime tourist destinations, it received more than 300,000 international travelers between January-March of 2021. If you’re planning to visit, it’s essential to choose the best option for you that’s safe and close to places of interest.
With more than 350 neighborhoods across town, it can be overwhelming to select a safe and central place to stay. In this article, we’re giving you the inside scoop on the safest neighborhoods in Mexico City. These areas are primarily populated by ex-pats and English-speaking communities, so getting around is easier if you don’t speak the language. You can also take this fun quiz to discover which location is right for you.
Home to Latin America’s top restaurants and bars, Polanco is the perfect place for the self-proclaimed luxury traveler. This neighborhood is considered glamorous, with shopping centers like Antara Fashion Hall featuring high-end designer and retail brands.
Fancy a break from the fancy culinary delights of Polanco? We recommend you visit the Mercado el 100. This organic farmers market features locally produced organic items like fruits, vegetables, chocolate, and artisan works such as soaps. Shopping here is a great way to support the local community.
The Roma neighborhood is divided into two sections: Roma Norte and Roma Sur. This charming piece of Mexico City is perfect for tourists who want to experience life as a local. Walk around the neighborhood to get a glimpse of old-time architecture and colorful street art, grab a sweet treat at Panadaría Rosetta, or sample some of the most scrumptious artisanal tacos and mezcal cocktails at Páramo.
If you’re searching for hidden gems in Mexico’s capital city, you’re in the right place. Stop by the Museo del Objeto del Objeto (no, that wasn’t a typo!) for a unique take on more than 150,000+ everyday objects and memorabilia. Or relax with a beer in hand at the Biergarten in Mercado Roma.
Foreign travelers will find Condesa a hip and trendy neighborhood. It’s the perfect place to find eclectic art galleries, bars and nightclubs, and international cuisine. If you’re traveling with a furry friend, don’t forget to stop by Parque México or Parque España and take a stroll together.
Fans of architecture can admire the art nouveau mansions and art deco buildings as they walk around the borough. The Galería México Antiguo is a two-story gallery that showcases the work of contemporary artists. For a bite to eat, stop by Casa D’Italia for a traditional Italian lunch. We recommend Felina for delicious classic cocktails.
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The Juárez neighborhood is a residential and business hub, home to large North American and European ex-pat groups. The borough is also notorious for its popularity among young hip professionals and its growing Korean immigrant population.
Choose from contemporary Mexican dining options like Amaya or Havre 77, known for their French cuisine. If you’re interested in enjoying some of Mexico City’s nightlife, discover the Zona Rosa, Mexico City’s go-to spot for queer-friendly nightlife.
Named after the Aztec leader Cuauhtémoc, this neighborhood is the historical and cultural center of the nation’s capital. We can describe this part of the city in a few words: diplomatic and financial relations. Within the borough, you will find the United States, Colombia, Japan, and England embassies.
Along the busy Cuauhtémoc streets, you’ll find plenty of delicious eateries that cater to the thousands of employees and tourists that frequent the neighborhood. Restaurante Mallorca and Madai Sushi are some of our favorites. Don’t forget to visit the Angel of Independence monument and the fountain featuring a statue of the Roman goddess Diana known as the Fuente de la Diana Cazadora.
Consider where to stay in Mexico City
Whether you want to stay in a hotel or vacation rental while in Mexico City, you’ll find lodgings that perfectly fit your needs. Casai is Mexico’s newest hospitality-concept offering boutique apartments located in the safest neighborhoods across town. Enjoy beautifully furnished spaces with a fully-equipped kitchen and premium amenities.
You’ll feel taken care of from the get-go when you stay with Casai. Our smart lock technology gives you contactless check-in, and all apartments are deep cleaned according to COVID safety standards. The 24/7 digital concierge service will answer your questions and concerns on the spot. Throughout your stay with us, rest assured you’ll be in good hands with 24/7 building security.