Mexico City Travel Guide

It was over a year since I had traveled outside of the US and to start off our summer, my siblings and I decided the time was now or never. We booked our trip to Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico and I am so happy we did! I think a big reason why our trip went as smoothly as it did was because we prepared ourselves for this first time of traveling during a pandemic.

My lovely best friend has always created itineraries for our trips, no matter how big or small. I love how organized and put together you feel before and during a trip, that I knew I needed one for this trip to Mexico. This itinerary however was not to be followed hour per hour. It is simply an outline of how our trip would go with all of the important information such as flights, hotels, top attractions, etc.

Since Mexico City and Oaxaca are such popular destinations, I wanted to share all of this information with you in case you find yourself traveling there soon. Traveling during a pandemic is also so new to us, and I wanted to share some tips and information of what to expect for whenever you feel ready to travel again.

Let me quickly sum up our Mexico trip for you. My brother and sister and I flew from LAX to Mexico City and stayed at the City Express Plus Reforma El Angel for 3 nights.

We then flew to Oaxaca City (CHECK OUT MY OAXACA GUIDE HERE) and were picked up by our tour guide from Tours Oaxaca Plus. For our first night we stayed at the NaNa Vida Boutique Hotel and checked out the next morning to travel 3 hours south and stayed at Hotel Diamanté for 2 nights. We traveled 3 more hours south the next day where we visited some popular beaches and then in the evening we traveled back to Oaxaca City where we stayed at Hotel CasAntica for the remainder of the trip.

When it came down to covid regulations, you really need to research if the country you are traveling to has certain travel restrictions. For Mexico’s case, we did not need to prove a negative covid-19 test in order to enter the country. We did however need to get a negative covid test within 3 days of traveling back into the US. It was so easy to find a place to get a covid test. The laboratory we went to was actually less than a 10 minute walk from our hotel so it was very convenient.

The type of tests we got was the antigen one but the ones that were accepted were, antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), including but not restricted to RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, and HDA. All of this information was easily assessable directly from our airline website.

Below I am sharing a simple itinerary that I used for the few days I was in Mexico City along with some restaurant and attraction recommendations that we did not get a chance to experience. 

 Mexico City Itinerary

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021:

5:50 PM

  • LAX > MEX  

Depart Los Angeles  

11:40 PM

  • Arrive in Mexico City

12:15 AM

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 334 Col Juarez, Mexico City, 06600, MX

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021:

7 AM

  • Wake up and get ready for day

9:30 AM

4:15 PM

  • Reservation at Pujol (7-course meal experience, ranked a top restaurant in the world) 

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021:

7 AM

  • Wake up & get ready for day

8 AM

10 AM

12:30PM

1:30

PM

3PM

4PM

6:00 PM

8PM

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021: 

7 AM

  • Wake up & get ready for day 
10 AM
  • Cathedral Metropolitan 
  • Lady of Guadalupe
  • Chapultepec Castle
8PM
  • Pack for tomorrow morning flight to Oaxaca 

 


THINGS WE DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO DO: 

  • Museo nacional de antropología
  • Aztec pyramids (Hour away from el centro)

OTHER AIR BNBs & HOTELS WE CONSIDERED: 

(Keep in mind that prices fluctuate)   

 HOTELS           &              AIR BNBs

Hotel Punto - $63/night

 Colonia Centro

*Free Breakfast

LINK

Private Patio Apartment - $65/night

Colonia Cuauhtémoc

LINK 

Hotel MX garibaldi - $38/night

 Downtown (15min from airport)

*Free Breakfast

LINK

Calm Apartment  - $63/night

Colonia Cuauhtémoc

                      LINK

Hotel MX Reforma - $55/night

Reforma (17min from airport)

Rustic Chic House - $54/night

Colonia Cuauhtémoc

LINK

City express plus reforma el angel

(17 mins from, airport) 

 

Filomena’s Oasis - $54

Coyoacan

LINK

Big Room - $20/unit

Narvarte

LINK

 

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