Mexico City, Mexico

With a rich history dating back to the 1300s, Mexico City’s bustling megalopolis provides a vibrant mix of historic architecture, a booming culinary scene, and avant garde culture. Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in the upscale Polanco neighborhood, is the perfect place to stay. Located near museums and luxury shopping on Ave. Presidente Masaryk, the boutique hotel is known for its luxurious spa and excellent customer service.

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An Ancient Civilization and a Modern-Day Capital

Mexico’s capital city is sure to defy what you thought you knew about it. The complex megalopolis of Mexico City is an intoxicating mix of layered history, cosmopolitan culture, and authentic adventure. Go back in time as you visit pre-Hispanic pyramids and ruins, tour Spanish colonial churches, and boat down ancient canals. Or stroll through chic shopping districts that rival Europe’s, take in the dynamic contemporary art scene, and dine at some of the world’s best restaurants. A city of contrasts and superlatives—Mexico City’s electric and vibrant sprawl has gained the attention of tastemakers around the globe.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX)
  • Currency
    Mexican peso
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Time Zone
    One hour behind NYC
  • Average Temperature
    70°F in summer; 55°F in winter

Destination Highlights


  • Templo Mayor

    Accidentally unearthed in 1978 by electricians, these ancient ruins were once the thriving center of the Aztec empire. Etched with prehistoric drawings, the ruins have become an archaeological site and museum.

  • Bosque de Chapultepec

    Hang with the locals at this scenic park that is double the size of New York’s Central Park. There’s a zoo, botanical garden, lake, and much more—plus plenty of green space perfect for a picnic.

  • Museo Frida Kahlo

    Visit the house where Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was born, lived, and died. The home has been impeccably preserved and displays artifacts from her everyday life, diaries, and half-finished portraits.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Mexico City Vacation

    Mexico City sits at 7,382 feet above sea level and enjoys a fairly temperate climate year-round. The temperature hovers around 70°F most of the year, but can dip into the 40s in the evenings, especially in the winter months. The best time to visit is March through May, when the weather tends to be warm and dry. The months of May through October are rainier than average, though there will often be entire days of sunshine.

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Map of Mexico City

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.

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