Cabo San Lucas

Mexico

 

MEXICO CITY

Things to Do

Castillo de Chapultepec: Nestled in the middle of Chapultepec Park, this feat of architecture is home to Mexico's National Museum of History. Expect to get a work out in on the way up, but it's worth the climb.

Ave Presidente Masaryk: Boutiques of famous brands line this street.

Mercado Roma: End all, be all when it comes to quality eats.

La Ciudadela: Vast market of traditional Mexican artifacts.

Teotihuacan Pyramids: Gorgeous, easily accessible, and great for some light leg work. Take a tour for extra knowledge.

Diego Rivera Murals and Museo Frida Kahlo: Catch some of Mexico's finest art displays. Neither are open on Mondays!

Palacio de Bellas Artes: An art museum filled with many of Mexico's cultural treasures! There are often performances held here... Let's just say that if there is a performance at Bellas Artes, it is FOR SURE worth going to see it.

Polanco: A cute part of Mexico City where there are great places to get a good bite to eat, shop, stay, or go out!

Virgin of Guadalupe Cathedral: Beautiful Catholic cathedral.

Sumaya: The art museum that is a piece of art in itself! This gorgeous architecture houses some of the early centuries most prized pieces.

Other cities:

Puebla: Pleasant colonial city known for it's pottery, architecture, and culinary history. 

Taxco: Adorable town famous for its silver industry.

Tepotzlan: A magical town just outside of Mexico City perfect for a day trip on a Saturday. On Saturday, the town opens up it's market to all of the local artisans to sell their pieces of art. There is also a beautiful pyramid to see if you are up for a beautiful hike with gorgeous views.

Places to Eat

Buena Barra: Upscale restaurant with rooftop seating. Order it all, it will be hands down one of the best meals you've ever had.

La Aceituna: Cute low-key lunch spot in Polanco with delightful food.

Quinonil: Highly ranked restaurant on multiple world-renown lists . Go here for a memorable meal.

Contramar: Seafood/Mexican, great for lunch or dinner. Order the Tostadas de atun and Pescado a la talla. Signature dishes can't be topped. 

Cantina La 20: Locations in multiple countries. Unique atmosphere with awesome food.  

Panaderîa Rosetta: Stellar bakery. Fresh bread and treats for anyone with a sweet tooth. 

Four Seasons: Go for brunch! They have beautiful gardens.

L’Osteria del Becco: Italian in Mexico. Why not?

Lampuga: Authentic Mexican dishes, reservations ideal. 

La Bonita: A beautiful contemporary Mexican restaurant- One of our absolute favorites!

La Unica: Another must-go for traditional Mexican food. Posh decor, sit on the patio if possible. 

El Lago de los Cisnes or Farolito: Open late night (until 6:00 a.m.)  casual taquería.

LaloBest for breakfast/brunch.

PurveyorNever a bad time to pop in. Gorgeous garden and glass roof.

Places to Drink

Gin Gin : Great cocktail bar. Go to the front bar and see if Rodrigo is working. Man makes happiness in a glass.

Hotel Habita: Hit up their rooftop bar. Great for an evening drink.

Condesa DF Hotel Rooftop: Catch the sunset with a strong cocktail. 

Bar 27: A good place to get a drink and go out for a night of dancing

Places to Stay

The W Hotel in Polanco: Of all the hotels in the city, this is by far our favorite. Accommodating staff, extremely friendly and eager to provide directions/suggestions. Inside decor is posh & modern

***Polanco in general is a good area to stay- a lot of good hotels/airbnbs***

Transportation

Uber is available here, so take it when you can. It's super cheap and a safer way to ensure the taxi is legit. 

Jump to:

Cozumel

The vibrant land of Mexico is known for its rich history and ranging landscapes. It offers travelers discreet hideaways in their dense forests, ancient ruins, crisp mountain air, or scolding-hot sandy beaches. Bursting with character, this  colorful country should not be missed!

Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

Cabo San Lucas

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

 

TULUM

Things to Do

Cenotes: These natural pits look like they're straight out of a movie set. Filled with pools of natural water, go scuba, snorkel, or swim!

Diving: Tulum is famous for its cenote diving-- there are few places in the world with Tulum's combination of beautiful weather, crystal clear caverns, and endless places to explore. La Calypso Dive Center is the most experienced dive operator in the region; their service and professionalism is unmatched. 

Live music: At La Popular. Beachfront and has a great vibe.

Tours: If you are looking for a reliable and knowledgable tour operator to explore the many ruins, cenotes, and other attractions around Tulum, Boutique Tours Mexico is a great option. Ask for Sergio and let him know we sent you! 

Shopping: Check out the little boutiques. They’re expensive, but Wonderlust is a favorite.

 

Walk the ruins: Ask the front desk of where you're staying and they'll be able to get you directions/transportation to check out some of Mexico's finest ruins.

Places to Eat

 

Cafe Violeta: This Italian-Mexican fusion restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a fresh and healthy meal by the ocean. The boho beach vibes and relaxed ambiance make for a lovely night in Tulum. 

El Tábano: Traditional Mexican food, vegetarian options available and refreshing drinks. 

Gitano: Place is popping so you'll need a reservation. Dine in the jungle among neon lights and beautiful palm leafs. The cocktails are worth trying. 

Hartwood: Their menu changes daily based on the fresh ingredients locally each day. Always something new and fresh, best to make a reservation.

La Zebra: Upscale restaurant in one of Tulum's most beautiful hotels. You can't go wrong ordering from this menu, but we highly recommend trying the ceviche and the fresh tuna with crispy bacon. Finish off with the tres leches dessert to round out the meal. 

Negroamaro: Delicious and reasonably priced Italian food, located directly on the beach. The cocktails are made with care and perfectly accompany your meal!

Posada Marguerita: Great for lunch, on the beach with a nice view.

Taqueria Honorio: Noted by locals as the BEST tacos in all of Mexico. We don't disagree.  Make sure to try the cochinita tacos, a true Mexican specialty!

Places to Drink

Kin Toh @ Azulik: This is the coolest restaurant I’ve ever seen. It’s literally a giant nest. You absolutely have to go for drinks. You have to at least go check it out and try to go at sunset.

Papaya Playa: Double-deck bar facing the ocean with multilevel  private seating. Gorgeous setting to watch a sunset with a drink. 

Places to Stay

Be Tulum: They dub themselves "The Barefoot Luxury Experience" and they're true to form. The vicinity is extremely well-kept and is also located steps from the beach. Can't go wrong with either option.

 

Hotelito Azul: This small boutique hotel is comfortable, chic, and close to all of the action. The included breakfast is delicious, and don't miss out on one of the incredible smoothies. With many cabanas and other places to lounge on the beach, what this hotel lacks in a pool it more than makes up for with its charm and relaxed beach vibe. 

Nomade Hotel: Right on the beach with a truly fascinating concept. Rooms are spacious, staff is accommodating, and will have no problem finding sun or shade while soaking up some relaxing vibes.

Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City

Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Mexico City

Cabo San Lucas

Castillo de Chapultepec, Mexico City

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