Neighborhoods In Mexico City

Is it the first time that you are coming to Mexico City? Or would you like get an overview of some of the most popular neigborhoods in Mexico City? Than this article is written to help you. Mexico City is an enormous city and it can be a bit confusing to find out what the best areas/neighbothoods are to stay in. There are many nice and also very different types of neighborhoods in CDMX.

Some neighborhoods have a lot of stores, other have many restaurants and bars. There are quiet neighborhoods and very busy neighborhoods. All neigborhoods have a lot to offer depending what you are looking for. Please find below an overview of Mexican neighborhoods and a short description. 

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This is a neighbourhood with two large parks surrounded by many cafés, bars and restaurants. It is quite popular with foreigners due to the variety of places to eat and to enjoy a coffee on a terrace and walking around in the neighbourhood. At night this area gets filled with people who like to go out. Read more about La Condesa.


This neighbourhood is next to La Condesa but is a bit different. There are no large parks but there are many nice nice restaurants and café scattered around and it is very pleasant to walk around. Read more about La Roma.


This neighbourhood is unique in the sense that it has a very colonial style to it. It used to be and still feel like a small village with two nice green squares surrounded by a couple of cafés, bars and restaurants. In the weekend many families go to this neighbourhood to stroll around. Read more about Coyoacan.


Is a nice neighborhood, quite centric in the sense that you are quite near to the previous mentioned neighbourhoods. There are some nice parks here and there with a couple of restaurants and cafés.


This is definitely the most vibrant neighbourhood of all. With the main square “El Zocalo“, this is the heart of Mexico. There is a lot of history, beautiful colonial buildings and many, many things to see. Read more about Centro Historico.


This neighborhood is very much to the South of the city and looks in some way a bit like Coyoacan but is about half the size. Read more about Centro de Tlalpan.


This neighborhood is near Coyoacan and has a similar vibe but is smaller. Read more about San Angel.


This is a neighbourhood that I find hard to describe but it has something special. It is an older neighbourhood with a park and a couple of restaurants and cafés but the neighbourhood itself is very different than all the other neighborhoods. It is definitely less fancy and some buildings are not in a very good shape but it gives you a feeling of a maybe more traditional neighborhood.


Polanco used to be the main business disctrict of Mexico City before most large corporations moved to Santa Fé Business Distrect. Most embassies are located here and the most expensive shopping street Masarik can be found in this neighborhood. There are many nice restaurants and shops. Read more about Polanco.


Santa Fé is the business district of Mexico City. The area is located in the south eastern periphery of Mexico City. In this area you will find many tall and large modern offices, appartments, and malls. Read more about Santa Fé.

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