GO BARRIO HOPPING
Whether you’re picturing stop-and-stare architecture, authentic street food or bars that still serve mezcal at dawn, barrio-hopping is the best way to see the many faces of Mexico City. With just a few days to spare, narrow things down by exploring the barrios magicos – magical neighbourhoods. San Angel is where you’ll find Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo – which tends to be pleasantly quieter than famous Casa Azul.
You could spend weeks just visiting museums and mega-monuments in the ‘City of Palaces’. Set out on foot from Downtown hotel and you’ll easily tick off Palacio Nacional and the Aztec ruins at Templo Mayor. Strike further into Cenro Historico to see the murals inside Palacio de Bellas Artes. Then, if you’re in the mood for shopping, make time for Calle de Donceles. This bookshop-stuffed street is bliss for bibliophiles and ideal for picking up holiday reading for the next leg of your trip. Suggested stay, four nights.
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES: PLAYA DEL CARMEN