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Best Travel Tips Visiting Mexico

Updated on February 13, 2015

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Easy Ways of Getting There


The land of crazily wild spring breaks and intimately romantic honeymoons. That’s what the majority of people traveling to Mexico see it as. However, as the onion is, the wonderful country is home to rich and beautiful, exotic natures. Not only that, there are plenty of places to visit in Mexico apart from just crazy parties and surfing. Chihuahua City, Tepic, Oaxaca are some of the things you should be thinking about when planning a trip to visit Mexico.

If you are indeed visiting Mexico or are interested in traveling there for reasons apart from partying and romancing, take heed to the following tips to get the best out of your travel to Mexico.

1. “The Red Bus”

The Turibus is your friend if you’re in Mexico City. Especially more if you are traveling alone.Mexico City is huge and it’s no joke that you can get lost amidst the foreign language that lingers around the area.

You’re able to aboard and alight the bus anywhere along the routes using a single one-day fare. It lets you get a great overall view of the city. The open top upper deck of the buses means you can snap away from the comfort of your seat.

Roughly US$10 gets you a set of headphones that you can plug into the back of the seat in front of you. There are about eight languages to choose from for you to listen to the recorded commentary during your journey. It takes approximately two to three hours for the bus to complete its whole route. It will be quicker on weekends or whenever traffic is light.

The “Red Bus” is a great deal for what you’re paying for. Be sure to get yourself acquainted with it when you visit Mexico.

2. The Metro System

The Metro system in Mexico City is fantastically in depth and thorough. You will be able to get almost anywhere you can possibly want thanks to the number of Metro stations available. Be reminded though, that the map is your best friend when using the Metro system and you really should plan your stops so as not to waste time during your journey.

Not only is the Metro a good alternative choice for traveling around Mexico City, the stations in itself are very beautiful. You’ll be able to find beautiful mural paintings of some of the stations and the Pino Suarez station even has a genuine Aztec temple that was discovered during the construction of the tunnel. If you’re going the Metro route, do be sure to check out the beauty in the stations themselves.

3. Walk in a park

If you decided not to take the bus or the Metro system for some reason and prefer to just rely on your trusty legs, be sure to eventually find and relax in a park. The Bosque de Chapultepec is indeed impressive and popular, though there are many other parks around that are just equally impressive.

If you’re somewhere at the center of the city, try out the Alameda Central. A beautiful area filled with trees, fountains and people, the park also boasts a rich history. The place was the site of the former Aztec market. It was later on used as a place to execute heretics during the Spanish Inquisition. Over the weekends, the place will be swarmed with food and market stalls, and if you’re lucky, a mariachi band will be entertaining you as well.

Whether you decide to take the bus, train or even walk around the city, do take note that a visit to Mexico city can never be completed within a day. Do not rush yourself around. Take your time and soak in the beautiful surroundings and immerse yourself in the rich history that is Mexico.

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    • Sandyspider profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      billybuc, we had been in Tijuana many years ago. It didn't scare me. But it was sad when we entered seeing the homes beyond the town that didn't look any better than outhouses. The poverty there was very sad.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm late to the party but congratulations on three years. I've got eight months and there are times it seems overwhelming....but then that's my fault, right? I didn't have to dive in head first and try to do everything at once. LOL

      Great suggestions; I was only in Mexico twice....Tijuana, which scared me to death, and Mazatlan, which was beautiful if you could ignore the poverty all around you. :)

    • Anne Pettit profile image

      Anne Pettit 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      This is a great hub. Mexico is a beautiful and hospitable country that is deserving of some good promotion.

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      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice tips and I wish to go to Mexico one day. There's something attracted me, you said "romantic honeymoons". Thank you very much for writing. Voted up and shared. Cheers :-)


    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Mexico and Mexico City are some of my favorite places to visit, Sandy, and you have done a thorough job explaining how easy it is to get around using public transportation or taking the Red bus tour. Thanks for sharing that information.

      And congrats on your three-year Hubpages sojourn.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Congratulations on your three-year anniversary on HubPages!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      SAndy, I love your tips for Mexico. I have traveled in Mexico several times through the years, although there are some areas I would avoid now due to drug cartels. Very good hub, up and useful.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Sandy - I love Mexico. You have given some excellent tips for visiting Mexico here. Now I need to go back and revisit :-)

      There is so much history and the "Red Bus" is everything you said it was. Voting up and more!


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