Why Mexico City
Mexico City rests 2,240 m (7,350 ft) above the see level in the valley of the Anahuac between two mountain chains and two famous volcanoes The Iztaccíhuatl, – 5,272 mts, 17,345 ft high – and the Popocatépetl – 5,349 mts, 17,880 ft. high) Both offer unique views and are among the most beautiful sights of the world.
Mexico City extends over 60 Km (38 miles) From north to south and almost 30 km (19 miles) From East to West.
Mexico City Travel Directory
“Mexico city is the country’s cosmopolitan business, art and culinary hub.
From the Alameda, a leafy center of activity to the Zona rosa, a chic shopping neighborhood, Mexico city offers endless options to urban adventurers.”
The “CDMX” is located in the Valley of the Anahuac, where our ancestors the Mexicas or Aztecs founded their empire, “The Great Tenochtitlan.” Mexico City has an unmistakable aura of greatness – everything in it is majestic and imposing. It’s amazing that, in spite of its sprawling size and modern infuence you still find some districts where the native or the colonial style prevails as if time stood still.
In contrast, it’s an active and vibrant city that welcomes ten million visitors per year thanks to the variety of activities you can enjoy here.
Beautiful city full of contrasts, renowned for its three cultures, Aztec, pre-Columbian and modern, which highlights the great architecture of these three eras, with numerous theaters, museums, great murals by world famous artists such Diego Rivera and the arts in all its expressions, crafts markets and great shopping malls.
Activities and Attractions
The city boasts 150 museums, venues for up to 10,000 people, theaters with excellent plays, a big selection of hotels from charming inns to the most important international chains. We would love to be your host and help you try a little bit of Mexican hospitality.
Top 10 reasons to visit Mexico City
1. Colorful Mexico City!
Mexico City is full of traditions, folklore and Gastronomy, not just from the center of the Country, but from all of the 32 States that conform our beautiful country. There is a myriad of options to enjoy the great regional customs, dances, legends and flavors of Mexico.
2. Cultural Patrimony
UNESCO has declared two spots in Mexico City as Cultural Patrimony for all mankind. The Historic Downtown consists of the area occupying the original core of the city that the Mexicas set out like a celestial map, aligned according to the four cardinal points. The Spanish then retraced the area in a checkerboard pattern.
Mexico City occupies the fourth place in the World in number of theatres, following New York, London and Toronto. Although virtually every play is staged in Spanish, there exist Alternatively, a number of Teatro-Bars, which offer a more informal environment and content for the non-Spanish speaker.
4. Huge visitors' demand
Mexico City is without any doubt one of the most important tourist destinations in the country, with 8.9 million hotel guests in 1999, thanks to the excellent lodging, meeting, catering, shopping, entertainment and transportation facilities.
There are more museums in Mexico City than in other City in the World, the total number is far higher than 150. The most outstanding one is the National Museum of Anthropology and History, which houses the largest collection of pre-Columbian pieces in the World. Another highlight is the Rufino Tamayo Museum.
6. Culture and adventure tours
Spectacular archeological sites like Teotihuacan, Tula, Cacaxtla and Xochitecatl amaze visitors; amazing landscapes like The Nevado de Toluca Volcano, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl Volcanoes, green lush pine forests... As an extra beautiful Colonial Cities and villages are just a two-hour drive away.
Golf In Mexico City? Of course! Golf clubs are private but arrangements for guests can be made. Some great options are Bosques Golf Club, an 18 hole Jack Nicklaus layout, Campestre Golf Club designed by Willy Smith and the Percy Clifford designed Mexico Golf Club.
8. First class Airport, many Airlines, Flights!
Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport operates more than 500 flights per day. There are frequent flights to and from most larger cities in the world.
9. Groups & Meeting facilities
Mexico City is a meeting Planner's dream destination, as it is a worldwide first class Metropolis, with 11 specialized venues in intelligent buildings that can offer up to 485,000 square feet of meeting space. Over 600 hotels with more than 40,000 rooms, many of them being award wining accommodations.
10. Dining & Gastronomy
Dining could not be better in Mexico City: The top gastronomical specialties of the World are proudly represented. Gorgeous and diverse settings for elegant and casual atmospheres, first-class food and excellent service will be recommended by IVI Mexico Quest DMC. Either on your VIP reservations or Group Gala Events.