Ciudad de México (Mexico City) is populous, magical, and sits in the midst of Anáhuac Valley 2,200 meters (7218 feet) above sea level. Centro Histórico de la Ciudad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enclave for 16th- to 19th-century buildings. Mexico City is a bustling metropolitan area but turn one corner and be transformed to colonial days. On the next street are unmistakable signs of the city’s Mesoamerican heritage. You can spend two days in Mexico and be satisfied by the places you’ll discover. If you want to savor the exquisite cuisines of the region, you will stay for one more day, at least. The enthusiasm of Mexico City is hard to resist and you’re in for a festive vacation. Read on to learn about the best Airbnb experiences in Mexico City, Mexico.
Find your way to Rancho Santo Tomás for a guided tour on horses. It all starts after a brief training for riders as well as orientation on how to work with the animals. Afterward, everyone heads to Hacienda Montecillos, a 17th-century house. Miguel and his family will provide breakfast and dinner that you’ll share in their dining room. You’ll stop for a picnic during the ride. Other stops include a Charrería Museum. Charreria (Charreada) is the equestrian practice of cattle herding and is also Mexico’s national sport. Miguel, your host for this unforgettable Airbnb experience, is proud of his horses and the ranch. It will be a day to remember.
Horseback riding along the Haciendas route
Duration: 8 hours
CDMX–this is what the hip crowd calls their beloved Ciudad de México. Let the tourists go their own way and see the B side of the former DF (Distrito Federal). You can follow Jorge’s lead as he offers to bring you to eight places only a true CDMX insider knows about. Let your Airbnb host fill up a free afternoon with food, crafts, exhibits, historic areas, street art, hidden nooks, and more food. He’ll treat you to a glass of pulque (Mexico’s oldest alcoholic beverage) and a few nibbles, but you’ll have to spend for the mezcal, gourmet, and exotic foods you want to eat. An afternoon like this on the streets of Mexico City should be on your itinerary.
B Side Walk, Eat & Drink, like locals do
Duration: 3 hours
Teotihuacan (“The place where the gods were created”) is a Mesoamerican city 30 miles (50 km) from Mexico City. Meet hosts Sergio and Jane at Monumento a la Revolución for a mesmerizing Airbnb experience in one of the first great cities built in the Western hemisphere. Though still shrouded in mystery (who are its principal builders?), what is known about Teotihuacan you will learn from your guide. An early start brings your party to the site for an eye-opening discovery of the Pyramids of the Sun, the Moon, and the Feathered Serpent. You will explore a sacred tunnel with artifacts. The tour comes with meals (traditional, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free) and it includes mezcal tasting and a visit to a crafts shop for souvenirs. There’s plenty of walking and exploring, so be ready for a great experience in Mexico.
Teotihuacan VIP ⭐️ (exclusive access)
Duration: 8 hours
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If your goal is to make indelible memories in Mexico and you have 14 hours to do it, we recommend spending time in Tolantongo Caves. The box canyon is situated in Mezquital Valley. Land travel from Mexico City takes about 3 to 4 hours through stunning scenery. Partake of local fare at Ixmiquilpan and prepare yourself for the unforgettable descent to the river canyon. Your Airbnb host, Aaron (IG: @amikool) will let you choose which activities you want to engage in - swimming, hiking, spelunking, taking on the zipline, or you can try everything! On the way back, you’ll have some of the best tacos you’ve ever tasted as the sun sets in the horizon.
Hot springs in Tolantongo: lunch included
Duration: 14.5 hours
Victor Manuel insists that mezcal must be experienced with all five senses. He is an Airbnb host offering travelers a unique mezcal tasting experience at La Mezcaloteca. Victor is from a family of mezcal and agave artisans from Oaxaca. The tasting room offers you a multisensory experience of this distilled alcoholic beverage with a strong and smoky flavor. Sign up for the experience and learn about the liquor’s origins, varieties and mixes, and how to best enjoy the spirit.
Mezcal Tasting (Authentic Artisan & Ancestral)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Raise your hand if you want to make Mexican tamales with masa wrapped around a traditional filling, and steamed in a corn husk. No need to enroll in culinary school. On your vacation to Mexico City, book an Airbnb experience with Oaxaca-born chef Arturo. He is funny and masterful in the kitchen. He’ll patiently show you the ropes if you’ve never cooked anything before. At the end of a three-and-a-half hour class in Chef Arturo’s kitchen, you will produce an iconic Mexican dish and learn to make sauces that go with it. Best of all, you’ll be eating the tastiest tamale of your life, and one that you made yourself.
Tamales making fiesta
Duration: 3.5 hours
Mexico is known for coffee of high quality that “gourmet” is not even enough to describe its delicate body and textures similar to fine wine. Gaby is a passionate coffee enthusiast and she offers travelers a close encounter with Mexican coffee. In this Airbnb experience, you will learn to recognize the flavors and notes of three exotic beans. She will show you her favorite extraction method, which you can apply at home to make an excellent cup. There are three venues in Mexico City to choose from, one of which is inspired by Frida Kahlo. Your host will let you know which is most convenient for you.
⭐Taste the best coffee ☕ of Mexico⭐
Duration: 1.5 hours
Mercado de Artesanías La Ciudadela, an artisan market, is your meeting point with Adán. Your Airbnb host is a journalist and Mexican wrestling insider. Lucha libre (free fight) is a traditional sport and entertainment spectacle and with Adán’s lead, you’ll learn what it’s really about with stories, anecdotes, and an actual ringside experience of it. After snacks and drinks, you’ll be entering Arena Mexico wearing masks (your host will tell you what the mask represents), and witness Lucha libre with your own eyes. Some of Mexico’s best wrestlers could be behind the luchadors. It will be a night of shouting and cheering to remember!
Lucha & craft market & masks & beer with a journalist
Duration: 3 hours
The whimsical forms of alebrijes have become part of Mexican folk tradition since Pedro Linares created the very first ones in the 1930s. Perhaps you’ve seen strange creatures in your dreams as he did and with the help of María, you can manifest these images into an object you can hold. One of the best Airbnb experiences you can have in Mexico is joining a class where you can make your own colorful and mystical alebrije. Meet up with Maria at San Ángel and enjoy the beauty of its cobblestone streets and colonial homes before an unforgettable artistic venture.
⭐ART CLASS: PAINT ALEBRIJES (SPIRITUAL PROTECTORS)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Mexico city is unsurpassed in color and exuberance. You have to go on a photoshoot with someone who is both a tour guide and a photographer. Your Airbnb experience host is Rodolfo (IG:@rodolfo_ku) and he offers an incomparable tour of CDMX while he takes your photos and discusses culture and history. At the end of four hours, you’ll have the best vacation photos at key landmarks, including he Palacio Nacional, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo Frida Kahlo (La Casa Azul), and Monumento a la Independencia (El Ángel). You’ll probably be back home when Rodolfo sends 50 edited photos so you showcase them on social media, and remember your Mexico City vacation with fondness.
Photoshoot in Mexico City
Duration: 4 hours
Choose authentic experiences in México City
You are visiting a city known for age-old customs, culinary richness, and a unique cultural identity. Instead of merely seeing the sights and observing its traditions, delve deeper and choose interactive experiences.
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