If there is a place in Mexico City where you can travel in time and feel a little-town atmosphere is Coyoacán. Inspired by this nostalgic environment, we’ve prepared for you five local experiences to enjoy a day in this lovely neighborhood.
How can I get there? If you are staying in any of our apartments in the Condesa neighborhood, this plan is perfect because you’ll get here in about 30 minutes.
- Connect with its small-town past. Few places in Mexico City retains its essence like Coyoacán. Just take a walk by its narrow and cobbled streets, or sit back in the kiosk in Downtown and appreciate the surroundings… the music of the organillero –a person who plays a beautiful instrument-, the boy of the balloons, the ice cream parlors, the shoeshiner… There’s no be experience more local.
- Experience the history in motion. Get in a picturesque streetcar which will take you around the area, while a guide tells you stories about the streets, residences, and churches. If you are looking for something more than history, take the tour at night and discover the terror tales and mysteries are said to have happened here.
- Everything comes to one word: tostadas. Where? Inside the market, there’s a legendary place where all is yellow, and the Mexican dishes are display before the customers as a feast for their eyes and their souls.
- We hope you had left space for the dessert. It’s practically a tradition sit on the benches around the Fuente de los Coyotes (Fountain of the Coyotes) and eat ice cream, a couple of churros, an esquites or an elote (both are a Mexican snack made of corn seasoned with mayonnaise, cheese, salt, and chili pepper). Our advice is: once there, you should try a little bit of everything.
- Take a walk at night. Coyoacán illuminates romantically making different the whole experience. Need a hot beverage? May the smell of roasted coffee take you towards El Jarocho, a coffee shop where everything is delicious. From the hot chocolate to the big donuts and the café de olla.
Our honorable mention is one of the jewels in the neighborhood: Frida Kahlo Museum. From the outside, the vibrant colors will catch your attention, and once inside, you can feel the vibes of the Mexican painter. Known as The Casa Azul (The Blue House) is electricity, is art, is Frida; is, of course, Coyoacán, a place where there is always something to appreciate, amuse… and eat.
How can improve a great tour like this? Calling it a day in any of our apartments in the Condesa neighborhood. Whether you stay in “Gardens Retreat” or “Aerie PH”, you would feel at home relaxing and recalling the best memories of your day in Coyoacán.
Written by Daniela Martínez