If you’re traveling to Mexico City solo, you’re going to have a great time! That said, we know you have questions—so here’s everything you need to know about solo travel to Mexico City, from where to stay, to where to eat, to how to keep safe, and even what to do as a solo female traveler. And even if you have only a *solo* question after reading, feel free to send us a message!
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The two main ways of getting around Mexico City are Uber (so make sure your phone is set up for international roaming) and the Mexico City metro train.
Either option makes traveling around Mexico City super simple—Uber for obvious reasons, and the metro because it has cars designated for women and children only (which can be an excellent option if you’re a woman traveling alone). We’ll get into tips for female solo travelers in just a few.
One of the most intimidating activities while traveling alone can be finding a place to eat. But it can also be a great opportunity to enjoy delicious food (without having to share), to reflect on your day, and work on the next great American novel. If you’re wondering where to eat in Mexico City, we’ve definitely got suggestions, especially for solo travelers.
Pro tip: No matter where you go, be sure you brush up on Mexico City’s tipping etiquette! And definitely buy lots of water bottles. Getting sick in Mexico City sucks, but getting sick while traveling alone is a whole other level of ugh.
No matter what your budget, Mexico City offers some excellent choices for where to stay. First step: narrow down which of Mexico City’s amazing neighborhoods you want to call home for a bit. Roma and Condesa are among the top choices—well-traveled and central, they offer a safe and vibrant atmosphere for solo travelers.
Next, figure out what kind of place you want to stay at—hostel, hotel, or Airbnb? All three options are solid. If picking a hostel, just be sure to do some research on the best hostels in Mexico City.
Hostels definitely won’t break the bank—you can find options in shared rooms for less than $10 USD per night. For hotels and Airbnb, it depends on your level of luxe (but the exchange rate is pretty excellent).
Mexico City is safe, even for women traveling alone. But since the world is annoying and people can be horrid, educate yourself on how to stay safe as a solo female traveler (a lot of these tips apply, well, everywhere). We’ve got you, girl.
Mexico City is full of amazing landmarks, and you can take your time admiring the iconic El Angel or checking out the Zocalo without anyone bugging you about having to move on to the next activity. Seeing the Diego Rivera murals at the Palacio Nacional or checking out the incredible art at Museo Soumaya are wonderful solo activities!
There are tons of great neighborhoods in Mexico City to stay in, but also some to avoid. This applies to all travelers, but especially solo ones—skip these neighborhoods!
Some of the most frequently asked questions about Mexico City concern safety. Well, Mexico City is a safe place to visit. It’s all about being smart—take Ubers to get home late at night, don’t go to neighborhoods with bad reputations, and don’t flash cash or valuables.
Keep these basic rules in mind and your solo trip to Mexico City will be amazing!
Fear not, solo travelers! You’re ready to travel to Mexico City alone—and to make sure you have the most incredible, safe, and fulfilling time possible, make sure to get in touch with a local for insider tips and recommendations. It’s like having a best friend in Mexico City. Still have questions? Send us a message or check out: