Mexico City, despite its formidable past, has built a new present for its locals and the travelers who set foot in this beautiful city. It has revamped most public places to add flavor to its otherwise colorful culture. It also features a wide array of accommodations, including boutique hotels and Vrbo vacation rentals. The city today embraces the booming cultural renaissance featuring a mighty alluring culinary scene, art, and community events. As a result of such development, it is now one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Mexico with minimal restrictions on moving around the city or finding a safe place to live in. However, if you prefer being cautious, take a look at some of the top safe neighborhoods in Mexico City, Mexico.
Colonia Roma, also known as Roma, is a neighborhood just west of the city’s historic center at Cuauhtémoc borough. Safety is not a problem in Roma because it has one of the lowest crime rates in the city. It has a 2.8 percent rate and continually reducing. The district where Roma is located is considered the epicenter of the hipster subculture in the city. Moreover, there are also hipster restaurants and centers around the area. To the travelers who are artists or artists-at-heart, Roma is the perfect place to stay in. Writers and artists also flock to the part of this safe area where most of them are looking for rentals like Hotel MX Roma, which can provide convenient and contemporary accommodation.
La Condesa is a European-inspired neighborhood with artistic pieces everywhere. The stately Art Nouveau mansions with well-maintained Art Deco apartment buildings, tree-lined avenues, and world-class fashion boutiques are the reasons why Condesa is not only safe but also the best place for recreation and shopping. There are sidewalk cafes, bistros, taquerias, posh bars, and clubs where the younger crowd goes and enjoys. Even strolling around in this area is not a problem, especially during the day, because of the many establishments and friendly locals around.
Upscale international restaurants and famous brands are seen at Avenida Presidente Masaryk, which is also the premier shopping avenue of the district. Since its development, Polanco became one of the safest places any visitor (even first-time travelers) can stay in when they visit Mexico City. See Spanish Colonial Revival mansions and apartments in the neighborhood. They have both modern and classical architecture. In addition, a collection of Latin America’s largest aquariums are nearby hotels like Dominion Polanco.
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Juárez is a district that was built as an aristocratic enclave of the 19th-century. Today, it is a melting pot for young professionals looking for great opportunities and a life that gives them the thrill they are looking for. The neighborhood consists of a Korean community along with a highly diverse young population. Because of such diversity, it is easy to see how Juárez is a welcoming community and thus, a safe place for both locals and travelers, especially in the tourist areas. There are nightclubs, sidewalk bars, and busy streets where recreational activities are welcome. Strolling through the area of Paseo de la Reforma is surely one of the things you can’t miss during your trip to Mexico City.
To find the cobblestone streets and countless colonial architecture that hold testimony to the rich history of Mexico City, visit Coyoacán. With a very low crime rate, next to Roma, there is no wonder why it is also one of the most visited and developed part of the city. The place is known to be family-friendly and is complemented by the laid-back atmosphere. Artisan markets, art galleries, and well-preserved historical and heritage sites are seen in the neighborhoods of the district. Moreover, there are also upscale sidewalk cafes and ice cream parlors that are just beside the tree-lined streets.
San Rafael was once known as the Broadway of Mexico. Now, it holds an eclectic collection of 19th-century apartments and austere storefronts. Old mid-century theaters are still operational hosting regular live performances and art exhibits from innovative art galleries are still active in the location. The artistic environment and hospitable locals in San Rafael will make tourists feel secure during their stay. From here, it is easy to get to other interesting places from nearby neighborhoods. Moreover, young artists and residents are also proud of their traditional cuisine. With that, dining in a local nearby restaurant is a must-try!
Centro Historico is the best part of Mexico City where you can go back in time until the Aztec era. The location is the heart of Mexico City with its massive Zócalo plaza. Many cool spots surround the area and although it is generally safe here, it is still advised to tour more during the daytime rather than at night. Also, travelers can even find iconic and historic landmarks such as Metropolitan Cathedral, and the art nouveau Palacio De Bellas Artes. Their street market is very active and has numerous items on offer while high-end restaurants await patrons and visitors at the pedestrianized Calle Madero. The rich historic district bustles with activities and cultural events all year round.
Laidback and chill, these are how the locals in the Narvarte neighborhood are known. They have less urban planning and development but visitors can always appreciate the beauty of vintage and retro vibe in the up and coming population of the district. Safety is also not a problem in Narvarte because it has a low crime rate. As it goes down, more tourists take advantage of it. Narvarte is Mexico City’s hidden gem as it is overlooked by tourists despite having numerous artsy venues around. Locals are more focused on simple living and the arts. There are numerous eateries, traditional cantinas, and authentic culinary arts in the city. The detached vibe from the south of the city makes it a relaxing place to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of Mexico city’s center.
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Experience the unbelievable transformation of Mexico City
Mexico City is a must-visit because of the metamorphosis it has experienced. Gone are the days when people would have to think of their safety. Get to know their growing culture and its flourishing identity. Experience the artistic vibe, the lively everyday living of locals, and the delicious Mexican cuisine we have known and loved. While you’re here, be sure to check out the best food tours and Airbnb experiences to make the most of your stay!
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