A city rich in culture, Mexico City is a great place to visit for backpackers, art lovers, history buffs, and foodies alike. It’s also home to the pyramids of Teotihuacán, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Unlike the rest of Mexico, it doesn’t get as hot and humid, and temperatures are pretty pleasant year-round. The rainy season is between May to October, so make sure you prepare for the elements. Most importantly, dress to fit in with the locals to avoid being targeted by pickpockets.
Pack the Right Stuff for your Trip to Mexico City
Climb the pyramids of Teotihuacán
Just 30 miles away from Mexico city in a mountain-ringed valley is the majestic pyramids of Teotihuacán - it’s a perfect place for a day trip. Prepare for the 4 mile walk/climb with lightweight hiking boots, breathable clothing and bring a hat for shade as it’s completely unshaded.
Explore the city like a local
Mexico City can be a little gritty; opt for closed toe shoes over flip flops. If you’re looking to really fit in, pick flowy pants, skirts, or dresses - local women rarely wear shorts. Also, make sure to carry a lightweight sweater or jacket because it can be 10 degrees cooler in shaded areas.
Wrap your shoes with shower caps to prevent dirt from rubbing on your clothes.
Keep your valuables safe
Protect yourself from pickpockets at local markets, on public transport, and certain areas labeled as unsafe in Mexico City. A slash-resistant bag worn securely on your body will help prevent slash & grab pickpockets.
Prepare for a tropical downpour
During rain season, rain showers can be quick and sudden in the late afternoons. Be prepared and pack a lightweight raincoat or a compact umbrella to stay dry.