Last Updated: March 3rd, 2020
Mexico City (also known as CDMX) is the beautiful and sprawling capital of Mexico — a megacity filled to the brim with tradition, culture and delicious cuisine.
The city ranks near the top of the list of the biggest cities in the world with more than 21 million people living in the Greater Mexico City area.
There are many experiences to be had in Mexico City; its art scene is energetic and welcoming and its cuisine is known as being among the best in the world.
Mexico City’s nightlife scene is vibrant to say the least. There’s always something going on in the city — the variety of bars and nightclubs the city has to offer is sure to suit all types of visitors.
As a matter of fact, Mexico City is known as one of the top cities in the world when it comes to the amount of museums it has per capita.
Overall, Mexico City is becoming increasingly popular by the day and is starting to attract more and more visitors each year.
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Table of Contents
- 1 Airbnb Experiences in Mexico City
- 2 Local Food Market & Cooking Experience
- 3 Cocktail Making Class with a Mexican Twist
- 4 Pyramids of Teotihuacan and the City of Gods Tour
- 5 Tacos, Beer, and Lucha Libre Tour
- 6 Inside Mexico City’s Secret Speakeasy Bars
- 7 Mexico City Mezcal Tasting Tour
- 8 Experience Xochimilco Tour
- 9 Mexico City Street Art Tour
- 10 Mexico City Churros and Chocolate Tour
Airbnb Experiences in Mexico City
Many travelers from around the world prefer to use Airbnb when it comes to booking their accommodations these days, but did you know that you can now book unique experiences lead by locals in the city of your choice?
Introducing Airbnb Experiences in Mexico City.
Whether or not you happen to be staying in an Airbnb rental in Mexico City, you can easily book an Airbnb Experience with just a few simple taps of your smartphone.
From local food market and cooking tours to a wild night out watching Mexico’s professional wrestling also known as “Lucha Libre”, to bar crawls which take you to some of the top nightlife spots in the city.
Below, you’ll find a list of The Best Airbnb Experiences in Mexico City that simply cannot be missed.
Local Food Market & Cooking Experience
It’s no surprise that Mexico is known for its food and its culinary scene so why not try your hand at cooking a traditional Mexican meal during your visit to Mexico City?
During this experience, your host, Chef Alejandro, will take you on a behind the scenes tour of a local market known as Mercado Medellin where you will meet friendly local vendors and purchase the ingredients that you’ll need to cook your first home-cooked Mexican dish.
Once you finish up at the market, you’ll head back to Alejandro’s kitchen where he will teach you how to make your first homemade Mexican meal and he will even email you the recipes after the tour so you can cook the dish for your family and friends once you return home.
Note: We highly recommend this Airbnb Experience! Don’t miss it.
Learn more: Local Food Market & Cooking Experience
Cocktail Making Class with a Mexican Twist
What’s a trip to anywhere without a few drinks? How about ones you even crafted yourself that you never knew you had in you? Well, check out this amazing cocktail making experience with a Mexican twist!
Master Barman Jacob hails from Seattle where he has owned and operated multiple bars until he decided to take his talents south of the border to his adopted home of Mexico City. He currently works part-time at Hanky Panky, the number 65 Cocktail Bar in the entire world as well as running his ultra-fun cocktail making experience here in Mexico City.
Enjoy learning about cocktail making techniques in a fun, vibrant, and comfortable setting where you will learn to make two to three specialty drinks with your loved ones, friends, family and other interesting guests from around the world.
Learn more: Cocktail Making Class with a Mexican Twist
Pyramids of Teotihuacan and the City of Gods Tour
Teotihuacan is not only the largest but also one of the oldest cities in all of Mexico; stemming from its pre-Aztec days.
A visit to Mexico City wouldn’t be complete without visiting the pyramids of Teotihuacan.
This tour of the pyramids and the ancient city of Teotihuacan is hosted by Hugo & Gabriel, two brothers who were raised in a nearby town.
The tour starts with a 7:30 AM pickup at your hotel or Airbnb and your first stop of the day will be to the pyramids of Teotihuacan.
After you finish up your time at the pyramids, you will be able to choose from two options; you can choose to visit a museum or enjoy a visit to local cave.
The tour stops for lunch at La Casa de mi Madre (food not included) and you’ll return to Mexico City in the afternoon around 4 PM.
Learn more: Teotihuacan Pyramids Experience
Tacos, Beer, and Lucha Libre Tour
A night of fun in Mexico City is definitely a unique experience and this tour promises to bring that experience your way.
Your hosts, Diego and Johnny, will start the evening off right at a local taco stand where you’ll get the chance to enjoy some of the best tacos in the city.
Afterwards, you will be taken for a beer or some mezcal at a local cantina where you will get the opportunity to mingle with locals and learn about the history of professional Mexican wrestling, also known as Lucha Libre.
Once you’re ready to rock, the hosts will take you over to the local wrestling arena to watch the legendary wrestlers engage in Lucha Libre.
Learn more: Tacos, Beer and Lucha Libre Tour
Inside Mexico City’s Secret Speakeasy Bars
In the early 1900s, a speakeasy bar was an undercover establishment where alcohol was sold illegally.
This was necessary as alcohol processing, transportation, and the sale were illegal at the time.
With this experience, you’ll be taken on an exciting journey to find some of the best speakeasy bars in Mexico City.
Your guides will not only show you some of the best speakeasies in CDMX but they’ll also tell you all the history about the bars as you sip on the drink of your choice.
Learn more: Mexico City Speakeasy Bar Tour
Mexico City Mezcal Tasting Tour
Mexican nightlife and Mezcal go hand-in-hand.
Follow the lead of a local Mezcal expert as they take you on a tasting tour of some of the most exquisite mezcal in Mexico city.
Gente de Mezcal is one of the best and most popular mezcal bars in Mexico City and was awarded Double Gold and Gold medals for two of their varieties of mezcal; Espadín and Tepeztate.
While you sip on your mezcal, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with a local mixing expert and learn more about the history of Mezcal.
Learn more: Mexico City Mezcal Tasting Tour
Experience Xochimilco Tour
The Mexican neighborhood of Xochimilco is a beautiful place filled with friendly locals, colorful architecture and even more colorful boats.
Your hosts will welcome you on the boat (trajineras) and take you through Xochimilco’s maze of canals while sipping on tequila and trying delicious Mexican snacks along the way.
You will also learn how to play traditional Mexican games and learn to dance a variety of types of Latin dance such as cumbia, salsa, bachata and more.
Learn more: Xochimilco Tour
Mexico City Street Art Tour
The streets of Mexico City are bursting with life, color and endless energy.
Part of that color and energy that is spread across the city is thanks to the vibrant street art which artists have painted on the city’s walls over the years.
Your experience begins by meeting up with your guide in Roma followed by a stroll through this beautiful neighborhood.
As you walk, your guide will show you some of the many popular examples of street art along the way.
The tour takes approximately two hours from start to finish and as you walk you will be joined by various street artists.
Learn more: Mexico City Street Art Tour
Mexico City Churros and Chocolate Tour
Did you know that chocolate was invented by the Mexicans?
Believe it or not, once the art of chocolate making had been perfected, the Mexicans went on to export it to the rest of the world.
This is why some of the best chocolate in the world is said to be made in Mexico and this unique Airbnb experience gives you a chance learn the process of how to make your own chocolate in the comfort of your home.
Your hosts Ricardo and Christian will show you how to make chocolate straight from cacao beans and also how to make churros; one of Mexico’s most famous desserts.
This Airbnb experience is hosted in a local coffee shop where you’ll find everything you need to make your own homemade chocolate and churros.
Learn more: Mexico City Churros and Chocolate Tour
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