Day Trip to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from Mexico City

Staying in Mexico City between November and March? Don’t miss seeing the monarch butterflies! Visiting any one of the seven butterfly sanctuaries is an easy day trip from not only Mexico City but a number of other cities in Central Mexico, such as Morelia, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. There are a variety of companies that offer day trips complete with a guided tour in … Continue reading Day Trip to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from Mexico City

Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trips Around Mexico City with Azteca Travel Tours

In 2004, husband and wife duo Lidia Herrera and Peter Winkers, began Azteca Travel Tours mostly as a hobby, and as a way to share their love of travel with others. Over the next six years, Azteca Travel Tours grew organically as word spread between family, friends and acquaintances. Soon, they began to attract clients outside of their immediate social circle. In order to meet … Continue reading Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trips Around Mexico City with Azteca Travel Tours

El Patio 77: Mexico City’s First Eco-Friendly B&B

Since opening it’s doors in 2009, El Patio 77 currently stands as the only eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast in Mexico City and has continued to set the bar for sustainable tourism. Built in 1890, this mansion, like many Porfirian-style homes in the San Rafael neighborhood, had been neglected for decades until it was affectionately renovated to both preserve it’s history while simultaneously adapting to the … Continue reading El Patio 77: Mexico City’s First Eco-Friendly B&B

Chiles poblanos roasting on stove

Restaurante Roldán 37: King of Los Chiles Rellenos

Roldán 37 is located on the quiet, pedestrian-only street in the matured neighborhood of La Merced, in the Historical Center of Mexico City. Head chef and owner, Rómulo Mendoza, has fond memories of this house, which was purchased by his grandparents over 100 years ago, in which the downstairs operated as a bodega (storage area) for chiles in the 19th century. His family was the … Continue reading Restaurante Roldán 37: King of Los Chiles Rellenos