Weather tips, safety and tour recommendations
Weather: Temperatures in Mexico’s City in the months of November and December vary between 5ºC – 20ªC (41ºF – 68ºF). Heat and high temperatures can be perceived in daylight, at mid-day and cold sensations in the afternoons. We recommend to carry with you a jacket, especially for the afternoon time. Rain probability is not high at this time of the year; nevertheless there could be some possibility.
Transportation: For public transportation, the nearest Metro station from Faculty of Economics, UNAM is Copilco (green line). Via the service Metrobus, the nearest station is Ciudad Universitaria.
For private transportation UBER services are available with mobile phones. Or official taxi city services.
Take in account that 8:00, 15:00, 19:00 hrs. can be very crowded schedules in all types of services.
Safety Tips: In case of taking long walks in the streets or using public transportation we recommend to refrain using expensive jewelry or expensive accessories.
For the taxi service the advice we give is to take it from official establishments and not directly from the streets.
Visit to Hueyapan: For the general congress’ visit to Hueyapan, in the state of Puebla, bring confortable clothes and shoes for walking. The weather is similar to Mexico’s City. Extra money may be required for buying traditional food made by the indigenous ladies of the region, or it may be necessary in case of wanting to buy traditional Mexican handcrafts.
Recommended Tours: As far as the tours are concerned, we will provide information on different tour options (depends on decision personal); as taking account the earthquake, the UNAM can not be responsible of any activity, except form the visit to Hueyapan.
à Inside Mexico’s City:
Xochimilco lake: Formerly was small town, nowadays Xochimilco is inside Mexico’s City, but still harbors the lake in which since Pre-Hispanic times, the native xochimilcas created the chinampas, an ancestral agricultural technique that permits to easily grow fruits and vegetables above the water. Nowadays the visits to Xochimilco are characterized by group rides in the traditional boats, called trajineras. Delicious Mexican food and drinks can be enjoyed during the ride.
Zocalo (downtown Mexico’s City): Visit the principal public city square; you will enjoy the view of all the traditional buildings. The principal colonial cathedral can be found there, as well as the museum Templo Mayor that presents some of the ruins of the antique Pre-Hispanic city of Tenochtitlan. Also, a big variety of museums can be found nearby.
à Near Mexico’s City:
Tepoztlan: Magic traditional town that’s only 2 hours away from Mexico’s City. Climb the Tepozteco Mountain, enjoy delicious Mexican food and take a relaxing traditional temazcal bath. Buses departures from Taxqueña Bus Station at different schedules during the day.
àTeotihuacan: The ancient City of Teotihuacan is only two hours away from Mexico’s City. Regard and assimilate the greatness of the ancient Teotihuacan civilization, climb the Sun pyramid and take a journey back in ancestral times. Long walks under the sun can be held in this activity. We recommend the Wayak Tours: https://www.wayak.mx/great-tour-to-teotihuacan-and-shrine-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe-30.php, Official site: https://www.wayak.mx/es/tours.
àChichen Itza, Yucatan and/or Quintana Roo
Chichen Itza: there are national airlines: Volaris and Interjet that fly Mexico-Merida on Yucatán or Cancun, Quintana Roo. Then you can take a tour to the ancient city Chichen Itza (120 km from Merida, 180 km from Cancun). Yucatán is the safest state of Mexico (it is supposed no narcos there). There are buses (or you can hire cars on the airports). On the other hand, Cancun is worldly known for its beautiful clear blue seas, archeological sites: Tulum and Cobá are nearby.