Locations - Mexico City Reforma

Calle Florencia 36.
CDMX, 06600.

+52 (33) 4624 2114


Monday to Sunday 8:00 to 16:00

Tips for Traveling in Mexico City: Rent a Car and Explore!


Welcome to Mexico City, a vibrant, modern city steeped in history. When speaking of this big city, one must envision the diversity and culture found at every corner. Formerly called DF, it's now CDMX, Mexico's capital. It's a must-visit place for your future travels.

CDMX boasts two airports within the city: Benito Juárez Airport and the newer Felipe Angeles Airport. MEX Rent a Car has car rental offices at both domestic and international terminals.

Rent a car from our Florencia office, located just two blocks from the iconic Angel of Independence monument. We offer a wide variety of cars to suit all types of travelers, from affordable automatic cars to spacious SUVs.

As a metropolis, CDMX offers a multitude of activities and considerations to make the most of your trip. Here's a guide with tips for your trip to Mexico city, places to visit, and what to eat:

  • Rent a car in CDMX and explore nearby attractions like a day trip to Teotihuacán, an ancient site with impressive pyramids.

  • Know the Driving Rules: Familiarize yourself with the city's driving rules, drive safely, and avoid fines. Remember, MEX Rent a Car is here to assist you 24/7.

  • Emergency Numbers: Always carry emergency contact numbers with you. Safety is essential, and our team is ready to help whenever needed.

  • Bring Cash: Many street food vendors only accept cash. Don't miss out on the delicious treats you can find while exploring the city. If you're not accustomed to street food, try it little by little.

  • Visit in Spring: CDMX in Spring has beautiful blooming trees, perfect for exploring the city's beauty.

  • To save time and avoid traffic frustration, we recommend not traveling during busy times. These busy times are from 7:00-9:00 AM and 6:00-8:00 PM.

  • Book your hotel in advance: Secure your lodging before arrival to take advantage of great hotel promotions available online.

  • Plan ahead to maximize time and avoid wasting moments deciding daily activities during your trip.

  • Don't drink tap water: In Mexico, tap water is not potable. Stick to bottled water or filtered water to stay hydrated during your adventures.


Must-Visit Places in Mexico City:

1.- Coyoacán:

Explore the bohemian and culturally rich neighborhood of Coyoacán. Visit the Crafts Market, the Fountain of the Coyotes, the Frida Kahlo Museum, and the Anahuacalli Museum, among other cultural attractions.


2.- Angel de la Independencia surroundings:

Known for its diverse options, Zona Rosa offers a wide array of restaurants, bars, LGBTQ+ venues, and cafes. Located a couple of streets around el angel de la independencia.

Revolution Monument: 10-minute car ride away, you will find this monument which symbolizes Mexican Revolution, shows history and city views.

In your way to the Revolution monument you will find MUFO (Museum of the Future). It has 8 thematic rooms where you can interact with the space through light, colors, sound, and recreational activities. It cost around 250 to 350 mexican pesos per person.


3.- Xochimilco:

Experience a traditional trajinera boat ride through the canals. For a unique experience, try a kayak tour to witness the sunrise. If you go for the trajinera experience, we recommend you to go from Monday to Thursday to enjoy you ride. The price for the trajinera goes from 600 to 1000 pesos per hour, depending on the day you go.

If you want to enjoy the kayak experience, book your tour before arriving and follow the guide's instructions. It will be an experience hard to forget, enjoying the sunrise after kayaking trough the fog. The price for the kayak experience goes around 750 pesos per person or 1500 per kayak.

4.- Experience the Nightlife:

Embrace the vibrant nightlife of CDMX, with options ranging from bars and restaurants to nightclubs and underground parties. Explore local scenes like YuYu, Patrick Miller, Algo Bien, Sunday Sunday, and more.

5.- Culinary Delights:

Indulge in Mexico's world-famous cuisine. Enjoy typical mexican food such as quesadillas, tlacoyos, and tacos at affordable prices. For a more upscale experience, savor culinary creations from talented chefs. The city also offers international cuisine of excellent quality.

6.- Teotihuacan Pyramids:

Located an hour drive from Mexico city and known as the "city of gods". Stands as a proof of the greatness and mystery of the past civilizations that prospered in the area.

They call the main road in the city the Avenue of the Dead. It stretches over 2 kilometers and large buildings and pyramids line it.

The main buildings at Teotihuacan are the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. Each year hundreds of people go to the pyramids to celebrate the spring equinox. As part of this event, people recharge from sun energy by making rituals.

Teotihuacan provides different tours to explore the area. These tours include cave visits, quad biking, hot air balloon rides, and simply walking around the pyramids and learning its history. Outside Teotihuacan, you can find some places where you can eat typical quesadillas with fresh tortillas filled with delicious stews.

7.- Chapultepec Forest:

One of the largest city parks in Mexico and considered Mexico city's lungs. It divides into 4 sections, with the first one being the oldest and most commonly visited. In the first section you will find Chapultepec's Zoo, Museum of Anthropology, the Rufino Tamayo museum, and Chapultepec's castle.

The entrance cost for each of this attractions goes around 90 pesos each, except for the zoo, which is for free. The Chapultepec forest's first section is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 5:00 to 19:00 hours.

You can enjoy the day walking or running in this area or visit some of the museums and activities offered.


To truly experience the diversity of Mexico City, rent a car. This will give you the freedom to explore at your own pace and go wherever you desire. Reserve your car online at mexrentacar.com from our Reforma office, Benito Juarez Airport, or Felipe Angeles Airport.

Embark on a journey of culture, history, and mouthwatering experiences as you visit Mexico City and its endless wonders. Rent a car, hit the road, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

In this capital city, there are lots of tourist attractions to visit. Many people speak English and are willing to help you during your trip. However, you can learn some basic Spanish for better communication.


Why is it better to rent a car in Mexico city?

To travel safely and at your own speed, it's best to rent a car and explore the city. MEX Rent a car is a mexican car rental company that offers you a great variety of cars at economic prices. If you enjoy going to the surroundings of this major city, it will be better with a rental car.


What are the requirements to rent a car?

The basic requirements to rent a car are:

  • Valid passport or INE

  • Valid driver's license

  • Credit Card

The driver's license and the credit card must have at least 1 year of use. The driver's license must be in roman alphabet.


Are rental cars in Mexico safe?

Yes, by renting a car with MEX Rent a Car, we assure you that our vehicles are in good shape. One of our goals is to make the car rental experience as smooth as possible, and your security comes with this.


Does my reservation include car insurance?

If you book with at mexrentacar.com, our basic rate includes a partial insurance. So, in case of total theft or accident you will pay only a partial estimate of the total damage price.

You can also include our total coverage in your reservation and you will be 100% covered.


What does the Full Coverage insurance include?

The Full Coverage insurance includes the following services:

  • Third party liability extension

  • LossDamage Waiver

  • Total theft Protection

  • Roadside assistance

  • Personal accident insurance

  • Tire and windshield accident protection

  • All fees and taxes

  • Free cancellation

  • Unlimited miles


What is the exchange rate for booking with MEX?

When you arrive to ay of our offices, the exchange rate is visible for all our customers. We estimate our exchange rate considering the market fluctuations.

We charge in mexican pesos, so we also recommend you to check your own bank exchange rate.


What is the minimum age to drive in Mexico City?

The minimum age to drive in Mexico as a country is 18 years old. There is a charge of around 12 USD per day if you are between 18 and 25 years old.


Can I prepay my reservation with MEX?

If you book with MEX, you will pay upon arrival. However, if you want to prepay your reservation we recommend you to visit masrentacar.com and prepay online.


Is it safe to travel to Mexico city?

CDMX is a big city, and there are always some things to take into consideration when it comes to safety. It is safe to travel in Mexico, but we always recommend you to be careful with your belongings at all times. To feel safe, rent a car and travel with your friends or family, and follow our city travel tips.


What is the cost for renting a car in CDMX?

You can rent a cheap car for 500 pesos per day with partial insurance. If you want full coverage insurance, it will cost around 800 pesos per day. If you rent an SUV the cost will be around 800 pesos per day with partial insurance. Or 1500 pesos per day with full coverage insurance.


Can I rent a car without credit card?

When you rent a car, the rental company will request that you leave a deposit on your credit card. To use the car, you need a credit card because we do not accept a debit card for this transaction.


If you have any doubts or want to speak to a team representative, contact us at +52 (33) 4624 2114. Our team is available to help you 24/7.