Cheapest car hire in Mexico City
*daily rates in Mexico City based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Mexico City
- Mexico City is the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere.
- It’s one of the world’s highest capital cities at 7,350 feet.
- The eighth wealthiest city in the world, you can see signs of its opulence in the buildings of the modern city.
- It’s one of the most important financial centres in the Americas.
- The city was originally built on the island called Texcoco.
Mexico City Mini Guide
About Mexico City
Ciudad de México or Mexico City in English is both the political and cultural capital of Mexico. Situated on a plateau in the valley of Mexico at an altitude of over 2000 metres above sea level its greater area is home to more than twenty million people. The original city was built by the Aztecs and rebuilt by the Spanish and its rich history can be felt resonating through this vibrant modern urban centre. Use Mexico City car rental to explore all the sights.
So What Should I see?
In the south of the city in the historic centre lie the aptly named Floating Gardens of Xochimileo which have been listed as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO along with many other famous landmarks all within walking distance of each other. In this particular area you will find the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace as well as the ancient ruins of the Aztec Templo Mayor, there is also a dedicated museum on the site. Another monument that is very symbolic to the city and probably one of the most recognisable, is the golden Angel of Independence, situated on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue which connects the National Palace to the Castle of Chapultepec.
Mexico City actually has more than 150 museums and over 90 art galleries, all accessible using cheap car hire in Mexico City. There is no shortage of historical and cultural sites to visit and in combination with its numerous concert halls provide a full schedule of events year round.
Take me Down Mexico Way
Mexico City holds the record for the largest Metro system in the whole of Latin America
. It is the fourth busiest in the world and also the cheapest as it is subsidised by the Mexican Government. It is the best way to travel around this vast Metropolis and is easily accessible from any of its 175 stations, however to explore beyond the limitations of the Metro, car hire in Mexico city is both reasonably priced and convenient.
The quaint trolley buses are also an option worth investigating. Taxis are readily available and easy to spot due to their green and white colour (old ones) and the (newer) red and white cabs and in the historical centre there is a government sponsored program that allows both tourists and locals to hire a bicycle for a minimum fee. The best connections to and from the city is via the mostly privately managed bus networks. By air and for international arrivals there is of course the Mexico City Airport
Latest Update from Mexico City:
03/06/12 - The 32nd Mexican International Film Forum is well underway. Finishing on the 26th of June it will showcase eleven new films from around the world. Watch out for details of the venues where you'll be able to see the films for free.