Four Seasons México City Concierge Tweets Her Secrets
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F., Concierge Agnes Ignacio shares what she believes to be the best of Mexico City.
Updated May 1, 2012—Four Seasons hosted a #bestofcity Twitter chat April 30 featuring Assistant Chief Concierge Agnes Ignacio from Four Seasons Hotel México, D.F. During the chat, she answered questions about sight-seeing, cuisine, nightlife, family activities and more. We’ve rounded up all her tips from the chat here, plus many more exclusive recommendations for how to make the most of your trip to the Mexican capital.
Tips for Sight-Seeing, Shopping, Families and More
Agnes’ favourite “only in Mexico City” experience: A visit to the Lagunilla Market—it’s a Mecca for collectors of antiques and used objects.
Agnes’ favourite view: The best view in the city is from El Mirador at Torre Latino Americana.
Agnes’ favourite place for photo ops: Coyoacán, Chimalistac and San Ángel for the vivid colours, elegant colonial architecture and cobblestone streets.
Agnes’ favourite hidden gem: A hidden gem is Chimalistac, a quiet neighbourhood between San Ángel and Coyoacán. It’s full of history and architectural wonders, and is one of the most romantic areas in the city.
Agnes’ favourite way to travel around/explore Mexico City: With a very knowledgeable personal tour guide.
Agnes’ favourite family activities in Mexico City: The best family activities are exploring the Pueblos Mágicos and archaeological sites.
Agnes’ favourite arts and crafts shop: If you’re looking for art and crafts in Mexico City, head to Artesanía Mágica.
Agnes’ favourite jogging path: The best running trails are in Chapultepec Park.
Agnes’ favourite unique spa in Mexico City: Qi Urban Spa—the spiritual atmosphere can be sensed the minute one walks in!
Agnes’ favourite neighbourhoods for a stroll: Condesa, Chimalistac, Polanco, Roma and Coyoacán.
Agnes’ favourite neighbourhoods for people-watching: Head to the historic centre of the city and Coyoacán.
Agnes’ favourite day trip outside the city: The best day trip is spent at Puebla, and the best weekend trip outside the city is to Valle de Bravo.
Agnes’ favourite way to see the Teotihuacán pyramids: We recommend going to the Teotihuacán pyramids with a private guide who can show you all the secrets. The pyramids are 45 minutes to one hour away by car, and we can arrange a guide for you in various languages.