Mexico City, Mexico
When to go
June is the rainy season, although in between showers it can still get very hot as the humidity increases, so it’s not the ideal time to go. Mexico City enjoys a warm climate throughout the rest of the year but winter can be the most pleasant time to visit.
PlanesBenito Juárez International Airport is Mexico’s main hub for international and travel, offering direct flights to and from New York, LA, London and other destinations in the US and Caribbean. BA, AA and United both fly to and from the airport. You can arrange a direct transfer to La Purificadora on the hotel’s own Cessna.
TrainsMexico’s metro does link the airport with the city cheaply and quickly, but it’s usually crowded and some passengers can be prone to ‘ungentlemanly’ behaviour – best avoided.
AutomobilesYou can rent a car at the airport (Avis and others have branches here) but only the most gifted and patient drivers should consider it, as the roads in Mexico City can be chaotic at best. Stick to taxis.
TaxisIt’s best not to flag cabs in the street – some are unlicensed and you do hear the occasional horror story. Have your hotel arrange a taxi for you where possible, or call Taximex (+52 55 5634 9912). If you do flag one down, look for a green or red mark along the bottom of the number-plate that denotes a licensed car. You’ll find taxi ranks outside many of the major museums and tourist spots but, be warned, overcharging is something of a habit.