Staying in Mexico City? Chapultepec Park is a great place to spend the day – and it’s only 20 minutes on the metro from Zocalo. Surrounded by lush green trees, a glittering lake and Mexico City’s only castle, it’s is a welcome relief from the city centre.

Chapultepec Park, Mexico City

Relax by the lake at Chapultepec Parkin Mexico City – Fabulous Travel Guide

Chapultepec market

It’s easy to spend hours walking round the market. Stalls sell everything from wrestling masks to hand-crafted wallets, so take your time to wander around. Make sure you try the homemade crisps with chilli, lime and lashings of salt. They may look a little strange (the sauce drips all over the bag) but they taste amazing (10 pesos).

If you’ve got the kids with you, hire a pedalo (from 45 pesos) and spend an hour on the lake. It’s huge so go exploring and keep them occupied.

Chapultepec Park, Mexico City

Hire kayaks at Chapultepec Park, Mexico City – Fabulous Travel Guide


Castillo de Chapultepec

Don’t miss Castello de Chapultepec – it’s absolutely stunning and entrance is only 50pesos. Walk around the grounds, take snaps of the royal carriage and enjoy the views of the city from the top-floor gallery.

Find out how to get there on the metro and see how much Spanish you need in Mexico City.