For me, the best way to see and get familiar with the city is through the Turibus. I will cover this more in another post but one of the reasons why I like it a lot is because it is very cheap compared to taking a cab. However, traffic jams and long intervals could test your patience. Also, I don’t advise you to get off the bus, otherwise you’ll lose a good seat.
If you have good friends who are willing to take you to interesting places, then that would be great! I’ve heard from colleagues that cars are cheap in Mexico, and I think so too, even cheaper compared to Philippines.
I have never tried riding a pesero or microbús but if I do get a chance to visit Mexico City again, it will be the first thing that I’m going to do. The streets of Mexico are filled with microbus and they sure are very crowded on work days.
The subway, referred to commonly as the metro, is even cheaper alternative than the microbus. However, for first-timers, it would be best if you try this with a local friend.
We have similar concept in the Philippines, called “pedicab” or “trisikad”, but this cycle rickshaw looks more interesting. Is it fun to ride on? I have no idea. I’ve added this one on my to-do list.
Of course, there are thousands of taxis in Mexico City but you have to learn some Spanish to negotiate the charges better. I got ripped off many times
And then there’s the so-called Ecobicis (Eco-bikes). I wanted to try it when I stayed there but the city is just so big I was scared I would get lost.
This is not in my list of options to get around the city but I have included this photo here because I found it really interesting. It was the first time I’ve seen a pink limousine!