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Tips for Solo Women Travelers Visiting Mexico City

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Wouldn’t it be thrilling to throw caution to the wind and experience complete freedom whilst exploring places?

If you are a solo woman, travelling to Mexico City, you may have heard of so many things from the vibrant markets to the Mexican machismo. As a solo women traveller, you may get a lot of reactions which may be alarming especially if you are a natural-worrier. However, solo travelling to Mexico City can be fun, and with some extra-awareness, you can have an incredible experience. Here are some travel tips for women travellers visiting this city.

  • Using common-sense while dressing helps. A pair of jeans, loose pants, or a long skirt can be your best travel clothes, as they can help in avoiding unnecessary ogling and groping.
  • Try and not be a soft-target for muggers by avoiding exhibit of gadgets like an expensive camera, or face-timing, donning expensive jewellery or watches.  
  • Travelling during the day time is a lot safer. 
  • Try and steer away from some neighbourhoods after the dark, like the areas of La Lagunilla or Mercado Merced known as prostitution zones. 
  • Never leave your food or drinks unattended in bars and restaurants as they can get spiked.
  • If you plan to rent a car and drive around, then avoid isolated roads and use the toll roads (cuotas). Also, make sure to keep the car doors locked, and windows closed to avoid any car-jacking.
  • If you plan to take the public transport then be extra-vigilant in the urban buses (micros) especially in the south of Mexico City, where some sexual offences have been reported.

Be extra-vigilant and enjoy your solo travelling to Mexico City.

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