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Sports and Activities in Mexico City for Travelers

There’s so much to do in Mexico City you might not know where to begin! Here are some handpicked activities that are guaranteed to be a good time.

Campiest Good Time: Arena México

To see Mexico’s famous lucha libre at its best, get tickets to a fight at the Arena México. Outlandishly costumed wrestlers perform perfectly choreographed, acrobatic stunts to the cheers of an enthusiastic crowd.

A Mexican wrestler taking a flying leap into the center of the ring at Arena México.
Campiest Good Time: Arena México.
Photo © Eneas De Troya, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Best Green Respite: Bosque de Chapultepec

A beautiful and extensive park right in the center of Mexico City, Bosque de Chapultepec is a beloved weekend destination and a great place to breathe some fresh air, have a picnic, or stroll.

Best Green Respite: Bosque de Chapultepec
Best Green Respite: Bosque de Chapultepec
Photo © Matthew Rutledge, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Best Fútbol Stadiums: Estadio Azteca and Estadio Olímpico

The 120,000-seat Estadio Azteca is quite a spectacle if you can grab a seat for a national team match. For most regular league games, the more intimate Estadio Olímpico at UNAM is the best place to actually watch the game, rather than the crowd.

Best Futbol Stadium: Estadio Azteca.
Best Futbol Stadium: Estadio Azteca.
Photo © Ralf Reimann, licensed Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.

Coolest Hiking and Mountain Biking: San Nicolas Totolapan

On the slopes of El Ajusco mountain, San Nicolás Totolapan is a community-managed forest reserve. For a nominal fee, hikers and bikers can roam over 150 kilometers of well-maintained and guarded trails or take guided naturalist walks.

Coolest Hiking and Mountain Biking: San Nicolas Totolapan.
Coolest Hiking and Mountain Biking: San Nicolas Totolapan.
Photo © Eric Titcombe, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

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