An exciting and fascinating city full of culture, nightlife, food and entertainment, Mexico City—like all world metropolises—can be a challenge to navigate for even the most experienced travelers.
Fortunately, the following solutions can make your time in District Federal well spent. The following are 11 indispensable apps for surviving in Mexico City.
For those wishing to see the city on bike, Ecobici is unrivaled—the service can be had for less than 20$ /year and features detailed maps with Ecobici stations and the number of available bikes at each location.
Mexico’s largest taxi app, Yaxi Taxi is a safer alternative to hailing a taxi on the street—only certified taxis are dispatched and driver information (name, telephone, photo) are available in-app, prior to boarding.
Movie displays the best available public transport routes based on your current location. Additionally, the app’s live community service alerts and advisories mean that you’ll never be unknowingly stuck at an out-of-service bus stop or train station.
For those wishing for a second opinion on taxi fares, this app will allow you to compare the estimated cost to the driver’s meter. Now you always know exactly how much you should pay beforehand—and have something to show for it.
Designed to aid in natural disasters, the SkyAlert and Alerta sísmica DF-Trustful apps alert users 5-10 minutes before an earthquake occurs. The solutions also broadcast pertinent information and updates on citywide issues during emergencies.
Offered by Mexico’s Ministry of Culture, the Mexico is Culture app features the best in cultural events around Mexico City and the nation at large. The service can even be accessed with a toll free number: 01 800 CULTURA (01 800 2 85 88 72)
This attractive app features reviews and listings on the best Mexico City dining establishments and culinary experiences, handpicked and curated by local foodie Angelica Vargas.
This handy app includes a full map of Mexico City’s Metro system, as well as a handy route planner for navigating around the local areas using the subway.
This app features specially-curated guides that highlight the best locales and experiences in Mexico City. From restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, coffee shops and shopping venues, Stylemap CDMX presents travelers with the best that the city has to offer.
More than just a metro map in your pocket, iMetro adjusts based on your location while traveling—with no internet connection required.
This application features several self-guided walking tours for enjoying the best of Mexico City. Some notable features include detailed tour route maps and powerful navigation features to guide you from one site to the next.
In short, Mexico City is one of the largest, most fascinating metropolitan areas in the world—one that can be easily traversed with the help of these 11 apps. From locating the best cultural venues to keeping tabs on your taxi fare, these offerings will make your stay both safer and more enjoyable.