I had to temper my expectations upon visiting Teotihuacán
and learning the origin of the site's name. Very impressive place and a great way to wrap up 5 weeks in Mexico and the last 5 weeks of The Trip To End All Trips. I was back in the US for ~3 weeks, slightly shocked and chagrined, bouncing around between Seattle, Florida, and Phoenix. The shock and chagrin was fleeting as I took off for The Next Trip To End All Trips at the end of May.
US$ ≈ 13 Mexican pesos
(M$) Accommodation and food
I reserved a couple of nights at Hostel Amigo Suites through booking.com then extended for 4 more in person. The location was great, a few minutes walk from the zócalo
and metro stop. A night in a 4 person ensuite dorm hovered around M$145 (rates were constantly changing based on demand). Daily breakfast and a vegetarian dinner were included along with WiFi and a couple of PCs for use. Don't remember much about the dining scene except the M$18 quesadillas
across the street from the hostel and the Michoacana ice cream/juice bars all over the neighborhood. Transport
Besides taking the bus to Teotihuacán, the
only transport I needed in Mexico City was the metro to the airport and a couple other places to see the sights around town. There are 2 airport stops along the line with the Terminal Aérea station located at Terminal 1 for most, if not all, international flights. Metro trip of any duration is an incredibly low M$5. Teotihuacán
Tours available from the hostel for M$500 including the M$59 entrance fee but it is easy to get there on your own for much less although the travel time will be quite a bit longer. The Central Notre bus station is conveniently located at the Autobuses del Norte metro station. From there are frequent 2nd
class buses for M$42 straight to the ruins entrance taking ~50 minutes. I went with a few other hostel guests on a Mexican holiday mid-week so it was a bit crowded but the site is very spread out.
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