We’ve teamed up with a Local Insider to show you the authentic side to colourful, cosmopolitan Mexico City on this thrilling five-day trip. Drop your bags off at the central Flamencos Hotel, before hitting the streets on a walking tour of the Condesa district. You’ll also have the chance to munch on meat tacos in Roma, visit Frida Kahlo’s house, then sing with the mariachis floating by your boat in the Xochimilco canals.
In a colourful city, this cool, creative-feeling hotel fits right in. Rooms are compact, but so stylish and well-designed, you won't feel cramped – with colour-block walls, sleek wood sideboards, and a floating bed frame. Its downstairs restaurant serves elegant twists on Mexican favourites, as well as a bounteous buffet breakfast.