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Mexico City, by local people

Traveling is good, but traveling with tips from local people is much better. Here are the tips from my local friend from Mexico City.

Memo Salina. @memosalinas7

Memo Salina. @memosalinas7

Let’s start with the hotel indication:

His favorites, like mine, are the Four Seasons Hotel and the St. Regis. The two are listed on my list of where to stay in Mexico City.

They are wonderful luxury hotels in the Mexican capital, both very well located in privileged regions.

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You are waiting to know where you were well during your trip. For this, the Memo Salinas recommended the Rokai.

Rokai. Foto: Google

Rokai. Photo: Google

One of the city’s best rated Japanese cuisine restaurants, it offers a very good lunch and dinner!

No one likes to stay in the hotel during the night every day of the trip, so our guide of the time stated obligatory stop the nightclubs: 3 Nightlife and Dinsmoor.

Dinsmoor. Foto: Google

Dinsmoor. Photo: Google

Dinsmoor is one of the most exclusive ballads in the City. Its sophisticated atmosphere makes the nightclub very well evaluated. The music can range from electronic to house music.

To finalize this guide with a golden key, the last tip is of a tourist point not to be missed: Chapultepec Palace.

Castelo de Chapultec. Foto: Google

Castelo de Chapultepec. Foto: Google

Also already indicated in my list of places to go in Mexico City, the Palace is one of the most famous architectures of Mexico and is surrounded by a spectacular garden.

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Meet the Hotel Papaya Playa Project, in the City of Tulum

The Papaya Playa Project in Tulum does not boil down to just being in a hotel, but rather a concept of lifestyle.

Frequented by a young and sophisticated boho audience, space is known as “Barefoot Luxury” and was developed by Design Hotels and Emilio Heredia for creative people who are seeking to relax and connect with their inner self and nature.

Juju Coelho in Tulum Rudi Gernreith Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.
Juju Coelho in Tulum Rudi Gernreith Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.

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The paradisiac PPP is located in the Mexican Caribbean and is known to be part of the electronic circuit of Mexico, being connected to the best DJs in the world.

The Papaya Playa Project makes music a key component of the experience, bringing with it the belief that music influences, rather, how your spirit and nature are linked.

Electronic music festival at the Papaya Playa Project.
Electronic music festival at the Papaya Playa Project.

All common areas of the resort encourage guests’ creative collaboration and have as their main goal to promote a holistic and spiritual life.

The place has the highest responsibility for nature and promotes values ​​of simplicity, modesty and respect, celebrating through music and art, cordiality between human relations and the common benefit of the community.

Juju Coelho in Tulum Rudi Gernreith Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.
Juju Coelho in Tulum Rudi Gernreith Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.

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The inspiration for the architecture of the place is the love of nature and all the casitas were built through a Maya technique of internal thermal insulation through the use of a local plant called “Chukum”.

The entire interior is constructed and decorated by artisans and artists from all over Mexico.

Accommodations of Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com
Accommodations of Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com
Juju Coelho in Tulum Wears Zimmermann Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.
Juju Coelho in Tulum Wears Zimmermann Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.

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The external area of ​​the Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com
The external area of ​​the Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com

The cool of the hotel is the experience of total immersion with nature without leaving aside the pleasure of having a good service, your private pool at the top of your casita and the privilege of snuggling in your luxurious tree house in the middle of the forest less than 100 meters from the blue waters of the Mayan Riviera.

Juju Coelho in Tulum Rudi Gernreith Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.
Juju Coelho in Tulum Rudi Gernreith Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.

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Accommodations of Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com

Acomodações do Papaya Playa Project. Clique na imagem para fazer sua reserva pelo booking.com
Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com
Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com
Juju Coelho in Tulum Wears Arago Swimsuit and Tohum Bracelet.
Juju Coelho in Tulum Wears Arago Swimsuit and Tohum Bracelet.

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The entire project is based on a constant search to improve our natural environment and the local community.

PPP focuses on many key areas such as solar energy, water treatment and reuse, gardening and planting, local sourcing, fair trade, responsible building, materials recycling, and community involvement.

Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com
Papaya Playa Project. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com
Juju Coelho in Tulum Rudi Gernreith Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.
Juju Coelho in Tulum Rudi Gernreith Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.

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Connecting the soul and mind of the body, the Spa at Papaya Playa project is based on a cosmic vision concept that combines holistic, therapeutic and medicinal properties stimulating the senses, evoking general spiritual well-being and conveying emotional support, affection and respect.

Juju Coelho at the Spa at Papaya Playa.
Juju Coelho at the Spa at Papaya Playa.
Juju Coelho in Tulum Wears Zimmermann Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.
Juju Coelho in Tulum Wears Zimmermann Bikini and Tohum Bracelet.

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The Hotel is situated at the bottom of the mystical Maya Tulum, where a delightful jungle kisses a pristine beach. In this nourishing environment, you will find a new, unique, luxurious way of creating a real bond with yourself.

Here, pleasure, travel, and livelihood coexist in an eclectic style suitable for the beginning of future ideas. Welcome to the Papaya Playa Project.

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Charm not to buy

Have you stopped to think about what makes you unique? In this post, I will give you 3 quick tips to learn how to compose looks according to your personality to highlight the beauty and charm that exists within each one of us.

Tip Number 1: Search colors that in addition to valuing your skin tone identify with your personality and the message to which you want to pierce the external world. For example, stronger colors reflect the message of power, strength, and independence while lighter colors reflect a more delicate, romantic and submissive image.

Tip Number 2: The cuts, fabrics, and shapes of any garment say a lot about who it is you then watch what you are looking for before you go out wearing anything. Parts with straight and simple cuts give an air of sophistication especially if the contours of the piece have draped or braided. Already fairer and better-bodied pieces give a more sensual look and must be meticulously planned so that sensuality does not become vulgar. Lighter fabrics such as linen, viscose, and silk give the air a pinch of freedom, freshness, and fullness while the viscolycra, wool, neoprene, and other heavier fabrics can be expressed as a look of a woman more closed, mature and conscious if you are looking for.

Tip Number 3: Think about who you are, what your real desires are and what you want to get into the outside world. Every time you buy a new part remember that mini manual and suit yourself externally to what is you inside and what are your goals on each occasion. Today I woke up light and romantic and so I chose this pink little monkey from Dimy (a brand that I love and have been conquering me more and more every day) to face this warmth of Mexico City and stroll the streets of Polanco. To compose the look, I chose a Clutch and accessories from Raffia that blends well with the linen of the overalls and composes the air of lightness accompanied by my little train from Arezzo.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy's short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy’s short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy's short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy’s short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy's short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy’s short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy's short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy’s short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy's short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy’s short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy's short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

Juju Coelho Pinto using pink Dimy’s short jumpsuit, Ruby Store accessories, Arezzo sandal.

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An oasis in Mexico: The hotel Encuentro Guadalupe

Have you considered staying in a luxury hotel in the middle of the Valle de Guadalupe mountains in Mexico? If so, Encuentro Guadalupe is the right destination!

The hotel, which is in the winery region, is my favorite place when I want to disconnect from everything and enjoy nature. According to the hotel itself, Encuentro is “a space that invites our guests to enjoy the common areas and reuniting with themselves, keeping in touch with nature, respecting the surroundings and admiring the wonderful landscape that the Guadalupe Valley offers us”.

Encuentro Guadalupe. Source: Instagram.

Encuentro has 22 lofts made for the guests to relax. Each room has its own terrace, mountain views, local-made wine floors – the hotel has seven hectares of vineyard – and an outdoor clay kiva. Everything to enjoy the stay and connect with nature.

Valuing the experience, Encuentro welcomes each visitor with a drink of their own production, that can be enjoyed while visiting the winery and admiring the view from the lobby. The wines tasted by guests are produced right there in the hotel’s owned vineyards. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Nebbiolo are some of the types that make up the hotel’s wine cellar.

Its architecture is rustic and uses elements of nature in its composition, such as decorative objects made of logs, fireplaces built with clay, natural stones composing the decoration of the lofts. All connected with the view of the mountains, which can be enjoyed from the glass walls surrounding the hotel.

Hotel’s architecture. Source: Booking.

About the gastronomy, the hotel has the Origin restaurant, which works as an “open kitchen”, where guests can watch the execution of the dishes, made by chef Omar Valenzuela. Each dish is a combination of flavors, shapes and colors that explores ingredients from northern Baja California.

In addition, the hotel features the Raw Oyster Bar, headed by chef Melissa Navaro, whose signatures are oyster dishes and drinks that delight the guest with their beauty and taste.

One of Raw Oyster Bar dishes. Source: Instagram.

And did you already know about Encuentro Guadalupe? When passing through Mexico, be sure to visit the hotel! Book your stay right now clicking here! Also see more about tours and activities in the area through Get Your Guide.

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Tijuana: An Explosion of Flavors

The Tijuanense cuisine stands out for presenting a mix of gastronomic influences from different regions of Mexico, which was the first country to which UNESCO accepted gastronomy as a historical patrimony of humanity.

The small town offers a range of options of the highest quality which started to have its cuisine called Baja Med Cuisine, due to its regional influences and spices such as sazón de Tijuana and artisanal cheeses, shellfish from the port of Ensenada and the very tasty olives from Valle Del Guadalupe.

Among my favorite Bosses are: Javier Plascencia (Mission 19), Omar Valenzuela (Encuentro Guadalupe), Drew Deckman (Deckman’s En El Mengor), Diego Hernández Baquedano (Heart of Earth), Hugo D’Acosta (Shells of Stone) , Jair Tellez (Restaurant Laja) and Bendana (Mi Casa Supper Club).

valle del guadalupe
Valle del Guadalupe

In addition to the tasteful experience, these places still boast modern architecture, a breathtaking view and extraordinary service.

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Best months to get to know Mexico

Everyone has been taken away by their own will someday, so that it is not more important and has a list of great months to visit Mexico.

This does not apply to many times of the climate changes, without in Mexico it does not very much a variation of temperature during the seasons. In a year goes from 0 ° C to 22 ° C, which ends up changing somewhat the preference of tourist points in year times and, inevitably, prices.

 In January we have a predominance of a colder climate because it is a winter month. At that time there is even the possibility of snow in the country that is very much expected by tourists who go to the country in search of an icy and beautiful experience.

 February is the end of the winter season, although it is good to go prepared with cold clothes, it is always advisable to leave with something less hot under the layers of clothing, as the temperature can rise during the early afternoon and you will feel warm.

Speaking at the beginning of the year, January and February are considered the driest months due to the lack of rain and the low temperatures.

 Already in March / April the spring begins and stretches until the month of June, with its charm and cooler mornings with long and hot days with little rain. These months are great for those who plan to travel less paying not to come across crowded sights.

 In June / July the summer begins, it is school vacation, this means that everything is more expensive and full. It is a very rainy season of the year, which greatly improves the quality of the air, even so, it is not raining so devastating that you cancel a ride, just leave always accompanied by an umbrella. This climate remains until the month of September.

 Autumn comes as spring, the months of September to November are pleasant, much less rainy, and with it a little drier than spring. It is also considered one of the best times to travel to Mexico, especially for the holiday of November 2, one of the most important in Mexico: The Day of the Dead.

 At the end of November, the winter season begins again. In this period it is customary to find ice rinks in the cities and places like the Bosque de Chapultepec are even more beautiful. It is also very common to see Christmas trees and incredible decorations.

 When it comes to such a versatile place, I think it is a person’s preference for a cold or hot holiday, but in my view the best months to get to know the city are the terms, during the fall or spring: April, May, September, and October. These months allow you a more pleasant climate and greater possibility to visit the sights calmly.

Fachada do Condesa DF, na Cidade do México.

Visit the Hotel Condesa DF in Mexico City

The Hotel cited among the best hotels to stay in Mexico City undoubtedly deserves a space only him in the blog and in my heart.

I had the opportunity to stay at Condesa DF during my last trip to Mexico and I did not regret it. The Condesa is located in the neighborhood of Condesa, one of the most trendy neighborhoods of the city and very close to Polanco, the noble neighborhood of the place.

Hotel Condesa DF. Clique na imagem para fazer sua reserva pelo booking.com
Hotel Condesa DF. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com

Belonging to the group, owner of the most luxurious and exquisite hotels in the world such as The Habita Hotel and The Robey Chicago, this hotel does not leave anything to be desired in its modern architecture and decoration as in the services they offer.

Inside is a total redesign and very cool. Mexican architect Javier Sanchez and French designer India Mahdavi have conspired to create 40 beautiful rooms on three floors.

Hotel Condesa DF. Clique na imagem para fazer sua reserva pelo booking.com
Hotel Condesa DF. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com
Suíte do hotel Condesa DF. Clique na imagem para fazer sua reserva pelo booking.com
Suite of the Hotel Condesa DF. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com

The property also has a huge terrace on the roof where one of the most trendy bars of this region is located. Offering elaborate cocktails and delicious Japanese food, the famous Condesa DF terrace is frequented by local artists, socialites, and bigwigs until the small hours.

Juju Coelho Pinto Veste Macacão e cinto BCBG Max Azria, Sandália Prada, Bolsa Prada, Colar Dolce & Gabbana e Apple Watch Hermès.
Juju Coelho Pinto Veste Overalls and belt BCBG Max Azria, Prada Sandals, Prada Handbag, Dolce & Gabbana Necklace and Apple Watch Hermès.

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Fotografia de Juju Coelho.
Photograph by Juju Coelho.

There is also a cinema in the basement that offers art films on weekends and an underground disco that rings well after midnight. That’s my tip for anyone going to Mexico City.

I would highly recommend the stay at Condesa DF, there for sure you will be very well received and will have an unforgettable experience.

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Already been there? Leave in the comments what you think!

Rooftop Habita. Foto: Google

Juju Coelho’s List: Favorite Bars and Restaurants in Mexico City

I separated by neighborhood and time the best bars and restaurants in Mexico City.

  • District of Polanco

In the elegant and upscale neighborhood of Polanco reside the greatest celebrities of Mexico, so there is a great place for those who seek sophistication while traveling. The restaurants I indicate there are:

Loma linda – Lunch

Loma Linda. Foto: Google

Loma Linda. Foto: Google

The Loma Linda has an open and extensive area, with outdoor tables and quite comfortable. The place is a steakhouse or steakhouse, call whatever you want. It is well worth having lunch there and tries the varieties of meats and cuts of the Menu.

Emílio – Lunch

Emilio. Foto: Google

Emilio. Foto: Google

In this restaurant you can taste of the Spanish cuisine, being in Mexico, but do not give up the beloved Mexican taco. The Emílio has a chic and pleasant atmosphere, accommodates well and has ambient music.

Ivoire – Lunch

Ivoire. Foto: Google

Ivoire. Foto: Google

Make a reservation at the restaurant across from Lincoln Park and indulge in the tasty French cuisine in the heart of Mexico. The small restaurant offers plenty of comfort and rustic decor, blended with nature. It’s simply, beautiful!

Pujol – Lunch or Dinner

Pujol. Foto: Google

Pujol. Foto: Google

Pujol is among the 50 best restaurants in the world. Its high gastronomy appeals to all palates, including vegetarians. Click here to read more about this charming place.

Cipriani – Lunch or dinner

Cipriani. Foto: Google

Cipriani. Foto: Google

If you love pasta and Italian food, this is the perfect place in Polanco for you. The Cipriani has pizza options over traditional ravioli and vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Quintonil – Lunch or dinner

Quintonil. Foto: Google

Quintonil. Foto: Google

One of the 50 best restaurants in the world that enchants with its concern with good dishes in presentation and flavor and with sustainability. Quintonil’s main focus is contemporary Mexican cuisine and it offers a well-organized, harmonized and comfortable lounge. Read more about Quintonil!

Limantour – Heat

Limantour. Foto: Google

Limantour. Foto: Google

Located in Av. Oscar Wilde, Limantour is a great liquor store to go before a hot night. Your warmth is guaranteed there. The drinks are simply amazing and the bar has plenty of room to sit too.

Roof Top Habita – heat

Rooftop Habita. Foto: Google

Rooftop Habita. Foto: Google

Mainly for anyone staying at Habita, the rooftop of the place is the perfect place to warm your night.

El Japonez – Heat and dinner

El Japonez. Foto: Google

El Japonez. Foto: Google

Pleasant with its large, modern lounge, El Japonez innovates Japanese cuisine with Mexican techniques and ingredients.

Nobu – Heat and Dinner

Nobu. Foto: Google

Nobu. Foto: Google

In the sophisticated restaurant you have the option of dining or heating. The place seats well who want to sit at a table and taste the Japanese menu and also who is in search of a bar with drinks and faster dishes.

Rosa Negra – Heat and Dinner

Rosa Negra. Foto: Google

Rosa Negra. Foto: Google

In the sophisticated restaurant with a focus on seafood and Latin food, you sample from exotic to classic dishes and wonderful drinks.

Rosetta – Heat and dinner

Rosetta. Foto: Google

Rosetta. Foto: Google

The Rosetta is an Italian restaurant in Mexico City, the menu card changes periodically according to the season of the ingredients. The restaurant is successful with both the Chef’s creations and traditional Mexican dishes.

J By Jose Andreas – Dinner

J by José Andrés. Foto: Google

J by José Andrés. Foto: Google

The restaurant menu mixes Mexican and Spanish food very well. The space has a terrace and very pleasant environment.

Tori Tori – Dinner

Tori Tori. Foto: Google

Tori Tori. Foto: Google

Tori Tori is a super modern and sophisticated restaurant. It is considered one of the iconic restaurants in Mexico when it comes to Japanese food.

San Ángel Inn – Lunch and dinner

San Angel Inn. Foto: Google

San Angel Inn. Foto: Google

The San Angel Inn is, in my opinion, a touristy spot of Mexican cuisine. It is the best place where a tourist can go to enjoy the true Mexican food. The environment is extremely pleasant and has a stunning garden, the service is not even talked about. Impeccable!

  • Neighborhood Countess

In the Hipster neighborhood of Mexico City, in addition to great hotels to stay, you also find the best restaurants, such as:

Zanaya – Lunch or dinner

Zanaya. Foto: Google

Zanaya. Foto: Google

The Zanaya is located in the Four Seasons Hotel. The menu features innovative Mexican dishes and seafood.

Sartoria – Lunch or dinner

Sartoria. Foto: Google

Sartoria. Foto: Google

Focused on Italian and Mexican cuisine, the Sartoria has a large lounge with pleasant ambiance and outdoor seating for those who enjoy enjoying the city during their meal.

The Capital Grille – Lunch or dinner

The Capital Grille. Foto: Google

The Capital Grille. Foto: Google

The charming restaurant on Av. Paseo de la Reforma serves dishes focused on American cuisine and has a sensational wine list.

Restaurante Hotel Carlotta – Lunch or dinner

Restaurante Hotel Carlotta. Foto: Google

Restaurante Hotel Carlotta. Foto: Google

The restaurant is on the terrace on the third floor of the Hotel. The atmosphere is relaxed and sophisticated. The very nice Menu features Mexican dishes and a great wine list.

Rooftop Condesa DF – late afternoon

Condesa DF Rooftop. Foto: Google

Condesa DF Rooftop. Foto: Google

The Rooftop of Condesa DF boutique hotel is the perfect place for a late afternoon with a wonderful view from the terrace. There you can have good drinks accompanied by Japanese cuisine. The atmosphere is very cozy and captivating.

Mog Bistro – Heat and dinner

Mog Bistro. Foto: Google

Mog Bistro. Foto: Google

Mog Bistro, despite its name resembling a French restaurant, is an Asian / Japanese restaurant, where you find a large menu that pleases all palates. Its environment is rustic and pleasant.

Asian Bay – Heat and dinner

Asian Bay. Foto: Google

Asian Bay. Foto: Google

When it comes to Chinese food, the Asian Bay surpasses all expectations. The ambiance is perfect for those who want to chat afterward.

Carlotta Y Emília – Dinner

Carlotta Y Emília. Foto: Google

Carlotta Y Emília. Foto: Google

Great place for a nice and even romantic dinner. Much of the tables are open air and you can sample a menu from a menu with great pastas or even hamburger.

  • Historic center

Azul histórico -Lunch or Dinner

Azul Historico. Foto: Google

Azul Historico. Foto: Google

The restaurant has a very different style, colorful and rustic, all very vibrant. But it is a very nice and beautiful environment. The menu is made up of typical and sophisticated Mexican dishes.

Limosneros – Lunch or dinner

Limosneros. Foto: Google

Limosneros. Foto: Google

With its sophisticated and different structure, the Limosneros serves a contemporary menu of typical Mexican food, with local ingredients and well selected.

Miralto rooftop – Lunch or dinner

Miralto Rooftop. Foto: Google

Miralto Rooftop. Foto: Google

Located on top of one of Mexico’s oldest buildings, the rooftop has a nice menu focused on local cuisine and an incredible view of the city.