A few months ago, I did a day trip to Teotihuacan with my good friend, Sanne. It was an hour away from Ciudad de Mexico, and it was the perfect spot for a day trip if you are wanting to get away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
It was a perfect sunny day, and we thought that it would be great to get some culture whilst we were at it. We had been running around Mexico City for days and days, so we thought it would be great to do a day trip outside of the city. What better place to go than this ancient pyramid city?
It was said that nobody actually knows who built these pyramids. When the Aztecs came to Central Mexico, this ancient was already here so they just renamed it Teotihuacan.
From Mexico City, we went to the Northern Bus Station and got the next bus that left for Teotihuacan. You will not have a problem getting there even if you have not pre-booked a bus ticket because there will be buses leaving at ever hour. Bus tickets are $52 MXN each way, which is about $2.78 USD. For round trip tickets it will be $104 MXN, which is about $5.57 USD. It is not that bad, if you ask me.
My beautiful friend, Sanne, enjoying the view from atop the pyramids. We had actually met through one of the travel girl groups on Facebook. Hey, remember when your parents warned you not to meet up with strangers or people from the internet? Well, that is exactly our lives now with Facebook, Tinder, Couchsurfing, and what-not. Crazy how social media evolves, eh?
The ticket to get into Teotihuacan was $75 MXN, which is about $4 USD. You have to know that they do not really accept credit/debit cards on the site, so you must prepare yourselves and bring ample cash to sustain you for your day ahead.
Honestly, there was not much places to eat around the ancient city aside from the normal street vendors out on the streets. I think it is better to pack up some snacks for your day. That was exactly what we did, and we did not fail ourselves on that. We came prepared!
We also met up with two guys from Washington D.C., and ended up running through the pyramids with them. It had been such a pleasure meeting other people whilst travelling, and they give you a different perspective on how they view things.
Of course, I went with my little buddy, Dante. I mean, why not? He just goes with me everywhere, he is basically my very best friends in this whole entire world. Hahaha!
After spending almost five hours inside the ancient city, we had decided that it was time to go back to Mexico City. We walked back to where we came in, and waited for a bus that will take us back to Mexico City. You can either get a round trip ticket at the Northern Bus Station or get a bus ticket on the bus when you get back. We did not want to take a risk, so we had purchased a round trip ticket, which was a good idea.
We had such a great day at Teotihuacan, and I would, most definitely, recommend this amazing ancient city to anyone who is coming to visit Mexico City. It is worth the trip, and worth every penny!
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:10 NIV