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market visit

Explore the world´s largest market

market visit

Explore the world´s largest market

75 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, Spanish
market visit

Explore the world´s largest market

market visit

Explore the world´s largest market

75 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

In this unusual experience we will explore the largest market in the wolrd, and we will make four stops along the way to try some delicious "antojitos", traditional mexican street food. We will walk through some of the most interesting aisles full of colorful produce, flowers, different kinds of seeds, chillies, spices, groceries, dairy and candies. Also we'll get to see some of the big murals painted by internacional artists through the program "Central de Muros" organized in conjunction with the UN (United Nations). During our walk you will have the opportunity to try some local fruits, tacos al pastor, tacos de carnitas and the best mushrooms or squash blossom quesadilla in Mexico city. Activities in this gigantic market start before dawn, so the earlier the better. Come with me to this party for your senses full of bright colors, intense aromas and exquisite flavors.

Your host

Javier

Javier

I live only four blocks away from La Central de Abastos. I have walked through it and made my shopping there since my mother worked in one of its warehouses more than 25 years ago. Also, I had a little store for several years where I used to sell candies, groseries, party items and some fuits and vegetables and this interesting market was my source of supply. I know the aisles, the charming people who work there and the best places to buy and eat in this huge and fascinating market. Come and let me show you around.

What's included

Food
Mexican "antojitos" (street food) All the food we'll eat
Drinks
beverage 1 juice or 1 bottled water or 1 soda or 1 coffee or 1 agua fresca

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at metro Aculco station and from there we´ll take a bus (sometimes a little crowded, but is just for 5 minutes and it is part of the experience) to La Central de Abastos, the world´s largest market. Once there, we'll tour through some of its most interesting points and at the end, we will take a bus to metro Apatlaco, one station after metro Aculco.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Please keep in mind that we are going to walk a couple of miles. Be sure to let me know of any food restrictions or allergies. Your shoes could get dirty. There is a wet and slippery part in the market. Once you book the experience you'll receive an email with instructions to get to the meeting point, please make sure to read it. If you want to book a date that isn't available contact me.
Javier
Explore the world´s largest market
75 reviews
From $40/person
75 reviews
From $40/person