Colonia Cuauhtémoc

Business executives settle their families close to the office in Colonia Cuauhtémoc.

Skirted by busy commercial thoroughfare Paseo de la Reforma, Colonia Cuauhtémoc is an upscale suburban retreat from its residents’ day jobs. Coffee in hand, buttoned-up managers hustle to morning meetings as execs arrive via chauffeur. Lunchtime means waves of strategic meetings at swanky outdoor eateries or taquerías. By sundown, niños return from school and Cuauhtémoc settles into a comforting lull of neighborly socials. Anchored by good salaries and good friends, Cuauhtémoc’s community continues to grow.

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On the Map

Colonia Cuauhtémoc is bordered by Zona Rosa, Tabacalera, Anzures, San Rafael, Juárez, San Miguel Chapultepec, Roma Norte, and Polanco

Mexico City International Airport: 40 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
Bosque de Chapultepec: 15 minutes by car or 20 minutes by public transit
Zócalo: 25 minutes by car or 46 minutes by public transit
Alameda Central: 20 minutes by car or 33 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

A Mix of Big Business and Big Families

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At the edge of Colonia Cuauhtémoc's southern border, Paseo de la Reforma comprises one of Mexico City's busiest commercial sectors.

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Big businesses thrive on this enterprising avenue alongside a community focused on family ties and growing children.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

Residents take great pride in Colonia Cuauhtémoc.

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They care about keeping it clean.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

Its glittering towers of commerce cast shadows over the pedestrian traffic on its street level.

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Their hard work keeps the city shining.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera
MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

The Estela de Luz does, too.

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It honors Mexican independence.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera
MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

It honors the people getting out of the office for lunch.

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The people making tacos at sidewalk stands.

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The people who return their bottles after they've finished.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

The people digging in.

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It's a big deal.

The Cuauhtémoc neighborhood is best walked. [Walking] is the best way to see the city icons such as Reforma Avenue, the column of the Angel of Independence, and the Fountain of Diana the Huntress."

Along Río Lerma: The Restaurant Scene

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From vendors in tents to upscale terraces, Colonia Cuauhtémoc's diners enjoy a diverse menu.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

In Colonia Cuauhtémoc, one attribute stands out in particular.

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Japanese eateries thrive in the neighborhood.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera
MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

Miso flavors are easy to find.

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They're good for you.

This area provides plenty of restaurants, malls, cinemas, gyms, and nightlife options."

Sleek and Contemporary High Rise Living

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Most of Colonia Cuauhtémoc's population is permanent, but the neighborhood also houses traveling CEOs and long distance commuters.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

Modish pent houses and trendy lofts provide places to rest their heads in homes away from home.

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The buildings are new.

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MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera
MexicoCity Cuauhtemoc Vera

They're green.

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They shine.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Alicia Vera

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Alicia Vera is a photographer based in Mexico City. She studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and eventually moved to DF to rediscover her families' roots. Her past clients include Condé Nast Traveler, 360 Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is an Eddie Adams XXIII alumni.