Del Valle

Wholesome activities define this nurturing, middle-of-Mexico-City suburban neighborhood.

Del Valle’s community gathers in its churches in the morning, its cafes after the service, and its parks in the afternoon. Politely residential just south of Mexico’s City’s core, this family-focused neighborhood covers a lot of ground. Despite its seat as one of the city’s biggest neighborhoods, Del Valle’s tree-lined streets, kid-filled plazas, and errand-running parents lend it a cohesive feel.

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On the Map

Del Valle is bordered by Insurgentes San Borja, Vertiz Narvarte, Tlacoquemecatl, Ciudad de Los Deportes, Acacias/Actipan, Xoco, Letrán Valle, Escandón, Hipódromo, and Santa Cruz Atoyac

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

Mexico City International Airport: 35 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
Bosque de Chapultepec: 30 minutes by car or 50 minutes by public transit
Zócalo: 30 minutes by car or 47 minutes by public transit
Alameda Central: 30 minutes by car or 41 minutes by public transit

A Sprawling Suburb Inside the City

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Located just south of Mexico City's center, Del Valle's residences rise high from its streets filled with families on errands, Montessori schools in session, and cervecerías in swing.

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Mothers and fathers move to Del Valle to settle down.

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They move to Del Valle for its convenience.

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Getting around is easy. Getting to the city's core is fast.

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Getting to the natural spa, the organic market, the luxury boutique, and the yoga studio is simple.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Del Valle residents take pride in their neighborhood's appearance and it shows.

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Manicured hedges, manicured park spaces, and manicured pets characterize Del Valle.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera
MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Clean cafes and regal churches dot the neighborhood.

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Parks weave in and out of its streets.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Developers increasingly notice the neighborhood's allure.

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Lease, rent, and sale signs adorn nearly every lamppost.

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Colonia del Valle is a very nice and central neighborhood, everything is close."

Casual Meals for Business Meetings and Family Gatherings

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Neither trendy or hip, Colonia del Valle's casual dining scene revolves around traditional fare with healthy twists.

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Fresh tacos and locally sourced ingredients top the menu.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Most of the neighborhood's cafes and restaurants focus on functionality with a shot of prestige.

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They serve as meeting spots for business lunches and dinner spots for families who decide not to cook their evening meal at home.

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Most of the action centers on Gabriel Mancera street.

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Beer, wine, seafood, and coffee converge along its commercial stretch.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera
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MexicoCity DelValle Vera
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If you want a relaxed stay in a nice area with great public transport, food, and coffee, stay here!"

Tatiana

Visited in 2013

Shopping: High-End Malls and Earthy Mercados

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Given the suburban-sized space in Del Valle, shopping malls have room to spread out.

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Galerías Insurgentes, a high end shopping mall, attracts shoppers looking for luxury brands in Del Valle.

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Native bakeries and international chains line its outdoor plazas.

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Away from the area's brand name stores, everyday marketplaces sell produce, piñatas, and candies.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Mercado San Lazaro covers a few city blocks.

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City Market makes room for gourmet groceries, small-batch beers, imported cheeses, and made-to-order tapas.

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Book fairs take place under white tents in Parque Arboledas.

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Leer es poder.

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The neighborhood feels safe with a lot of life during the day."

S.Guadalupe

Visited in 2012

Del Valle's Expansive Green Spaces

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Murals, vendors, plazas, and picturesque escapes serve Del Valle's families at Parque Arboledas.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera
MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Stretches of sidewalk and expanses of pavement offer flat playing fields.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera
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MexicoCity DelValle Vera
MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Parque Mariscal Sucre invites peaceful contemplation.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Gazebos and fountains grace its immaculately manicured landscape.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Quiet Suburban Street Scenes

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Quiet despite its location in the center of the city, Del Valle's streets feel sleepily suburban.

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A neighborhood whose appeal is increasingly noticed by real estate agents, no two blocks is bare of new construction and ads for impending condominium complexes.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera
MexicoCity DelValle Vera

They contrast the neighborhood's pre-existing architecture.

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Houses from the 1950s stand next to Art Deco high-rises, colonial era homes, and stucco abodes.

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MexicoCity DelValle Vera
MexicoCity DelValle Vera

Amarillo pequeño dice "pii-piip."

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 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.

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