Mexico City (officially known as México, D. F., or simply D. F.) is the federal district (distrito federal), capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the union. It is located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus at the center of Mexico. Mexico’s capital is both the oldest capital city in the Americas and one of two founded by Amerindians (Native Americans). One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn’t have to be. A visit to Mexico City will not only let you experience one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities in the world but also can serve as your starting point for exploring Latin America.
The city is officially divided into 16 delegaciones (boroughs) which are further subdivided into more than 1,700 colonias (neighborhoods). However, it is easier to think of the city in terms of districts to facilitate getting familiar with the city. Some of its neighbourhoods are:
Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Park)
Condesa & La Roma
Tipping is expected in Mexico and the etiquette is similar to the United States and Canada.