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Best 8 Things to Do in Coyoacán

Coyoacán is a famous neighborhood in Mexico City. Any person that visits the city should consider checking this place out. The center of Coyoacán has many predominant spots and it is possible to see them all in one day.

Did you know…there is a FREE tour through Coyoacán

  1. Free Tour of Coyoacán

Recommended if you’re interested in getting to know this bohemian neighborhood.

Here you will read on the best things to do in Coyoacán:

Visit the Handicraft Market in Coyoacán

Here we found things we haven’t seen anywhere else in Mexico City. Walking around the market is a great way to spend some time and see beautiful work.

The market is quite big and has things that might surprise you.

Eat at the Market in Coyoacán.


The food market here is one of the best places to try Mexican food. Any stand will satisfy your cravings. You should know, it is inside this market where you can taste Mexico City’s most famous tostadas.

Finding the food stand is easy! You will know when you’ve found it, but just in case look for stand 181.

Walk Around Central Coyoacán


Get lost for a while as you stroll down this magical, bohemian area. You can rest and sit down by the famous coyote fountain.

And if you have the time, wait till nigh falls, the lights here are stunning and give the place an even more bohemian vibe.

Take the Free Tour down Coyoacán that very few know about!

Very few travelers know there is a free tour to explore Coyoacán. However, do not forget to give your guide a nice tip.

If you want to get to know this area better we recommend you take advantage of it: Free Tour down Coyoacán

In this tour you’ll visit places like the Nacional Fonoteca, Avenue Universidad, San Antonio de Padua’s ChapelThe Watercolor National Museum, The Avocado Street, which holds a terrible and obscure tale…, You’ll visit The Century GardenSan Juan Bautista’s Parish and historical figures that lived here like Hernán Cortés and painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

The tour takes two and a half hours approximately and it’s perfect to get to know all of Central Coyoacán.

Visit Frida Kahlo’s Blue House and Museum

I have to say this is the main attraction and the one tourists look forward to the most.

If you want to learn about Frida Kahlo’s history and where she lived you can find all the information you need here: Frida Khalo Museum

Visit San Juan Bautista’s Church and Ex-Convent

A landmark with tons of history and unique charm, this place stands out for its big size.

It’s pretty much obligatory to go in to treasure the beauty it holds inside.

La Iglesia y ex Convento de San Juan Bautista

Eat Churros at the Churrería General de la República

Churros are one of Mexico’s classic desserts and Central Coyoacán is a great place to try them. To get the best experience we recommend la Churrería General de la República.

This place has become famous for their delicious churros so don’t miss out.

What’s the address? Ignacio Allende 38, Del Carmen, 04100 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Eat Ice Cream at Helados Siberia

This ice cream shop is another recognized place when thinking of Coyoacán.

What makes this shop special is that all ice creams are made with real natural fruit.

The shop has years of experience and reputation. And even though all the ice creams are worth a try, I would choose something different, like the avocado ice cream.

More Tours Through Coyoacán

  1. FREE Tour through Coyoacán
  2. Coyoacán + Xochimilco + Frida’s Museum
  3. Frida Kahlo’s Museum + Coyoacán

These tours might interest you if you’re curious to know Coyoacán.

How to get to Central Coyoacán

Where is Coyoacán?

Now that you know things to do in Coyoacán, you should know how to get there. Coyoacán, Mexico is one of the 16 delegations in the city, the address is: Jardín Plaza Hidalgo, Villa Coyoacán, 04000 Coyoacán, CDMX, México

It is important you know there is a lot of confusion when looking for central Coyoacán because near by is a Shopping Mall called “Centro Coyoacán”; however, the mall is in close proximity to your destination so if this happens to you do not worry.

Public Transportation

The closest metro station is Metro Coyoacán, from there you can walk to the central area, which will take you around 30 minutes.

If you wish to get there quicker, you can take a bus with a sign “Coyoacán Centro” this will take around 5 to 10 minutes to arrive.

What does Coyoacán mean?

The word Coyoacán comes from the náhuatl and can be translated to “The place of the people who own coyotes” or “Place of coyote owners”

Sharing the art of traveling and exploring,

Viajero M.

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