Mexico Trip Links and Budget

I’ve been asked by some readers to provide a list of links to the restaurants, hotels and activities we have enjoyed during our various trips to central Mexico. I’ve also been asked how I can afford to take these trips. I hope to provide those details here in this post. If there’s something I have left out, please let me know!

First, the budget

$480.00 Roundtrip airfare CVG-MEX – $238 per person on American Airlines.  (Overnight layover both ways in Charlotte)

$000.00 Airport hotel for 2 nights in Charlotte (points used)

$220.00 Hotel Casareyna Puebla (3 nights including breakfast and one dinner)

$160.00 Chillout Bed and Breakfast Mexico City (2 nights in 2 bedroom apartment including breakfast)

$150.00 Cash for museum fees, convenience store items, airport items, tips

$400.00 All Uber, bus tickets, taxi rides, food, souvenirs, parking at the airport


Now the links…

Airfare: SkyScanner

Hotels: Casareyna Boutique Hotel PueblaChillout Flat B & B (CDMX), Red Treehouse (stayed here on other trips and highly recommend it for stays in Condesa, CDMX)

Bus transportation: Estrella Roja Bus (CDMX-Puebla), Pullman Morelos Bus (CDMX-Cuernavaca)

Mexico City Restaurants:

El Cardenal

El Moro Churrería

Mexico City Attractions:

Metropolitan Cathedral Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Museum of Memory and Tolerance

Museo Mural Diego Rivera

Puebla Restaurants:


Restaurante Fonda Santa Clara

Cemitas Meche

Puebla Attractions:

Museo Amparo

Talavera Armando

Cholula Attractions:

Quilíbrate Restaurant

Copa de Oro Cider Factory

Container City

Cholula Archeological Park

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