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Coyoacán ([koʝoaˈkan] ) refers to one of the 16 boroughs (delegaciones) of the Federal District of Mexico City as well as the former village which is now the borough’s “historic center.” The name comes from Nahuatl and most likely means “place of coyotes,” when the Aztecs named a pre-Hispanic village on the southern shore of Lake Texcoco which was dominated by the Tepanec people. Against Aztec domination, these people welcomed Hernán Cortés and the Spanish, who used the area as a headquarters during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire and made it the first capital of New Spain between 1521 and 1523. The village, later municipality, of Coyoacan remained completely independent of Mexico City through the colonial period into the 19th century. In 1857, the area was incorporated into the Federal District when this district was expanded. In 1928, the borough was created when the Federal District was divided into sixteen boroughs. The urban sprawl of Mexico City reached the borough in the mid 20th century, turning farms, former lakes and forests into developed areas, but many of the former villages have kept their original layouts, plazas and narrow streets and have conserved structures built from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. This has made the borough of Coyoacan, especially its historic center, a popular place to visit on weekends.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Coyoacán in Mexico. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Coyoacán like a local. A gripping city on its own right, Mexico City also deserves a visit. Add Mexico City to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Muse De Templo Mayor, Chapultepec Castle, Zocalo. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Coyoacán.

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Facts and Stats for Coyoacán*

  • Pollution Statistics in Coyoacán

    Know the pollution level of Coyoacán before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 82.39 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 71.6 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.02 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.29 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.19 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 64.38 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.47 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 51.88 (Moderate)
  • Coyoacán: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Coyoacán for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Coyoacán.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75.49 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 78.85 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.55 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 65.26 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.72 (High)
    • Attacks 60.59 (High)
    • Drug offense 68.24 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 19.92 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50.49 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.6 (High)
  • Living in Coyoacán - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Coyoacán is 90.42 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 32.11 (Low)
    • Climate Index 92.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 84.26 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 51.61 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 36.51 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.14 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Coyoacán

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Coyoacán

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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