How to Travel Mexico in Style: The Vocho

If you’re looking for a classic way to get around Mexico, it doesn’t get any better than the Vocho.

 

The Mexican form of the VW Bug, the Vocho was one of the most mass produced cars in the country. It seems all of our local friends have owned/driven (or still drive) a Vocho at some point in their life. And you can totally tell why – they look awesome!

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho Black

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho Orange

First introduced by Germans at an autoshow in Mexico city, Mexico began producing these vehicles themselves in 1961. The legacy came to a halt in June 2003 when the last line of Mexican Vochos rolled off the assembly line.

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho Blue

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho Blue

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho Red

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho Orange

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho Gold

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho Red

 How to Travel Mexico in Style -Mexican Vocho Black

 How to Travel Mexico in Style -Mexican Vocho White

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vochos

While Vochos might not be in production anymore, they are still everywhere! They are reliable, easy to repair and super cost effective. Plus they come in any color you could possibly want!

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Vocho

Of course if you’re not into leaving a carbon footprint, there are always alternative modes of transportation…

How to Travel Mexico in Style - Mexican Car

 If we ever find ourselves back to Mexico, you better believe we are picking up a Vocho for ourselves! Or maybe something a bit more spacious…

How to Travel Mexico in Style - VW Bus

What do you think of the Vocho? What’s your favorite car you’ve seen abroad?

 

21 Comments

    • Hahaha please write it still!! We saw so many cool Vochos when we were in Valladolid that were different from the ones we had seen on the Pacific. It would be great to see more :)

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    • YES! And great choice. I have always loved VW bugs, but the Vochos are so classic!

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    • I’m so jealous! Cuba has been on the list for quite some time, but it is a bit tricky with us being Americans. We’ll definitely visit one day though!

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  1. I found you guys over at “My Tan Feet” – great blog and the Vocho is definitely the best choice, although I like the horse as well ;) happy travels guys!
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    • Hey Tiffany!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by our site and leave a comment- glad you like the blog and look forward to checking out yours as well!

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  2. Lol! They really are everywhere! Also here in Playa. :D They look super cute but also very unsafe!

    But I love seeing them. Have lots of photos of them as well! You’re just drawn to them, right? :)
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    • Yes, so drawn to them! I didn’t realize they were that unsafe, though we did hear about the Vocho robberies that used to happen in Mexico City when the Vochos were being used as taxis. Still, I love them!

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    • And that’s only a fraction of the ones we saw! It’s so crazy how many there are!

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    • Haha he does look a bit wistful, doesn’t he?! I definitely don’t blame him :)

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  3. Driving a voncho and the road bumps were so much fun in Merida the last time I was there!! Can’t wait to go back!

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    • Sounds like fun! Didn’t make it to Merida but we’ve heard great things!

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    • Hello, did you rent the vocho in Merida. We are tryng to rent a vocho in Merida at the moment, but cant find any place that rents them. Thanks

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  4. sweet!!! the orange vw bug its mine yeah!!!!!

    they are not unsafe cars , everlast i say!

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