Please, read these instructions and safety tips in detail.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the organizers.
- How to arrive to Mexico City?
The best way to arrive to the workshop from abroad is flying to Benito Juárez-Mexico City International Airport (MEX).
It is possible to find very cheap flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN), in the middle of famous Mayan Riviera resorts, from abroad. There are many connections to Mexico City (Volaris and Aeromexico flights are suggested).
- How to arrive from the airport to your hotel?
The authorized taxis at the kiosks in the airport. Authorized taxis have a fixed rate that is paid in full at the kiosk (you can use your credit card) that depends on the area you are going to. Provide the address of your hotel in the kiosk, pay and walk out of the terminal to the designated taxi stop. You only will need to indicate to the driver where you are going to. All the information on this option can be found at https://www.aicm.com.mx/en/passengers/transportation/taxis.
Uber: You can find information on Uber airport pick-up at http://www.uber.com/en-MX/airports/mex/. If you request an Uber, you will need to exit on the arrivals level and indicate the driver through the app your exit gate (Puerta). We recommend that you pick either Puerta 3 or 4 if you are in Terminal 2, and Puerta 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 if you are in Terminal 1. It will be easier for you and your driver.
Standard tipping is 10% (no tips in taxis). Prices in menus include taxes.
The area where the workshop is held is perfectly safe. The venue is relatively close to the recommended hotels and easily reachable. We just recommend you to take the standard precautions whenever you are in a very touristic and crowded area. Be very careful with your belongings.
We highly recommend that you do not take a taxi in the street. Use safe taxis provided by your hotel or Uber, Didi, etc.
Do not eat in the street. There are plenty of restaurants close to the venue and the hotels.
Do not drink tap water.
Mexico City is the largest city in the country and the most populous city in North America. Its historical center was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and it is the heart of a living culture rooted in Tenochtitlán. One of the main tourist attractions of the City is its main square, ‘El Zócalo’, where the Cathedral and the National Palace are. Beautiful XVI-XIX century architecture in the Centre gives it the name ‘The City of Palaces’. The confluence of prehispanic, colonial and modern faces and cultural heritage together with their varied museums (more than 150) and murals (Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, ...) gives the city its charm.
Besides, we highly recommend a visit to Teotihuacán site, to Museo Nacional de Antropología, to Coyoacán, to Xochimilco -with a trip in ‘trajinera’ (traditional boat) through the canals-, to UNAM, etc.
If you arrive a few days in advance, knowing the Day of the Deads is a must, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead.
The visa requirements to enter Mexico can be found at:
Letters of invitation for VISA purposes will be available upon request for registered participants.