- Airport arrival
- Time zone
- Electrical plugs
- Currency & exchange rates
- Safety considerations
- Recommended links
For those delegates that may have some concerns during your arrival to Mexico City. We are pleased to let you know that a member of the Local Committee will be at the Benito Juarez, Mexico International Airport. This person will be in charge of accompanying IASA delegates from your arrival Terminal (1 and 2) to your taxi.
- Name (and the names of your travel companions)
- Contact mobile number
- Airline and flight number
- Date and time of arrival
- Name and address of your accommodation
The Fonoteca Nacional is located in the neighbourhood of Coyoacán. Below we share a list of the hotels recommended by the Local Organizing Committee. More accommodation may be found through services like Booking and Airbnb.
Hotels near Coyoacán
Holiday Inn México- Plaza Universidad (13 minutes by taxi/ 30-40 minutes walking distance)
Contact number: 01 800 000 04 04
Location: Parroquia No. 1056, Col. Santa Cruz Atoyac, Del. Benito Juárez, C.P. 03310, CDMX
Preferencial rate in standard room, single or double occupancy in Plan European (does not include food) 86.63 US dollars including taxes. /Mexican pesos 1732.75.
15% discount on food in restaurant.
Contact: Paola Olivares email@example.com
City Express Patio Universidad (10 minutes by taxi/ 30-40 minutes walking distance)
Contact number: +52 555 623 6580
WhatsApp: +52 55 5249 8080
Location: Av. Popocatépetl 546, Col. Xoco, Del. Benito Juárez, C.P. 03330, CDMX
City Express Plus Insurgentes (12 minutes by taxi/ 30-40 minutes walking distance)
Contact number: +52 555 482 0280
WhatsApp: +52 +52 55 5249 8080
Location: Av. Insurgentes Sur No. 1581, Col. San José Insurgentes, Del. Benito Juárez, C.P. 03900, CDMX
Hotel Kristal Grand Insurgentes Sur (20 minutes walking distance/ 9 minutes by taxi)
ContacT number: +52 (555) 322 15 80
Location: Insurgentes Sur No 1991, Col Guadalupe Inn, Delegación Álvaro Obregón, Cd de México C.P. 01020
Accommodation in Coyoacan (20 minutes walking distance)
Casa Calle Berlín
Location: Calle Berlín 84b, Col. Del Carmen Del. Coyoacán C.P.04100, CDMX
Contact number: +1(956) 7398554
WhatsApp: +1 (956) 7398554
Location: Xicotencatl 243 Colonia El Carmen, Del. Coyoacán C.P.04100, CDMX
Contact number: +5255 8717 9623
WhatsApp: +5255 1545 4350
Location: Francisco Ortega 8, Colonia Villa Coyoacán, Del. Coyoacán C.P.04000, CDMX
Contact number: +525555540655
Location: Presidente Carranza 220, Barrio Santa Catarina, Del. Coyoacán C.P.04010, CDMX
La casita de Coyoacán
Contact number: +525556598615
Location: Tlatetilpa 14, Barrio San Lucas, Del. Coyoacán C.P.04030, CDMX
The map below shows suggestions for places to eat in three areas: Centro, Coyoacán and Teotihuacan.
Spanish is Mexico’s official language, but at the majority of hotels and tour services the staff also speak English.
The time in Mexico City is GMT-6 (Greenwich Mean Time).
The current time in Mexico City is available at https://time.is/es/Mexico_City
The weather in Mexico City is temperate. One of the main factors that affects the weather in Mexico City is that it is located at an altitude of 2,250 meters above sea level. Added to this is a geography that protects it from winds and humidity, resulting in moderate temperatures, with an annual average of 16 °C.
The rainy season begins in May and ends around October, in September the average temperature is 12 to 23 degrees Celsius. Generally it consists of sunny mornings followed by cloudy afternoons with some rain. It is recommended to carry a raincoat, umbrella and a sweater for the afternoons and evenings. Check the weather forecast: https://www.accuweather.com/es/mx/mexico-city/242560/daily-weather-forecast/242560
The voltage in Mexico is 110 volts at a frequency of 60 Hz. The plugs are flat pinned, type B, like those used in the United States. We recommend carrying adaptors, because they are not available in all hotels. The types of plugs (plugs and sockets) used are as follows:
The congress venue will have a number of charging sockets for delegates' use. However we urge everyone to fully charge their mobiles and laptops in their hotels before arriving at the conference venue, especially those that will be using their devices for presentations or for the English/Spanish translation service that we will offer on Zoom.
It is highly recommended to get travel and medical insurance.
Do not drink water from the tap, only drink bottled water.
The closest hospital to the Fonoteca Nacional is Hospital San Ángel Inn Coyoacán. https://www.hospitalsanangelinn.mx/
Even though the Covid 19 pandemic has subsided, and Mexico no longer requires control measures, we recommend that all conference attendees wear face masks in enclosed spaces. We will also regularly disinfect shared equipment (microphones, lecterns) used by conference speakers.
Currency and exchange rate:
The official currency in Mexico is the Mexican peso ($). You may find 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 or 1,000 pesos bills in circulation, as well as 10, 20 and 50 cent coins and 1, 2, 5 and 10 peso coins. Money can be exchanged at the time of your arrival at the Airport, or anytime at Banks and Exchange Houses. It is important to note that you will be asked to show your passport to make the exchange.
More about currency and exchange rates: https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=USD&To=MXN
Mexico City is the nation’s capital. Vibrant, multifaceted and always on the move. It is the political, economic and cultural core of the Mexican Republic. As in many other big and highly populated cities, it is important to keep in mind the following recommendations:
- Avoid displaying luxurious objects, such as jewelry, watches, cameras, cell phones or eye-catching accessories when going out
- Carry only essentials: one official ID document, and take just the amount of money that you need for daily expenses. Keep your money and cards in separate pockets or purses.
- Keep valuables in the hotel safes.
- It is advisable to use ATM machines in guarded areas, such as shopping malls.
- Traveling by subway is safe, except for pickpockets and overcrowding during rush hours.
- It is recommended to move around in Uber or safe cabs. For example, from Taxi Sites such as:
Sitio America: Teléfonos 55 56598364 y 55 53395420
Sitio 118 Parroquia y Universidad: Teléfonos 5556889731, 5556013114.
Countries that do not require a visa to enter Mexico https://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-no-requieren-visa-para-mexico/
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- Mexico International Airport Information
- Maps of Mexico City
- Essential Guide Mexico City/a>