CANENA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING | FEBRUARY 27 AND 28, 2019 | MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

Welcome to Mexico City

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Mexico City is one of the oldest cities in the world and its history goes back to the Aztec empire. It’s situated in the tropical zone, covering an area of around 1,485 sq km (571 sq mi) at an altitude of 2,230 m (7,240 ft) above sea level. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn’t have to be. Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitution or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park.

For further information, click: Visit Mexico

Points of interest:

  • Zócalo, the heart of the city
  • Metropolitan Cathedral, one of Mexico’s most treasured architectural masterpieces
  • National Palace, home to the offices of the president of Mexico and Federal Treasury
  • Templo Mayor, Mexico’s Great Aztec Empire
  • National Museum of Anthropology, largest collection from prehispanic Mayan civilizations to the Spanish conquest

Weather

Mexico City averages a daily maximum temperature for February that’s between 72 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 24 degrees Celsius).  The minimum temperature usually falls between 44 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit (6 to 8 degrees Celsius).

Be sure to check the long range weather forecast before packing: Accuweather

Language

The government of Mexico uses Spanish for most official purposes. However, Mexico has 63 distinct indigenous languages. The most popular touristic places offer services in English.

Chip-and-Pin Credit Cards

In Mexico, chip cards are the standards and accepted widely at most larger hotels and restaurants. However, you should carry some cash wherever you go, as many small merchants won’t take cards. Be sure to give your card provider a quick call letting them know you will be traveling to Mexico.

Currency

The official currency is the Mexican peso (MNX), the most traded currency in Latin America. It’s easy to get pesos in Mexico, as ATMs are widespread. Still, consider getting peso only from ATMs at bank branches.

For exchange rates, go to: Currency Converter

Electricity

The electricity supply in the Mexico is 110 – 127 V, 60 Hz. The standard socket is 3-pin. Some old buildings still have non-earthed electrical sockets with two blade pins only. An adaptor is needed to connect different plug shapes to the wall receptacle. An electrical converter will be needed for higher voltage equipment, unless the product you are using has a voltage switch or an integrated converter to use 100 V, 60 Hz.

Visas for travel to Mexico

Consult your country’s embassy before traveling to Mexico in order to know the requirements of your trip.

In the following link, you will find a list of countries that do not need visa:

http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Paises_No_Visa

Click this link, in order to know the countries that require visa to travel to Mexico:

http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Paises_Visa

Travel and transportation

Transfer to “MARIA ISABEL SHERATON HOTEL” from Mexico City International Airport (MEX)

Authorized taxis offer comfortable and safe service from the Airport to “MARIA ISABEL SHERATON HOTEL”; it is a 30 minute to 1 hour ride and costs approximately $300 pesos.

Taxi services are located at the international and domestic entrances at Terminals 1 and 2. In both cases, taxi tickets are sold at the modules located near the arrival gates and in the walkway area. For your safety, we recommend you to only use the taxi services authorized by the airport, which include:

Terminal 1: Porto Taxi, Sitio 300; Nueva Imagen and Excelencia.

Terminal 2: Porto Taxi, Sitio 300; Nueva Imagen Excelencia; Confort and Yellow Cab

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