Groningen Annual Meeting 2019
 

Getting here

You can arrive Puebla City either via Mexico City’s International Airport (and then transfer by bus to Puebla) or Puebla City International Airport.

Wherever you are coming from, outside of Mexico, to arrive directly to Puebla City Airport, you have to fly first either to Houston or Dallas, TX, USA. Both cities have connection flights to Puebla City (United and American Airlines respectively).

You also can fly to Mexico City’s International Airport (Terminal 1 or Terminal 2) and then take the bus service to Puebla City (approximately 2.5 hours, € 14). There is a bus station into both aerial terminals (1 and 2). Ask for “Estrella Roja” bus line station (https://aeropuertoer.com.mx/). In Puebla there are 2 options to arrive by bus; we recommend to buy ticket for “4 Poniente” station, which is smaller and better located.

Visas

Find information about visas for visiting Mexico, including a list of countries that require and that do not require visa, here: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/washington/index.php/visas

Weather – what to bring

Puebla is a city with a dry and temperate climate most of the year, although the months of April and May are usually a little hot (up to 30°C at noon; 86°F). There may be some isolated rains in the evenings and the mornings are not cold at this time of the year (around 17°C; 62°F), so you should be fine with a light jacket. Conference attire is smart casual and the conference venue is air-conditioned.

Dietary options

Although there are options in Puebla for different dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Kosher, etc.), it is not common for all restaurants to have them, so we recommend you always ask about the ingredients of the dishes that you order, as well as drinking only bottled water. In Mexico, tap water is not drinkable.

For Annual Meeting inclusive catered events, please nominate your requirements in the appropriate section of the registration process and your needs will be provided for. If you have any questions, please contact the meeting organizer.

Eating out

Mexico in general and Puebla in particular are internationally known for their gastronomy, a mixture of pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial cuisine, so throughout the city you will find a number of options to eat, for all tastes and pockets, from the traditional Mexican cuisine to international, from all regions of the world.

Only 2 blocks away from UPAEP conference center is "Avenida Juarez", a mile-long avenue full of dining options, from traditional Mexican food to Argentinian, Italian, sushi, meat, fish and seafood, fast food, coffee shops, etc.

A complete meal, including wine, in a good restaurant, should not cost more than € 25 per person. The custom tip in restaurants is between 10 and 15% of the bill.

Consider that in Mexico the time for lunch is between 2 and 3 pm and dinner from 8 pm. Restaurants usually open around 1 pm, except those that offer breakfast, which open from 7 or 7:30 am. There is usually no need to make reservations in advance, except during peak hours on weekends.

Getting around

There will be free delegate bus transfers from the host hotels to the conference centre and back, one in the mornings and one in the evenings. 

Puebla has much to offer to its visitors, being a city with almost 500 years of history. You can find from prehispanic and colonial architectural monuments, museums, handicrafts, landscapes, natural attractions and much more. Learn more about everything you can find in Puebla by clicking here (English version in the upper right corner of the page): http://puebla.travel/en/puebla