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Venue and Accommodation

This year’s conference is in Mérida, México

About Mérida

The city of Mérida was founded in 1542 by the Spanish Francisco de Montejo and is the safest city in Mexico and one of the safest in LATAM. It is an authentic Mexican city, with streets full of life, colourful markets, cultural activities, delicious and spicy food and music concerts in the streets and squares. 

Paseo Montejo is an avenue close to the conference venue, where historic and beautiful buildings are located. 

The city has become a popular event destination, with new convention centers, hotels, train lines, and more being built to make it easy for foreign visitors.

Climate

In October, temperatures can be around 23-32 degrees and lightly humid.

Venue

MoodleMoot Global 2024 will be hosted in the Centro Internacional de Congresos Yucatán, in the centre of Mérida in México.

The Centro Internacional de Congresos Yucatán (CIC) is the newest and most modern venue in the region, equipped with the latest technology. It has the LEED Green certificate, which makes it an ecologically responsible building. It is centrally located, and surrounded by many hotels, delicious restaurants, lively bars, interesting museums, and other historic buildings.

Directions to the venue

The CIC conference venue is only 20 minutes away from Mérida’s International Airport and is located a 5 minute walk from Bus Terminal 60, where buses arrive direct from Cancun.

Centro Internacional de Congresos Yucatán
Calle 33 502 S por 60 A y 62 Col. Centro C.P. 97000
Mérida, Yucatán

Accommodation options

Accommodation for delegates is not included with the ticket price. This way, all attendees will be able to book their preferred option within their preferred price range.

Around the Congress Center, you will find plenty of options for accommodation for all budgets. 

Some hotels that we suggest are:

 

Travel tips

To arrive in Mérida by plane, you have basically 2 flight options. We recommend you to check both options since, depending on your country of origin, one option might be cheaper, or shorter, than the other. 

  1. Flying to Mérida.
    • There are some direct flights to Mérida (like Houston, Miami, Toronto, etc) or via México city. 
      • Advantage: You will arrive in Mérida, where the event takes place. The airport is around 20 min away by taxi or bus. 
      • Disadvantage: You might need to take an extra flight.
      • Vayven (Buses Airport-Mérida)
        • Buses from Mérida Airport to Mérida city center, stopping at Terminal Paseo 60,  very close to the Convention center. Bus trip duration: Around 30 min.
  2. Flying to Cancún and then going by car or bus to Mérida. 
    • There are many more direct flights from cities around the world. 
      • Advantage: You have plenty of options to go directly, it’s a bigger international airport. 
      • Disadvantage: You will need to take some transportation to arrive at Mérida (taxi or bus) and depending on the arrival time, you might need to stay the night there and take the transport the next morning. 
      • ADO (Buses Airport-Cancún-Mérida)
        • If you arrive at Cancún during the day, you might take the direct bus from Cancún Airport (Terminals 2, 3, 4) to Mérida city, stopping at Terminal Paseo 60.
          Bus trip duration: Around 5 hours.
        • If you arrive late at Cancún, you might need to spend the night in the city and then take the Bus from Cancún City Central Station to Mérida the next morning. Our advise: Choose a hotel next to the central bus station, so that you can easily go there the next morning to take the bus to Mérida, stopping at Terminal Paseo 60.
          Bus trip duration: Around 5 hours.

Health insurance

Remember to check with your own Health or Travel Insurance if you have everything covered in case something happens in Mérida. 

During the conference, we will have at our disposal a Medical Service for emergencies located at the Congress Center, but you will need to have your insurance documents ready. 

Mérida’s Highlights

If you have some free time, we suggest visiting some of the amazing highlights of the region:

  • Catedral de Mérida San Ildefonso
  • Plaza Grande de Mérida
  • Parque Santa Lucía
  • Museo Casa Montejo
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ateneo de Yucatán MACAY
  • Mayan World Museum of Mérida
  • Puerto Progreso beach
  • Río Lagartos Yucatán
  • Celestún area
  • Chichén-Itzá

And enjoy some of the delicious and authentic local restaurants:

  • Museum of Yucateca Gastronomy
  • Teya
  • Dulcería y Sorbetería Colón
  • Cuna Mérida (at the Wayam Hotel)
  • Mercado 60
  • Yerba Santa
  • Picheta
  • La Chaya Maya
  • El Catrín
  • La Doña Restaurante & Cantina

You can find out more about the emergency numbers in Mérida, México.


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