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SPE Well Integrity: Facing the New Challenges Workshop 

20 – 21 November, 2014

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Accommodations and Travel

Venue

Hotel Camino Real Tuxtla Gutierrez
Blvd. Dr. Belisario Domínguez 1195
Col. Sta. Elena, Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Chiapas, 29060

The Camino Real Tuxtla Gutierrez Hotel is conveniently located on the Belisario Dominguez Boulevard, in the most important commercial area and block away from shopping centers.

Housing and Transportation

Ecodsa has been designated as the Destination Management Company supporting SPE with this event. They will be able to help you with the housing reservations at:
https://www.ecodsa.com.mx/Reservaciones/SPE/Booking.aspx

For any questions regarding housing reservations and/or airport transfers please contact Nadia Vazquez at nadia.vazquez@ecodsa.com.mx or +52 (55) 55992860.

Airport

The Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport is 30 minutes away from the Camino Real Tuxtla Gutierrez Hotel.

CURRENCY

The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso. The symbol is $ or Mex$. The average exchange rate is 13.2737 Mexican pesos per 1 USD as of January 2014.

About Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital city of the state of Chiapas, one of the most beautiful places in all Mexico. The catalogue of historic buildings in this site is quite something and you must visit the world famous San Marcos Cathedral, the Old Government Palace and the brand new Polyforum and Convention Center.

From Tuxtla Gutiérrez you can visit several little towns filled with magic and history: Chiapa de Corzo, a city with over 500 years offers a multicultural fair with colonial art mixed with Gothic and Renaissance style. Other touristic places to visit are the San Sebastian Temple ruins, a building from the XVII century and the Marimba Museum, the traditional musical instrument of the region.

Without any doubt, the most popular tour of the region is the boat ride across the Sumidero Canyon, a mesmerizing spectacle that you will never forget. You can contemplate the rocky walls over 1000 yards tall and almost feel the “Chorreadero” waterfall, a mystic place surrounded by exuberant vegetation, crystalline water ponds and high cliffs, ideal for ecotourism activities.

People in Tuxtla Gutiérrez are warm and hospitable. You can choose a wide variety of tours, enjoy a walk in the afternoon at the main square and visit the customs and antiquities stores.

Helpful Information:

Time zone: UTC-6 | Summer: UTC-5
Temperature: Daily average for November: 75.9 °F (24.4 °C), low precipitation
Airport: Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport
Currency: Mexican Pesos (MXN)

Visa and Passport Requirements

Attendees are strongly advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Mexico. Apart from a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required.

SPE offers an official visa letter to assist you in the visa process upon registration confirmation.

For more information, please visit the Mexico official website for the country’s tourist information

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Mexico. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa. SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

Travel Safety Tips

When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions whether you are traveling or exploring the city. Here are some general tips to help make the most of your trip:

  • Lock up your valuables. Hotels provide safety deposit boxes in their rooms. It’s recommended that jewelry, airline tickets, money, and any important documents be stored in the hotel safe.
  • Remember your adapters.
  • Try not to use mobile telephones in the street and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep cameras and video recorders out of plain sight. Avoid wearing excessive jewelry, carrying any valuables, or large amounts of cash.
  • Use credit cards where possible. Your wallet should contain your ID, credit cards, and a minimum amount of cash.
  • Withdraw cash from ATMs that are inside your hotel, banks or commercial centers.
  • Notify hotel management as soon as possible in the event of a lost or stolen room key card.
  • Travel in a group and plan your itinerary before leaving the hotel to ensure you make it to your destination smoothly. If you get lost, call a taxi to take you to your destination. Your hotel can recommend a reputable taxi company.
  • Keep an eye on your luggage.
  • Exchange currency in shops or at the hotel’s front desk.
  • Pack casual light clothes.
  • Bring a light jacket or sweater because some buildings and restaurants can be a little cool with the air conditioner.
  • Tip extra if you want to. Restaurants and hotel tips are 15%.