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The city of Cancun is located on the northwest coast of the state of Quintana Roo, in southeastern Mexico, 1,700 km from Mexico City. Cancun International Airport (CUN) is Mexico's second busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport, but the biggest for international passengers. It has a wide range of domestic and international flights connecting 7 cities in Mexico, 24 in the U.S., 7 in Europe and 6 in Central and South America.

Travel to Mexico

Many people do not need to apply for a visa to enter Mexico for leisure and business trips of 80 days or less. These include passport holders from the U.S., Canada, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, many (but not all) EU countries, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand as well as a number of South American countries including Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Venezuela.

If you don’t hold a passport from one of the countries on the ‘exempt’ list, you may need to apply for an entry visa before you travel to Mexico.

Check your nationality here to see if you need a visa to enter Mexico or not

An invitation letter for IWBF delegates to the conference to be used in the visa application can be obtained from the conference secretariat. Please contact

Centro de Educacion Continua

IWBF2 2019 will be held at the Centro de Educacion Continua (CEC), Cancun, of the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN). CEC is surrounded by a diverse range of places to stay, dining and entertainment.



Centro de Educacion Continua (CEC), Cancun, IPN
Blvd. Kukulcán km 12.5 Centro Empresarial Cancún, Torre A, 1er P (4,882.03 mi)
Cancún, Quintana Roo 77500



Cancun is a very touristic city and offers plenty of different accommodations, especially in the Zona Hotelera. Here we suggest some hotels near the conference venue:

  • The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa (****)
    Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km.12.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún, Q.R.
    Telephone: +52 998 891 4200
    Approx. distance to the venue: 4 minutes walk / 350 meters

  • Occidental Tucancun (*** 1/2)
    Address: Avenida Kukulcan, km. 13,5 | Lote 24, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    Telephone: +52 998 891 5900
    Approx. distance to the venue: 9 minutes walk / 650 meters

  • Hotel Casa Turquesa (****)
    Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km 13.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    Telephone: + 52 998 193 2260
    Approx. distance to the venue: 10 minutes walk / 850 meters

  • Hotel NYX Cancun (***)
    Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Mz52, El Rey, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
    Telephone: +52 998 848 9300
    Approx. distance to the venue: 12 minutes walk / 1 km