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Cancún has a Semi – tropical climate, meaning hot and humid all year round.


The official currency is the Mexican Peso.

Electricity contacts

In Mexico the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz


The official language of Mexico is Spanish; in Cancun as in most of the touristic places in Mexico, everybody in hotels, stores, flea markets and shopping malls speak English.

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Ambulance: 065
  • Fire department: 01 (998) 884 1202
  • Police: 01 (998) 885 2277
  • Tourism office: 01 (998) 881 2800

Visa and Passport Requirements

If you are unsure whether you require a Visa, please visit the following website: to check your status. If you need a visa letter, it will be available upon request and will be sent to you once the registration payment has been completed.

Local transportation

Cancun International Airport handles the second largest colume of traffic in Mexico, but receives the highest score for its modern facilities and equipment, and above all security. Inside the airport you will find the main companies for car rental and safe taxis services.

  • Located 30 min away from Cancun Center.

Educational Credits

Certificates will be made available through the online platform on after the Congress or by e-mail at

Business Hours

Business hours are from 8:00 am through 9:00 pm some offices are closed from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Shopping malls are open usually until 9:30 pm or 10:00 pm. Restaurants and bars at the hotel zone are open until 1:00 am.

Medical Service

Cancun has excellent hospitals and medical care.


16% VAT is charged on most applicable items.

Time Zone

  • Mexico City GMT-6
  • Cancún GMT-5


The Convention Centre has ATMs.


Please contact your mobile service provider to confirm whether your mobile is compatible with the Mexico network and to learn how you will be charged, and ensure you keep mobile phones on silent during scientific sessions