Biological Physics @ CMU

The Biological Physics Initiative
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics

nsfSelf-Assembly in Biology and Materials Science

Travel Information

International travellers: A valid passport (without visa) is sufficient for US citizens and permanent residents, as well as Canadian and many European passport holders to enter Mexico. If in doubt, check with the Mexican Consulate General.
As of May-01, 2010, non-U.S. citizen that hold a valid U.S. visa no longer require a Mexican visa! Please consult with your closest Mexican embassy or consulate.

Most travellers will arrive at Bahias de Huatulco International Airport (HUX), either after changing planes in Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) or by international arrival from Houston, TX (IAH). Airport pickup will be arranged through the hotel. If your travel plans change from the arrival time at HUX you communicated to us, please call the hotel upon arrival.
A taxi from HUX to the hotel should cost you around Mex$ 480 (US$ 40).

Transfer from the airport to the hotel in vans will beprovided for the following incoming flights on June-08:

  • Mexicana 7217, arrival at HUX 2:40 p.m.
  • Mexicana 7219, arrival at HUX 7:05 p.m.

Please look for vans with sign from the Hotel Camino Real.

Travellers arriving on earlier flights, please hire a taxi cab (Please obtain a receipt – U.S. participants will be reimbursed through the NSF).

The Hotel Camino Real Zaashila is located at the Tangolunda Bay. The street address is:

Blvd. Benito Juárez no. 5,
Bahía de Tangolunda, Bahías de Huatulco,
Oaxaca, Mexico C.P. 70989
Tel.: +52 (958) 583-0300, Mr. Edwin Vazquez.

The hotel will accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Diners Club credit cards.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel lobby. However, there is limited seating and bandwidth.

Weather information

Huatulco is located 15° N / 96° W in the tropics. The time zone is equivalent to U.S. Central. In June, the noontime sun is right above you (actually, a bit to the North of the zenith).

Sport fishing, scuba diving, surfing, golf are all favorite activities at Bahías de Huatulco that can be arranged through the hotel.

Bring your sunscreen lotion!




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