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== Central Mexico map ==

You can refer to the map further below to get more precise location information. The three main regions in which we are looking for options are:

Morelos/Mexico states

In Morelos, most places we have found are near the Cuautla area. Other interesting places might be around Cuernavaca, maybe Tenancingo (i.e. Ixtapan)

Advantages:

  • Beautiful area
  • Very benign weather
  • Complete and cheap hotels
  • Decent (although not great) communications infrastructure

  • Quite close to Mexico City's airport (this is, 1 to 2 hours drive)

Disadvantages:

  • Outside some limited areas, most cities are small and not much fun - And Debconf is not just about hacking!

Guerrero/Veracruz states

We'd be looking probably at Veracruz/Boca del Río in Veracruz, Acapulco in Guerrero.

Advantages:

  • Shore, palm trees, sea. Many people want that.
  • Extensive infrastructure - Large hotels, good communications infrastructure
  • Good social life

Disadvantages:

  • Expensive
  • Quite far from Mexico City - Some 4hrs by bus. There are planes as well, but most international flights arrive at Mexico City's airport, and it is a non-trivial premium.

Big cities: Mexico City/Puebla/Cuernavaca

Probably Mexico, Puebla or Cuernavaca Cities.

Advantages:

  • You have everything. Big city life.

  • The best infrastructure available
  • Might be possible to get some university spaces, which can make things much cheaper
  • Almost every international flight arrives at Mexico City's airport. Puebla and Cuernavaca are not very far from there, ~2hr by bus

Disadvantages:

  • Lodging is quite expensive.
  • Distances are big - I'd prefer having the lodging and work areas in the same building (i.e. a hotel) to avoid losing ["DDs"] in the city :)

  • The city is not very safe, it is easy for groups of people not knowing their way to have unpleasant incidents.

Central Mexico map

http://www.sitesatlas.com/Maps/Maps/302c.gif