December 6 -10, 2004
The city of Oaxaca is an old medium sized city located in the
south-eastern region of the Mexican Republic. It is situated near the
ancient ruins of Monte Alban and Mitla, and it has many other
touristic and natural attractions. You may find further information
about Oaxaca at:
How to get to Oaxaca:
The city of Oaxaca is located 450 km to the southeast of Mexico City.
The Oaxaca International Airport is located about 20 min. from the
There are several direct flights from
Mexico City to Oaxaca every day (the flight is about one hour long). There are
flights stopping in Mexico City from many cities in the U.S.,
including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, New York and
There are also direct flights from the city of Houston to Oaxaca.
Taxi service is
available from the airport to the hotels. Approximate one-way fare is
$15 USD for up to three people in a taxi.
For participants who plan to travel by bus from
México City, be aware that there are several bus stations in
México City, so please make sure that you get to
right one. You should go to the
"Terminal de Autobuses TAPO". This bus station
may be reached by taxi (one-way taxi fare from the airport is
around $10 USD) or by subway (San Lázaro subway station on
LINE 1 (pink line)).
Buses that connect Oaxaca and México City depart every 45
and the travel lasts about 6 hours. We recommend
taking either one of the following bus companies: ADO (Autobuses de Occidente) or
UNO. One-way fare to Oaxaca is about $40 USD. From the Oaxaca bus
station, take a taxi to the hotel which costs about $2 USD one-way.