Aguascalientes

Live the wonderful art and culture in the heart of Mexico

Conference Venue: Gran Hotel Alameda Aguascalientes

The conference will be held at the Gran Hotel Alameda. This hotel has a beautiful architecture that will transport you to a historic age. It has a great location in one of the most emblematic avenues of the city, surrounded by the Ojo Caliente Springs, and close to our traditional carnival Feria de San Marcos celebrated yearly on April-May.

Address: Av. Alameda #821, Héroes, CP 20190, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes.
Phone: +52 (449) 970 38 00

Conference Venue: Gran Hotel Alameda Aguascalientes

The conference will be held at the Gran Hotel Alameda. This hotel has a beautiful architecture that will transport you to a historic age. It has a great location in one of the most emblematic avenues of the city, surrounded by the Ojo Caliente Springs, and close to our traditional carnival Feria de San Marcos celebrated yearly on April-May.

San Marcos Fair 2020 (Feria de San Marcos)

It is a national fair held yearly for three or four weeks, starting usually on April 25, the Feast Day of San Marcos. Most of the events related to the fair, however, occur in the city of Aguascalientes, the state capital. It started with the harvesting of grapes because of wine production in Aguascalientes. Nowadays, the fair is heavily associated with bullfighting and cockfighting. It is estimated that seven million people visit the fair every year.

Cerro del Muerto (Dead Man’s Hill) / Cerro del Picacho

Enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world from the Cerro del Muerto. The practice of walking, camping, climbing, and rappelling is common; especially in "La Muela", one of its most visited monoliths with 20 meters high worth climbing.

Thermal Baths & Spa Ojocaliente

Located on one of the most emblematic avenues of eastern Aguascalientes, the emblematic Ojocaliente Thermal Baths for its 19th-century construction have offered an atmosphere of relaxation and fun for over 200 years. Its thermal waters at a temperature of 38 to 40 ° C have medicinal and relaxing properties ideal for ailments such as rheumatism, arthritis, hernias, sprains, muscle injuries, circulation problems, and stress.

San Marcos Bullring

Aguascalientes has a long rich history of bullfighting, as can be seen in this historic bullring, which was built in 1896. Currently, it is used as a bullfighting academy, where children and adults can learn the moves and techniques needed to face this immense animal. The bullring has become an integral part of the San Marcos National Fair, as numerous bullfighting events are held here. It is conveniently located next to San Marcos Garden.

La Quemada archaeological area (Zacatecas)

La Quemada represents the most important monumental settlement in northern central Mexico for its architecture. In the place, there is a large hall of Columns with its square, a field for the large ball game in the traditional form of “I”, and a pyramidal basement called Votive Pyramid.

Three Centuries Plaza

Particularly noteworthy are the Californian architecture, the impressive locomotive standing at the entrance, embodying the pride felt in Aguascalientes for the railroad, and the dancing fountains situated in the Station Gardens, where visitors enjoy spending the afternoon. The fountain show is one of the city’s major attractions. As many as sixty colors can be seen in the jets of water that soar as high as ten meters. The Monumental Clock was built in honor of the workers of the Round House, which housed the largest and most important railway workshops in Latin America.

How To Get There

Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport (Aguascalientes’ International Airport)

It is an international airport located 24 kilometers south of the capital city of Aguascalientes, Mexico, which deals with national and international air traffic in the area. The commercial facilities of the airport consist of a terminal, which has 5 remote parking positions. The airport has become one of the most important terminals in the Central-West region of the country.

From Mexico City’s International Airport to Aguascalientes Bus Station

Estimated distance: 492 km.

Estimated time (plane): 1.5 hours.

Estimated time (bus): 7 hours.

Being in Terminal 1, Gate 1, of the Mexico City International Airport, you must travel to the North Bus Station, also in Mexico City. A taxi can charge approximately $ 200.00 Mexican pesos ($ 10 USD). Remember to use the taxis inside the airport that are authorized.

Either you may take a flight form Mexico City International Airport or you may take a bus to get to Aguascalientes.

We recommend traveling on ETN Turistar buses, which averarage price is $710.00 Mexican Pesos ($35 USD) if you buy it at the Bus Station. If you buy the ticket online it will cost $639.00 (ETN Turistar) or Primera Plus ($597 pesos at the window or $ 538 pesos via the internet). The travel time is on average 7 hours and the road is very safe.

Guadalajara’s International Airport

From Guadalajara’s International Airport to Aguascalientes International Airport:

Estimated distance: 250 km.

Estimated time (car): 3 hours.

From Guadalajara’s International Airport to Gran Hotel Alameda Aguascalientes:

Estimated distance: 222 km.

Estimated time (car): 2.5 hours.

 

Available direct (national and international flights) to Aguascalientes International Airport

  • Mexico City (MEX)
  • Cancun (CUN)
  • Tijuana (TIJ)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Chicago (MDW)

Taxi and Uber (Aguascalientes)

Estimated distance from Aguascalientes International Airport to Hotel Gran Alameda (ISSDP 2020 venue): 26 km.

Estimated time: 30 minutes.

Once you arrive to the airport, you can only board authorized taxis, which can be easily distinguished and are paid directly at the checkout. The approximate cost of service to the city is $250.00 Mexican pesos (around $13 USD). The cost of the taxi can only be covered in Mexican pesos, so it is recommended to change money from your locations, because the currency bank at the airport is closed. There is an ATM at the airport of the HSBC bank and there is also the possibility of paying the taxi with a bank card, but the cashier must be indicated when requesting the taxi.

Taxis can be shared by up to four people and it is enough to indicate the hotel to which they are going to be transported by taxi. It is possible to say that, due to several problems between taxi drivers of the airport site and taxi drivers of Uber, it is only possible to order Uber leaving the airport facilities (it is possible to return to the airport in Uber).

Travel safety

  1. Be careful with valuable jewelry or other ítems, like gadgets that could be easily stolen.
  2. Make sure you have your bank and credit card information. Get the international phone number.
  3. Use registered taxis or Uber and avoid hucksters.
  4. Keep your important documents in the hotel safe.
  5. Talk to the hotel clerk or concierge about places you should avoid and tips for being safe in the area. They want your stay to be enjoyable and comfortable, and they know the specific community.