ICANN76 Community Forum
Prep Week (Online Only): 27 Feb - 1 March 2023
Official Meeting Dates: 11 - 16 March 2023
Venue: Cancún Center
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
In person attendees must REGISTER by 8 March 2023. Virtual registration will remain available through 16 March 2023.
INTERNATIONAL VISITORS - GENERAL INFORMATION
Time ZoneAll sessions will be conducted during regular working hours in Cancún, Eastern Standard Time (EST / UTC-5).
- Daylight Saving Time is not in use in Cancún, Mexico. However, most of the United States, Canada, and some northern border locations in Mexico will switch to DST on 12 March 2023.
Average Weather in March84°F / 69°F (29°C / 20°C)
CurrencyMexican Peso (MXN)
Health and SafetyA 24/7 Health and Safety Center (HSC) will be available on site to assist with any safety, security, or health concerns during the event.
Local Emergencies: Ambulance / Fire / Police: 911
International Call Code+52 (Area Code for Cancun: 998)
Many government bureaus responsible for international travel information publish traveler checklists (example here).
As with all international travel, travelers have a responsibility to understand the entry and exit requirements of their travel and determine if they can meet those requirements before committing to the travel.
Travelers may review specific travel requirements by visiting https://apply.joinsherpa.com/map or their local government international traveler websites.
For more information on traveling to México:
To request an invitation letter for visa applications, please REGISTER for the meeting.
Cancún International Airport [CUN]
Cancún International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean. Major international airlines as well as charter airlines have direct or connecting flights to Cancun every day and the airport is located approximately 25 minutes outside of the Hotel Zone.
- Terminal 2 International Airport Transfers and Arrival Instructions
- Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 Airport Transfers and Arrival Instructions
GETTING TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT
The ADO bus leaves Cancun International Airport (CUN) to the city centre of Cancun every 30 minutes, from there, you will need to switch to the local R-1 or R-2 public bus which runs to the Hotel Zone of Cancun every few minutes. Tickets cost 4€ (86 MXN) and the journey will take around 60 minutes in total.
Pre-book a private car service between Cancun International Airport and your hotel through Maritur.
1. Airport transfer rates inclusive paging, parking costs and maximum 60 minutes waiting time after landing.
2. Waiting time on departures is 15 minutes after the scheduled pick up time.
3. No cancelation charge will be applied for notifications received 72 hours prior the landing time.
4. 100% penalty charge will be applied if the service is canceled less than 72 hours prior the landing time.
5. Child car seats available at USD 10 each.
6. Arrival transfers must be booked by 6 March 2023. The cut-off date for all return transfers is 12 March 2023.
All rates include current VAT. All major credit cards are accepted for payment. Please confirm final costs, cancellation policies, and terms and conditions prior to booking. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uber legally operates and is currently available in Cancún. However, due to the uncertainty of the situation between Uber and local taxi drivers, proceed with caution and avoid potential conflicts by utilizing authorized taxis or other public transportation.
Taxis at Cancun Airport don't have a set fee, nor do they charge using a taximeter. You will need to discuss and barter the final price with your driver, but it will be around 27€ (600 MXN) into the Hotel Zone of Cancun.
For more information about getting to and from the airport, click here.
To see the schedule for shuttle service between official hotels and Cancún Center, click here.
ICANN negotiates the best available rates at nearby hotels to provide affordable housing options for all attendees. Rates include free breakfast and Wi-Fi when possible and all official hotels are either within walking distance, or a short shuttle ride away from the meeting venue. All rates are subject to availability and booking deadlines. Please confirm deposit and cancellation policies directly with the hotel prior to booking.
Aloft CancúnBlvd. Kukulcan Km 9 Mz 48 L-8-1, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., México
Style meets substance at Aloft Cancún. A modern hotel in a premier location. It is connected to the convention center so business travelers can easily attend events, while families will love being close to La Isla Shopping Village. Style meets substance at Aloft Cancún. A modern hotel in a premier location. It is connected to the convention center so business travelers can easily attend events, while families will love being close to La Isla Shopping Village.
|Distance from the venue: 1 min walk | View Map | Hotel Website|
Krystal Cancún Hotel and ResortBoulevard Kukulcan Km 9, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., México
Waking up and contemplating the Caribbean, stretching out and getting ready for a day full of plans and adventures... The Krystal Cancún Hotel Zona hotelera is the best option for you to have the time of your life during your holidays with your family, friends and couple. Its complete services, which include from gastronomy to children's club, and its privileged location near the beach, make this hotel in Punta Cancún zona hotelera an authentic haven of relax and pleasure for all tastes.
|Distance from the venue: 160 m / 2 min walk | View Map | Hotel Website|
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún ResortBoulevard Kukulcan Km 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., México
Experience Grand hospitality. A sophisticated style with luxury details and exclusivity in every corner that guarantees that you'll have an unforgettable stay in this iconic and majestic hotel. This iconic resort offers opulent all-suite accommodations with unsurpassed ocean views, exquisite dining including AAA Five-Diamond restaurant, and a super spa featuring a 10-step hydrotherapy ritual. All reasons why it has garnered accolades from Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler as one of Mexico's best resorts.
|Distance from the venue: 220 m / 4 min walk | View Map | Hotel Website|
Krystal Grand Punta CancúnBoulevard Kukulcan Km 8.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., México
Krystal Grand Punta Cancún is ideally located on a stretch of white-sand beach offering breathtaking views of the sparkling blue Caribbean and just 25 minutes from Cancún International Airport. The heart of downtown Cancún is merely 15 minutes away and offers vibrant nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.
|Distance from the venue: 400 m / 10 min walk | View Map | Hotel Website|
Beachscape Kin HaBoulevard Kukulcan Km 8.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., México
Beachscape Kin Ha is a beachfront hotel located in the heart of the Hotel Zone of Cancún. It is less than 1 kilometer away are the Plaza Caracol shopping left and the Cancún Convention left. The Cancún International Airport (CUN) is 24 kilometers away. The rooms are equipped with cable television, balcony or terrace, coffee maker, telephone and safe for your comfort.
|Distance from the venue: 1k / 3 min shuttle ride | View Map | Hotel Website|
Presidente Intercontinental Cancún ResortBoulevard Kukulcan Km 7.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., México
Presidente Intercontinental Cancún Resort is surrounded by natural white sand and the crystal clear water of the Caribbean and offers a luxurious paradise with amenities that only world-class hotels can offer. Located in what is considered the best beach in Cancun, our resort is only 15 minutes away from the city center.
|Distance from the venue: 2.2k / 7 min shuttle ride | View Map | Hotel Website|