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Traveling to the Conference

Q: How do I get from Puerto Vallarta airport to the CasaMagna Marriott?
A: When you arrive at the airport, pick up your luggage (if necessary) and go to the arrivals lobby. Look for a person holding this sign:

We have arranged free transportation from the airport to the hotel on Thursday, October 17th and from the hotel to the airport on Sunday, October 20th.

Q: Where am I staying in Puerto Vallarta?
A: You are staying at the CasaMagna Marriot. Click here for more information. A three-night reservation has been made under your name at the hotel from October 17th to October 20th. Your reservation includes a single room, all meals, and all beverages during your three-day stay. Check-in time is any time after 4:00 PM on Oct. 17th and check-out time is before noon on October 20th.
Please note that all extra services such as telephone calls, Internet connection, laundry, spa, mini bar, prepaid movies, and purchases made at the shops are not included.

Q: What is the weather like in Puerto Vallarta in October?
A: The average temperature in Puerto Vallarta is between 25 °C and 35 °C at this time of the year. However, we do recommend carrying a sweater or light jacket as conference rooms will be air-conditioned.

Q: I have dietary restrictions. Who should I notify?
A: Please email Karina Medaglia at karina.medaglia@cengage.com with a detailed description of your dietary needs as soon as possible.

Q: What type of clothes should I pack?
A: The attire is business casual (emphasis on casual) at all meetings, events, and dinners. Please note that rooms will be air-conditioned so a light sweater or jacket would be appropriate. There will be a gym and opportunities for yoga, walking on the beach, and swimming, so please pack accordingly if you are interested in participating in these activities.

Q: I am not from Mexico. Will I be able to plug in my small appliances/phone charger?
A: The electrical outlets in Mexico are 110-120 volts. Please bring the necessary adapters as the hotel has only a limited supply.

Q: Who should I call with questions or concerns while I am in Mexico?
A: For questions about conference details and transportation to and from the airport, please call Monica Rivas from National Geographic Learning:

  1. Calling from a phone issued from a country besides Mexico: (+52) 1553038 2101

For questions about the hotel and flights:

  1. Susana Terrones (Travel Agent at the Conference): (+52) 155 3522 9644
  2. CORAD (Travel Agency General Number): (+52) 01800 024 3562

Q: Once I arrive at the hotel, who can answer questions about the hotel or the amenities on offer?
A: We have arranged a hospitality desk, manned by our travel agency staff, lead by Susana Terrones. They are available to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Q: Where can I learn more about Puerto Vallarta?
A: Click here to learn more about the rich history and culture of Puerto Vallarta.