The workshop will be held at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica y Electronica (INAOE) Tonantzintla, Puebla is a small town at the outskirts of the city of Puebla.


Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)
Luis Enrique Erro No. 1
Tonantzintla, Puebla, C.P. 72840


The Institute has guest rooms within its campus, where we can accommodate up to 20 participants. We have also arranged budget hotels at Cholula and Puebla, which are reachable by public transport from the institute in 15-40 minutes. Registration fees include breakfast and lunch on week days. Participants are expected to make their own plans for dinner and weekend food. We would provide a detailed list of restaurants in the area.

If you have opted for INAOE guest rooms please contact us by e-mail. In other cases, we expect you to select your hotel. Click here for a list of Cholula and Puebla budget hotels.

Please let us know the selecte hotel, arrival and departure date, if you want us to reserve you a room.

HOW TO REACH INAOE, Tonantzintla

Route via Mexico City airport

Most international flights come to the international airport Benito Juarez in Mexico City. There are direct bus services, offered by Estrella Roja and/or ADO, from the Mexico City airport to Puebla, with a 30 minute frequency during the day. In Puebla, buses reach a friendly bus terminal named Paseo Destino, where pre-paid taxi service is available. The cost of one-way bus ticket is 320 Mexican pesos. It will take 2 to 2.5 hours to reach Puebla, depending on the traffic on the way.

Your distination for taxi is Tonantzintla or Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica. Our campus is also popularly known as Tonantzintla Observatory or simply INAOE (pronounced as INA-O-E). The taxi ride takes about 30-40 minutes. The cost should be about 120 - 150 Mexican pesos.

Once at the Institute gate, 24 hours guards will provide you with the key to your room.

Route via direct flight to Puebla

You may also fly directly to Puebla from Dallas or Houston, and then take a taxi at Puebla airport to get to INAOE, as explained above. The price should be about 250 - 300 Mexican pesos.


Puebla is located in a valley flanked by volcanoes at the altitude of about 2200 meters above sea level. This results in a significant contrast between midday and midnight temperatures. It is usually warm during the day but the temperature drops after sunset. August lies in the middle of the rainy season, it usually rains in the afternoon and generally it could be pleasant. Nevertheless be prepared for sunny, rainy or cold weather.