As a traveling destination, Mexico City is a must. It has been since pre-Hispanic times! Those BALAS scholars participating in the BALAS 2023 Conference will be visiting what has been the center of trade and political power of all Mesoamerica, accounting today for almost one-fourth of the gross domestic product of the whole nation. Dare you pass this invitation to be part of history?

For those whose travel agendas include sampling the culinary delights of the host city, Mexico City offers a wide range of options in exciting gastronomy. If you wish to explore the dishes of Mexico City, or if your tastebuds crave for spices hailing from all corners of the nation, the capital city has it. You might want to snack on a tlayuda or tlacoyo, or try a dish of mole or pozole, or tacos al pastor (declared in 2019 by Test Atlas the best dish in the world.) And if you are lucky, you might get the chance to drink the delicate cocoa foam of the ancestral pozol, once worthy of the emperor alone. Can you already taste these gourmet delicacies? 

For sure, Mexico is at the top of options for cultural activities, and spectacular sites to visit. Mexico City is the second city in the world with the most museums, such as the Museo Nacional de Antropología, encompassing Mexico’s wide range of pre-Hispanic cultures in one single complex of buildings, or the Museo Soumaya, holding one of the most extensive and complete art collections in the world of European and Mexican masters, and the intimate Casa Azul of Mexican icons Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. 

The city’s soothing climate can vary from 78°-55° Fahrenheit (26°-13° Celsius) from June-July. This makes it perfect for exploring the magical architecture of Chapultepec Castle or the Palacio de Bellas Artes, or taking a car ride around Paseo La Reforma, which modeled after the great boulevards of Europe, runs across the heart of the city. No doubt, you do not want to miss these iconic must visit destinations in Mexico City.

For the seasoned traveler with yearnings for serious archeological endeavors we have some tips: If you want to learn about the pre-Hispanic foundations of the current megalopolis, you should visit the Templo Mayor at the Zócalo, although you may also want to take the daytrip to the imposing Teotihuacán, a city so mysterious the Aztecs themselves thought the gods once lived there. 



We are pleased to announce that the Radisson Paraiso Hotel in Mexico City has been selected as the official host hotel for our upcoming conference. We are delighted to partner with such a reputable and well-appointed hotel for this occasion. 

Official transportation to and from the Mexico City Campus of Tecnológico de Monterrey will be provided. 


For reservation and confirmation, it is essential to do the following:

  • Each person must contact the Hotel to make a reservation to
  • Provide check in/out dates
  • Provide the code   "ESCHO2023"
  • If in Mexico call to Tel: (52) 55 5927 5959 ext: 1361 

The Radisson Hotel will inform the reception, reservations, and sales areas, notifying them of the dates for lodging to apply the rates approved for the BALAS group.

The Radisson Hotel will keep the reservation until 18:00 of the initial reserved date; after that, the particular reservation is canceled, and standard rates will apply based on availability.


 Room Rate + Tax (MXN) Pax
 2 Double Beds $1613.25 2 Pax
 1 Single Bed (King) $1613.25 1 Pax

You may find lower rates online, but those will vary depending on hotel policies, the rate for BALAS will remain unchanged until June 20.

Please consider your reservation in advance as the Hotel is managed on a room availability basis according to the Hotel’s occupancy.

Alternative lodging options

As the conference will take place at the Mexico City Campus, there are other options to stay nearby:

City Express Plus Periférico Sur Tlalpan

One Hotel Ciudad de México Periférico Sur

Fiesta Inn Periférico Sur

Amarterra Hotel Boutique

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