Accommodation is at the Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles, in Oaxaca city. Accommodation and meals are provided free of charge during the workshop dates (Sunday night to mid-day Friday), for invited participants only. If you bring guests, they will have to pay for their own meals. As well, there will be an additional room charge per night for guests.

If you wish to arrive before the workshop begins or stay after the workshop ends, you must arrange and pay for your own accommodation.

Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles will offer a special rate for CMO-BIRS participants; however, due to other workshops, there may not be availability. Other accommodation may be found using Trip Advisor.

For rates and other useful information regarding accommodation and guest click here.


Where will I be staying?

Participants of CMO workshops will stay at Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles in Oaxaca. You will receive notice in your registration package (approximately four weeks in advance).

Do I need a visa in order to come to CMO?

For visa Information please visit However, we suggest you check with the Embassy of Mexico in the country of origin for any updated information.

If you require a visa support letter please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where and how do I get my meals?

Lunch and dinner will be at Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles. Breakfast will be at your assigned hotel. CMO participants will receive a scheduled breakfast, lunch and dinner, for which the menu will be fixed (ie. you will not have a choice of options). If you have any dietary restrictions, please include your request in your online registration or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least two weeks in advance.

What are the climate conditions in Oaxaca ?

Over the course of a year, the temperature in Oaxaca typically varies from 9°C to 31°C and is rarely below 6°C or above 34°C. Good sources for this information are and

Are there any computers available for use at the hotels?

Yes. There are four laptops available at Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles for participants to use.

Can I access the Internet from my laptop while at the hotels?

Yes. Each hotel has both ethernet ports as well as wireless internet access.

Can I print from my own laptop while at the workshop?

No. However, for your convenience, there will be a printer available at Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles that may be used with any of the four laptops provided.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for the 5-day workshop.

The meals included in your workshop start with dinner on Sunday evening and end with lunch on the last day of the

➢ Breakfast 7:30 – 9:00 am, at your assigned hotel.
➢ Lunch 13:30 – 15:00 pm, Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles, Monday – Friday
➢ Dinner 19:00 – 21:00 pm, Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles, Monday – Thursday
➢ Dinner 19:30 – 22:00 pm, Restaurant Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles, Sunday only.
➢ Continuous Coffee Breaks: Conference Room San Felipe, Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles

Note: Workshop organizer may suggest a different schedule











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