42nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 42)


Conference Venue and Hotel Accomodations
Conference Venue and Hotel Accomodations


Conference Venue and Hotel Accomodations

The 42nd PME-NA conference in 2020, will take place at El Cid Resort in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

El Cid Resorts consists of a complex of 3 interconnected hotels in the same beach site: El Cid Castilla, El Cid El Moro, and El Cid Granada. Another hotel, El Cid Marina, is ten minutes away and can be reached by a free shuttle.

Participants will mostly stay at El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel, a 5 star hotel, which has 400 rooms and suites with ocean-view, with either 2 queen-size beds or a 1 king size bed.

The current special all-inclusive room rate, per person, per night, is $160 USD in a single room, or $95 USD in a double room.

More expensive rooms are available at the more exclusive El Cid Marina. El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel, a high-rise 27 stories tower, provides many more rooms, and includes 6 person suites which are suitable for graduate students. Cheaper rooms are also available at El Cid Granada. The all-inclusive rate includes the room rate, all meals (in 8 restaurants), snacks in pool areas, drinks in some areas, taxes and tips, as well as many recreational activities.

 All meals are included with the accomodation, since the hotel is All-Inclusive.

Hotel website
Conference Venue and Hotel Accomodations
Conference Venue and Hotel Accomodations
Conference Venue and Hotel Accomodations

The 42nd PME-NA conference in 2020, will take place at El Cid Resort in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

El Cid Resorts consists of a complex of 3 interconnected hotels in the same beach site: El Cid Castilla, El Cid El Moro, and El Cid Granada. Another hotel, El Cid Marina, is ten minutes away and can be reached by a free shuttle.

Participants will mostly stay at El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel, a 5 star hotel, which has 400 rooms and suites with ocean-view, with either 2 queen-size beds or a 1 king size bed.

The current special all-inclusive room rate, per person, per night, is $160 USD in a single room, or $95 USD in a double room.

More expensive rooms are available at the more exclusive El Cid Marina. El Cid El Moro Beach Hotel, a high-rise 27 stories tower, provides many more rooms, and includes 6 person suites which are suitable for graduate students. Cheaper rooms are also available at El Cid Granada. The all-inclusive rate includes the room rate, all meals (in 8 restaurants), snacks in pool areas, drinks in some areas, taxes and tips, as well as many recreational activities.

 All meals are included with the accomodation, since the hotel is All-Inclusive.

Hotel website

About Mazatlán

Set on Mexico’s West Coast, at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains on a peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean, Mazatlán, founded in 1531, is one of Mexico’s premier beach towns (with miles and miles of sandy beaches), an important port and a socially and economically diverse city, with approximately 500,000 inhabitants. Its remarkable scenic beauty (and famous sunsets) is complemented by a delightful festive atmosphere and a wealth of exciting activities. Mazatlán has two primary areas of interest to visitors:

  • In the north, there is the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone) where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located (and where our proposed venue is situated).
  • To the south is the historic downtown with several lovely plazas and many renovated 18th century buildings.

The two areas are linked by a scenic beach-front avenue: the Malecón.

The weather in October is usually between 23 oC (min.) and 32 oC (max.) (74-90 oF).

Mazatlán has an international airport (MZT) which receives flights from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Houston, South Shore Harbor, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg, as well as from Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Location on the map
Location on the map
Location on the map
Mazatlán is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipio, known as the Mazatlán Municipality. It is located at 23°13′N 106°25′W on the Pacific coast, across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula.



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Mazatlán's three islands
Mazatlán's three islands
Mazatlán's three islands
In front of the conference venue are located Mazatlán's Mazatlan i three islands: Isla de Pajaros, Isla de Venados e Isla de Lobos (The Isle of Birds, The Isle of Deer and The Isle of Wolves. ) We chose these as part of the PME-NA logo.
You can to one of the islands by boat or the "amphibious" transport.
Mermaid statue of Mazatlan
Mermaid statue of Mazatlan
Mermaid statue of Mazatlan
The Mermaid statue of Mazatlan is located on the rocks in the seafront. It is a bronze figure of a seated mermaid accompanied by a child on a boulder. Its sweet and calm gaze welcomes local fishermen and all those sea travelers who stop at the Port.