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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which airport do I fly into?
Most people fly into Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, airport code: PVR).You will need a CURRENT PASSPORT for your trip to Mexico. A Driver License is no longer a valid identification document for travel to Mexico. No vaccinations are required to enter the country. During the flight to Puerto Vallarta you will be given a document to fill out which you will then need to present to the immigration official upon your entry into Mexico. This document is your Travel Visa. BE SURE YOU KEEP THIS PIECE OF PAPER FOR YOUR DEPARTURE! You will be asked for it upon check-in for your return flight home.
When will I need to arrive and when do I leave?
You will need to arrive by 4pm on July 12th at Haramara Retreat.
At the end of your trip, you will be shuttled back to Puerto Vallarta International Airport. We will arrive at the airport around 2pm on July 19th.
How do I get to Haramara from Puerto Vallarta Airport?
The resort can be easily reached from Puerto Vallarta Airport in a 40 minute drive. The resort will also assist you with ground transportation – a shuttle for four people will be approximately $65 each way. If you have arranged for the retreat shuttle, please proceed through the sliding glass doors after you exit customs. You will encounter a large, loud crowd waiting outside the sliding glass doors. In this crowd you will find your driver holding a sign reading “Haramara Retreat”. The driver will have a list with your name on it.
What is the weather like in Puerto Vallarta in July?
Weather in Puerto Vallarta is consistent. The Central Pacific Coast of Mexico is surrounded by jungle and receives approximately 345 days of sunshine per year. Located on the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands, its sub-tropical climate is often compared to Hawaii’s. Temperatures in June, July, August are mid 80’s to 90 degrees during the summer, along with high humidity, but at night, the onshore breeze brings cool air that makes for pleasant sleeping conditions.
What kind of clothes do I need to bring?
You will want yoga clothes, t-shirts, mostly short sleeved, but one or two long-sleeved, shorts (for hiking), hiking socks, trail-running shoes, swimsuits, hat.
What do I need to bring besides clothes?
We recommend you bring a camera, a journal, toiletries, an extra pair of contacts if you wear them, sunglasses and sunscreen. For hiking, be sure to have a lightweight backpack to carry your personal belongings.
Do I need to bring my yoga mat?
Yes please bring your own mat if you prefer however Haramara’s two yoga pavilions are stocked with mats, blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets for guests to use.
What is Haramara lilke?
Haramara Retreat is located on 12 acres of private land between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Nestled into the tropical jungle vegetation on a hillside, it overlooks the wild and rugged coast of the Pacific Ocean and its own pristine unspoiled beach. All areas of the retreat are connected by a network of unpaved trails. Some of them are steep and can be slippery. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Due to the nature of the terrain on which we are situated, Haramara Retreat is not recommended for young children or persons with limited or impaired mobility
How far is Haramara from the beach?
Haramara Retreat has its own beach on property. It is just a short 5-minute walk down from the highest point of the property. There are numerous beaches, both north and south of our beach, which you can visit. You will have to climb over the rocky outcroppings that are between the beaches to get to them or take a taxi for the ones that are farther away. You can ask for suggestions and directions before you go.
Is there electricity?
There is no electricity in the cabanas. They are illuminated at night with oil lamps and candles. You will be unable to use any small electrical appliances like hair dryers, curling irons or razors. There are no fans or air conditioning in the cabanas. If you want to read at night, you will need to bring a book light with you. There is no outdoor lighting so you will need to carry a flashlight or use a headlamp at night. There is, however, electricity in the Yoga Pavilion and the Restaurant for recharging batteries. It is the same voltage as the United States so no converter is needed.
Is there phone, internet, fax?
There are no phones, internet or fax at Haramara Retreat. If you would like to use the phone, internet, or fax you will need to go into the town of Sayulita.For Emergency Contact Only – In case you need to leave contact information to be reached in an emergency, the phone number to leave is the Haramara Business Office number in Tucson, AZ: 1-800-687-3132 or the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages will be delivered to you out at the retreat as soon as possible.