travel tips for new year's yoga & well-being retreat
at PURA VIDA ECO RETREAT, mexico
Q: I'm a little nervous about joining this retreat. I'm not sure if I will fit in. How do I know if this retreat is right for me?
A: This is not yoga or meditation boot camp! This is a retreat-- you have chosen to take a break, to rest, restore, and care for yourself. If you do have yoga experience...the classes will still be gentle and/or moderate. This is the intention of the retreat.
Q: Do I need to join all the sessions?
A: Absolutely not. Everything is optional! To get the most out of the retreat program, I would recommend trying to attend as many sessions as you are up for.
Q: What are the meals like?
A: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be fresh, healthy, and abundant meals. Please let us know in advanced of your dietary needs so that we can accommodate your request.
Q: Where is Pura Vida Eco Retreat?
Q: How do I get to Pura Vida Eco Retreat?
A: Roundtrip transportation by taxi to/from PVR airport is included in your retreat rate.
Q: What's the weather like?
A: December and January are the best months to visit Yelapa.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Mexico has a casual atmosphere. Clothes for yoga/meditation, day wear, and swim wear is enough. Some people like to dress up for dinner or the excursions, but this is not required. Wear footwear that is easy to slip on and off since you'll be taking off your shoes before entering the yoga/meditation rooms. If you plan to go hiking, bring appropriate footwear. A hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, water bottle, a journal, and a flashlight are all handy. Pura Vida provides yoga mats. Bringing ear plugs are also a good idea. Sometimes it takes a few days to adjust to the sounds of nature, even the pleasant ocean waves, birds, or a cricket nearby.
Q: How much money should I bring?
A: You can add any extra purchases onto your bill and pay by credit card upon check-out at Pura Vida. This includes: spa treatments, excursions, shopping in town, and gratuity. Pura Vida gladly accepts US dollars, Mexican pesos, international traveler's checks and all major credit cards.
You will need Mexican pesos if you go into town for shopping and dining. Most businesses don't accept credit cards. There are no currency exchange services at Pura Vida. At the airport, there are currency exchange counters and ATMs.
Q: What are the payment options for the New Year's Retreat?
A: The all-inclusive retreat rate can be paid by credit card and PayPal. If paying by check, PopMoney, or wire transfer, this will reduce your retreat rate by USD$100-$150, depending on your room selection (single/double/triple occupancy).