Haramara Retreat FAQ
What is the cost of the retreat and when do I need to register?
Downpayment: $500 (non-refundable)
Can I choose my roommate? What if I don't know anyone going?
Yes! If you know someone who is registered to attend the Haramara Retreat, you can request to room with that person. You may also be paired with someone in a double, triple or dorm occupancy room if you don't know anyone.
How are food allergies handled?
Enjoy delicious gourmet meals served in a spacious open air dining room with spectacular views that overlook the jungle and the ocean. All meals are tastefully prepared with fresh local ingredients and beautifully served with artistic presentations.
Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
You do not need to bring your own. The retreat center provides high quality yoga mats, bands, blocks, Mexican blankets, and everything you need to have a great yoga experience.
How will I get to the retreat center?
Arrival is into Puerta Vallarta International Airport (PVR) from Saturday to Saturday on the dates of your retreat. We ask that you try to arrive between 1pm and 5pm and depart 4pm the following Saturday. If you are arriving and departing on those specified days, Paola will work directly with you to coordinate a shuttle from the airport. If you choose to arrive earlier than the Saturday of the start of the retreat, taxies, shuttles and buses are available for you to arrange on your own.
What is there to do during the day?
What are the accommodations like?
Is the water safe to drink?
The water from the faucets is safe for showering and other necessities but is not safe to drink. There is clean, fresh, purified water provided in each cabana for drinking, brushing your teeth and cleaning your contacts and contact cases. There is bottled water available in the restaurant each day. The ice used in the restaurant is also made from clean, fresh, purified water.
Is there someone available if I have an emergency?
There is always someone available to assist you, day and night.
Where is Haramara Retreat Center located and what time zone is it in?
Haramara Retreat is located on the Central Pacific Coast of mainland Mexico in the coastal region of the state of Nayarit (known as Riviera Nayarit) near the town of Sayulita. Sayulita is located 45 minutes north of the city of Puerto Vallarta. We will be in the Central Time Zone. Mexico observes Daylight Savings Time but does not make the time switch on the same dates as the United States.
How do I get there and what do I need for entry into Mexico?
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's License is no longer a valid identification document for travel to Mexico. No prior visa or vaccinations are required to enter the country.
Will my cell phone work there?
It will depend on the phone you have and if it has the 1900 GSM frequency band. If you have this frequency band your phone will work in Mexico but you will need to check with your service provider about your specific phone and service. There is a cell tower in Sayulita with limited accessibility from certain places at the highest point on the property.
What time is check in/check out?
If you are not arriving via shuttle, check-in time is 3pm. An earlier arrival is not a problem. If your cabana is not ready, the restaurant and terrace are available to you while you wait. You may also leave your luggage with our staff in the arrival/departure area if you would like to do some exploring. Haramara staff deliver all luggage directly to the cabanas.
What is included in the retreat rate?
7-nights accommodation, 20+ hours yoga instruction, all meals, all taxes. Haramara provides a private cabana, daily maid service, gourmet meals, and use of the facilities.
What is the food like?
Haramara has a selection of wines, beers and cocktails available for an additional cost to accompany your meals.
What style of yoga is practiced?
What is the daily schedule?
Each day will have the same flow, although there is great flexibility for each person. All meals are served in the Haramara Restaurant promptly at the time stated below.
A chef’s inspiration three course meal including either soup or salad, main course and dessert. Your choice of main course – vegan, vegetarian, tofu, fish or shrimp.
Where do I fly into and what time do I need to be there?
You will fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and arrival is between 1 and 4pm.