Frequently Asked Questions

What airport should I fly into?

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Airport code: PVR.
Taxi service is available through Mar de Jade.  Please allow 90 minutes for taxi service from Puerto Vallarta airport to Mar de Jade.

Driving to Mar de Jade takes approximately 90mins from the Puerto Vallarta Airport. You will be heading north in the direction of Tepic. The highway will be four lanes for about 20-30 minutes after which it becomes one lane each way.


Visa/ Passport:
The Mexico government requires that all US citizens and International guests present a valid passport that will not expire for at least six (6) months after your arrival, in order to enter the country.


What is the Schedule for the 7 Day JourneyDance™ Beach Retreat:

3/17 - Arrival (check in begins / includes dinner)

3/18 – 3/23 - Retreat

3/24- Departure (10 AM Checkout / Includes breakfast)


What is the Schedule for the 12 day JourneyDance Embodied Leadership Retreat:

3/17 - Arrival (check in begins / includes dinner)

3/18 – 3/22 - Module 1 Training

3/23 – Module 1 Day off for excursions

3/24 – 3/28 – Module 2 Only attendees arrive and Module 2 begins

3/29- Departure (10 AM Checkout / Includes breakfast)


What to Pack:

Leave the high heels home! Mar de Jade is beach casual everywhere. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, sundresses for dinner, comfortable workout clothes during the day, and don't forget the swimsuit. Mar de Jade provides yoga mats and props so you can leave yours at home.



Airport transportation and excursions can be paid in US dollars and almost everyone accepts dollars in Mexico. So you do not need to exchange too much money to pesos, save for shopping at the Market place or buying things in Chacala. We recommend changing at most $50 - $100 usd for a week’s stay, this can be done at the airport.


Do we provide beach/pool towels?



Excursions offered: With a wide variety of offerings, at Mar de Jade there is something to suit everyone’s tastes; whether you are seeking to reconnect with yourself through yoga and meditation, become inspired by the natural surroundings of Chacala or immerse yourself in Mexico’s vibrant culture. And for those that want to take a break from a busy life to just live at a slower pace, there’s always the ocean, warm sun, hammocks and a good book.

Wellness Activities:
• Yoga Classes (November- April only)
• Morning Meditation (November- April only)
• Massages & Spa Treatments
• Temazcal Ceremony (Aztec Sweatlodge).

• Hiking
• Boating & fishing
• Horseback riding
• Surfing at "La Caleta" break
• Whale Watching (December- March)
• Boat tour through a mangrove full of exotic birds and wildlife
• Tour or volunteer at our Organic Farm.



All food at Mar de Jade is prepared with great care, attention and love using fresh and healthy ingredients from their organic farm. They serve vegetarian dishes as well as fresh fish, seafood, and some chicken.

The kitchen staff is happy to accommodate special dietary restrictions such as allergies, vegans or vegetarians, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. All of our raw foods are carefully disinfected and washed with purified water. Purified water is also provided for drinking.



The dry season is from November through June. The days are warm (around 80 F.), with cool mornings and evenings in the winter months (around 70 F.) In the dry season (November-April), summer and fall garments are suggested, including a jacket or sweater for cool nights and mornings. Best to check your 10 day forecast for the dates you will be there.



Training and retreat space is confirmed upon receipt of deposits. There are no refunds, unless training is cancelled, please be aware that all cancellations require 30 days notice. If sufficient notice is given, you will receive training credit for the full value of the training tuition.  Cancelling with less than 30 days notice will result in a forfeit of tuition and deposit fees. Those who have chosen the payment plan option will be required to complete any outstanding payments.