What's the closest airport to Mar de Jade? Puerta Vallarta airport. It is approximately a 90 minute taxi ride to Mar de Jade.
How do I get from the Puerta Vallarta airport to Mar de Jade? Please arrange your transportation with Mar de Jade. It is approximately a 90 minute taxi ride to Mar de Jade.
What will I need to bring? Travel light! Casual clothes that you can move in, suntan lotion, bathing suit, bug spray (for the no-see-ums on the beach at dawn and dusk), pens for journaling and anything you want to bring to collage (we'll provide all other art supplies). Try to do carry-on: baggage pick-up at the airport can be overwhelming! Most places take U.S. dollars, but you might want to pick up some Mexican pesos in case you want to go shopping on market day and do some haggling!
I'd like to share accommodations to lower costs, but I'm coming by myself. Can you help? Yes! We can assist with those interested in sharing accommodations to lower costs. Please email us to let us know if you are interested in finding a roommate.
My friend/husband/sister wants to come to the resort but doesn't want to participate in the retreat. Is this possible? Yes, bring them along! They'll also receive our group rates for accommodations if sharing a room with a person who has paid for the retreat.
What's the refund policy for the retreat and for accommodations?
The same policy applies to both to Mar de Jade and to the Retreat:
at least 60 days prior to scheduled arrival date - guests are entitled to a refund of deposit paid less 10% of the TOTAL cost due
59 days to 15 days prior to scheduled arrival date - guests are entitled to a refund of deposit paid less 25% of the TOTAL STAY
14 days or less prior to scheduled arrival date - no refunds
See the bottom of this page for the credit policy
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Do I need to have any experience in painting, Qigong, Tai Chi or journaling to enjoy myself? No experience is necessary! We don't assume any prior knowledge, and will be demonstrating everything you need to know. If you already have a creative/meditative/Qigong/yoga practice, you will also benefit by taking the time to focus on, and expand your practice, in a supportive surrounding.
Is Mar de Jade accessible for people with mobility issues? Mar de Jade is not fully handicapped accessible as there are areas on the property where steps are unavoidable. However, it is possible to access most public areas and a few ground floor rooms via ramps. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs
I have more questions - who do I ask? Send us an email and we'll answer your questions!