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When it comes to attending an Art2life workshop, our aim is to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for you. We have put together this information sheet - if you have a question about this workshop, you'll likely find the answer here!

Haramara Retreat

Dates, Travel, Accommodations and other important information:
Address: Playa Escondida, 63734 Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico
Workshop dates: December 2nd to December 9th, 2023
Room check in time on December 2nd: 3:00pm
Room check out time on December 9th: 10:00am

When booking travel to Haramara, we recommend flying into Puerto Vallarta International Airport (the call letters are PVR). As the check in time for the workshop is 3pm, please book your flights with this time consideration.  If you arrive at Haramara early, you are allowed to hang out while your cabana is being prepared.

Transportation shuttles are available between Puerto Vallarta airport and Haramara. The total charge for each shuttle will be prorated per person based on the number of people sharing the shuttle. Due to the proration, the fee varies will be approximately $20-60 per person (If you are arriving at an odd hour and you are the only one taking the shuttle, the fee will be around $100 to Haramara). The shuttle services accepts cash only and payments are made directly to the shuttle driver. Please make sure you have enough cash to cover the shuttle fee payment and gratuity (optional).  US dollars are accepted. Neither the drivers nor Haramara will be able to make change for the guests and there are no options to pay by credit card.  Taxis are also an option once you land at the airport however you will need to arrange the service and payment with the driver. Taxi service is not organized by Art2Life.

Your workshop fee covers all lodging and food during the workshop. Haramara prides itself on offering delicious and healthy gourmet meals that are made from only the freshest natural and local ingredients. Their menu is chosen daily by their chef based on the ingredients that are available that day. The always-changing daily menu includes seafood or vegetarian dishes. With advance notice, special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Coffee and fresh squeezed juice is offered in the mornings. Tea, purified water and fresh fruit water are available all day. Beer, wine and margaritas are available for purchase in the afternoons and at dinner.

Haramara rests directly against the Pacific ocean and is lined by beaches, which workshop participants are encouraged to enjoy at their leisure, so do be certain to bring a bathing suit! Haramara 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 of the Haramara Retreat it is not recommended for young children or persons with limited or impaired mobility.

Please bring clothes suited for warm weather. 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. December is typically comfortable (low to mid 70s) but can be chilly at night (low to mid 60s).

There are beach towels available for your use. You may replace your beach towel as needed. A towel deposit of $20 U.S. is charged and will be returned at the end of your stay with the return of your towel. Please do note that the price of $20 is subject to change.

Haramara offers both private and group yoga classes. If you are interested in taking a class or classes, you can arrange a meeting with the instructor when you arrive. The instructor will meet with you personally to discuss style and experience and you may then make arrangements to take a class or classes directly with the instructor. Classes are 90 minutes and can be held in the early morning, late afternoon or both. The cost of a yoga class is $20 U.S. per person with a minimum charge of $60 U.S. If there are less than 3 participants the minimum charge will be divided equally among the participants. Please do note that the quoted prices are subject to change.

There is no electricity in the casitas but 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 is no outdoor lighting so you will need to bring a flashlight or a headlamp for use at night. There are electrical outlets in the dining room, pool terrace and yoga shalas for recharging electronic devices and batteries. It is the same voltage as the U.S. so no converter is needed.

There are no phones or internet in Haramara. If you would like to use a phone or the internet you will need to go to one of the internet cafes in the town of Sayulita, a five minute taxi ride away. Your cell phone, including data service, may work in Mexico. This depends on your service provider and plan. Please contact your service provider before you depart to make this determination.

If you do bring a cell phone with you, please make sure that during your stay it is either turned off or on vibrate mode so it doesn’t disturb others. If you make or receive calls, please do so away from the yoga shalas when in session, pool area and other guests so as not to be disruptive. There is cell phone reception at the highest point on the property.

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: info@haramararetreat.com. Messages will be delivered to you out at the retreat as soon as possible.

If you would like to learn anything more about Haramara, you can visit their website at https://haramararetreat.com. They also have an extensive FAQ bank which we highly recommend you check out - just click here to learn more.

Workshop Itinerary
The schedule below represents an average workshop day at Haramara:

8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 12:00pm Workshop
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00pm Free Time - do whatever you would like! Relax, walk along the beach, hang out.
3:00pm - 6:30pm Workshop
7:00pm - 8:30pm Dinner
After dinner, people can continue working throughout the night if they choose.

Art Materials
One of the hallmarks of any Art2life workshop is the Art Kit. This kit is sent to every Art2life workshop attendee, and it contains everything you need to enjoy the workshop. If you are traveling to Haramara by plane, please note that your Art2life Art Kit MUST be checked as luggage; you cannot carry it onto the plane. To learn what each Art Kit contains, just click here. If there are art materials you would like to bring that are not included in the art kit, then we certainly encourage you to do so. The weight of the art kit is around 14 lbs.

Art kits are typically sent out 1 to 2 months prior to the start of the workshop (US residents only). For those attending the workshop who do not reside in the United States, we will be bring your art kit to Haramara.

Workshop Cost
This workshop will have only 23 participants and taught by Nick and one Art2Life coach.  There are five rooming options at Haramara: single (one bed), double (two beds), triple (3 beds), quad (4 beds), and dorm occupancy (8 beds). We have a limited number of rooms and they are available on a first come, first served basis. The workshop fees are as follows:

Single Occupancy Room: $6072
Double Occupancy Room: $4752
Triple Occupancy Room: $4224
Quad Occupancy Room: $3828
Dorm: $3300 - The dorm option is available only to female workshop participants.

Please note that all shared accommodations are co-ed, unless specified otherwise.  The fees above cover full room and board. It does not cover shuttle transportation between the airport and Haramara and workshop participants are responsible for incidentals not included in the above price.

Spaces are reserved for those individuals who will be participating in the workshop. Please also note that this workshop is not suitable for individuals with limited or impaired mobility.

To register for this workshop, we require a 1/3rd payment of the total fee. The 2nd payment (1/3rd the full amount) is processed 30 days after your initial sign up date; the 3rd and final payment is processed 60 days after your initial sign up.  All fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the workshop.  Please be aware that this amount includes a $500 deposit that is non-refundable.  If you have an unforeseen situation and need to drop out of the workshop, we ask that you notify us immediately.  If we find a replacement for your spot, you will be refunded the difference of the amount you have paid less the $500 deposit. If we are unable to find a replacement for your spot, you will be responsible for paying the full workshop fee.

Need More Info?
Please feel free to reach out if you have additional questions at info@art2life.com. We are here to help!