Mexico seems really dangerous is it safe to travel there?
There are dangerous parts of Mexico and they are broadcast widely in mainstream media, however that does not mean the whole country is dangerous. Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita are very safe, 10 million tourists visit from the US every year and there is a huge ex-pat community who prefer living in Mexico. If it was so dangerous, they wouldn’t keep visiting or decide to move here. Punta Mita is especially safe that is why tech billionaires and celebrities have no problem vacationing or investing in property here. In addition, our retreat villa is in a private complex with 24 hour security.
How far is it to the beach?
The beach is at the bottom of a flight of stairs from the terrace of the villa. The villa overlooks the beach so you hear the waves from the Pacific Ocean at all times. You can chill out on the terrace and watch the surfers or one of the epic sunsets we are lucky to have here.
Is it possible to swim in the ocean?
Yes, the water is lovely and warm and the waves are generally calm. There are some rocks so we recommend swimming with water shoes.
Is there surfing nearby?
There is a surf break right outside. We have foam boards on-site, there are more advanced boards for rent. If you want more variety, we can arrange transport to other breaks nearby or you can try out the waves in Sayulita.
What is the nearest airport?
The nearest airport is Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). The villa is 50 minutes from the airport.
How do I get from the airport to the retreat?
We offer subsidized airport transfers here: inspired-retreats.com/extras
There are taxis available at the airport and Uber is available outside of the airport complex. Arrival by public transport would be very challenging.
Can I use US dollars in Mexico?
Yes most establishments will accept US dollars however they will often give you a worse exchange rate than the a bank. You can withdraw Mexican Pesos from the ATM machines in Puerto Vallarta airport for a low fee.
What type of electrical outlets are in Mexico?
Same as the US and Canada: 110V
Is there WiFi?
Yes there is WiFi. We do encourage guests to disconnect but we understand that is not always possible. The WiFi is a little slow but perfectly fine for regular tasks/calls. If you require fast Internet for work projects, we can’t guarantee it.
Is there phone signal?
Yes, there is phone signal on certain parts of the property. Most US and Canadian phone plans include use within Mexico. AT&T and Verizon both pick up signal at the villa. If you don’t have signal and need to make a call, just let the staff know and we will help you.
Do I have to share a bathroom?
All rooms are en-suite, no shared bathrooms.
What is your cancellation policy?
In the event that you need to cancel your reservation, we offer a full refund within 7 days of reserving your retreat. In extenuating circumstances, after 7 days of the reservation date, we can offer a name transfer or credit. We highly recommend that you purchase trip protection to protect your investment from unforeseen events.
Do I need travel insurance?
Yes, we require that guests purchase travel insurance.