What’s included in the retreat registration price?
The Booty Luv® Fitness 2023 Beach Retreat Includes:
*Ground transportation included if arriving/departing between April 15th and April 22, 2023
What’s NOT included in the retreat registration price?
Gratuities for additional services like housekeeping, bar, spa, excursions and transportation are not included and are most appreciated in cash (pesos or USD). There will be an opportunity to tip at the end of your stay at check out. All tips are split equally among the staff, with the exception of spa services and our wonderful bar tenders. If you would like to tip any staff member more, you can also do that at the end of your retreat 🙂
Are there COVID POLICIES in place?
COVID 19 Policies and Procedures:
COVID -19 is a constantly evolving virus and *our protocols around guest/staff safety must be as well*. All guests will be required to follow public health regulations from state and country departments at all times. Closer to the retreat, those current guidelines will be sent to all participants and staff.
In addition to following state and country guidelines, participants *may* be required to provide any or all of the following by Body Luv Fitness and/or Mar de Jade, depending on the current state of affairs:
- proof of vaccination and booster status
- negative covid test between 24-72 hours prior to arrival at Mar de Jade on April 15, 2023
Failure to comply with any government Covid safety requirements, Mar De Jade protocols, or Body Luv Fitness LLC Covid policies will result in your forfeit of the retreat experience, any costs paid to Body Luv Fitness LLC, and any out of pocket expenses. Covid testing expenses will be at the cost of the participant.
Please review all safety protocols and procedures for Mar De Jade which will be expected of all participating guests: Mar de Jade Covid Policies 2021-22
To keep up to date with current regulations domestic and international regulations, please visit:
Current US Covid Policies 2021-22
How will I get to/from the airport to Mar de Jade?
Transfers to/from Puerto Vallarta International Airport to Mar de Jade via a professional transport company are included in the price of the retreat *if they fall within the retreat dates of April 15 to April 22, 2023 only. Transfers included with the retreat costs include (1) one-way from Puerto Vallarta Airport to Mar de Jade and (1) one- way transfer from Mar de Jade to Puerto Vallarta Airport. Anything outside of these transfers or dates will be at your own expense. *MASKS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE DURATION OF ALL SHUTTLE TRANSFERS*
We suggest arriving at PVR in the late morning/early afternoon of April 15, 2023 if possible. This will allow you plenty of time to get through Customs and make the 1.5 hour journey to Mar de Jade in time for our dinner and “Opening Circle” (If arriving at that time isn’t a possibility, not to worry! We will do our best to adjust our timing to make sure you don’t miss anything).
*Note that Saturdays are a very busy time at Puerto Vallarta Airport, so many guests opt to fly into the area early and stay a day or two later to avoid airport stresses. Chacala, Puerto Vallarta, San Pancho, Punta de Mita and Sayulita all make excellent trip extension locations and are an easy ride from Mar de Jade. If your schedule allows, this is a highly recommended option.
What are the Mar de Jade amenities?
Mar de Jade continually invites experienced massage therapists to offer their services with us. Feel free to book a pampering service once you arrive! For reference, massages at the on site spa range from $90–$200 USD plus taxes. (There are also massages available all up and down the beach for way less, but we can’t vouch for the quality).
I’m traveling solo - can I get a roomie?
Are you looking to book a room at the double room rate but plan on traveling solo, because we can help with that! We are happy to pair you up with another Booty Luv®-er who is also looking for a roommate during the retreat, and likely you will be best friends by the end.
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Retreat refund / Cancellation policy
If you wish you cancel, you must do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
$500 deposit due with registration is non-refundable.
Cancel prior to Friday, November 4, 2022, any payments made will be refunded minus your $500 non refundable deposit. If cancellation takes place prior to Friday, November 4, 2022, any payments made will be refunded minus your $500 non-refundable deposit.
Cancel after November 4, 2022 & prior to Friday, February 3, 2023: 50% refund (less $500 non refundable deposit) If cancellation takes place after Friday, November 4, 2022 and prior to Friday, February 3, 2023, 50% of the retreat payments paid up to date of cancellation will be forfeited plus the $500 non-refundable deposit.
Cancel after Friday, February 3, 2023, 100% of the retreat price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place after Friday, February 3, 2023, 100% of the retreat price will be forfeited.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes—EASY PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE! When you register, you can either choose “pay full amount” or payment plan option, whichever is easiest for you.
The payment plan is activated by paying a $500 Non-Refundable deposit.
If you pay via your bank account (ACH transfer) you have no additional fees. If you pay via credit card, you pay 2.9% (3.9% for AMEX) PER transaction.
For your ease and convenience, payments will be automatically deducted from the payment method you set up when registering. If you would like to pay more than the monthly amount at any time, you can manage your payments and payment method in your WeTravel account under PAYMENT SETTINGS.
Payment schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 5, 2022
Friday, September 2, 2022
Friday, October 7, 2022
Friday, November 4, 2022
Friday, December 2, 2022
Friday, January 6, 2023
If you register after a payment date has occurred, the initial deposit includes previous payment amounts. At any time, you can pay your remaining balance in full.
We recommend bringing enough cash (USD or Mexican pesos) to cover gratuities, optional excursions and on-site spa services. $300-$400 USD (equivalent in pesos) should be plenty.
**It is recommended that you use Mexican pesos, as it’s less of a headache and you get a better exchange rate. That said, US dollars are widely accepted in Mexico, so you are welcome to bring US dollars if that is your preference.**
Do I Need To Bring Cash?
YES, please plan on bringing cash for the following services, which CANNOT be paid with a credit card:
Small safes will be provided in every room for your valuables, cash, passports, etc.
When And Where Should I Exchange Money?
To save on exchange fees, you can get pesos at your local bank branch prior to leaving the US. Another option is to use the Casas de Cambios (Money Exchange), which can be found at the airport. We recommend changing about $100 USD to pesos, with the rest of your cash brought in US dollars. Mar de Jade cannot exchange currency (only official exchange places can do this).
Will We Be Going On Any Excursions?
Check Mar de Jade Excursions for all the info on a variety of adventures you can choose during your stay. We will have plenty of free time during the retreat to explore and the excursions can be booked at Mar de Jade for an extra cost. It's a nature wonderland—let's play!
Do I Have To Attend All The Classes?
NO. You do you—it’s YOUR retreat! Feel free to do as little or as much as you like. Both Angelina Vasile and Heather Craig are mistresses of modifications and are here to support you, inside of classes and out.
What Is The Retreat Schedule?
Below is a sample daily schedule, which may be amended as the date gets closer. But to give you an idea:
Saturday, April 15, 2023
3pm check in at Mar de Jade
3–4:30pm Arrive & Settle/Free Time
6:30–7:45 pm Dinner
8-9 p.m. Opening Circle
8pm+ FREE TIME
Sunday, April 16 - Friday, April 21
6:30–7:30am Coffee/Tea & Light Snacks
8- 9 a.m. Morning Movement Session w Heather or Angelina
10am–1:30pm FREE TIME
2:30–5pm FREE TIME
5–6:15pm Evening Movement Session w Heather or Angelina
8pm FREE TIME
Saturday, April 22
11am check out of Mar de Jade- adios, chicas!
I Notice This Is A "Women’s Retreat"... What Does That Mean?
This is a retreat for ALL women who are ready to take a break from their daily grind.
Where Is The Retreat?
Mar de Jade sits on the shores of Playa Chacala, a small, charming Mexican fishing village that still retains a traditional way of life. It has easy access to Puerto Vallarta International Airport just 90 minutes south, yet feels worlds apart from the big tourist developments. The town and surrounding areas have much to offer; from jungle hikes, surfing, whale watching, boating and ancient petroglyphs, to the simple pleasure of playing on the soft sand and swimming in the year-round warm ocean waters.
Chacala is about 30–45 minutes from tourist hubs Sayulita and San Pancho, should you feel like taking a little day or evening trip.
Chacala is the most pristine and picturesque bay in the Riviera Nayarit, with golden sand, a calm bay perfect for swimming, coconut trees, and palapa (thatched-roof) restaurants along the shore, surrounded by tropical jungle mountainsides. Home to approximately 400 residents, the town is chill and welcoming.
What Is The Closest International Airport to MAR de JADE?
Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Airport code: PVR.
All major US carriers (Alaska, American, United, Southwest, Frontier) as well as Mexican, Canadian and some European charter flights serve Puerto Vallarta. There are many daily nonstop and connecting flights from US, Canadian and Mexican major cities.
What Documents Do I Need To Enter Mexico?
Immigration regulations require that you have a valid passport for travel to Mexico. If you have a US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand or European passport you will be granted a tourist visa once you arrive in Mexico and pass through customs. If your passport is from another country, please check for any other visa requirements.
Most tourist visas are issued for 30 or 90 days. However, you can ask the immigration officer to make it for up to 180 days if you plan to stay longer in Mexico. Keep your tourist visa in a safe place, as you will need it upon exiting Mexico. If you lose your tourist visa you need to be at the airport 4 hours before your flight on your departure day and pay a $30 USD fine.
**There is a possibility that more documentation related to COVID will be required for entry and that information will be shared with participants closer to the retreat.
Is It Safe To Visit This Area Of Mexico?
We appreciate your concern for safety in Mexico. Although we understand that drug related violence has been extensively reported in the U.S. press, we want you to know that it is mostly confined to the border with the United States and a few cities within the areas of drug production.
The entire coastline between Puerto Vallarta and Chacala is extremely safe and continues to receive millions of visitors each year. Local and state law enforcement are closely monitoring and ensuring safety in this area which relies on tourism as the most important sector of the economy.
Chacala is a small fishing town where visitors and residents alike feel safe to walk at any time during the day or night. Children and families play in the area without fear. For a comparison you might think of going to Big Sur or Lake Tahoe and wondering if violence in Los Angeles is something about which to be concerned. Mar de Jade has never had a guest or known of a tourist in their area have any safety issues related to violence in the last
three decades Mar de Jade has been open.
What’s The Weather Like?
As Chacala is located in the Tropic of Cancer, the weather and vegetation is tropical with warm ocean water suitable for swimming year-round. The dry season is from November through May; days are usually warm (around 80 F), with cooler mornings and evenings in the winter months (around 65–70 F).
I Have A Special Diet. What Will I Eat?
Meals are carefully prepared daily from scratch using fresh, local and when possible, organic produce and ingredients. Many vegetables, fruits and legumes come from Mar de Jade’s own 17-acre organic farm. The menu is mainly vegetarian with chicken and seafood options.
Meals are served buffet style in Mar de Jade’s beautiful open air dining room on the ocean. Que Rico!
Mar de Jade can accommodate vegan requests and food allergies like gluten free, dairy free, peanut free. Special dietary needs (outside of those listed above) that require extra time to prepare may be charged an additional rate.
When you register for the retreat, you can list your dietary needs and we look forward to accommodating them deliciously!
Will I Have Problems Because Of The Food And Water?
Hygienic food preparation measures are closely followed by Mar de Jade staff. Mar de Jade’s kitchen triple washes and disinfects all fresh produce and we cook with purified water. Purified drinking water is provided for free to every guest and is readily available. All ice used in the kitchen and the bar is made from purified water.
What Should I Pack?