Vaera Journeys

2019 Retreat

Puerto Vallarta

May 2 - May 7, 2019

The beauty of Puerto Vallarta is that it offers the best of both worlds: beautiful beaches, but also an authentic, Mexican flair, which is shown off to the fullest extent in the city's Centro and Zona Romantica neighborhoods.  In the '60s Puerto Vallarta was a glamorous beach destination, made famous by Liz Taylor and Richard Burton (whose former home has been turned into a super swanky hotel). The buzz on PV (as the locals call it) quieted down until the past decade or so, as hotel development and attractions have sprung up. It's still among the chillest Mexican beach towns, which is saying something. Plus it's absolutely gorgeous, with spectacular sunsets behind the Bay of Banderas, and lush, jungle-wrapped mountains that tumble down to the water. Along the coast discover the secret, out-of-the-way spots that make you feel as if you've discovered a beach all your own.

Pricing Information:

Registration starts at $1,950 per person. A 40% deposit is due at sign-up ($780) and the remainder is due 25 days before departure. All rates are based on double occupancy, with a single supplement available for $420.  


Day 1

Arrive: To Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s rugged West Coast
Check In: At Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel 
Meet: Other travelers with a special welcome dinner at our hotel

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2

Grab: Breakfast at leisure
Network: Share your Purpose Project at our first Mastermind Session and meet our speaker
Devour: The street flavor with a taco walking tour to some of the local favorites around vibrant Centro/Zona Romantica
Relax: After lunch at the resort or choose one of our optional activities*
Unwind: With a dinner on the sand with the epic Pacific Coast sunset as our backdrop

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

*Additional activities might come at an additional cost.

Day 3

Grab: Breakfast at leisure
Discover: Hidden Puerto Vallarta with a full-day excursion.
Hike**: From the small fishing village, Boca de Tomatlan, along the coastal ridge to discover hidden beaches and coves along the way.
Cruise: The Bay of Banderas on our return back to the hotel with a private boat trip and views of the entire bay

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

**The hike is roughly an hour and a half and can be described as moderate. You don’t have to be an athlete to complete it, but might be challenging for those with injuries or physical disabilities.

Day 4

Grab: Breakfast at leisure
Learn: Our second Mastermind Session begins with presentations and workshops
Break: For lunch together al fresco for a chance to decompress and enjoy the sun
Reconvene: For collaboration sessions, networking, brainstorming, workshopping

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Grab: Breakfast at leisure
Explore: Puerto Vallarta! Today is your free day to relax at the hotel or choose from a variety of optional activities* that best highlight the city
Come together: For our final Mastermind Session  to build our three-month & six-month goals
Bond: At our farewell dinner, perched at a historic property overlooking the city rooftops and the bay

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

*Additional activities might come at an additional cost.

Day 6

Say: Our goodbyes
Transfer: To Puerto Vallarta airport

Meals included: Breakfast

Note: Itinerary is subject to change.


What’s Included

Accommodation for five nights
Breakfast daily, and either lunch or dinner daily
All activities listed on the itinerary
Three Mastermind Sessions with our speaker, plus all workshops
Transportation to and from airport
Transportation to and from Boca de Tomatlan

What’s Not Included

Mandatory Travel Insurance
Incidental Expenses
Alcohol (unless specifically noted)


A 40 percent deposit is due at sign up. The balance will be due 25 days before departure (Sunday, April 07, 2019). Any sign-ups after April 07, 2019 will be expected to pay in full.

Each Vaera Journey includes a dedicated photographer who will follow the adventures along with us, making sure you never have to worry about grabbing the perfect shot. All of the candid shots are included, but if you’d like to add on a personal photo shoot for professional headshots, or just for fun, you can add that on when you sign up for the retreat. Jessica will join us as our photographer for our 2019 retreat. You can see her work here.

Private shoots start at $100 and yield 10 professional-quality photos.