What airport to do I fly into?
Xinalani is only 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). The 250-yard-wide private beach is accessible by a short boat ride. You will be picked up at the airport and whisked away to retreat and then dropped off again in Puerto Vallarta if you are staying, or taken to the airport if you are leaving right after retreat.
When should I book my flights?
For boat transportation purposes, guests should book an arrival flight that lands no later than 4:00 PM and a departure flight that takes off no earlier than 11:00 AM.
Will getting to retreat be easy? I am concerned about logisitics.
We are here every step of the way. All you have to do is to fly into the Puerto Vallarta Airport, and we'll take it from there. We meet you at the airport before whisking you away to your private island retreat.
Here are some suggestions to create the best travel experience:
Make sure you drink lots of water and wear comfortable clothes for your flight. You'll be joining us by boat, so expect to get wet up to your knees when stepping off the boat and onto our beach. We suggest wearing shorts, sandals, and sunscreen. We also recommend safeguarding your cell phone and valuables in a waterproof dry bag.
Can I attend the retreat without getting a hotel?
We sometimes offer this option for Catalyst retreats, but in this case, because we are hosting the event on a private island, it is limited to on-site attendees only.
What happens if I can’t attend a retreat I’ve paid for?
Don’t worry! If you are unable to attend, for any reason, you can transfer your spot to a following retreat, as long as you use it within the next two years, less $500. (This amount goes towards reserving your room, and will have already been paid to the destination, and so is non-refundable for us). Other than that, we’ll simply transfer you to the next retreat of your choice.
Is it okay for couples to attend?
Absolutely, and we encourage it! We've had many couples attend Catalyst, and they report increased satisfaction, deeper levels of happiness, and a feeling of being 'on the same page' again.
If you are signing up alone, that's wonderful. Leaps of faith rule. We will be here to welcome you and help you ease in to the experience, and you'll be amazed at all the wonderful people you will meet - and often become deeply connected with.
What do I need to bring?
When you reserve your spot, you’ll be sent information with all the juicy details that will get you from your front door to your retreat. Please see below for some handy packing suggestions too.