We answered the most popular questions about the Art Retreat. If you can´t find the answer here, we'll be glad to help you by e-mail. Write us to welcome@art-retreat.art.
About Retreat
  • What can I expect on an Art Retreat?
    Get a full immersion into nature therapy through a variety of Art practices, yoga and other wellness activities which help you to dive deep into yourself. Every day is thoughtfully planned especially for YOU to get the maximum of the retreat. Please check the Tentative Schedule on the home page. And get ready to dig deep into yourself and have a life changing experience.
  • What's included?
    • 4 nights at KAXAN Retreat center
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (all plant based) or pescatarian
    • Daily yoga and meditation
    • Art and Creative workshops and wellness activities with supplies provided
    • Yoga mats and all equipment
    • 2 Sightseeing and Cultural Visit journeys
  • How old do I need to be to sign up?
    You need to be at least 18 years old.
  • What kind of food can I expect?
    Healthy and fresh plant-based food that is cooked from local farm's produce. We can accommodate all food preferences and/or dietary restrictions, just please let us know when signing up.
  • How much free time will I have?
    We intentionally plan our retreat to have a healthy balance of free time and activities time. We want you to be able to relax and have time to explore as well as connect with each other and yourself.
  • Do I need to be a pro at yoga or to be an Artist to attend a retreat?
    No, you don't need to be either a yoga pro or an Artist. We welcome everybody who is interested to try new Art activities and work on the wellness side at the same time.
  • How many people will be on the retreat?
    We are going to have 10-12 people. It will allow us to get to know each other better, have more quality time together and have a friends-vacation vibe.
  • Can I attend the Art Retreat alone?
    Yes! Traveling alone is a perfect way to meet new friends in a safe and amazing environment with like-minded individuals. And also it's a great opportunity to spend time with the most important person - Yourself.
  • Do I need to book my own flight?
    Yes! You are responsible for booking your own flight. And to get your tourist visa (if needed).
  • How far is KAXAN Retreat center from the airport?
    About 2 hours by car from Cancun International Airport.
  • Is airport transfer included?
    Yes, we will arrange the roundtrip transfer for you. We will offer you a few transfer options closer to the retreat dates.
  • Can I come early or stay later?
    Yes, of course you can! This is your retreat and your adventure! However, if you come early or stay later you are responsible for your transportation and accommodations.
    Retreat check-in: October 28, 2023
    Retreat check-out: November 1, 2023
  • What do I pack?
    After booking and fully paying you will receive a welcome packet that includes a schedule, packing list, and more.
  • Do I have to pay for transportation to the Cultural Visit journeys that included are in the retreat?
    Transportation, tickets, snacks and other organisational aspects are included in the Art Retreat cost. You're responsible only for your own extra expenses.
  • Are there any associated local taxes?
    Yes, you need to pay Visitax is a tourism tax collected by the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and applicable to each foreign visitor. It's around $12.
  • What is the weather like?
    Usually, it's nice and warm weather with no rain or extra-hot. You can check the current weather here.
  • Are there any bugs or mosquitoes?
    There are very few mosquitos and bugs most of the year despite the jungle location. We do the best we can to reduce the impact of bugs naturally. However, our retreat takes place out of mosquito season which starts in June.
  • What is KAXAN?

    KAXAN (ka-sh-an) in the Mayan language means to look for and also to find. In the ancient Mayan culture they used the word to find instead of to look for. If we pay attention, this has a simple and profound wisdom...

    To find instead of to look for!

    The spirit of Kaxan is precisely this, a place to find oneself again and to renew one’s connection with Mother Earth and with the real sense of life: Love and Happiness.

  • What are the room categories?
    • Glamping - glamorous and spacious glampings integrated inside of a palapa roof with 2 individual beds, private bathroom /intimate outdoor shower surrounded by tropical plants.
    • Suite - king size bed, each suite has its own private bathroom and terrace on the second floor with outdoor soaking tub with a view of the jungle and the stars at night.
  • Is there a pool?
    Even better! Vortex has its own cenote* on the retreat territory. So you can swim and connect with nature at the same time. And there is a swimming pool as well.
    *cenote is a natural swimming hole formed when limestone collapses, revealing a hidden pool of water.
  • How far is it from ocean?
    As we are going to have our retreat in jungle, it takes about 25 min by car to the ocean beach. You can go there by yourself during your free time. Also, we have our Cultural trip that includes time on the beach.
  • Will I have access to WiFi?
    Yes, you will. But we encourage you to minimise internet time and dedicate it to retreat and self-exploring.
Payments and Refunds
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    We have flexible conditions: during booking you have to pay only non-refundable deposit of $500.
    All other cost you have to pay until December 31, 2023.
  • What happens if I need to cancel?
    Your deposit of $500 is non-refundable as it's so close to the retreat dates.
    If you cancel 45 days prior to the retreat start, you'll get your money back minus your deposit.
    If it's less than 45 days to the retreat start, your spot is non-refundable.
  • What if Art Retreat is canceled?
    If Art Retreat is canceled on the part of organizers which is unlikely, you will receive all your money back including the deposit.
Insurance and Safety
  • Do I need travel insurance?
    We recommend you to have your travel insurance, but it's not required.
  • Is Tulum safe?
    Tulum is considered one of the safest locations in Mexico. Also we'll give you all additional safety instructions upon arrival as Art Retreat will be conducted in the jungles.
  • What are the COVID requirements?
    There are no restrictions or requirements to enter Mexico or Art Retreat. But the rooms are all cleaned under all the guidelines of local regulations.
Our Community
  • What can I expect after Art Retreat?
    We will invite you to join our private community of people who practice Arts and wellness on a regular basis. It provides a supportive environment to continue doing yoga, meditate, and practice art even when Art Retreat is finished.
  • How can I get more details about this community?
    We will tell you more details during our Art Retreat.
  • How can I stay up to date?
    Follow up our social media to get the most recent updates. https://linktr.ee/artretreat
  • Where can I find more resources for practicing Arts?
    Please check https://artistsangels.art/ and our community Art Retreat Club.
Become a partner or host
  • How can I become a partner of Art Retreat?
    We are open to different partnership options (media, venue, merchandise, etc.). Feel free to contact us at welcome@art-retreat.art.
  • How can I host an Art Retreat?
    We are looking for qualified retreat hosts to organise Art Retreat around the world. So feel free to contact us at welcome@art-retreat.art.