General Information

Attire: What To Wear

The dress code we recommend during the day is smart casual. Activities run rain or shine so please bring appropriate rain gear. Comfortable footwear is also recommended. There may be some days on which you will be away from the hotel all day. We recommend that you bring a small daypack or a small carry-on bag with you.

Pack for a resort vacation. Men should wear closed-toe shoes for dining, but there is no need for a jacket or tie. You may need a shawl or pullover for the cool evenings or for air-conditioned areas.


The currency for Mexico is the Mexican Peso. Most tourist shops accept major credit cards. If you are buying items from local crafts stores you may want to have Pesos with you. There is a bank machine available at the Four Seasons. You can also use U.S. dollars as tips for local guides.

Tipping & Gratuities

Arrangements have been made to pay gratuities on your behalf for all activities included within the program including Bellman and Housekeeping. Gratuities are not included for Optional Tours (unless otherwise indicated) or individual purchases. Tips for tour guides are at your discretion.

Tipping in restaurants is the same as in Canada. A range of 10-20% is appropriate depending on the level of service you received. Some restaurants and bars include the tip in the final bill, so be sure to check this in order to avoid overpaying. At food stalls and low-cost eateries most patrons do not leave a tip; or it is a very small one. At a bar it is often appropriate to tip approximately 20 pesos per drink.


Punta de Mita's weather can be described as tropically perfect. Punta de Mita has approximately 322 days of sunshine each year, with warm and sunny days and cool and comfortable nights.

During November, temperatures in Punta de Mita are 26-30°C during the day with nighttime temperatures ranging from 15-20°C. Summertime, from June to October, is Punta de Mita's rainy season with temperatures ranging from 26-35°C.

Average High
in November
30°C / 86°F
Average Low
in November
18°C / 65°F

Time Zone

Punta Mita is on Central Standard Time zone. It does not change for daylight savings time. During the conference when it is 12:00 noon at Baha Mar it will be:

11:00 am in Vancouver
12:00 pm noon in Calgary
2:00 pm in Ontario and Quebec
3:00 pm in Halifax


Long distance telephone calls placed from your hotel room are assessed at standard hotel service charges. If you wish to make a call, it is recommended that you use a calling card.

Cellular Phones:
We recommend you contact your service provider to pre-purchase a travel roaming and long distance package on your cell phone while away.


Wi-Fi is included throughout Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort.

Program Inclusions

  • Accommodations for 3 or 4 nights, depending on your choice.
  • Round-trip transportation between airport and hotel where you arrive and depart at the same time as our group airline arrivals and departures.
  • All meals as described in the day-by-day itinerary.
  • Services of staff at Hospitality Desk.
  • Porterage, internet, housekeeping.

Not Included in Your Program

  • Costs to secure passport or required travel documents.
  • Airline tickets.
  • Airline charges for checked baggage.
  • Room service and in-room mini-refreshment centre charges.
  • Optional Activities and dine-around meals.
  • Gratuities for optional activities (unless otherwise indicated);
  • Lunches and dinners other than functions planned through The Advocates' Society and listed in the itinerary.
  • Telephone calls and faxes.
  • Charges for damage whether accidental or intentional to hotel, airline or other property.
  • Travel Insurance.