Travel Information - Mexico Surf Camps
Arrival and Departure Airport: Arrival / departure airport: Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR).
Drop off / arrival information: We will be waiting for you after you pass immigration with a sign reading `All Star Adventures`. Please make sure your flight arrives between 9am and 6pm on the first day of your session.
End of trip return / pick up information: We will shuttle you to the airport in time for your flight on the last day of your session. Please schedule your flight to depart between 9am and 6pm
Flights: We do not sell flights or insurance to our clients. But, often our travel agent will have great deals… so feel free to check with us first. For other recommendations click here
CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage, is required for all our trips. We ask you not to attend our trips without first purchasing travel insurance coverage. We recommend that you purchase a policy that includes a cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the occurrence that you are unable to attend a trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances) or in the unlikely event that a trip must be cancelled. We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. You may also click here to view recommended web sites for insurance.
Passports & Visas: A valid passport is required (with a minimum of 6 months validity). Citizens of some countries will also require a visa. To learn more about visa and entry requirements for New Zealand, please visit the Mexican Embassy website at: http://portal.sre.gob.mx/usa/index.php?Itemid=1 or consult your local travel agent. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation.
Age: Ages 12 and up are welcome on our trips (younger exceptions with parents or other relatives traveling). The majority of our clients are between the ages of 12 and 45, but we also have many clients who are older and younger than this. You, as a parent or guardian, will be required to complete a travel letter and have it notarized for youth under 18 traveling with us. Groups are seperated by age. For example: young teens 12-14, older teens 15-17; adults 18 - 24, adults 25+.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Emergency Contact: in an emergency, you can reach us during regular office hours (10a – 4p Mountain Standard Time) at the following numbers:
Dialing within North America: 1 866 758-2267
Dialing outside of North America: +1 (970) 372-4564
If you do not receive an immediate answer when calling the above numbers, please leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Cell phone numbers of staff and house numbers at camp base will also be provided in your welcome kit.
Health requirements: necessary vaccinations and physicians’ clearance are required before joining us for a trip. Please carefully review the health information section of the following webpage for up-to-date health information, including information on the quality of medical care, the availability of medications and the necessity for vaccinations in Mexico: U.S. Department of State Consular Information Sheet: Mexico. You are responsible for ensuring that you receive any necessary vaccinations before embarking on your trip with us.
Fitness requirements: The majority of our trips are open to people who are beginners in our primary sports. You should be at a sensible level of fitness before attending one of our trips. You should also enjoy physical activity and the outdoors. During our trips you will be able to rest if you find that you are over-exerting yourself. You should make certain that you are in sound shape to enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Safety & Security: To maximize your safety during our tours you should exercise common sense and caution at all times. We recommend that you always stick to set travel arrangements, and avoid unknown areas. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewelry and that you keep valuable items safely stored. Always keep a copy of your passport, airline tickets, traveler’s checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals. For information on safety and security in Mexico, please review the safety and security section of the following webpage: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html#security
WHAT TO TAKE
The following is a suggested what to bring list:
Clothing & Equipment
» surfboard & leash (we can provide these if you don’t have your own)
» rash guard (you can buy one from any surf retailer)
» money belt
» sunscreen & sunglasses
» swimsuit, beach towel
» first-aid kit (should contain lip balm, aspirin, band aids, extra prescription drugs you might be taking)
» casual summer clothing
» your sense of adventure
Documents & Money
» passport (with photocopies)
» travel insurance (with photocopies)
» airline tickets (with photocopies)
» Credit and/or debit card and/or travelers cheques and/or cash
» Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
» Under 18 clients please submit trip paperwork pack (click here to download the PDF, print, notarize and deliver to our office.)
» Meals - All breakfasts are provided. For lunch and dinner, you should budget 5-10 USD per meal.
» Other expenses - apart from meals, there are no necessary additional expenses for this trip, but you might like spending money for souvenir shopping, nightlife and internet cafés.
» – Tipping is not required but a small tips on meals are appreciated in Mexico
Country Information: For additional information about traveling in Mexico check out http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html
Currency Exchange: For the latest currency exchange information check out http://finance.yahoo.com/currency
ABOUT All Star Adventures
At All Star Adventures we take pride in offering a unique blend of instructional adventure travel. Since 1999 we have provided the ultimate array of guided World travel to teens and adults. For those looking for more than the typical adventure vacation, All Star Adventures, offers a unique alternative – the opportunity to learn a new pastime (or develop an existing one) alongside an expert instructor while exploring a new region or country.
We provide small groups, unique experiences and off-the-beaten-track locations. But we combine this with world-class coaching and carefully-designed instruction programs to give our clients the best of both worlds – a memorable travel experience plus immense personal satisfaction from mastering a new sport or pastime.
All Star Adventures specializes in unique travel to prime international locations with sports instruction for all levels. Offering first-class holiday destinations and encouraging you to expand your cultural and personal horizons. Guests of our trips are invited to realize their full potential, while enjoying a vacation and making new friends. The atmosphere of our trips is relaxed, positive, and exciting, while the classes are fun-filled, patient, and never intimidating. The entire experience is geared toward helping guests maximize their pleasure while honing new skills you’ll draw upon for the rest of your life. Instructors include the world’s top professional skiers, snowboarders, surfers and skateboarders.
Our tours are designed for those who have a genuine passion for travel and enjoy all that goes with it, including breathtaking scenery, stylish accommodations, unique cultural experiences, exotic food and interaction with locals.
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