The vibrant beach-town of San Pancho, just north of Puerto Vallarta, is your setting for a powerful journey of resilience, collaboration and values-driven leadership. Join other Ignite community members to connect with the local community and one another. Engage with local leaders, collaborate with women, youth, and environmental programs, enjoy a Mexican cooking class and hike with new friends on this inspiring 4-day retreat.

December 5-8, 2019

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ENVIRONMENT // Stewardship of our planet is one of our priorities, and on this journey we will engage with an incredible recycling program. Created and led by our partner Entreamigos, you’ll have the chance to learn and contribute to the important work they are doing in their community.

FOODIE // Enjoy amazing cuisine ranging from the best authentic tacos at the local hotspot to a traditional home-cooked breakfast. Eat and drink your way through more local ceviche, fresh guacamole and margaritas than you thought possible.

SOCIAL IMPACT // Experience deep cultural immersion thanks to the 10+ year history of our local partner, EntreAmigos. Their unique approach of sustainability, environmental stewardship and women’s empowerment is a model for organizations worldwide. Share meals with the EntreAmigos leaders and exchange ideas on global citizenship and strategic social impact.

* $1,500 members / $2,500 non-members

COST: $1,350   //   Experience includes all in-country meals, lodging (assuming double occupancy - single room upgrade available for $400), transportation, activities and primary trip excursions. Fee does not include cost of international flights.

connect, inspire & transform during 4 unforgettable days


Ignite staff will greet you at Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) and provide a complimentary shuttle to San Pancho*. Check-in to your accommodations and settle in. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset on the beach while getting to know your fellow travelers. Then take a leisurely stroll to dinner for some delicious, locally-sourced cuisine.

  * We recommend arriving between 12 and 2pm to take advantage of our shuttle departing the airport for San Pancho at 3pm. If you arrive before or after, you can take a taxi. (approximately $50)


After breakfast, we embark on a guided walking tour through San Pancho ending up at the amazing facility of EntreAmigos. Enjoy a ceviche lunch with their team leaders and then spend the afternoon engaging and collaborating with the community-wide recycling program. Explore the town (shopping, beach, margaritas) or relax for a few hours before heading off to taste some local cuisine at an authentic taqueria.


Enjoy optional activities like yoga, an early morning beach run, or a cup of coffee at a local cafe. After breakfast, we’ll engage and explore the theme of resilience with the women entrepreneurs at Entreamigos and do a bit of shopping at the gallery, where they sell their artisan crafts made from recycled materials. Return to the hotel for lunch and a quick change- this afternoon we will be doing a hike to a local beach. Finish the day with a group dinner in town and extend your evening with optional late night drinks with live music.


The group will have one final breakfast together including a cooking lesson and time to reflect on the brief but inspirational journey. Ignite staff will facilitate your transportation to the Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) in time to catch your flight home.*

*An 11am shuttle available to take you to the airport for departure flights beginning around 2pm.

Book your round trip flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) to arrive Thursday no later than 2:30pm and depart on Sunday (2:30pm or later) based on your specific trip dates. Feel free to contact Dominyka for sample flight itineraries or recommended routes. Considering arriving early or extending your trip? Contact Dominyka and we'll share some great suggestions with you.

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Enjoy your stay in a boutique Mexican hotel that balances local flavor with comfortable amenities.

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our community partner

EntreAmigos community center was founded in 2006 in the heart of San Pancho, Mexico. What started as teaching arts and crafts on a kitchen table in a neighborhood front yard has grown into a vibrant center dedicated to education, environmentalism, youth and their families. The home to most of their programming is a remodeled 16,000 square foot warehouse considered a model in sustainability, designed using majority recycled materials.


Registration ends November 21, 2019 or as soon as the experience is registered in full. We encourage you to register as early as possible to ensure that you have a spot on the experience. Our experiences fill up quickly.