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Our rooms at Hotel Montecarlo are sold out!
You can still register to attend the Convention, Excursions and Gala Night, click on the Register button and follow the instructions.
These are some options of other nearby hotels in which you can stay:
Hotel Villa San Francisco
Hotel Lake Chapala Inn
Mexico is calling you to a journey inward to your sacred self when you attend the “Science of Mind Convention of the Americas” in August.
As a rich and colorful "sarape", spiritual encounters are woven into this bilingual international retreat through its surroundings, where you will connect with like-minded souls from Latin America, the United States and Canada; before, during and after this annual event whose all-inclusive retreat will take place from August 6 to 10, in addition to other activities and optional excursions from August 3 to 5, near Guadalajara in a spiritual vortex on the shores of the lake Chapala, surrounded by volcanoes.
Choose from optional day trips such as:
Temazcal (sweat lodge); exploration of the Guachimontones mound pyramids; boat trip to Mezcala Island; sacred pilgrimage site of the Huichol Indians.
Click here for more information about Excursions
The all-inclusive Convention price includes the retreat conference, hotel and buffet meals.
The event will hold your sacred self daily with its morning yoga practice, uplifting music, afternoon meditation, and inspirational workshops by new thought leaders in English and Spanish, (simultaneously translated through provided audiophones— just like at the UN!) AND for morning free time August 8 soul enriching options or just relax at the hotel’s lakeside or thermal swimming pools.
Videos of Dr. Kenn Gordon, Rev. David Bruner and Rev. John Waterhouse
There is a drug store across the street from Hotel Villa Montecarlo. Villa San Francisco and Chapala Inn hotels are located downtown Chapala and there are different stores and pharmacies in the vicinity. The main shopping street and daily market in Chapala are less than a mile away from Villa Montecarlo. That main shopping street also dead-ends into the lakefront and there are many vendors stalls and some restaurants and play area parks along the boardwalk/beach area of the lake front. You may walk, take the bus or call a cab from reception area. A cab will cost about $5 USD each way. Alternatively, Ajijic is located 5 miles away and it has exquisite art galleries and dining options. A cab to Ajijic will cost $15 USD each way.
How may I book extra days at Hotel Villa Montecarlo?
If you plan to arrive before August 6 or to leave after August 10 (for example, attending an optional excursion on Saturday) you are encouraged to request additional hotel nights during your registration. You can also contact email@example.com to book your room ahead of or after the event if you did not do it during registration.
What about passports and visas?
The US government requires you to have a US passport to fly back into the US and US airlines require you to have one to fly to Mexico. Your passport should have an expiration date that is at least six months after your entry date to Mexico. Your Tourist Permit Visa paper forms and instructions will be provided to you on your international flight to Mexico and you provide the document you filled out and your passport to the Mexican immigration officials after landing. On most US based international flights your head tax for entering Mexico is included in the airline ticket price. If you are crossing in to Mexico by land other options are available to you regarding your travel to the interior. Contact Peggy Shinn in New Mexico at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to cross the border on land and travel via Mexican domestic airline and need information.
What about special dietary needs for the included meals?
Please contact us at ConventionOfTheAmericas@gmail.com after you have completed your registration and paid to communicate to him your dietary needs. Please note that, except for the last night Gala dinner, all meals are served buffet style and the chef does include sufficient vegetables, fruits and non dairy and non-wheat items to provide a hearty meal from those components. You are on your own honor to select what is best for your nutrition and avoid the other foods and dessert tables if they contain ingredients not on your food plan. For the Gala night plated meal we will be taking orders on Thursday for vegetarian plates.
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