Camp Casa is a Maker Space that hosts creative exploration and self -expression camps within the hacienda inspired estate of Casa de Las Flores in Bucerias, Mexico

Discover the textures, scents & sounds of the Bay of Banderas, Jalisco & Nayarit States

The Pacific Coast of Mexico is an infinitely beautiful region of Mexico, filled with rustic sceneries, relaxing beaches, mountains and tropical forests. A perfect backdrop to enjoy the diversity of culture the area represents.

Camps are hosted by a Maker, Trip Designer and Taya Hawes-Puiu, of Casa de las Flores. Collaboratively they curate the itinerary and conduct the learning workshops. Camps are small intimate gatherings that accommodate up to 10 guests. They are one-week long stays and are held every Spring and Late Fall.

accommodations

Camp Casa was born out of the desire for Taya to spend more time at her residence in Mexico – Casa de las Flores. A barefoot-luxe version of “beach-bum” meets “colonial Contessa” hacienda-inspired estate in a little fishing village of Bucerias. Sometimes we will compliment the camp itinerary with additional over-night trips within the region and when we do we will always strive to find the right vibe to meet the mood.

food

Oh for the love of food. Mexico with its bustling markets, vibrant ingredients and traditional dishes, you’ll experience the culture and cuisine that made us fall in love with Mexico in the first place.

Our camps include most meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner for the specific workshop days within the itinerary. Dependent on individual itineraries as curated by the team, we will also be taking you to dine at a few of our favourite hidden gems that we have fallen in love with over the years. On your free days, people have the freedom to enjoy the Bay’s treasure of eateries on their own as you are provided with a list of must-visit locales and choices from our Creative Host Guests and Guides.

FAQ

What makes Camp Casa Stand out amongst other workshops?

Most workshops travel to different destinations. Ours are always hosted at Casa de las Flores by people who know the region intimately.

What is the age of travellers?

The workshops are typically designed for ages 25-45 but as we say ‘Age is just a number’ so if any of our workshops appeal to you, please don’t hesitate to register.

Is it okay if I bring a friend or spouse if they are not participating in the workshop?

A friend or spouse can certainly come along, but in order to stay at Casa des las Flores while the workshop is taking place, they must be enrolled in the workshop.

Is it possible to attend a workshop and stay elsewhere off site of Casa de las Flores?

Designed as intimate gatherings, we only allow the workshop for guests staying at the Casa de las Flores.

How do I book?

Please fill out and submit the registration here. Once we have received your reservation form, a representative from Camp Casa will contact you. Please allow 2 business days for a response.

What are the payment terms?

Full payment required at time of booking. Any refund requests prior to Jan 15th and October 15th will be subject to a 25% penalty. No refunds will be issued after these time periods. You may transfer your registration to another person for a fee of $250. Please contact us at [email protected] for any cancellation and transfer requests. Cancellation policy here

What happens after I book?

Our Trip Designer will contact you to confirm reservation and take payment and will stay in touch before the camp to ensure you have everything you need before arriving in Bucerias.

Do I need a Passport and Visa to come to Mexico?

Everyone travelling from outside of Mexico will need a valid passport. For VISA requirements please visit here

What currency should I bring?

Mexican Pesos. Although the Camp is quoted in US Dollars, the local currency is Mexican Pesos. For the latest currency exchange rates please check here

How much spending money will I need?

This is totally up to you. Most meals will be provided, but we would recommend bringing at minimum approximately $200-300 USD for transfers, souvenirs and spending on your free days.

Are there banks and ATMS close by?

Yes, thre is an ATM on the same street as Casa De Las Flores as well as several on the main street of Bucerias. Banks with ATM’s are also close by.

What should I pack?

Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. Don’t forget your swim-suit, casual lounge clothes for around the Casa and sensible shoes. For the local weather you can find the most up to date information on weather here. There are a few local Mini Supers on the street of the Casa should you need any small personal items.

Is my flight included in the cost of the Camp?

Guests come from all over so to simplify things, your flights and transfers to and from the Casa are not included in the cost of the Camp. We can arrange for transfer from the airport if you wish for an additional cost but most people will take a taxi or rent a car. New found friends can share a taxi on their return to the airport.

How far is the airport to Casa de las Flores? What is the cost of a taxi?

It is 6 Miles north from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International airport (PVR). In normal traffic, it takes about 20 minutes to drive from the airport to Casa de Las Flores. The average cost of a taxi from the airport is 400 pesos.

Do I need to rent a car when I arrive?

No, you do not need to rent a car. Once you arrive to the Casa all transportation is taken care of throughout your published itinerary. Some people will rent a car for their free days and we recommend doing so through Amigo Car Rental and let them know Casa de las Flores referred you to get the best possible rate.

If we are driving, how do we get from the airport to Casa de las Flores?

1. Head southwest 2. Merge onto Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio/Tepic Nariyat/Mexico 200 via the ramp to Compostela 3. Turn left onto Las Palmas 4. Turn right onto Calle Lazaro Cardenas 5. Arrive at 116 Calle Lazaro Cardenas, Bucerias, Mexico. The property is on the right hand side. You won’t miss the bright magenta bougainvillia.

How many people per room?

All rooms are based on double occupancy which is why it’s best to come with a friend as you will be sharing beds. There are 5 separate rooms available – 1 King bedroom, 1 Queen bedroom, 1 Queen bedroom, 1 Queen bedroom, 1 room with 2 double beds. Rooms can be reserved as private but double occupancy rates then apply.

Can I choose the room that I stay in?

Yes, as the rooms are reserved on a first come first serve basis, you can chose from what is available at the time of booking. More information on the rooms available can be found here

What does the ‘Casa’ look like?

It’s authentic and comfortable. Please feel free to explore the property here.

Does the property have a telephone?

The Main Villa has a land phone, which can be used for local calls

Is their Wireless Internet?

Yes there is. The strength of the internet is the best we can get in Bucerias and is good to conduct normal business.

Are there any rules of the house?

Glass is a no-go around the pool because it can damage it permanently. Only plastic around the pool is safer for the property and for you. Plastic glasses are available for guest use. Please, no smoking. Guest can smoke outside the gates of the property, but please clean your butts.

What is included in the cost of the camp?

Please refer to individual camp itineraries on what is included and what is not included in the cost of the camp. We have however designed most itineraries to include most meals.

What if I have a dietary restriction?

Please let us know at the time of registration and we will ensure all your dietary restrictions are accommodated. Camp Casa will do everything we can to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions but advise you take precautions as we cannot guarantee there is no cross contamination with other foods.