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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When and where is the next event? The next event will at Sembrando Vida will be announced soon

    Where is Sembrando Vida? Sembrando Vida is located on Cam. a Isla de la Piedra - just 15 minutes south from Stone Island, near Mazatlán, Mexico. 


    How do I get there? The entry gate to Sembrando Vida is on the main road - Cam. a Isla de la Piedra. Do not try to access the venue by car from the beach, you will get stuck in the sand.


    From Mazatlan International Airport - Sembrando Vida is a 20 minute drive from the airport. The entry gate to Sembrando Vida will be to the left on Cam. a Isla de la Piedra.

    From Stone Island - Sembrando Vida is a 15 minute drive south from Stone Island. The entry gate to Sembrando Vida will be to the right on Cam. a Isla de la Piedra.

    Sometimes it is difficult to get a taxi to or from Sembrando Vida. We recommend arranging your ride ahead of time. 

    How do I arrange a rideshare? Join our Facebook or Telegram group to coordinate with other attendees. 

  • Leave No Trace. It is up to all of us to remove all Matter Out of Place (MOOP). We rely on all attendees to share in the responsibility of honoring our environment.

    Everything you bring might become MOOP: tent stakes, bottle caps, ashes, wood debris, orange peels, cigarette butts, pistachio shells, sequins. It all has to go.

    We can only be successful if everyone steps up to the challenge.  Leaving No Trace demonstrates our community’s commitment to the environment. Some organic waste can be added to the compost on-site. Everything else: Pack it in. Pack it out.

    What can be composted? Sembrando Vida can compost your organic trash! We have a designated spot to dispose of food waste. All other trash (plastic, paper, metal, glass, etc) MUST be packed out with you. 

    How can I help Leave No Trace? Bring trash bags to pack out your trash. If you see MOOP - put it where it belongs. Minimize kitchen waste and clean-up by planning simple meals and preparing food in advance. Eliminate unnecessary packaging and store food in reusable containers. Bring water in reusable containers. Avoid single-use plastics and disposable packaging.

  • Is PORTAL for me? Portal Gatherings provide a container for connection and conscious expansion. These events are for all who seek healing, integration, and the co-creation of the best possible future. We gather with the intention of raising vibrations. If you are only looking to party - PORTAL may not be the right fit for you. No drugs or alcohol - we encourage participants to be in their highest vibration. 

  • What is Sembrando Vida? Sembrando Vida is more than just a venue; it's a vision in progress, a sanctuary where nature and community come together to create something extraordinary. The project took a hiatus for several years, but is now embracing a new beginning. While the journey of Sembrando Vida is ongoing, this vibrant space already has several structures and amenities, offering a glimpse into its promising future. Sembrando Vida is committed to off-grid sustainable living practices - utilizing solar power, bioconstruction, composting, and permaculture. Their foundation is based on four pillars; community, spirituality, environment and education. For those seeking a deeper connection with nature and like-minded individuals, Sembrando Vida offers a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute. 

    How do I volunteer, submit a workshop, or apply to be a vendor? Fill out this application here.

    Is this an all-ages event? Yes. All Portal Gatherings are family-friendly. Kids 10 and under get in free!

    Will there be lockers or storage? No, you will need to be responsible for your belongings

    Are pets allowed? Yes, so long as they are friendly, on a leash, and under your control

  • Do I have to camp? No. Camping is available, but you are welcome to stay off-site.

    Do the camp-sites have hook-ups? No. The campground does NOT have electric or water hook-ups. 

    Are there tent rentals? No. You will need to bring your own camping gear

    Can I camp next to my car or in my RV? Yes. The grassy center area is walk-in camping only. But there is space on the edge of the venue to camp next to your car or in your RV. 

  • Will there be drinking water? Yes. We will have drinking water available for all attendees. Bring are refillable water bottle!

    Will there be food vendors? There may or may not be food vendors at the next event. 

    Can I bring in food? Yes, you need to bring your own food. Bring your own cooking and eating utensils. And plan to cook on a campfire unless you are bringing your own stove. You can also bring food to share and participate in the Community Kitchen. 

    Is there a stove I can cook on? No, but we will have a campfire that attendees will be able to cook on. Bring your own cookware. 

    How do I participate in the Community Kitchen? The Community Kitchen is an experimental potluck being tested for the first time at the Summer Solstice Celebration. The goal is to cook together and share meals. Bring bulk non-perishable, organic produce or ingredients. Everyone who contributes to the Community Kitchen will receive a wristband which will allow you to eat there for the duration of the event! Plan for no refrigeration and cooking on the campfire. Join our Telegram or Facebook group to coordinate with other attendees

    Are there bathrooms and showers? Yes, there are compost toilets, sinks, and showers on-site. 

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