Sunday, December 29
Arrive in Puerto Vallarta, Meet and Greet at Hotel Rosita, Old Town Tacos-Beer-Drinks-Tasting / History Walking Tour
Welcome to beautiful Puerto Vallarta! We will pick you up from the airport after you have navigated customs and immigration – look for a sign with your name in the arrivals hall; and then let the party begin! Check-in to Hotel Rosita, have a welcome drink, and then we are going to hit the ground running - actually walking - as we embark on a locally guided beer, food, and history walking tour of the Old Town and Malecon. Prepare to taste local beers and the many diverse and delicious flavors of this coastal city. We will wander cool neighborhoods and taste a variety of local specialties -- a full “meal” by the time we are done. Several tastes, beers, and drinks to enjoy!
Overnight in Puerto Vallarta (T, D)
Monday, December 30
Luxury Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Private Beach Lunch, Evening Free to enjoy PV
A lovely lazy start today – and breakfast as you wish before our late morning start as we embark on a luxury catamaran for a day upon the sea. Snorkeling and whale watching on the agenda, as well a beery and delicious lunch on a secluded cove. Swimming, lounging, and hiking to a waterfall are all options! Tonight we return to our neighborhood, full of possibilities for relaxing, exploring, or live music-ing!
Overnight in Puerto Vallarta (B, L)
Tuesday, December 31
Local Breakfast, Brewpub Lunch, Playa Los Muertos, NYE Dinner, Musica on the Malecon, Fireworks and 12 Grapes at Midnight!
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel or on the beach before we meet to walk along the Malecon en route to Playa Los Muertos. Along the way we'll pass fruit carts, see art, and music as well. Our first official stop will be the Los Muertos Brewery. We will taste beers, eat lunch, mingle with locals, and end up not far from the eponymous and eclectic beach (Playa Los Muertos) – a classic of Puerto Vallarta where you will see an excellent parade of tourists, locals, and vendors enjoying pura vida! This evening we will head back to the hotel to prepare for our New Year's Eve dinner on the beach in one of Puerto Vallartas favorites. After the meal, beers, and celebretory drinks we'll find live music and fireworks along the Malecon, close to the hotel! Happy New Year!
Overnight in Puerto Vallarta (B, L, D)
Wednesday, January 1
Transfer to Sayulita via Bucerías and San Pancho – Breweries, Food, Walking, and History
Breakfast at your leisure and a late morning start before we check out of the hotel and head north to Sayulita, where we will settle in for the final four nights of the trip. Along the way we will stop in Bucerias home of two craft breweries - Banderos and Buclas where we'll stop for lunch, beer, and a look aound the cool beach town. Next we will head a bit further north to the cool old community of San Fransico, locally known as San Pancho. Here there are two more breweries' beers to taste in this city located along the Nayarit River. We will have guided visits in both towns.
Overnight in Sayulita (B, L)
Thursday, January 2
Locally Guided Morning Walk Around Town, Free Day to Explore Sayulita, Beaches, Beer Hunting, Hike, Surf
Enjoy a tasty regional breakfast before spending a great day in Sayulita! We'll have a local guide show us around a bit this morning, sample some local flavors, and get oriented, so we can properly experience the joys of Sayulita during the next 2 days. The remainder of the day and night are open -- surf, swim, snorkel, shop, beer-hunt, beach-bum, hike, golf, bird-watch or just stroll around this cool little piece of paradise!
Overnight in Sayulita (B)
Friday, January 3
Free Day in Sayulita, Evening Beers, Cocktails, and Local Dinner
Another day in paradise! Wide open - so many great things to do - until our evening brewery visit, where we will taste and celebrate the trip and new year. A great, local farewell dinner will cap off the trip! Live music often happens around town, and there are always great local digs, dives, and haunts to drink or dance! Evening swimming happens as well! Cheers!
Overnight in Sayulita (B, D)
Saturday, January 4
Free Day, Farewell Beer Dinner
Many options today! Dinner around 8:30 PM. Quimixto Waterfall, jungle hikes, and many beaches to choose from. Scuba diving, local fishing charters, whitewater rafting, a round of golf, art galleries, local history museums, shopping, exploring, surfing, tacos, tequila, and beer. As you wish...
Overnight in Puerto Vallarta (B, D)
Sunday, January 5
Alas, time to go home
The trip ends today. Enjoy one last fresh, local breakfast, before you meet your pre-arranged and pre-paid transfers to Puerto Vallarta International Airport -- matched to your itinerary and airport arrival time wishes!
Overnight at Your House (B)