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Beer and Beaches, Tacos and Tequila – New Year in Puerto Vallarta w/Sayulita!

December 29, 2024 - January 5, 2025

Celebrating 25 years of BeerTrips!

Celebrate the New Year on the sunny beaches of Jalisco, Mexico. Explore Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita - and the local craft beer scene, as well as the beaches, history, ecology, and people of this culinary hub on the beautiful Bay of Banderas. We will visit local craft brewers, find the best street food - !TACOS! - and discover a few of the best beaches. Oh, and there is New Year's Eve on the Malecon - with a low-key fancy dinner, live music, revelers, fireworks, and the pura vida as we ring in another New Year on planet earth! AND it's the 25th birthday of! PV's craft breweries serve up a harmonious mix of locals and ex-pats, providing a bit of real-life in a tourist town.


4 nights in an old-school beach hotel in a perfect waterfront location in Puerto Vallarta at the top of the Malecon, and 3 more nights in beautiful, bohemian Sayulita, replete with surfers, cool cafes, great eateries, and unspoiled beaches -- breweries too. 


There will be boat trips, tacos, tequila, local beers, and local folks -- beaches and waterfalls and jungle hikes await as well. Maybe golf or scuba? Many great planned events and options for more!



 Trip Price (Land-only, Based on double occupancy)

$2899 per person | Single Room add extra $659



  • Airport Transfers – arrival and departure
  • 3 nights in Puerto Vallarta Hotel Rosita, beachfront, on the north end of the Malecon
  • 4 nights at a Beachfront Hotel in Sayulita, perfectly positioned for beach and town
  • Travel by Sprtinter van from PV to Sayulita
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Locally Guided Old Town Tasting Tour – Food, Drinks, Beers, and History
  • 3 Lunches
  • Damn Good NYE Dinner
  • 4 additional Dinners
  • Luxury Cruise – Snorkeling / Whale Watching / Private Beach w/drinks and lunch
  • Locally Guided Walking Food and Drinks Tour in Buceria and San Pancho
  • Locally Guided Walking Food and Drinks Tour in Sayulita
  • Informal visits to 10+ Craft Brewers
  • Mezcal and Tequila tastings
  • BeerTrip Leadership throughout the tour


 Beer Highlights & Brewery Visits*

Oh my, there might be at least 11 local craft brewers hanging out in a beautiful beach town. Some make Pizza and delicious local snacks. We'll meet the folks making the beer and great ambience!


 Overnight Stays*

Puerto Vallarta - 3 nights in a grand old lady of a hotel, Hotel Rosita, not fancy, but perfectly located on the beach, with a pool, easy access to the heart of town on the north end of the excellent Malecon.


Sayulita - Spend 4 nights beachfront and close to town, with its great eateries and drinkeries, and an easy 2 minute walk to the beautiful beach. Great breakfast too!


 Included Tours

City Tours in Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, San Pancho, and Sayulita


 Included Meals

7 Breakfasts | 3 Lunches | 4 Dinners


 Arrival & Departure

Trip Begins & Ends in Puerto Vallarta - Airport Transfers are included.

Daily Itinerary*


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)


Trip Deposit (per person)


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* The deposit is refundable less a $50 cancellation fee up to 60 days prior to departure. For cancellations made less than 60 days prior to departure, the full deposit will be forfeited. For cancellations made after final payment, refunds will be made (where possible) according to service contracts and supplier guidelines; these refunds will be based on recoverable expenses. See the full Terms and Conditions here.



Air Travel is not included. Travelers are encouraged to use mileage awards, travel outside group dates, or visit other European cities while abroad to make the most out of the trip. Please confirm the trip's operation before purchasing air tickets.


Most Trips officially begin in the lobby of the first hotel. Meeting times, information about getting from the airport or train station to the hotel, the detailed itinerary, hotel addresses, and a trip roster will be included with your Final Trip Documents, which you'll receive 2 - 3 weeks before the trip.


How we travel on tour: All included excursions and visits include transportation. Within the cities, we rely on walking and private or public transportation (uber, taxis, busses, trams, etc.). Travel between cities is by private motor coach, luxury van, ferry, and/or rail. 



We don't mess around when it comes to food and beer.  Restaurants -- tried and true -- have been carefully selected, based on quality, local knowledge, and insider tips. On a Beer Trip, included meals mean you may order as you please - including beer, appetizers, dessert, etc. We are not stingy -- a lot of food and beer is included on every Beer Trip.



A BeerTrips beer tour is best suited for somewhat adventurous, beer-loving travelers who want the camaraderie and structure of a tour, as well as the opportunity to explore independently. Planned events, brewery visits, locally guided tours, and some excursions are, of course, formally "guided". Travel days, on trains, public means, or the beer bus, as well some group walks, are blissfully unstructured, though travelers can always rely on the support and assistance of the trip leader.



In rare cases, it may be necessary to alter the itinerary based on brewery or hotel availability, force majeur, acts of dieties, common sense, or bad weather, etc. Smaller breweries, as well as the Trappists, are often unable to commit to hosting groups until a couple of weeks before we arrive. Substitutions, when necessary, will be as good as what we replaced. And, don't worry, the beer is always good!