Puerto Vallarta Escape to the Beach Create a unique Travel Sketchbook and Explore Thursday, May 9 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
The month of May is quite possibly the hottest month in all of Mexico, which is why it's tremendously important to be as close to the cooling waters as possible during this month. Please join me in this travel sketching excursion, where the point is to stay calm and close to the ocean, eat some great food, take in the local colorful sights, and sketch the vibrant sunset each day with sand between our toes in a new handmade travel sketchbook, which will be provided to you. Puerto Vallarta is an amazing Mexican oceanfront city on the Bahia de Banderas in the state of Jalisco, and we'll use this off-season excursion to see and sketch it like never before. We'll stay in the heart of the Zona Romantica, well-placed on the beach, and very close to restaurants, cafes, mercados, and bookstores. We'll be travel sketching throughout, but will also allow plenty of time for relaxing; we'll do some local and light activities in the morning, with your afternoons free. and we'll convene at sunset happy hours, to review the progress of our sketchbooks.
Although it will be quite warm, we'll enjoy these local activities early in the day, as well as enjoy some air conditioned evening activities: - Bookstore and café, "A Page in the Sun": located close to our hotel and a great place to read, sketch, cool off, enjoy a dessert, coffee or glass of wine - Olas Atlas Saturday Market: Saturday Farmer's Market in plaza close to our hotel with delightful selection of local food, crafts, clothing, prepared foods and live music. Ends at 2pm so get there early - Mercados of Vallarta: Get up early and walk along the Malecon into Centro to discover the mercados of Vallarta; art galleries, shops and cafes that line the area, and we'll challenge ourselves by sketching the color and chaos of this vibrant city - Puerto Vallarta Calypso Charters-Day Boat Tours: collectively as a group we'll choose which day to go for a fishing boat cruise through the bay, and for how long
Day 1: Thursday, May 09, 2019 8:00am Direct flight from BJX Leon airport to PVR Puerto Vallarta aiport Volaris Flight Y4 246 BJX 8:30am -- Arrive PVR 10:03am Approximately $95 USD 11:00am Arrive Casa Dona Susana and Playa Los Arcos Hotel, Zona Romantica Puerto Vallarta 12:00pm Lunch, get acquainted with area, new sketchbook 6:00pm Sketchbook review and Sunset Happy Hour at Beach Club 7:30pm Casual Dinner
Day 2, Friday, May 10 10:00am Meet at Beach Club to discuss sketch objectives Afternoon sketching exercises, included sketching people 6:00pm Sketchbook review and Sunset Happy Hour at Beach Club 7:30pm Casual Dinner
Day 3, Saturday, May 11 10:00am Meet at Beach Club to discuss sketch objectives Sketch Farmer's Market in Old Town Vallarta 6:00pm Sketchbook review and Sunset Happy Hour at Beach Club 7:30pm Casual Dinner
Day 4, Sunday, May 12 10:00am Meet at Beach Club to discuss sketch objectives Boat adventure through Bahia de Banderas 6:00pm Sketchbook review and Sunset Happy Hour at Beach Club 7:30pm Casual Dinner
Day 5, Monday, May 13 10:00am Meet at Beach Club to discuss sketch objectives Sketching people 6:00pm Sketchbook review and Sunset Happy Hour at Beach Club 7:30pm Casual Dinner
Day 6, Tuesday, May 14 10:00am Meet at Beach Club to discuss sketch objectives 6:00pm Sketchbook review and Sunset Happy Hour at Beach Club 7:30pm Casual Dinner
Day 7, Wednesday, May 15 10:00am Meet at Beach Club to discuss sketch objectives 6:00pm Sketchbook review and Sunset Happy Hour at Beach Club 7:30pm ADIOS DINNER
Day 8, Thursday, May 16 8:00am Direct flight from PVR airport to BJX airport Volaris Flight Y4 247 PVR 10:33am -- Arrive BJX 12:05pm 12:30pm Shared Bajijogo Shuttle to SMA TOUR OVER
8-day, 7-night trip to the Zona Romantica of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Handmade sketchbook with quality cotton paper to capture your travels Hand-size travel sketchbook for quick sketches and exercises Welcome Comida on Arrival Day Daily sketchbook tips/objectives Sunset sketchbook review during sunset Happy Hour at Beach Club Travel Sketching tour management by Meagan Burns
Not included: Hotel room seven nights is your responsibility; choose your hotel from the two sister hotels, located across the street from each other: I will help you make the reservations if need be. Hotel Playa Los Arcos (located on the beach and with slightly higher room mates) or Casa Dona Susana (located inland one block, but allows access to Hotel Playa Los Arcos Beach Club, but not pools; you can use the pool on the roof of Casa Dona Susana)
Hotel Playa Los Arcos https://www.playalosarcos.com/ Olas Altas 380, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48280 Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Phone: 01 322 226 7100
Casa Dona Susana https://www.casadonasusana.com/ Manuel M. Dieguez 171, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Phone: 01 800 327 7700
PayPal fees All Food and Beverage Transportation costs Extra-curricular activities (boat tours, shopping) Tips at your discretion Shared group taxis Taxis at your own discretion
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Minor agenda changes may occur, but the substance of the tour will remain. Please bring your sketch tools and sense of adventure, as there will be travel sketching prompts throughout our stay. Group must have at least 5, but is limited to a total of 9 people (Meagan makes 10) There is more free time built into agenda because the weather will be hot and humid, so please stay in communication with Meagan if you decide to venture out on your own. During our group meals; we will have one bill per table and you must pay for what you consume plus at least an 18% tip. Physical ability to walk unassisted and stand for extended periods is absolutely necessary. 50% deposit required to hold your space ($250 USD or peso equivalent) upon RSVP-ing Balance is due by Friday, April 26, 2019. When paying via PayPal, a $15 USD fee will be added; please contact me directly for specific information. If you require other travel arrangements, please allow me to assist you. THANK YOU!
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Where is Playa Los Arcos Hotel?
https://www.playalosarcos.com/ Olas Altas 380, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48280 Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Phone: 01 322 226 7100