Ready for some S.O.B. (South Of the Border) fun? We're calling on all our friends to join us in beautiful Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Mexico Thursday March 22-Monday March 26 2018 for our second annual SOB (South of the Border) Festival! We've got an incredible weekend planned for a one of a kind trip down to Old Mexico with Southern Drawl Band's Mike Nash, TRMA Entertainer of the Year Bob Karwin and Sonora Mexico's own Mark Mulligan!
Our host town is a beautiful old Mexico gem set into the cobalt blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. Widely known for it's spectacular sunsets into the sea, you might even catch a glimpse of the legendary and mysterious green flash!
We've got performances from your hosts Mike Nash, Bob Karwin and Mark Mulligan all weekend long!
Our host's at Vina Del Mar Hotel and The Satisfied Frog are the perfect blend of old Mexico and new right in the heart of the El Malecon. Relax in the pool, shop local artisans, grab a Frog Juice and some of Crazy Ed's chicken or just watch the dolphins pass by.
7pm: Welcome Party and Bar Crawl- After you've arrived on the bus, parked the car or RV or survived any possible plane ride you might have found....welcome to paradiso! Now get checked in, get those bags to the room, get into your official SOB tee shirt (included in basic package), grab a drink and join us at 7pm at our very own roof top bar under the Sonoran stars for our welcome party! We'll get you up to speed on what to expect for the weekend, hand out your goody bags and have some of our local friends there to answer any questions you may have. This will be a great time to mingle around and get to know your fellow SOB's. Afterwards we'll get started with our first stop on the bar crawl at our host bar for the week The Satisfied Frog right next door. Then we'll be moving down the "El Malecon" to The Tekila Bar and Boobar and a couple more stops just down the street to keep the party going all night!
FUN FILLED FRIDAY Grab breakfast at the hotel's Maria Bonita Restaurant (included in packages 1-6) and spend the day relaxing at the pool with music provided by our friend Sam Rainwater starting at 1pm, or take a walk around town and do some sight seeing. We will also have several options available for excursions, fishing charters and activities if that's your thing. For lunch, your options within walking distance are plenty with great local and regional foods, shops and restaurants or visit our friends at The Satisfied Frog for their daily lunch specials.
4:00 pm Dinner at the Satisfied Frog (included in package 1-6 price)
6pm Mark Mulligan & Mike Nash: That's right, we've got our friend Mark Mulligan for this year's event! We'll move the party back to our rooftop under the stars for a Mexico party with Mark and Mike. He's been a staple of Puerto Penasco and the Baja area for years, and now he'll be joining our party. Anything is possible!
PIRATE SATURDAY Grab breakfast at the hotel's Maria Bonita Restaurant (included in packages 1-6) and spend the day relaxing at the pool or take a walk around town and do some sight seeing. We will also have several options available for excursions, fishing charters and activities if that's your thing. For lunch, your options within walking distance are plenty with great local and regional foods, shops and restaurants or visit our friends at The Satisfied Frog for their daily lunch specials.
11am-Pirate Field Trip- Get dressed up in your pirate and wench outfits and join us for arrrgh Saturday field trip and bar hop! We'll load the shuttles at 11am and start with lunch at "Tacos and Mariscos Guss" , a favorite locals spot for awesome carne asada tacos. Once your belly's are full of grub, it's time for the grog! We'll head across town to our first stop on the bar crawl, "Chango's" for a drinks by the pool. After an hour, it's on to a famous locals favorite, "JJ's Cantina" in Choyo Bay. JJ's is the perfect locals dive bar and home to musician Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers when he's in town. After another hour of debauchery, it's on to the world famous "Wrecked on a Reef" beach bar to finish off with your toes in the sand. After yet another hour, it's back to the Vina to get arrrgh-revved up for dinner and the night's festivities! (please note: though this excursion is included at no additional cost, you will be responsible for your own food and drinks)
5pm Dinner at The Satisfied Frog and Mariachi: (included in package 1-6 price)Dress up in your pirate outfits and join us for dinner at The Satisfied Frog. Our friends at the Frog will have tons of other authentic and delicious Mexican foods to get us all in the right frame of mind and lots and lots of tequila shots and margarita's to get us back into the wrong one! Our background music will be provided by our very own authentic Mariochi band!
6:30pm Bob Karwin & Mike Nash Leave your pirate gear on and meet us at our hotel's roof top venue under the stars of the Mexico sky for our S.O.B. Pirate Party Saturday Night! We'll be Rockin' Rocky Point with Mike and Bob on the big stage and pourin' tequila shots and grog all night long!
SUNDAY RETURN (for our 3 night guests)For those of you who unfortunately need to get back to reality, we will have return shuttles available from the hotel to Phoenix and Tucson that should have you back to the airport parking by 5pm (and will be leaving at 11am). You can still catch a early flight and be home in time to catch the late show! The transport vans will return you to the exact same spot they picked you up from.
MARIA SANGRIENTA SUNDAY (for our 4 night guests)Grab breakfast at the hotel's Maria Bonita Restaurant (included in packages 4-6). For those of you who have the opportunity to stay one more day, here's what to expect...
Noon-1pm Maria Sangrienta's (Bloody Mary's) on the rooftop
1:00pm Mike Nash solo We've decided to extend the party an extra day this year! Now you'll start your laid back Sunday with Mike Nash solo performance on the rooftop and we'll have bloody Mary's for the duration...followed immediately by loading the shuttles for the sunset cruise.
4pm Sunset Cruise. (additional $25 per person) Hop on our shuttles that'll run you down to the port where we'll be taking over the EcoFun sunset cruise. We'll commandeer the boat and rename her the SS S.O.B. as we set sail for our voyage onto the Sea of Cortez. Jacques Cousteau aptly named this body of water "natures aquarium" and Rocky Point's in-the-water sunsets are known worldwide as among the most spectacular anywhere. Plus this time of year is also whale watching season so we may even get to see an orca or humpback too! This is a two hour cruise and includes all alcohol and beverages onboard as well as unlimited chips n salsa. There are bathrooms and seating on board. After we arrive back at port the shuttles will return us to the hotel for a free night to relax or squeeze in that one last tequila shot of the weekend!
We've got transportation available to/from TUS airport. Get yourself there, and we'll do the rest!
We've got transportation available to/from SAN airport. Get yourself there, and we'll do the rest!
We've got transportation available to/from PHX airport. Get yourself there, and we'll do the rest!
We've got a Sunday eventing booze cruise on the Sea of Cortez. It's just at the end of whale season and not unusual to catch a glimpse of a splashing humpback or two! (this is an optional extra charge)
Get ready to ride across town and walk the plank! We're piling in the shuttles and hitting some of the other great bars in town for an afternoon pub crawl, pirate style! (included in your basic pkg)