Your Weekend to Celebrate

Sobriety, Fellowship & Absolute Fun!

Welcome to SUS!

Sobriety Under The Sun is a 12-Step recovery event organized by the SUS Organizing Committee, who are a group of individual members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon. The environment, speakers and workshops provide an opportunity for sobriety, recovery, fellowship, and fun under the sun in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.

We’ve closed registration because we have reached capacity. If you want to attend, we suggest you get on the WAITING LIST. When we receive cancellations, we will contact folks in the order they were added to the waiting list. To get on the list, click the following link.
ALTHOUGH REGISTRATION FOR THE CONVENTION IS CLOSED you need to go to the registration page to sign up & pay for add-ons (the dinners and cruises). To register for “add-ons” go to the following link – 


Puerto Vallarta ~ January 17 – 19, 2020


This year’s theme: We are responsible

This year’s 18th annual SUS convention is taking place January 17-19, 2020 and promises to be another memorable weekend with a great speaker line-up, AA & Al-Anon workshops, fun and fellowship.

Every year we grow and Sobriety Under The Sun 2020 is no exception!

Join us for daily AA, Al-Anon, LGBTQ, Beach and Meditation meetings all taking place in the beautiful, spacious Westin Hotel and Spa in Marina Vallarta (see Hotel page).


For the past three years we have supported our deaf recovery community by offering ASL (American Sign Language) for our Speakers and other specified events. We have expanded our support for SUS 2020 and will have ASL interpreters for all 3 AA speakers, the Al-Anon speaker, the Speaker Panel, one Friday Workshop, and one Saturday workshop. One of our AA speakers, Karran L. is a member of the deaf recovery community.


Due to popularity, we are adding another sober cruise this year. So there will be two sober cruises taking place in 2020, a sunset cruise on Sunday and whale watching cruise on Monday.

Check out our FREE AUDIO DOWNLOADS below


2019 Audio Speaker Files FREE

We have audio files of the four Speakers and the Speaker & Spouse Panel at the 2019 Convention now available for  FREE, or GRATIS, as we like to say in Mexico.

Audio From Past Years

Download or listen to our Speakers and Panel from 2017 and 2018 convention, also FREE.

Browse the rest of this site to learn more about all the fun places to go while you are here in Puerto Vallarta (see about PV page). Remember, registration for the 2020 convention will only be available online. Online registration will open on Jul. 1, 2019.

Click Here to view an article in a local, online news site about the convention.

As always, we count on a large group of volunteers to put this weekend together and would love to have you join us in service (see Volunteer page.)

“Keep coming back” here for up to date information, or use the contact us form to sign up to receive updates by email.

Thank you for attending SUS 2019!

We had a great convention in 2019 thanks to our inspiring speakers and enthusiastic attendees.

Audio MP3 files of the 2019 Speakers and the Speaker and Spouse Panel are available FREE to download from our website.

Convention Information 2020

Information and details for the 2020 SUS Convention are NOW posted on our Program Page.

SUS 2020 dates are:

Jan. 17-19, 2020

Registration is now closed.

Convention Speakers 2020


AA Speakers

Andre M., Ossining, NY

Karran L., Housatonic, MA

Fr. Bob W., Winnipeg, MB

Alanon Speaker

Magdalena E., Seattle, WA

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Note: We do not share any information with anyone and we will only notify you of Sobriety Under The Sun convention information.

Sobriety Under The Sun

Come Join us!

We Have Free Speaker Audio Files for 2019, 2018, and 2017

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