Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do I have to pay?
You can make a donation to the SUS scholarship fund when you are registering for the conference. This option is available on the second page of the registration form, just before you submit your registration.
How can I support someone else who may not be able to afford to attend the SUS convention?
You can make a donation to the SUS scholarship fund when you are registering for the conference. This option is available on the second page of the registration form, just before you submit your registration.
When to come and go?

You might want to arrive Thursday morning and attend the opening dinner on Thursday night.  The actual SUS Convention starts on Friday morning and closes on Sunday.  We strongly urge you to take part in the Sober Cruise all day Monday, so you might fly out on Tuesday.

Which events will have ASL interpreters?

For the past three years we have supported our deaf recovery community by offering ASL (American Sign Language) for our main Speakers and other specified events. One of our 2020 AA speakers, Karran L. is a member of the deaf recovery community.

This year 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. 

What airlines fly into Puerto Vallarta?

Many airlines fly in to Puerto Vallarta from Canada the U.S. and around the world. Southwest Airlines has recently started travelling to Puerto Vallarta, so you might check their availability. Other airlines we know about include: American, Alaska Air, Jetblue, Air Canada, WestJet, Swoop and United, You can contact an airline directly, contact your travel agent to help you, or find flights online by searching for flights from your nearby airport to PVR, which is the airport code for Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

Can I bring my children?

Sobriety Under The Sun is a convention intended for adult members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. In order to keep costs as low as possible, we have not made provisions for attendance by children, and we respectfully request that you do not bring children into any events or venues. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Where can I find English speaking meetings around PV?

Click Here for  information on English speaking meetings around the Banderas Bay Area.”

How can I receive general updates about the next upcoming convention?

If you would like to receive news about our annual conventions, please use the Sign Up form in the sidebar to join our email list. We do not share any information with anyone and we will only notify you of Sobriety Under The Sun convention information.

What do I do if my question is not answered in these FAQs?

Please use the contact form to send us your question. We will answer it and if we think it would be useful to a general audience, we will add it here. Thank you for helping us expand our database of FAQs!

Where does Monday Sober Cruise depart from?

The Sober Cruise departs from the Marina Vallarta Maritime Terminal (the Shell Gas Station and Cruise ship entrance ) parking is in the back. Here is the best map I could find that shows the Maritime Terminal and the Westin Hotel.

Is there transportation provided by the conference from the hotel to the El Dorado restaurant on Thursday night?

There is no transportation provided. However, there are taxis available in the lobby that range from $5 to $8 for trips to, from, and throughout the Centro Vallarta downtown area. Up to 4 people are allowed to ride together and share the fare. Puerto Vallarta also has UBER which can be more comfortable and cost effective. If you don’t already use UBER we suggest downloading the app in your home country on your smart phone prior to your arrival.

Can I buy extra tickets for my spouse or partner for the social events only?

Yes, you can. Go to the registration page and select Add Ons  instead of one of the convention registration choices.  This will allow you to bypass registration and purchase a dinner or a cruise for another person without having to register them for the convention.

Yikes! I noticed an error or typo on the website! How do I get it corrected?

Become an ad hoc or honorary member of the SUS website committee! Use the Contact Us form to tell us about the error or typo. Please include the URL for the page on which the error or typo occurs. This will help us find it. The website committee will fix it. It is so helpful when someone finds an error on the website and lets us know about it so we can correct it. In this way, we are all members of the SUS website committee, because all of us can improve the website by noticing and pointing out corrections, edits, and even making suggestions for increasing the value of the content on the website.

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