Cruisers Rally to El Salvador
 March 13 - April 7, 2017
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2017 Event Calendar

Planned Activities away from Bahia del Sol

TBA - Suchitoto exclusive event:
 

This is always a sold out event.  Ten couples maximum take over the entire hotel Los Almendros. Our day starts with a guided tour of a central San Salvador to see the architecture and then visit the Fernando Llort art gallery. 


                  Outside the Llort gallery


                                     San Salvador church


From there we take a 1.5 hour drive to the colonial town of Suchitoto.  We'll stay at the French hotel/restaurant Los Almendros for two nights.  The first night we have a wine reception around the pool.  

                  Drinks in the pool to prepare for the wine reception.

                               With the owners of the hotel

You can choose to take dinner at the hotel or where ever you like. Breakfast included the following two mornings.  You're on your own for lunch but a set menu dinner the second night is included.

 
                            Learning to dye with anil

Local walking tour and a hands-on local craft demonstration included.  Other free time options available. About $170 per person.  Advance reservations highly recommended.  Just send us an email and we will reserve your spot.

Anytime - Tres Vistas tour:   Six couples minimum.  We first take a van (or bus depending on number of people) to Puerto Diablo, a local tourist attraction high in the mountains overlooking the city.  Taste local foods then take an fun and easy hike to the lookout where you can see the ocean, lake Illopongo, volcano San Salvador, and the city.  Then we can taste some of the best pupusas in a unique cave restaurant.  Then on our way to the city we stop at a lookout where you can see the entire city.  We take a drive into the central part of the city so you can see the cental market then proceed to the top of volcano San Salvador.  It's an easy hike to the top to see the caldera.  In the afternoon we stop at a coffee finca for an early dinner while enjoying the view and sunset. No price set yet.

Beach house get away:  Great relaxing time for four couples.  We take a van to Tamarindo in the east part of the country to relax for three days and two nights in a quaint beach house with a pool overlooking the ocean. On the way we buy our food and drinks (bring a cooler) then let the included cook prepare the days meals or you can cook it yourself.  This is all about relaxing.  On the return trip we stop for late lunch at a local Brazillian style restaurant.  About $100 pp plus whatever you spend on food and drink.







Planned activities in Bahia del Sol


Some of the following activities will be held only one time. Dates will be announced after the rally begins. Please feel free to suggest an activity.

March 13 - Opening day party

Sponsored by restaurant Mar y Sol & Marinsa marine supplies.
 You and your crew enjoy an all inclusive afternoon  party at restaurant Mar y Sol.  You will get a chance to get acquainted with some local business people while enjoying plenty of beer, authentic Salvadorian food & fun. Of course we'll have drawings for some fun door prizes.

April 7 - Closing day party




If you arrive in time for the opening party then plan on spending a month here so you can enjoy the closing day party. You and your crew attend an all inclusive party with a two hour open bar and buffet at hotel Bahia del Sol.  Entertainment, prizes, and always a good time. 

Wine Tasting


 
 
Bring your winning bottle of award-winning red wine (no Padre Kino!) for a late afternoon blind wine tasting event followed by an no-host Italian buffet with fresh prepared pastas, sea food, etc.

Whistling contest 



Oh yes, it's funny, and fun! This event is a hit each year  Each contestant must eat a package of saltine crackers (no drink allowed). Then the first to whistle wins.


Net throwing lessons  


The marina staff will help you learn to throw those round fishing nets.  If you actually catch something you receive a prize.  So far we have determined that the fish are safe from cruisers!


Ketchup tasting:  


It's like flies on road kill!  Armed with hot french fries we taste several different ketchups available in El Salvador.


Cyuco racing:  


Partner up with a local and join a fun time racing a local-style dugout canoe. A nice way to really get to know the locals and make friends.

Pool games:  


Don't worry, we always come up with some fun games in the pool for fun prizes. 


Happy hour at the pool 


 Thursdays 4 pm - 6pm pm is 2x1 drink specials and food specials around the pool.


Pizza Saturday:  Every Sunday special priced personal size pizza after 5 pm.  If you are feeling particularly  decedent you can have the pizza delivered to your boat in the marina



Chicken BBQ


 
Every Wednesday 6 pm chicken BBQ on the island to benefit the island English teaching school. $1 beers, $6 liter of wine, or BYOB.  



Dinghy raft up

 
 

You know what this is plus.. three cases of free cold beer!


Beach bon fires 




 Sunset happy hour on the 14-mile long beach on the beach side of the hotel.


Pupusa making


Taught by two local island ladies. Make the national food of El Salvador.  Come to the island for an authentic experience.  Available will be $1 beers, all-you-can-eat, and $2 wine.  Cost about $5 per person.


Happy Hour at restaurant Acajulta

 

The local estuary-side restaurant provides a late afternoon happy hour events followed by no host dinner.  Bring your bathing suit if you want to enjoy their swim up bar. 


Queso making:
 Another event on the island. After making queso you will understand why cheese is so expensive.  About $6 and you can keep the cheese

Sunday potluck:
 Enjoy the afternoon at villa L&L Get there by dinghy about 3 miles up the estuary. Bring something to share, BYOB and enjoy the 3 swimming pools.


cook your own



A couple of options available.  You can bring your own from the boat or join a group and travel to the fish market in La Libertad to purchase fresh seafood.  You can cook it yourself or the hotel will supply a chef for you.  About $4 for all the side dishes.

And many more activities depending on interest.
 

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