Tequila can only be produced in Mexico but a love for it spans countries, cultures, and generations. It’s universally understood that when you have tequila, life is good.
Join us on an unforgettable adventure led by tequila expert Jay Schroder! You’ll stay in Puerto Vallarta and visit Tequila, Mexico–the legendary birthplace of the drink. Tour the distilleries, learn the history and taste the nectar, all while enjoying the benefits of Unlimited-Luxury® at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta.
You’ll get behind-the-scenes access to the world of tequila from someone who lives and breathes the drink. Jay Schroeder is the author of the book “Understanding Mezcal” and was the chief mixologist for celebrity chef Rick Bayless. His insights and experience have earned Jay the nickname “Agave Whisperer.” With Jay’s guidance, CheapCaribbean has curated a tequila-focused itinerary that will give your taste buds the tour of a lifetime.
The themed excursion—called, accurately, the Te Amo Tequila Tour—is put together and hosted by the travel agency CheapCaribbean, will you join us?
THE PLACES YOU CAN GO
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Resort: Secrets Vallarta Bay
Tours: Mexology Tour, Noble Corazon Tequila Tasting, Oscar’s Distillery Tour
Puerto Vallarta is known for being a resort town and Secrets Vallarta Bay is nothing short of beach bliss. This 5-star resort has everything you ever needed in an all-inclusive getaway–from the dreamy infinity pool to the never-ending list of Unlimited-Luxury amenities–so you can get more food, more drinks, and more fun for your vacay.
But Puerto Vallarta’s draw extends well past its beautiful beaches and resorts. Vallarta is tucked between two tropical mountain ranges, has a vibrant culture, and is located in tequila country. The blue agave plant is best known in these parts and you can often find a group, no matter what time of day, raising a glass to Mexico’s national drink.
You’re in Tequila, a city in Jalisco, to taste a shit ton of tequila. So to set the mood, I high-key recommend you check into Matices Hotel de Barricas, a boutique hotel that also happens to be a functioning tequila distillery surrounded by agave fields. Each room at Matices is its own barrel, created solely to be used as a place to sleep.
TEQUILA, JALISCO, MEXICO
Resort: Matices Hotel de Barricas
Tours: La Cata Tequila Tasting & Pairing, Horseback Riding Tour, Orendain’s Distillery Tour
The state of Jalisco is where tequila was born, along with charros and mariachi music. The area offers a perfect mixture of climate-based necessities to grow the blue agave cactus – necessities that are so specific that Tequila, Mexico, is often called “Magical Town.” Located at the foot of the Tequila Volcano, this land was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006.