SVI Presents

Sober Fiesta

March 3 - 10, 2024


at Iberostar Paraiso Lindo

From $1795*

Sober Fiesta will feature daily 12 step meetings & workshops

Wake up next to the Caribbean in a stunningly beautiful setting

Join us for our next Sober Fiesta at Iberostar Paraiso Lindo in Riviera Maya, Mexico – your ultimate escape! At Sober Fiesta 2024 (or “Sober Siesta” if you prefer), indulge in an all-inclusive experience with like-minded Sober Travelers. Enjoy daily 12-Step meetings, pristine beaches, multiple pools, golf, and spa treatments at this world renowned 4 star + all inclusive getaway. Limited space – sign up now. Roommate matching available.

Iberostar Paraíso Lindo gives you the Caribbean experience while also placing you at the heart of the Mayan civilization, one of the most fascinating cultures of pre-Columbian America.

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo is great for all types of travelers – whether you are looking for some solo serenity or a family getaway – everyone can find something to do!

Must Try Experiences


The entertainment activities at the hotel create memories that our guests will reminisce about long after going home. The Star Friends entertainment team organizes fun activities for all tastes, every day and at all hours: fun activities, such as bingo and board games, sports tournaments in the pool with Wibit floating water parks, and nightly shows in the theater that the entire family will love, including magic, music, and much more.

Star camp

The children’s activity program Star Camp is a total hit with the families staying in the hotel. The extensive program is divided into age groups (children under 3 years old must be accompanied by an adult) where children can learn to cook at the mini-chef kitchen, put themselves to the test on the multi-adventure course, play video games, discover the importance of caring for the environment in Starky’s garden with puppet and recycling workshops, bounce on the trampolines, and much more. In addition, as part of the Wave of Change sustainability program, the outdoor play area at Star Camp has been created with more than 7.17 tons of recycled plastic, equivalent to about 32,500 1.3-gallon jugs, which saves about 65 trees worth of wood. The youngest members of the household can enjoy the Star Camp children’s pool, the wave pool or the carousel, or even pretend they’re pirates or sailors as they play on the slides at the Aqua Fun pool. Buffet-style restaurants feature a kid’s menu; our kitchens are equipped to prepare baby food, and babysitting services are also available.


The hotel’s pools are some of the amenities that our guests enjoy the most. Aquafun* has 7 slides with a combined length of about 200 feet: 4 turbo racers, 1 stuka, 1 aquatube and 1 open slide. The wave pool runs frequently for kids and adults alike to enjoy and the Lazy River, surrounded by vegetation, is ideal for disconnecting while you drift in the current. You can unwind even more in the whirlpool bath, get in shape in the athletic pool, or have fun smoothie in-hand at the Aqua bar while enjoying activities organized by the entertainment team. A splash pool is available for our youngest guests, so they can enjoy the water more than ever before.

Golf course

Surrounded by beautiful Mexican landscapes, the Iberostar Playa Paraíso Golf Club, ranked the 7th best golf course in Mexico by Golfweek Magazine, is the place golf fans and pros alike dream of. Whether you want to improve your technique, or get started on the very basics, this first-rate golf course deserves at least a couple of rounds. *Greens fees apply.


You’ll have access to a fitness center (for guests aged 16 or older) that offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment and machines. You’ll also have a cycling room with daily classes and two multi-sport rooms where you can take yoga, boot camp, Zumba, kickboxing, and body pump classes, among others. All activities are led by certified instructors. You can also play tennis on the resort tennis courts, or even take your game to the next level by booking a class with a coach. The beach also gives you plenty of options to practice water sports. Kayaking, catamaran sailing, snorkeling, and windsurfing are free for the first hour.


The Spa offers beauty treatments (for face, hair, skin or nails), hydrotherapy circuits, and an impressive variety of different massages designed to put your mind at ease. The serenity at SPA Sensations can bring time to standstill, giving every guest a true chance to relax. Through the large windows you can catch a glimpse of the palm trees and gardens that immerse the hotel complex.


At Iberostar hotels, Aliveness offers you the unique opportunity to reconnect your body and spirit and for you to get in touch with nature, with which we all have an instinctive relationship. We invite you to listen to your body, to indulge it with relaxing treatments or with a spa session to meet your needs with movement and feed them with healthy food offerings. Let wellbeing become a true lifestyle that you take on naturally while you’re with us and let it inspire you so much, that you end up taking it back home with you.

A walk amongst the mangroves

Take a walk amongst the hotel’s mangroves and find out more about how important they are in protecting our planet. The mangroves absorb 10 times more carbon dioxide than terrestrial forests, helping to combat climate change. They are characteristic of tropical areas and protect coastlines from the wind and waves. At Iberostar, we are protecting mangroves and planting more around our hotels in the Riviera Maya and Punta Cana. This is just one of the actions we are taking as part of our Wave of Change movement.

Space is extremely
limited on this trip!

Equipped with mahogany furniture, they have a full bathroom with shower bathtub and bathroom amenities, as well as an endless array of exclusive amenities that complement the space, such as cable TV, an LED screen, soda, juice & water and docking stations for iPods and iPhones, Wi-Fi and more.

Premium near pool

Enjoy a privileged location near the hotel pools, allowing you to start each day of your Caribbean vacation with a refreshing dip. Along with your room’s private balcony, you’ll have views of the jungle surrounding the hotel. 

Premium near beach

Discover a room with a prime location—it’s just a stone’s throw away from the Caribbean Sea’s soft, white sands. Relax on your room’s private balcony and enjoy a sustainable vacation in paradise.

Junior suite near pool

This room has more space and features a large private balcony with views of the garden. It is also located near both the beach and pool, allowing you to be the first to lay out your towel on the Caribbean sand or lie back on a poolside sun lounger. 


This magnificent, all inclusive resort also features luxurious facilities, among which the pools, a spa and a fitness center stand out, as well as infinite sports and fitness options. Whether in the facilities or on the idyllic beach in front of the hotel, guests have an immense variety of options to choose from, including adventure activities and water sports.

  • Direct access to the beach
  • Sea front hotel
  • Single-use plastic free hotel
  • Responsible consumption of seafood
  • All inclusive
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pool (so many we literally couldnt count)
  • Splash pool
  • Star Camp children’s activity programme
  • Golf Course within the hotel grounds (subject to charge)
  • SPA Sensations (subject to charge)
  • PADI-certified Diving Centre (subject to charge)
  • Specialty Restaurants
  • FIFA Regulation Soccer Field
  • Professional shows
  • Tennis
  • Beauty salon (subject to charge)
  • Fitnessroom (+16)
  • Balinese beds (subject to charge)
  • Convention Center
  • Babysitter service (subject to charge)
  • Car park
  • Medical service in the complex (subject to charge)
  • Iberostar App
  • Room Service 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.


American Seafood Grill Under the Sea: Grill

American-style family restaurant with a focus on sustainable fish dishes and light cuisine. The impressive décor with an oceanic theme was created by the Mexican artist Susana Rubin. By using recycled toys and plastic picked up on beach clean-ups, the artist transformed waste into art.

Lemon & Spices Greek Tavern: Cocina Griega

Traditional Greek recipes with sustainably-sourced fish: catch of the day in a salt crust, saganaki, pita bread with tzatziki... and for dessert? Baklava!

Steak House – Prime Rib El Rancho: Grill

Is there anything better than a juicy rib eye or T-bone steak? This steak house serves the best cuts of meat for an à la carte dinner cooked to a degree of perfection that only the grill can achieve.

La Pagoda buffet: Main Restaurant

International buffet featuring live cooking demonstrations. Dishes served include pasta, meat, fish that has been sustainably caught, vegetables, and salads. Themed Mexican evenings and gala evenings.

Trattoria Olivetti: Italian

À la carte lunch menu with Italian specialties: Roman-style pizza, pasta, and delicious meat and fish dishes (with sustainably caught fish), along with classic desserts like tiramisu. You can also grab snacks and drinks during the day at the Pizza Corner.

El Tapatío: Mexican

À la carte dinners that include traditional recipes from all over Mexico

Star Café: Cafeteria

The best homemade pastries, a wide variety of sandwiches, and other freshly made savory foods. We’ve also included some healthy options on this menu, with classic coffees and teas for you to enjoy at any hour of the day... and night.

Coco Snack Bar: Beach Snack Bar

At this snack bar located on the hotel’s beach, you can find quick bites such as fries, hamburgers, and salads and refreshments. It’s open during the day so you don’t have to leave the beach if you don’t want to.

El Mirador Ice Cream Parlor

Your vacation isn’t official until you’ve had an ice cream. Here, you can have as much as you want and choose all your favorite flavors. But don’t forget to leave room for dinner!

Cigar Lounge

Carefully stored in cases within this exclusive smoker’s lounge, you will find long-filler and short-filler Cuban and Mexican cigars of differing strengths.


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As we are a sober travel agency, we can offer trips that other travel agencies cannot – specifically trips that are geared towards the sober traveler.  

You are absolutely allowed to bring your spouse/partner if they are not sober.  We are not the alcohol police, and have not yet had an instance where someone’s drinking caused a problem for the group. 

We have two different types of trips – Sober Vacations and Sober Villages. Sober Vacations are most of our trips – where we are a smaller group within the resort/cruise and people will be around us that are not in program. We have daily AA meetings and stick together for excursions and meals. Our Sober Villages happen yearly (usually in the beginning of the year during the winter) and these are full buyouts- meaning you will be at a resort with 500-600 fellow sober people. All bars/mini bars are wiped clean of alcohol and instead replaced with juice, soda, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Our Sober Villages have daily jam packed schedules with AA meetings, al-anon meetings, attitude adjustment workshops, recovery yoga, trivia, scavenger hunts, and more! So, depending on what you prefer, you should choose what vacation suites you and your sobriety the best.

You do not. We ask for a deposit when you make your reservation. Once confirmed, you’ll receive an email with a personalized link to your reservation.  At any point, you can make payments to your account, or you can pay it all off at once.  As long as the trip is paid off 90 days before your departure, you can pay at whatever pace you are comfortable with. 

Usually. If it is an All-Inclusive trip, we will indicate such. 


All-inclusive means food, drinks, activities and entertainment are included in the cost of your trip.  Gratuities are not included, however.

We’ve been in operation as a sober travel agency since 1987. 

Los Angeles Dodgers!  Is there any other?

For most trips, yes. 

You arrange your flights yourself and bear in mind that most destinations/hotels have standard check-in times of between 3p – 4p and check out between 10a – 11a. 

Sadly, we cannot book your flights.  Your flights are your responsibility.

That’s okay.  We have been successfully matching roommates using our patent-pending roommate matching technology since 1987. In 35 years, we’ve only had eight fatalities out of over 8,000 matches. Which translates to over a 99% satisfaction rate!  

We do not control the culinary options on any of our trips. So, each vacation will be different, but we generally choose resorts and experiences that offer a wide range of quality food. That usually includes options for people with even the most restrictive diets. 

Yes! We describe our trips as a vacation…with meetings. On our Sober Village there are 5 scheduled meetings each day. On other trips, there are usually between 1-3 meetings a day. If you are on a trip, and you want to start a meeting, you are free to do so.  We just ask that it not conflict with any of our scheduled meetings. 

Absolutely not!  Meeting attendance is at your discretion.

Depends on the trip. Our Sober Villages have between 450-700 people! Some trips are smaller, more intimate experiences. 

We adhere to the policies of the destination to which we are traveling – if it is their policy that incoming travelers be vaccinated then we adhere to those recommendations. We do not set the policies for each destination, that is determined by their individual governments. 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance especially in this new travel landscape with Covid-19. We have a partnership with Allianz Travel Insurance. Please visit their website to sign up – our ACCAM Number is: F019519

*Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. It does not include flights, transfers or any excursions or spa treatments.