My brother and his wife and 3 teen-aged (13-19 YO) daughters and my wife, our 10 YO daughter and (my brother and my) 70 something YO mother, are all going on a Mexican Cruise for 7 days during Christmas this year, courtesy of Mom (Thanks Mom!). The stops are Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. We are very familiar with Cabo since we have had a Condo there for over 20 years. My question is about the other 2 destinations. I've never been on a cruises, but I know they let us off at the ports for the day, usually for 5-8 hours. What would be a good excursion for our families to consider while we are in Mazatlan and PV? We would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. We've considered renting a passenger van and travel ( no more than an hour or so) to some place nice/interesting/fun? Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.