Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta is preparing to host its first Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Beach Volleyball international event when the "FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open" is held May 6th-11th.
While this will be the first FIVB international event in Vallarta, it will be the fifth time that Mexico has hosted a FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event. Previously, Acapulco had FIVB World Tour events in 1999, 2005, and 2006, and Baja's Rosarito Beach hosted a FIVB World Tour stop in 2000.
In the first four events in Mexico, Brazil and the United States captured all but three of the 24 total medals. Brazil lead the way winning 11 total medals (four gold medals, four silvers, and three bronze) followed by the US with 10 total medals (four gold, three silver, and three bronze.)
The Puerto Vallarta Beach Volleyball Open will be a double-gender event and will be played on Playa Camarones located by the Rosita Hotel at the north end of the Malecón.
For an events schedule and competition format, click HERE.For venue information, click HERE.