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Beach Volleyball Open Part of Centennial Celebrations

May 21, 2018

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Are you ready for some Volleyball? The 2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open is set to take place at Playa Camarones in downtown Puerto Vallarta from May 25 to 27, with 104 of the best doubles teams in the country seeking volleyball glory and their share of the $120,000 pesos to be distributed among the winners.

Some of Mexico's best volleyball duos from 18 states will be competing in the tournament's three categories: freestyle for both men and women, juniors age 14-15, and youth from 16-17 years of age. Stand-outs include José Ángel Cárdenas, Aldo Miramontes, Paulette Cruz and Vanessa Virgen.

In addition to bringing three days of excitement to the week-long celebration of Puerto Vallarta's 100th anniversary, the Mexican Beach Volleyball Open will serve as preparation for many who will be playing in the National Olympiad tournament to be held the following week in Chihuahua.

According to Juan Carlos Razo, the director of the Puerto Vallarta games, with six professional-size courts and plenty of room for spectators, Playa Camarones is well-suited for the tournament, and there's no better place to hold this important event since beach volleyball is closely linked to the history of the city.

"We cannot separate the history of beach volleyball from that of Puerto Vallarta since the first beach volleyball tournament to ever be held in Mexico was played in Vallarta in 1989," he said. "This has made it a popular destination for the practice of this sport," he added.

Entrance to the 2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open is free to the general public. During the three days of intense action, matches will be held from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

For more information, visit the Abierto Mexicano de Voleibol de Playa Facebook page.

BN Editor's note: Located at the North end of the Malecón between Hotel Rosita and Buenaventura Hotel, Playa Camarones is not just a beautiful beach, but also one of the select group of certified Blue Flag beaches of international quality in Mexico, so please help keep it clean.