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Third Vallarta Aquathlon Set for June 24, 2018
Ricardo Acerco

The 2018 Aquathlon Vallarta, a continuous, three-stage race involving running, then swimming, followed by more running, is set to take place on Sunday, June 24. Whether you are looking for a fun way to stay in shape, or to show off your athletic prowess, you won't want to miss this!

USA, Mexico and Canada to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup
MLS Soccer

The biggest soccer tournament ever seen will be held right here in North America in 2026. On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match in Russia, soccer's world governing body awarded the U.S., Mexico & Canada the right to host the men's 2026 World Cup games.

Three Surf Competitions Coming to Mexico This Summer
Travel Pulse

Three major surfing competitions are coming to Mexico this summer, according to the Surf Open League, which organizes surf events throughout the nation. The best surfers in the world will come together at Puerto Escondido, Acapulco and Ixtapa during the summer season.

US, Canada, Mexico Closer to Hosting 2026 World Cup
telesurtv.net

Chances of the US, Mexico and Canada jointly hosting the 2026 World Cup are increasing after a FIFA evaluation deemed Morocco's bid inferior to that of United 2026. Two prime candidates must be approved by June 10, and FIFA will vote on the winning bid three days later.

Lucha Libre Comes to Vallarta this Sunday, June 3
Ricardo Acerco

Everyone is invited to come out to Arena Coliseo Demonio Blanco in Coapinole on Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 pm for 'Lucha Libre con Causa,' an exciting family-friendly event created as a means of raising funds for retired luchadores (Mexican wrestlers) and the Puerto Vallarta Animal Shelter.

2018 Optimist North American Championship at VYC
Linda Green

Beautiful Banderas Bay will once again be the setting for a major international sailing championship. From June 24 - July 1, 2018, 150 young Optimist class sailors from 14 different countries will be competing in the North American Optimist Championships hosted by Vallarta Yacht Club.

2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open Tournament Results
Diego Sancho

The 2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open brought some of the country's best doubles teams to Playa Camarones in downtown Puerto Vallarta last weekend, adding three days of excitement to the Municipality's 100th anniversary celebrations. And the winners were...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Ties to Monterrey, Mexico Run Deep
MLB.com

The Dodgers, Mexico, and the city of Monterrey have a long and storied history together. The Mexico Series marked the Dodgers' fourth trip to Mexico, and the first for regular-season games following preseason contests in Mexico City against the Red Devils in 1964 and the Mets in 2003.

Beach Volleyball Open Part of Centennial Celebrations
Diego Sancho

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.

2018 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race a Success
Ricardo Acerco

Some of the best extreme bikers in the world hit the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta last weekend for the second edition of 'Down Puerto Vallarta,' an exhilarating urban bike race and competition that was an exciting part of the municipality's centennial celebrations.

7th Jarretaderas Surf Fishing Tournament, May 20, 2018
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The 7th Jarretaderas Fishing Tournament is set to take place at the mouth of the Ameca River near Nuevo Vallarta on May 20th. The event was designed not only to promote surf fishing in the Banderas Bay area, but also to bring the community together for a day of family fun.

Puerto Vallarta Sparkled in ATP Challenger Tour Debut
atpworldtour.com

Last week, the inaugural Puerto Vallarta Open presentado por La Afición provided an oasis on the ATP Challenger circuit. Located steps from the Pacific Ocean, the $75,000 hard-court event made a dazzling debut under the sun of one of the world's most popular resort destinations.

2018 Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival Kitesurf Competition
Marie Callan

Kitesurfers from all over Mexico - and the world! - are preparing to hit the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit for three days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2018 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival). This year's event will be held May 18-20 at Maritima Nuevo Vallarta in Flamingos, Nayarit.

Puerto Vallarta Tennis Open Continues Through May 5
Boardwalk Realty PV

Featuring professional tennis players from over 30 countries, and televised throughout Mexico, the Puerto Vallarta Open continues through Saturday at Parque Parota, right off the main avenue in the Hotel Zone. Matches start at noon and run all day until late evening.

31st Copa Vallarta Soccer Tournament, May 9-13, 2018
Diego Sancho

From May 9-13, 2018, one of the most important amateur sporting events in Mexico, the Copa Vallarta soccer tournament, will be celebrating its 31st year of giving young athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

800 Participated in 2018 Riviera Nayarit Nado Seguro
Norma Hernández

800 swimmers participated in this year's Nado Seguro 3-5K Open Water Swim Tournament, held last weekend off the beach adjacent to the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Guadalajara swimmers took the competition by storm, 'taking home the gold' in the 5k categories.

Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race Returns May 13
Ricardo Acerco

After the first edition's incredible success in 2017, Down Puerto Vallarta is coming back to town, bringing some of the best extreme bikers in the world to the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm. This exciting event is free and open to the public.

Rams-Chiefs Set to Play in Mexico City November 19
The Sports Xchange

Monday Night Football will feature a game played in Mexico City this coming season. The Los Angeles Rams will act as the home team when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on November 19 at Estadio Azteca. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 pm CT and will be televised by ESPN.

La Cruz to Host 3-5K Open Water Swimming Competition
Lorena Sonrisas

On April 21, 2018, the beach adjacent to the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz will host the 8th Riviera Nayarit Nado Seguro 3-5K Open Water Tournament. Swimmers ages 7 to 70 will compete in categories that range from professional and masters to recreational and disabled swimmers.

Ruta Turistica Vallarta Bike Ride Hits the Road April 28
Ricardo Acerco

On May 31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a municipality, which presents a unique opportunity to host some very special events. One such event is the Ruta Turistica Vallarta - Bahía de Banderas 30-100k bike ride, set to hit the road on April 28.

Vallarta to Host Association of Tennis Professionals
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

Thanks to the efforts made by the Puerto Vallarta Trust and the Jalisco Secretary of Tourism, PV has been put on the Association of Tennis Professionals' 2018 Challenger Tour calendar. The city will be hosting the first edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open from April 30 to May 5.

Puerto Vallarta Centennial Marathon, April 15
María Francesca

Athletes from all over Mexico are putting on their running shoes in preparation for the major running competition of the year - the Puerto Vallarta Centennial Marathon - set be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, as part of the city's 100 year anniversary celebrations.

XXVI Banderas Bay Regatta Set for March 20-24, 2018
Lorena Sonrisas

The XXVI Annual Banderas Bay Regatta is scheduled to take place March 20-24 at the Paradise Village Hotel and Marina in Nuevo Vallarta. What started out as a modest annual regatta has become the premier sailing event on Mexico's West Coast drawing 40-60 boats each year.

Barbie's New Line of Dolls Includes Lorena Ochoa
Golf Digest

In honor of International Women's Day, March 8, Mattel released a new line of Barbie dolls designed to to give young girls real role models to look up to. 7 of the 14 new 'Shero' dolls are athletes, and one of them is 27-time LPGA winner & World Golf Hall of Fame member, Lorena Ochoa.

Int'l Sailing Competition Returns to Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Puerto Vallarta will host the 42nd edition of the Mexican Ocean Racing Circuit, MEXORC, March 9-14 as part of the city's 100th anniversary festivities. The destination is expecting to receive about 30 ocean-type sailboats ranging from 37-70 feet, each with an average of 12 crew members.

Mexico SUP & Paddleboard Team Selection in Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

From March 14 to 18 Puerto Vallarta will host the National Stand Up Paddle and Paddle Board Championship and Festival, which will result in the picks for the Mexican national team that will represent the country in international jousts such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


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