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Tourism Board Announces Down Puerto Vallarta 2017
Gustavo Rivas-Solís

Puerto Vallarta's majestic Sierra Madre, blue Bay of Banderas and iconic Malecón will provide the perfect background of mountain-meets-sea for the first edition of the urban bicycle race, Down Puerto Vallarta 2017, taking place from April 30 to May 1st.

VYC Hosts WesMex International Small Boat Regatta
Richard Williams

Vallarta Yacht Club is gearing up for the International WesMex Regatta 2017. Set for March 10-12, the event typically attracts around 300 competitors from all over the world, and this year it has again been selected as one of 5 National Qualifier Regattas for all of Mexico.

Ready, Set, Go! 2017 Sporting Events in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

The director of the Office of Conventions and Visitors, Miguel Andrés Hernández Arteaga, recently reported that, with the goal of strengthening the destination's reputation as a paradise for sports tourism, 16 sporting events have been scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta this year.

Raiders to Host Patriots in Mexico City Next Season

According to Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL will return to Mexico City when the Oakland Raiders host the New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca next season. The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring.

Watch the Avocados From Mexico Super Bowl Teaser

Culminating its association with football, Avocados From Mexico will be making a repeat appearance at the Super Bowl with a 30-second commercial set to run during the first break of the Big Game. This year AFM is tackling a nutritious message that will entertain and delight fans.

NBA Exploring Possible Mexico-Based Franchise

Marking the 25th anniversary of the first ever games played in Mexico, NBA commissioner Adam Silver promised Mexican fans to expect even more contests in Latin America and even hinted at the possibility of adding a franchise, as well as a Development League team in the country.

First 3K and 10K Green Race in The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

The very first Riviera Nayarit 3K and 10K Green Race will be run on January 15th. Event proceeds will go to the Lion's Club Ecological Campaign, which encourages caring for the environment through reforestation campaigns, beach cleanups and the creation of urban gardens.

6th International Charro Championship at Arena Vallarta
María Francesca

From February 1-5 the best Charro teams from Mexico and the U.S. will gather at Arena Vallarta to compete in the 'Grand Premio 2017' Charro Championship. With daily competitions and traditional events, this a perfect way to experience the real Mexico.

Avocados From Mexico Chalk Up a Win with 'Guac Nation'
Produce News

Avocados From Mexico and Old El Paso have teamed up for a third time to make the Super Bowl one for the guacamole consumption record books with 'Guac Nation.' Utilizing social media, the program will promote avocado consumption and offer a chance to win a variety of prizes.

V International Beach Polo Cup in The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

The V International Polo Cup in the Riviera Nayarit will take place December 17th & 18th on the beach at Flamingos Elite Residences. Players from Guadalajara, Mexico City, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Valle de Bravo, Argentina and Europe will compete in this year's tournament.

Toys for Tots Vallarta Fundraisers This Weekend
Jerry Lafferty

The Toys for Tots December fundraisers are always among the most popular seasonal events in Puerto Vallarta. This year, the Golf Scramble will be played on December 10th at Vista Vallarta course, and the Gala Dinner Dance will be held on the 11th at CasaMagna Marriott Resort.

II Riviera Nayarit Gran Fondo Bicycle Challenge
Banderas News Team

Open to cyclists aged 18 or older, the II Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit is set to take place December 3 and 4, 2016, offering challenging roads and incredible landscapes on a route that will cross through the towns of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita, Higuera Blanca & Sayulita.

NFL's Return to Mexico Leaves Fans Wanting More
Wall Street Journal

Last Monday night, more than 76,000 fans - decked out in football jerseys and sombreros - poured into Mexico's most famous sports venue, the Estadio Azteca, to watch quarterback Derek Carr lead the Oakland Raiders to a dramatic 27-20 home victory over the Houston Texans.

Greg Norman Golf Course Opens at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta

Vidanta Golf is celebrating the opening of the Greg Norman Signature Course in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Playability and enjoyment were key in the design process for this 18 hole par 73 that is as challenging from the championship tees as it is forgiving from the forward tees.

NFL Monday Night Football Coming to Mexico City
Houston Chronicle

The Oakland Raiders will host the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on November 21, marking the first time Monday Night Football will be played outside the US. The NFL is hoping to grow their brand in Mexico where the most popular sport is overwhelmingly soccer.

US and Mexico Soccer Players Make Statement of Unity
The Washington Post

Before Friday's World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, players from both sides came together to make a statement of unity. After each side had posed for its team photo, another photo was taken, featuring the on-field antagonists putting their arms around each others' shoulders.

Hook the Cure Reels in $565,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis
Gary Green

Puerto Vallarta was a dream destination for the 11th annual Hook the Cure weekend. It was a star-studded event, but its chief purpose was for a greater cause... a cause that garnered a bevy of support from people coast-to-coast and netted $565,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis.

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