|Local Sports Reports|
Sports in Puerto Vallarta are plentiful, to both the spectator as well as the participant. Due to our popularity as a tourist destination, many international and national competitions are held in the Banderas Bay area.
The most famous and longest running event on Banderas Bay is the Annual Sailfish and Marlin Tournament, which celebrates its success each November.
The Canto Del Sol Tennis Club hosts a variety of tennis tournaments, utilizing play on both its clay and hard court surfaces. The biggest tournament hosted by tennis director Martin Parra is a pro/amateur tournament held in the late spring. Golf is a reason many tourists visit Vallarta, and there is no shortage of golf tournaments
Puerto Vallarta is also host to softball tournaments played at the sports stadium across from the Sheraton. National and international soccer tournaments are aplenty, as well as local tournaments. We have professional beach volleyball events, as well as competitive half-marathons. The "bloodless" bullfights start in mid-December and allow one to take in the Mexican culture.
One of the hottest sports here is Muy Thai and kick boxing. At least once a month, a professional card is held for the public to attend. Regular boxing matches are also available.
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Guayabitos Revving Up for 14th Annual Motofiesta
Banderas News Team
Rincón de Guayabitos is revving up for the 14th Motofiesta Guayabitos. Set to take place May 31-June 2, hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors will come together to enjoy a rip-roaring good time, a flashy main street parade, concerts, and contests.
Jackie Nava Fight Will Put Vallarta in the Spotlight
Puerto Vallarta will take center ring on May 25, when Mexico's WBA Gallo World Champion, Jackie 'Princess Azteca' Nava, takes on Argentina's Supergallo FIB World Champion, Marcela 'Tigresa' Acuña, in a spectacular boxing match at Agustín Flores Contreras Sports Stadium.
Mexico Wins 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
Mexico won the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship for the fourth time to cement their status as a regional powerhouse and qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 in style. Cheered on by their own fans in Puerto Vallarta, El Tri beat USA 6-2 in the final.
Vallarta Hosts Mexican Open Beach Volleyball Tournament
The 2019 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open is set to take place at Playa Camarones in downtown Puerto Vallarta from May 24 to 26, with 104 of the best doubles teams in the country seeking volleyball glory, and their share of the $80,000 pesos to be distributed among the winners.
PVRPV Laundry Keeping CONCACAF Players Looking Fresh
Puerto Vallarta's premier vacation rental and management company, PVRPV, is providing their professional laundry services to the sixteen teams that are participating in the 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship games, which are being played in PV through May 19.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta this November
Fishing and golf enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta November 7-10, 2019 for a long weekend of fun and friendship at the 14th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf & spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue team and some of the most talked-about women in sports visited Puerto Vallarta in March for its annual photo shoot. The 2019 edition hit U.S. news stands on Wednesday, bringing PV to the attention of more than 70 million consumers.
Puerto Vallarta Celebrates 101st Anniversary May 10-31
From May 10-31, 2019 Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 101st anniversary as a city and 51st year as a municipality during Mayo Fest, an annual celebration that offers a series of music and dance performances, cultural and sporting events that are free and open to the public.
Sebastian Ofner Wins 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open
The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open wrapped up on May 5 with Sebastian Ofner, the No. 5 seed from Austria, defeating No. 14 seed John-Patrick Smith of Australia in Sunday's singles final to win his second ATP Challenger trophy, $18,000 in prize money, and 110 ATP-Ranking points.
2019 Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival/Kitesurf Competition
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 2019 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival) set to be held May 17-19 at Maritima Nuevo Vallarta in Flamingos, Nayarit.
ATP Recognizes Puerto Vallarta Open Organizers
In 2018, the Puerto Vallarta Open made a dazzling debut on the ATP Challenger Tour. On the 2019 tournament's first day of play, event organizers were given the highest honor on the circuit - the Challenger of the Year award. The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open continues through May 5.
2019 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race, May 18-19
After the incredible success of its first two editions, Down Puerto Vallarta is coming back to town on May 18 and 19, 2019, bringing some of the best extreme bikers in the world to the streets of downtown, where they will compete for more than $300,000 pesos in prizes.