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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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Vallarta Readies for Beach Soccer Worldwide Tournament
Ricardo Acerco

After a 7-year absence, following the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship 2010, a qualifier for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup a year later, Puerto Vallarta returns to the international beach soccer circuit Oct. 20-22 with the Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup, part of the BSWW global tour.

5th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament
BanderasNews.com

Offering 2.5 million pesos in prizes, the 5th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament, scheduled to be held October 18-21, 2017 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, promises some hot and heavy competition in the sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado categories.

VII American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
Ricardo Acerco

The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 30-December 3. Now in its 7th year, this prestigious event offers everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with food, wine and golf, in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

Vallarta's 5th Doctor's Day Great Race, October 22
Ricardo Acerco

The V Doctor's Day Great Race, to be held October 22 in Puerto Vallarta, offers competitions in three categories - 5k, 10k and Half Marathon (21 kilometers) on a panoramic circuit that begins and ends in Marina Vallarta - and more than $75,000 pesos in prizes up for grabs.

V National Playa Guayabitos Volleyball Festival 2017
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Rincón de Guayabitos, Nayarit is ready to host the V National Playa Guayabitos Youth Beach Volleyball Festival 2017 - the first of its kind held outside southwestern Mexico - which will take place from August 23-27. Teams from nearly every state in the Republic are expected to attend.

PV is the Promised Land for 'Vallartazo' Participants
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

The 2017 edition of 'Vallartazo,' an annual motorsport event in which people from all over Mexico rev up their motorcycles, ATVs, jeeps and 4x4s for an off-road trip to Puerto Vallarta, begins this weekend and continues every weekend through the end of September.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 2
Gary Green

Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 2-5, 2017 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 12th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

2017 NIIJIMA San Pancho Mexican Surf Open, July 21-23
Riviera Nayarti CVB

The beautiful beaches of the Riviera Nayarit will host the 2017 NIIJIMA San Pancho Mexican Surf Open from July 21-23. Mexicans and foreigners, professionals and amateurs: all surfers are invited to participate in this competition that offers $100 thousand pesos in prizes.

11th Banderas Bay Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Fishing teams with up to four members per boat are invited to participate in the Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club's 11th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament, which will take place July 20-22 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.

More than 200 Run PV's 14th Race Against Addictions
Ricardo Acerco

More than 200 people gathered at the Agustín Flores Contreras sports stadium on Sunday, June 25, to participate in the 14th Vallarta Race Against Addictions. The purpose of this family-friendly competition was to promote a healthy lifestyle free from addictive substances.

July Events Heat Up the Summer in The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

Summer is heating up in the Riviera Nayarit, and Mexico's Pacific Treasure has a variety of smoking hot events planned for July. Sports dominate the calendar, but there is plenty going on in the music, nature and beauty pageant arenas that are sure to spark your interest.

Puerto Vallarta is Revving Up for June Color Runs
María Francesca

Whether you are looking for a fun way to stay in shape, or a chance to 'strut your stuff' in friendly competition, Puerto Vallarta is the place to be in June! The city is revving up for a series of Color Runs that focus less on breaking records and more on getting active and having a good time.

VYC Summer Sailing Camp: Optimist, Lasers & Windsurf
Richard Williams

Vallarta Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camps are back, and this year they are bigger and better than ever. With classes offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced sailors, students ages 7-21 can now choose to learn Optimist dinghy, Laser dinghy or sailboard.

Free Athlete Gear Encourages PV Kids to Play Sports
María Francesca

To encourage the practice of sports among kids, the president of the Puerto Vallarta Municipal DIF System, Candelaria Tovar de Davalos, recently delivered 140 sports packages to the same number of children from different neighborhoods who are part of the city's sports program.

Vallarta Will Host Intense Sporting Events This Month
puertovallarta.gob.mx

Last weekend's VII Festival of Basketball kicked off a series of sporting events that are scheduled to take place in Puerto Vallarta through the end of May. From vollyball and soccer tournaments to open water swimming and running competitions, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

6th Jarretaderas Shore Fishing Tournament, May 21st
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The 2017 Jarretaderas Shore Fishing Tournament will take place on Sunday, May 21st. Now in its 6th year, the event was designed not only to search for the largest catch, but also to bring families together and promote surf fishing in the greater Banderas Bay area.

3rd Annual Riviera Nayarit Children's Fishing Tournament
Jorge Jiménez

The Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau are ready to welcome the 3rd Annual Riviera Nayarit Children's Fishing Tournament on Sunday 30 April, 2017, with the full support of the Banderas Bay Fishing Club.

Get Ready for the 28th International Sports Classic
BanderasNews.com

Every May, just when it seems the high season is winding down, hot and heavy sporting events fire up competitive spirits at the Puerto Vallarta International Sports Classic. This year's competitons will be held from May 5-7, and everyone is invited to come out and watch the games - for Free!

8th Annual Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival in Bucerías
Marie Callan

Kitesurfers from all over Mexico are ready to hit the beaches of Riviera Nayarit as they prepare for 3 days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2017 Festival del Viento. Competitions are scheduled to take place on the waters between Bucerias and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle May 19-21.

Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program Fundraiser
vallartayachtclub.org

The Vallarta Yacht Club will hold it's Semi-Annual Fundraiser for Banderas Bay's only Junior sailing program on Saturday, April 29th at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta's Paradise Village. You'll enjoy a 3 course dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions - all for a good cause!

Riviera Nayarit Aguas Abiertas Nado Seguro 3-5K Tournament
Jorge Jiménez

On April 1, 2017, more than 700 swimmers from across the country will gather at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle for a competition to win the Riviera Nayarit 2017 Nado Seguro (Open Water Safe Swim tournament) that will test their strength at swimming distances of 3 and 5 kilometers.

3rd Edition of Bike Fest Guayabitos, March 17-19
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The third edition of Bike Fest Guayabitos kicks off today, Friday, March 17th, in the Riviera Nayarit, offering cycling enthusiasts 3 days of bike rides and cycling competitions, talks on bicycles as a means of transportation, exhibitions, food, music, and contests.

2nd Roxy Fitness Run+SUP+Yoga Event in Nuevo Vallarta
Banderas News Team

Roxy Fitness, an exclusive event for women who like the sporting life, returns to the Riviera Nayarit on March 19. Set to take place on the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta, this sporting event combines yoga, running and SUP and will put participants' abilities to the test.


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