|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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First 3K and 10K Green Race in The Riviera Nayarit
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
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.
V International Beach Polo Cup in The Riviera Nayarit
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
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.
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.
Hook the Cure Reels in $565,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis
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.
61st Puerto Vallarta Sailfish and Marlin Tournament
From November 16-19, 2016, the Puerto Vallarta Fishing Club will host hundreds of anglers from all over the world during the 61st annual Puerto Vallarta International Fishing Tournament, one of the most prestigious national and international sportfishing tournaments on the West Coast.
13th Annual Puerto Vallarta Half Marathon & 5K Run
The 13th Annual Puerto Vallarta Half Marathon and 5K Competition will be run on November 6. As part of the Mexican circuit of marathons and half-marathons, some of the best runners from all Mexico as well as athletes from other countries participate in this popular race every year.
Hook the Cure Tournament Returns to Puerto Vallarta
Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are heading to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a long weekend of fun, frivolity, and entertainment at the 11th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC,' set to take place Nov. 3-6.
Help Support Mexico's SUP Team on its Way to Fiji 2016
The Riviera Nayarit Athletes on Mexico's Stand Up Paddle Team are preparing for the 2016 ISA Fiji SUP and Paddleboard World Championship, set to take place in November - and they need your help to make it there, so a Go Fund Me account has been set up for donations.
Riviera Nayarit Hosts 3rd 5-10K Guayabitos Race
The 3rd Guayabitos 5-10K Race is ready to go in Rincon de Guayabitos on Sunday, October 16. With cash awards totaling 42,000 pesos to be split among the winners of the event's three categories - the traditional 5 and 10 K, and a colorful 3k run - this is one race you don't want to miss!
Double Weekend Challenge at Barceló Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta CVB
If you are into Crossfit, Puerto Vallarta is the place to be Sept 29-Oct 2, as the Hotel Barceló hosts the Double Weekend Challenge, an event that will bring groups of multi-discipline athletes of both genders and all ages together for a weekend of challenging Crossfit competitions.