|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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Free Athlete Gear Encourages PV Kids to Play Sports
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Mexico–US Relations Shine at Vallarta College Challenge
Whether it's the BYU Cougars cracking the top-25 against Oklahoma State under the lights of a bleacher-filled baseball diamond, or local students competing in Olimpiada competitions, the Estadio Municipal de Puerto Vallarta fosters community relationships – locally and internationally.
Tourism Board Announces Down Puerto Vallarta 2017
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
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.
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.