|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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More than 200 Run PV's 14th Race Against Addictions
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VYC Summer Sailing Camp: Optimist, Lasers & Windsurf
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Free Athlete Gear Encourages PV Kids to Play Sports
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6th Jarretaderas Shore Fishing Tournament, May 21st
Riviera Nayarit CVB
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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
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Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program Fundraiser
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Riviera Nayarit Aguas Abiertas Nado Seguro 3-5K Tournament
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3rd Edition of Bike Fest Guayabitos, March 17-19
Riviera Nayarit CVB
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2nd Roxy Fitness Run+SUP+Yoga Event in Nuevo Vallarta
Banderas News Team
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