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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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2017 Punta Mita Charity Golf Classic, Nov. 18
Ricardo Acerco

On Saturday, November 18, for one day only, Punta Mita will open its exclusive golf course to players from all around the bay - regardless of their membership status. Fundación Punta de Mita and PEACE Punta de Mita invite you to play for a cause at the Punta Mita Charity Golf Classic.

Punta Raza Surf Fishing Tournament, November 25-26
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The Tepic Surf Fishing Club is inviting all surf fishing aficionados to participate in the eleventh edition of their annual Shore Fishing Tournament, set to be held on the shores of Playa Punta Raza in the Riviera Nayarit on November 25 and 26, 2017.

62nd Puerto Vallarta Billfish Tournament, Nov, 15-18
Richard Dangler

The 2017 Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish and Marlin Fishing Tournament is scheduled to take place November 15-18 in the waters of Banderas Bay. Now in its 62nd year, it is considered one of the city's most important yearly events, attracting fishermen from all over the world.

Fabulous Fishing in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
Coldwell Banker La Costa Realty

When you are ready to land some seriously impressive fish, whether you're a novice or a seasoned fishing enthusiast, Banderas Bay - home to Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Costa Alegre - is among the best places in the world to catch 'The Big One.'

Double Weekend Challenge at Barceló Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

If you are into Crossfit, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the place to be from October 26-29, 2017 as Hotel Barceló hosts the second edition of the Double Weekend Challenge, an event focused on lovers of crossfit and 21st century physical training.

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.


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