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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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8th Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, Nov 29-Dec 2
BanderasNews.com

The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 29-December 2. Now in its 8th 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 6th Doctor's Day Great Race, October 21
Ricardo Acerco

La Gran Carrera del Día del Médico (Great Doctor's Day Race) will be held on Sunday, October 21, for the 6th year running. This year's race has 3 categories: 3k, 5k and 10k on a panoramic circuit that begins and ends in Marina Vallarta - and more than $80,000 pesos in prizes up for grabs.

Los Charros de Jalisco Bring Baseball Excitement to PV
Diego Sancho

The Mexican Pacific League (LMP), will bring the excitement of professional baseball to Puerto Vallarta on October 2 and 3, 2018, when Los Charros de Jalisco will play two preseason exhibition games at the Agustín Flores Contreras Municipal Sports Stadium.

Sayulita to Host National Youth Surfing Championship
Norma Hernández

At least 150 young competitors from Mexico City, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Baja California Sur, Baja California, Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Sinaloa are expected to participate in the 2018 Nayarit National Children and Teen's Surfing Championship to be held in Sayulita from August 8-12.

Legendary Mexican Surfers Host Punta Mita Surf Camp
Suzanne Koch

Learn to master the waves from three legendary Mexican surfers: Coco Nogales, Diego Cadena and Fernando Stalla at the Punta Mita Surf Camp. Set to be held from August 8-12, this camp is perfect for all skill levels, and includes much more than just riding the waves.

12th Banderas Bay Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament
Richard Dangler

Fishing teams with up to four members per boat are invited to participate in the Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club's 12th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay, which will take place July 26-28, 2018 at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 8
Gary Green

Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 8-11, 2018 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 13th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

Third Vallarta Aquathlon Set for June 24, 2018
Ricardo Acerco

The 2018 Aquathlon Vallarta, a continuous, three-stage race involving running, then swimming, followed by more running, is set to take place on Sunday, June 24. Whether you are looking for a fun way to stay in shape, or to show off your athletic prowess, you won't want to miss this!

Lucha Libre Comes to Vallarta this Sunday, June 3
Ricardo Acerco

Everyone is invited to come out to Arena Coliseo Demonio Blanco in Coapinole on Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 pm for 'Lucha Libre con Causa,' an exciting family-friendly event created as a means of raising funds for retired luchadores (Mexican wrestlers) and the Puerto Vallarta Animal Shelter.

2018 Optimist North American Championship at VYC
Linda Green

Beautiful Banderas Bay will once again be the setting for a major international sailing championship. From June 24 - July 1, 2018, 150 young Optimist class sailors from 14 different countries will be competing in the North American Optimist Championships hosted by Vallarta Yacht Club.

2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open Tournament Results
Diego Sancho

The 2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open brought some of the country's best doubles teams to Playa Camarones in downtown Puerto Vallarta last weekend, adding three days of excitement to the Municipality's 100th anniversary celebrations. And the winners were...

Beach Volleyball Open Part of Centennial Celebrations
Diego Sancho

The 2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open is set to take place at Playa Camarones in downtown Puerto Vallarta from May 25 to 27, with 104 of the best doubles teams in the country seeking volleyball glory and their share of the $120,000 pesos to be distributed among the winners.

2018 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race a Success
Ricardo Acerco

Some of the best extreme bikers in the world hit the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta last weekend for the second edition of 'Down Puerto Vallarta,' an exhilarating urban bike race and competition that was an exciting part of the municipality's centennial celebrations.

7th Jarretaderas Surf Fishing Tournament, May 20, 2018
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The 7th Jarretaderas Fishing Tournament is set to take place at the mouth of the Ameca River near Nuevo Vallarta on May 20th. The event was designed not only to promote surf fishing in the Banderas Bay area, but also to bring the community together for a day of family fun.

Puerto Vallarta Sparkled in ATP Challenger Tour Debut
atpworldtour.com

Last week, the inaugural Puerto Vallarta Open presentado por La Afición provided an oasis on the ATP Challenger circuit. Located steps from the Pacific Ocean, the $75,000 hard-court event made a dazzling debut under the sun of one of the world's most popular resort destinations.

2018 Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival Kitesurf Competition
Marie Callan

Kitesurfers from all over Mexico - and the world! - are preparing to hit the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit for three days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2018 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival). This year's event will be held May 18-20 at Maritima Nuevo Vallarta in Flamingos, Nayarit.

Puerto Vallarta Tennis Open Continues Through May 5
Boardwalk Realty PV

Featuring professional tennis players from over 30 countries, and televised throughout Mexico, the Puerto Vallarta Open continues through Saturday at Parque Parota, right off the main avenue in the Hotel Zone. Matches start at noon and run all day until late evening.

31st Copa Vallarta Soccer Tournament, May 9-13, 2018
Diego Sancho

From May 9-13, 2018, one of the most important amateur sporting events in Mexico, the Copa Vallarta soccer tournament, will be celebrating its 31st year of giving young athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

800 Participated in 2018 Riviera Nayarit Nado Seguro
Norma Hernández

800 swimmers participated in this year's Nado Seguro 3-5K Open Water Swim Tournament, held last weekend off the beach adjacent to the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Guadalajara swimmers took the competition by storm, 'taking home the gold' in the 5k categories.

Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race Returns May 13
Ricardo Acerco

After the first edition's incredible success in 2017, Down Puerto Vallarta is coming back to town, bringing some of the best extreme bikers in the world to the streets of downtown Puerto Vallarta on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm. This exciting event is free and open to the public.

La Cruz to Host 3-5K Open Water Swimming Competition
Lorena Sonrisas

On April 21, 2018, the beach adjacent to the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz will host the 8th Riviera Nayarit Nado Seguro 3-5K Open Water Tournament. Swimmers ages 7 to 70 will compete in categories that range from professional and masters to recreational and disabled swimmers.

Ruta Turistica Vallarta Bike Ride Hits the Road April 28
Ricardo Acerco

On May 31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a municipality, which presents a unique opportunity to host some very special events. One such event is the Ruta Turistica Vallarta - Bahía de Banderas 30-100k bike ride, set to hit the road on April 28.

Vallarta to Host Association of Tennis Professionals
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

Thanks to the efforts made by the Puerto Vallarta Trust and the Jalisco Secretary of Tourism, PV has been put on the Association of Tennis Professionals' 2018 Challenger Tour calendar. The city will be hosting the first edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open from April 30 to May 5.


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