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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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Vallarta Team Among the Favorites of the Jalisco Cup
Ricardo Acerco

The draw to determine the matches to be played by the teams that moved on to the 2nd phase of the 2019 Jalisco Cup took place in San Juan de los Lagos last week. Puerto Vallarta will play their first game in Tuxcacuesco on July 21 or 22, then host the Tuxcacuesco team on July 27.

Municipal Charrería School Opens in Puerto Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

Last week, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña announced a new program that gives Puerto Vallarta kids the opportunity to learn the elements of the traditional sport that identifies Mexico internationally - the Charreria - through free, twice-weekly classes at the charro arenas in Ixtapa and Mojoneras.

PV Soccer Team Moves on to Next Phase of Jalisco Cup
Ricardo Acerco

The Puerto Vallarta soccer team continued its winning streak last week, defeating the San Sebastián del Oeste team 6-0 in the last game of the regional phase of the 2019 Jalisco Cup, and now moves on to the second phase of the state's most important amateur soccer tournament.

13th Banderas Bay Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament
Richard Dangler

Sportfishing fans are preparing their rods and reels to 'catch the big one' at the 13th International Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament, set to be held from July 18-20 in the waters off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit, and hosted by Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Soccer Team Wins 5th Jalisco Cup Match
Ricardo Acerco

The Puerto Vallarta team has won its first five matches in the regional phase of the 2019 Jalisco Cup, the state's most important amateur soccer tournament. They'll be playing again on Saturday and are expected to to emerge victorious before moving on to the next stage of the tournament.

Local Fighter Goes to Thailand for Muay Thai World Cup
Ricardo Acerco

Puerto Vallarta fighter Miguel Angel Padilla Robles will represent Mexico in the World Championship of the International Amateur Muay Thai Federation (IFMA), which is set to take place July 20-30 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the King of Thailand himself handing out the prizes.

59th International Sportfishing Tournament in San Blas
BanderasNews.com

The Marina Fonatur in the historic port of San Blas is set to welcome the 59th San Blas International Sport Fishing Tournament June 27-29, 2019. With competitions in 3 categories: sailfish, marlin and dorado, this tournament is considered the best of its kind on the Mexican Pacific.

PV Team to Play 3rd Jalisco Cup Soccer Game on Saturday
Ricardo Acerco

The amateur soccer team representing Puerto Vallarta in the 2019 Jalisco Cup have won their first two regional matches, and hope to continue their winning streak on Saturday, June 15, as they take on the team from San Sebastian del Oeste at the Agustín Flores Contreras Sports Stadium.

June in the Riviera Nayarit Means Beach, Sun, and Fun
Norma Hernández

The Riviera Nayarit is the ideal destination for event tourism, thanks to the sheer number of great activities that take place year-round. This month, Mexico's Pacific Treasure is hosting musical, sports, and cultural events as part of their June tourism offer.

Fourth Vallarta Aquathlon Set for Sunday, July 7, 2019
Ricardo Acerco

The countdown has begun for one of the most important athletic competitions in the Banderas Bay region, the Fourth Annual Acuatlón Deportivo (Sports Aquathlon), set to take place on the boardwalk and beaches in downtown Puerto Vallarta on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

2019 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race Results
Ricardo Acerco

Some of the best extreme bikers in the world hit the streets of downtown last weekend for the third edition of the Down Puerto Vallarta urban biking competition that was part of Mayo Fest 2019, the municipality's 101st anniversary celebrations. And the winners were...

Guayabitos Revving Up for 14th Annual Motofiesta
Banderas News Team

Rincón de Guayabitos is revving up for the 14th Motofiesta Guayabitos. Set to take place May 31-June 2, hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors will come together to enjoy a rip-roaring good time, a flashy main street parade, concerts, and contests.

Jackie Nava Fight Will Put Vallarta in the Spotlight
Ricardo Acerco

Puerto Vallarta will take center ring on May 25, when Mexico's WBA Gallo World Champion, Jackie 'Princess Azteca' Nava, takes on Argentina's Supergallo FIB World Champion, Marcela 'Tigresa' Acuña, in a spectacular boxing match at Agustín Flores Contreras Sports Stadium.

Mexico Wins 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
FIFA.com

Mexico won the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship for the fourth time to cement their status as a regional powerhouse and qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 in style. Cheered on by their own fans in Puerto Vallarta, El Tri beat USA 6-2 in the final.

Vallarta Hosts Mexican Open Beach Volleyball Tournament
Diego Sancho

The 2019 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open is set to take place at Playa Camarones in downtown Puerto Vallarta from May 24 to 26, with 104 of the best doubles teams in the country seeking volleyball glory, and their share of the $80,000 pesos to be distributed among the winners.

PVRPV Laundry Keeping CONCACAF Players Looking Fresh
BanderasNews.com

Puerto Vallarta's premier vacation rental and management company, PVRPV, is providing their professional laundry services to the sixteen teams that are participating in the 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship games, which are being played in PV through May 19.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta this November
Gary Green

Fishing and golf enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta November 7-10, 2019 for a long weekend of fun and friendship at the 14th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf & spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue team and some of the most talked-about women in sports visited Puerto Vallarta in March for its annual photo shoot. The 2019 edition hit U.S. news stands on Wednesday, bringing PV to the attention of more than 70 million consumers.

Puerto Vallarta Celebrates 101st Anniversary May 10-31
BanderasNews.com

From May 10-31, 2019 Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 101st anniversary as a city and 51st year as a municipality during Mayo Fest, an annual celebration that offers a series of music and dance performances, cultural and sporting events that are free and open to the public.

Sebastian Ofner Wins 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open
Diego Sancho

The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open wrapped up on May 5 with Sebastian Ofner, the No. 5 seed from Austria, defeating No. 14 seed John-Patrick Smith of Australia in Sunday's singles final to win his second ATP Challenger trophy, $18,000 in prize money, and 110 ATP-Ranking points.

2019 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 2019 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival) set to be held May 17-19 at Maritima Nuevo Vallarta in Flamingos, Nayarit.

ATP Recognizes Puerto Vallarta Open Organizers
atptour.com

In 2018, the Puerto Vallarta Open made a dazzling debut on the ATP Challenger Tour. On the 2019 tournament's first day of play, event organizers were given the highest honor on the circuit - the Challenger of the Year award. The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Open continues through May 5.

2019 Down Puerto Vallarta Extreme Bike Race, May 18-19
Ricardo Acerco

After the incredible success of its first two editions, Down Puerto Vallarta is coming back to town on May 18 and 19, 2019, bringing some of the best extreme bikers in the world to the streets of downtown, where they will compete for more than $300,000 pesos in prizes.


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