|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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Puerto Vallarta Open Named a Top 2018 ATP Challenger
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has announced the 2018 Challenger Tour Tournaments of the Year, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which made its debut on the ATP tour calendar in 2018 with the Puerto Vallarta Open, was among the players' favorite destinations.
Arena Vallarta to Host 8th Int'l Charro Championships
From January 30 to February 3, 2019, 18 of the best Charro teams in Mexico and 12 teams from the U.S. will gather at Arena Vallarta to compete in the Octavo Campeonato Internacional Charro Puerto Vallarta (Eighth Puerto Vallarta International Charro Championship).
Garza Blanca to Host Stand Up Paddle Race Jan 26-27
Garza Blanca Resort
Enjoy sunny skies, salty surf and the thrill of competition in Puerto Vallarta on January 26 and 27, 2019, as the Garza Blanca Preserve and Vallarta SUP & Surf host a Stand Up Paddle Race, with three different competitions open to everyone 12 years of age and older.
Toys for Tots Vallarta Getting into the Christmas Spirit
The Toys for Tots December fundraisers are always among the most popular seasonal events in Puerto Vallarta. This year, the Golf Tournament will be played on Saturday, December 8 at the Vista Vallarta course, and the Gala Dinner on the 9th at CasaMagna Marriott Resort.
Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup Celebrates the 'Sport of Kings'
The VII Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup, set to take place from December 6-9 at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Pancho, Nayarit, celebrates all the passion of the 'Sport of Kings.' More than just a polo match, this luxury event will feature food, fashion, art, music and more.
Hook the Cure Reels in $520,000 USD for Cystic Fibrosis
The 13th Annual Hook the Cure event, held in Puerto Vallarta and highlighted by festivities, celebrity appearances, auctions and an awards gala, garnered a bevy of support from people all over the world, and netted $520,000 USD for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
11th Los Muertos Beach Fishing Tournament November 9-10
You don't have to be rich to enter the 11th Annual Los Muertos Beach Fishing Tournament! Set to take place Nov. 9-10, with entry fees of just $3000 pesos per boat, this fun & friendly fishing tournament has attracted anglers from all over Mexico for the last 10 years.
International Sailfish & Marlin Tournament, Nov. 14-17
One of the most prestigious national and international sportfishing tournaments on the West Coast, the Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish & Marlin Tournament, will celebrate its 63rd edition November 14 through 17, 2018.
8th Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, Nov 29-Dec 2
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
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
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
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
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.