|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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The 'Fittest Woman on Earth' Inspired Puerto Vallarta
While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta last week, Tia-Clair Toomey, a.k.a. the 'Fittest Woman On Earth,' invited sports enthusiasts to spend a day training with her. While here, the three-time CrossFit Games champion also gave a motivational talk at Marriott Resort's Champions Sport Bar.
Navy League Announces 2019 Toys for Tots Fundraisers
It may be a warm and steamy August, but the Navy League Council is already hard at work preparing for the 22nd consecutive year of raising funds to distribute toys to needy kids this holiday season. The Golf Tournament is set for Dec. 7th, followed by the Charity Ball on the 8th.
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, November 14-17
The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, an annual celebration of 'The Good Life,' returns to the Riviera Nayarit November 14-17, 2019. Combining the best of Mexico's food and drink with the chance to play on two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, this is one event you won't want to miss.
Vallarta Team One Step Closer to 2019 Jalisco Cup
The Puerto Vallarta soccer team advanced to the knockout stage of the 2019 Jalisco Cup last weekend, beating the municipality of Tuxcacuesco for a second time with a score of 6-0, in the sixteenth round of the state's most important amateur soccer tournament.
Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Evert Bravo August 10
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return to the ring August 10 after more than 2 years of inactivity. The location of the fight against Colombia's Evert Bravo has not yet been decided, but whether it's in Puerto Vallarta, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco or Tijuana, the event will be televised by Azteca 7.
Vallarta Team Continues Jalisco Cup Winning Streak
The Puerto Vallarta soccer team continued their winning streak last weekend in the municipality of Tuxcacuesco, defeating the home team 4-3 in their first game of the second phase of the 2019 Jalisco Cup. A rematch will be played at Agustín Flores Contreras sports stadium on July 27 at 4 pm.
Vallarta Team Among the Favorites of the Jalisco Cup
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.