Puerto Vallarta is set to elevate its global sports tourism profile with the debut of the WTA 125 tournament, the first tournament of its kind on the west coast of Mexico. Scheduled to take place from February 19 to 25 at Parota Park, the tournament will feature more than 30 tennis players competing in a total of 50 matches, all vying for a prize pool of $125,000.
The WTA 125 tournament in Puerto Vallarta is set for week 8 of the year, serving as Mexico’s season-opening tournament. This presents a significant opportunity for players to earn points in their international ranking.
This marks Vallarta’s first-ever Women’s Tennis Association tournament, building on its history of hosting various international events. Christian Preciado Cázares, the city’s Director of Tourism and Economic Development, emphasized the city’s significant role in organizing this prestigious event as part of the WTA’s professional tour. He also expressed gratitude for the municipal government’s support in hosting the tournament, underscoring Puerto Vallarta’s appeal as a tourist destination with a focus on safety.
Gustavo Santoscoy Garcia, co-director of the tournament, thanked the municipal government for opening the doors to this event and expressed his confidence that this will be the first of many tennis tournaments that will be held in Puerto Vallarta.
Hosting the WTA 125 tournament underscores the PV’s growing reputation as a leading sports tourism destination. Christian Preciado Cázares’ dedication and efforts as the Director of Tourism have played a crucial role in positioning Puerto Vallarta as a sought-after venue for high-profile sporting events, contributing to the overall tourism development in the region.