Golf in Puerto Vallarta

Golf in Puerto Vallarta

In 2002, Puerto Vallarta became part of golf history to host the EMC World Cup. Since then, numerous championships, tournaments and competitions are held at the golf courses of Banderas Bay.

Puerto Vallarta has the following golf courses:

Marina Vallarta Club de Golf
This course designed by Joe Finger in 1989 has 18 holes and is one of the most popular because of its proximity to the city, located in the Marina Vallarta neighborhood.
Vista Vallarta Club de Golf
Opened in 2001 has two 18 hole courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus and the other by Tom Weiskopf. With exceptional views of the bay and the city this field is proud to have hosted the EMC World Cup in 2002.
Flamingos Club de Golf
The first golf course built in the area, opened in 1978 and designed by the British Percy Clifford during his stay in Mexico.
El Tigre Club de Golf Paradise Village
It was designed by Von Hagge Group company in a relatively flat terrain, shows a very clever use of sand and water in the definition of the holes.
Mayan Resorts Golf
Opened in 2001, designed by Jim Lipe and located in the Mayan Palace property in Nuevo Vallarta just 15 minutes from the airport.
Campo de Golf Four Seasons Punta Mita
Designed by Jack Nicklaus 19-hole this field has the peculiarity of having one of the holes on an island which carry the ball through the Pacific Ocean is a challenge.
Campo de Golf Isla de Navidad
Magnificent 27-hole course located on Christmas Island and designed by Robert Von Hagge has spectacular views of ocean, mountain and lagoon.
El Tamarindo Golf Resort
Named the second best in Mexico by BEST’s Golf Guide to Mexico; is an 18 hole course designed carefully by David Fleming.

Whether for an individual player or a complete corporate group, golf clubs offer facilities that will make your stay memorable.

Come and practice your golf skills in Puerto Vallarta!

5th. Wine Fest Puerto Vallarta 2012

The wine festival began in 2007, now celebrating its fifth edition in March 22-29, 2012, where in addition to tasting and pairing also offers all kinds of samples made with extracts of wine, poetry and photo contests, live music, dance, lectures, classes and conferences, all revolving around wine culture, the aim of the festival is to offer visitors the experience of wine in all its expressions.

This major international event brings together national wine production houses, distributors and more than a dozen specialty restaurants and hotels in Bahia de Banderas and the Riviera Nayarit who offer delicious tastings.

If you are a person who usually give a tasteful touch to your meetings while enjoying your stay in Puerto Vallarta can also surprise your friends back home with your new knowledge in branding, production, types of wine and how combining them with food.

Puerto Vallarta Icons – Caballito de Mar (Sea Horse)

This bronze sculpture of almost 3 meters high of a seahorse with a child riding it is the most recognized symbol of Puerto Vallarta; from the talented Rafael Zamarripa was installed in the year of 1966 on “Los Muertos” beach but because to the relentless force of the waves and bad weather led to eventually capsized and disappeared in the ocean. In 1976 there was a replica, becoming the first sculpture on the “Malecon” of town.

Some years after its twin was installed, the original mysteriously appeared and then lost again with the arrival of Hurricane Kenna and later to be rediscovered and reinstalled one more time.

Nowadays both sculptures are currently starring in many of the photographs of the spectacular sunsets over the bay. Some say that the god Poseidon takes everything that belongs to him to never return, however this time it seems that the horse and the child are so in love of the place that welcomed them; escaping each time Poseidon steals them to go back to the place where they feel loved.