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Los Muertos Beach 11th Fishing Tournament

DESTINATION | Published on 07/11/2018
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Sitting on the sandy beach of Playa de Los Muertos in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta, you can watch fishing boats haul their catches in throughout the day, but if you come on November 9th and 10th, the action will be heating up for one of the favorite annual Puerto Vallarta events: the Los Muertos Beach Fishing Tournament. This will be the 11th fishing tournament organized by local fishermen to test their skills and see who’s best, and it’s become one of the most anticipated events in Puerto Vallarta for fishing and seafood enthusiasts. Since it’s located on the central Los Muertos Beach, watching the tournament is easily accessible to locals and visitors. When it comes to things to do in Puerto Vallarta, there’s nothing better than jumping into the festivities and local events in Puerto Vallarta

Since its humble beginning of friendly competition between local fishermen, it’s become one of the most anticipate November events in the Bay of Banderas. Here, the Los Muertos Beach Fishing Tournament is considered the most open and accessible tournament in the region because of their limited rules for participation. Encouraging an atmosphere of inclusion and excitement, each boat captain can decide how many fishermen are on the boat. On November 9th, boats and crews will gather at the iconic Playa de Los Muertos pier to register for the event, and the real action of one of the best November events begins the next day as the boats hit the sea for the 11th fishing tournament, seeking the largest dorado, sailfin, tuna, and marlin in the open waters. For guests who love fishing or being by the sea, watching the boats sail in and out is one of the best things to do in Puerto Vallarta.

Like most events in Puerto Vallarta, the tournament has become one giant fiesta during the day. As boats haul in massive fish, volunteers are ready on the shore of Los Muertos Beach to start the grills. Every fish that is caught in the tournament gets grilled and handed out for free to spectators, fishermen, and anyone passing by. Local vendors also come, selling traditional Mexican flavored waters, sweets, fruits, and beers. With plenty of food to go around, this is one of the best Puerto Vallarta events since it brings the community together to celebrate the sea and enjoy the freshest fish in the Bay of Banderas. If you’re looking for things to do in Puerto Vallarta on November 10th, head to Playa de Los Muertos for a day-long party and deliciously tender fish during the highly-anticipated 11th fishing tournament.

For a day of festivities and competition, stroll along Los Muertos Beach to be a part of one of the best Puerto Vallarta events. As Los Muertos Fishing Tournament celebrates its 11th year, you can be sure to sight some gigantic tuna and marlin and to sample some fresh Mexican fish. What truly makes this one of the most exciting November events in the city is the tournament’s ability to draw people together and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

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