Although not originally a Mexican tradition,
bullfighting is a legacy left behind by the Spanish conquistadors still
very popular today. Although usually called a sport, it is not actually
so as there is no competition between teams or players; instead it is
a performance of grace, technique and bravery both by the torero and
At the La Paloma Plaza de Toros in Puerto Vallarta,
which is located just across the cruise ship terminal, traditional Mariachi
music and a parade will introduce to the spectacle that awaits. The
bullfight itself is divided into 3 stages, which ends in the courageous
death of the fearless bull.
* Wednesdays at 5:00 PM from November to April.
* Plaza de Toros La Paloma in Puerto Vallarta. Detailed instructions
will be specified on your e-ticket.
WHAT TO BRING:
* Sunscreen, hat or sunglasses
* Extra cash for pictures, souvenirs etc
WHAT TO EXPECT:
* Pre-event entertainment
* About 2 hours
* Not recommended for young children or sensitive adults, but all
ages are welcome.
* This is a real bullfight where the bulls actually get killed. Please
make sure you are open to seeing this age old tradition and that you
understand the cultural meaning of the event, should you decide to watch
* Children between 2-10 years old pay half the adult price, and those
below 2 need not pay. However, this activity is not recommended for
children as it could be a distressing experience.
* Here are links so you can better understand the history and traditions
involved in bullfighting.
History of Bullfighting.