Vallarta is one of many Mexican cities to engage
in one of the most historic and treasured traditions
of the colonial Spanish culture - bullfighting.
At Plaza de Toros, just a short walk from the
Cruise Ship Pier in Marina Vallarta, the spectacle
will take place, as four of Vallarta's finest
matadors will take center ring and battle the
ferocious bull to the death.
in Puerto Vallarta feature pomp and pageantry,
with the folkloric flair that symbolizes bullfighting
in Mexico. Dating back in Spanish tradition
as far as 711 A.D., this grand spectacle is
viewed in Mexican and Spanish culture as not
only a test of courage and bravery by the matador,
but as a way to pay tribute to the bull's awesome
strength and spirit prior to it's death, as
well as a celebration of the cultural ideals
enjoy the spectacle - the costumes, the live
music, and of course the epic battle between
man and beast! Olé!
These are real bullfights, not bloodless ones.
The four bulls in this event are actually
killed. Not recommended for children,
or sensitive adults. Please be sure to
read the "Our Advice" column at left.
Not sure if bullfighting is right for you?
WHAT A BULLFIGHT IS ALL ABOUT Prior
to Attending the bullfights, we strongly
recommend you read the following information
to give you the background that you'll
need in order to appreciate this event:
at a bullfight must understand the culture
and tradition behind this event, as well as
the scoring and judging that is taking place
in order to appreciate what is really happening.
If you do not take
the time to read and understand the bullfights,
you may not enjoy this event. We do not
recommend that you bring young children - they
are too young to understand the ceremonial nature
of the bullfights in Puerto Vallarta, and will
witness animals being killed, which could be
traumatic for them.
you with a few links to information about the
bullfights that we strongly encourage you to
read prior to attending the event - it will
make all the difference in your enjoyment of
the event. They are located in the green
table in the middle of the page.
We have made every effort to provide you with
the information you need to decide if the bullfights
are right for you. We are unable to issue
a refund if you do not enjoy this event.
This page in no way endorses the art of bullfighting
- we only offer you the opportunity to view
a part of Mexican cultural tradition, and the
information and opportunity to form your own
views, one way or the other.