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You are invited to the XVIII Agua Alta Polo Cup!

The beautiful Costa Careyes on the western state of Jalisco is once again the proud host of one of the greatest Polo competitions in Mexico: Agua Alta Polo Cup. Destino Vacation Rentals invites you:

A little history: Mounted nomads in Central Asia played a version of polo that was part sport and part training for war, with as many as 100 men on a side. The game followed the nomads’ migration to Persia (modern Iran) some time between 600 B.C. and 100 A.D.

 In Persia, polo became a national sport, played by the nobility and military men. The game was formalized and spread west to Constantinople, east to Tibet, China and Japan, and south to India.

Polo has been an international sport since at least 821 A.D., when Chinese ambassadors in Japan played a team fielded by the Emperor.

Photo via poloenlinea

Photo via poloenlinea

The first Cup of the Americas (Copa de las Americas) – U.S. vs. Argentina – was played in 1928 at Meadow Brook before 100,000 spectators. The U.S. won, and again in 1932, but it has been all Argentina in the meetings since then.

The Camacho Cup – U.S. vs. Mexico – was inaugurated in 1941 when the polo-playing President of Mexico, General Manuel Avila Camacho, donated the trophy. The U.S. won the first five meetings, but in 1976, Mexico triumphed and has won every time since, most recently in 2009. Today, upwards of 84 countries play polo. In 2015, the Federation of International Polo, established in 1982, will sponsor tournaments in the U.S., China, Chile, Canada, Azerbaijan and Germany.

Nowadays, Destino Vacation Rentals brings you the opportunity to practice this amazing activity from April 8th to the 15th, 2017 in a gorgeous setting: Costa Careyes, Mexico just one hour and a half from Manzanillo International Airport, halfway to world famous Puerto Vallarta. 

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