2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Cozumel

IRONMAN 70.3 Cozumel

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Accommodations: Yes
Race Entries: No

With a Mexican heart and a Caribbean soul, Cozumel is a paradise where tradition, flavour, and joy come together. Famous for its stunning coral reefs – the Cozumel reef system is the second largest in the world – the island offers plenty of water sport options. Besides diving and snorkeling, there is kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, and more. Cozumel is an ideal vacation destination for the whole family, with beautiful, natural beaches and crystal-clear blue waters.

Cozumel is also a paradise for cyclists, with a unique bike-only road that runs partly directly along the ocean, and with exotic jungle trails for mountain-bikers.

For those preferring a longer race, we also support IRONMAN Cozumel in November.

Travel Package Includes

Accommodations

Daily Breakfast Included

Round Trip Airport Transfers

From Cozumel Airport

Daily Local Transportation

Professional Bike Mechanic

Transport to All Race Functions

Guided Course Tour

EST Host/Hostess to Assist You

2 CO2 Cartridges for Race Day

EST Race Day Hospitality Area

EST Welcome Package

Additional Services

Round Trip Cancun Airport Transfer

Price: $125 per Adult / $75 per Child
For many people, flying into the Cancun airport can save $200 to $400 compared to flights into Cozumel, and you may be able to buy a direct flight from your city. If the Cancun airport option is better for you, we will have this optional transfer available for you.

Bike Assemble & Bike Pack

Price: $100
Included in the package is the service of a professional mechanic. The mechanic will tighten everything and make all necessary adjustments to the gears/brakes. If you prefer to just hand your bike case to our mechanic upon arrival, he will unpack and completely assemble your bike. After the race, he will disassemble and pack your bike for your departure.

IRONMAN 70.3 Cozumel ACCOMMODATIONS

Endless Summer Cozumel

Endless Summer Cozumel is a brand-new hostel & guesthouse in the town of San Miguel, Cozumel. It is owned by Ken and Christine Glah, who also own Endurance Sports Travel. The hostel & guesthouse is located in a quiet part of town, in close walking distance to supermarkets, restaurants and shops. Endless Summer Cozumel offers eight beautifully designed rooms with a bathroom, a shared kitchen and living room, a relaxing outside area, and a large rooftop terrace with a plunge pool.

This has a 4 night minimum

Standard Room (1 Queen)
+ Single - $145 per night
+ Double - $115 per person per night

Standard Plus (1 Queen, 1 King or 2 Singles)
+ Single - $150 per night
+ Double - $120 per person per night

Family Room (1 Queen + 1 Bunk Bed with lots of privacy, featuring one single and one double mattress)
+ Double - $130 per night
+ Triple - $110 per person per night
+ Quadruple - $100 per person per night

Bed in Bunk Bed Room (3 sets of bunk beds with lots of privacy, each bed has one single mattress)
+ Single - $105 per night

Children's Rate
+ 0-5 years = FREE
+ 6-12 years = $40 per night
+ 13-17 years = $70 per night

Pricing Details

> All prices are in U.S. Dollars
> All prices include our services
> All prices include taxes

Endurance Sports Travel
Phone: +1 (484) 716-9216
Email: info@gowithest.com

Reservations Details / Trip Policy

+ We require a $500 deposit. This deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
+ Reservations can be changed up to 60 days prior to race day.
+ We require your final travel details 70-80 days prior to your trip.
+ We require your final payment the latest 60 days prior to your trip.
+ We offer payment plans if you are interested.
+ We offer no refunds after the final payment.

We suggest you get travel insurance that covers your expenses in case the race gets canceled or you can’t travel because of unforeseen circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about our travel package or this trip, see our trip specific FAQ page.

Additional Trip Details

Ken’s take on this race

Cozumel is a great family “racecation” as there are things for everyone to do before and after the race, and the racecourse is very spectator friendly. EST will be offering a training camp starting as early as the weekend before the race for those that want to get a big training week topped off with IRONMAN 70.3 Cozumel as training for a full fall IRONMAN. For those that want to come just for the race, I suggest arriving three days before the race to relax and enjoy an easy ride or two as well as one or two great open water swims in the crystal-clear water.

Check at the bottom of this message for all the great things to do on Cozumel as well as on the mainland.

Logistics wise, it does take some planning (but EST has that covered) as registration, expo and the race meetings are all in town as is T2 where you will need to drop your running gear. 

The practice swim and bike check-in are south of town on Saturday. So, no matter where you stay, you need to get around a bit pre-race, race morning and after the race.  We take care of all the driving, so you don’t need to rent a car, constantly hire taxis or walk everywhere. EST will be using Endless Summer Cozumel, which is a brand-new boutique hostel and guesthouse right in downtown San Miguel that myself and my wife have designed and built. We are excited to host athletes and spectators for the training camp and race! 

Here are some things to keep in mind when training for IRONMAN Cozumel:

Swim: The swim will be non-wetsuit as the water temperature in late September is around 84F (29C). 

It is a one-lap swim. You will swim north, normally into a current the first 700 hundred meters, and then you will turn left heading west and then another left heading south, at which time you will normally have a strong current pushing you on the longest leg before turning left again to head to the finish. If you are not a strong swimmer, I suggest doing some strength swimming exercises to help you get through the early part of the swim – swimming with a band around your ankles, pulling a bucket, or wearing a drag suit.  

Bike: Cozumel is probably the flattest bike course of all the IRONMAN 70.3 races. So, you need to spend a lot of time doing long rides in the aero position. This bike course has a reputation for strong winds along the beautiful east coast, so disk wheels are not allowed. The wind is not a constant as you can have calm days, mild to strong crosswinds, headwinds or tailwinds! So, train for the hardest conditions with some long steady-state big gear riding to simulate riding into a strong headwind.

Run: Just like the bike, the run is dead flat, which can lead to some fast run times for those that are prepared. The run is 2 x 5.25km out and back along the waterfront, so while it will be hot there is almost always a breeze, and the crowds are very enthusiastic. You should do a lot of your long runs and transition runs on a flat course to get used to running for so long on a flat course. The main thing is to be prepared for the heat and humidity when training and on race day to get off the bike well hydrated.

Things to do on Cozumel:

*One of the best places in the world for scuba diving and snorkeling – the northern part of the second-largest coral reef in the world runs along the western coast of Cozumel

*Punta Sur Eco Beach Park – some nice beaches, history of the area and history of navigation in the area, crocodiles and other wildlife

*Visit east coast beaches and restaurants – the ocean can be very clam or very wild depending on the wind, either way, it is a beautiful coastline and a great place to ride your bike as there is a bikes only road right along the beaches!

*Visit San Gervasio archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. This is the site where Mayan women paid tribute to the goddess of love and fertility.

*Go on the Atlantis Submarine – Dive to depths of 100 feet in a submarine

*Go to a beach club with inflatables in the ocean, waterslides, restaurants, pools, etc.

*Eat at a local small family restaurant for great tacos, tortas and more!

*Go horseback riding or on a jeep tour of the island

*Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park snorkeling experience including animal shows, snorkeling gear, and botanical gardens with Mayan replicas.

Things to do near Cozumel: These can be done as day trips going across to Playa del Carmen by ferry (30 minutes) and then doing an organized tour or renting a car for the day.

*Chichen Itza – This renowned archaeological site is the most essential item on any Cancun sightseeing list. The restored pyramid at its heart crowns an iconic city from Mayan mythology.

*Tulum – Walk through Tulum and Coba, the most impressive Mayan archaeological sites in the area. Swim in a natural sinkhole with turquoise waters. Learn about Mayan culture while visiting a real Mayan community.

*Holbox – Spend a day on one of the Mexican Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. Almost no cars as golf carts, walking and bikes are the main transportation

*Xel-Há – A unique experience with all kinds of land and water activities for the whole family. A universe dedicated to ecology and the preservation of flora and fauna, it offers constantly developing environmental programs to protect and conserve the environment.

*Xcaret Park, a paradise theme park on the Maya Riviera, where you can enjoy more than 40 activities and attractions such as the Coral Reef Aquarium and Marine Turtles Area, the Manatee Lagoon, the Butterfly Pavilion, Spider Monkey Island or the Living Museum of Orchids

*Shopping in Playa del Carmen – A large selection of shops both local and international brands are located here.

We take care of all the Travel details so you can Focus on your Race.

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