After Ironman Costa Rica 2017 you need a vacation at ultimate adventure hotel Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Coming to Costa Rica for Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica in June 2017?
Less than an hour away, Hacienda Guachipelin offers friendly Costa Rican hospitality and some of the best adventure tours in Costa Rica. The Guanacaste hotel is also home to annual endurance races The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica (May) and 160K Rincon de la Vieja Mountain Bike Race (August).
While this is the first time the world famous Ironman endurance competition is happening here, Costa Rica is no stranger to extreme adventure races. Elite international athletes travel to Costa Rica several times a year for competitions.
Hacienda Guachipelin is strategically located next to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Volcano. This exceptional setting means you have unparalleled access to volcanic mineral hot springs, waterfalls, and the exciting features of a live volcano.
Also known as a Half Ironman, the Ironman 70.3 is one of a series of long distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The number 70.3 refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race that involves a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run, said the WTC. The segment distances are half of those in a full Ironman triathlon. More than 2,000 competitors have already registered for the race.
“With its beautiful natural landscape and indigenous flora and fauna, Costa Rica is the ideal place to host an IRONMAN 70.3 race,” said Ironman organizers.
A lodging option near the race site at Playas del Coco is Hotel Bosque del Mar, an Enchanting Hotel of Costa Rica. The beachfront boutique hotel is located on the neighboring beach of Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste.
Article by Shannon Farley