Cozumel is an island of 65.000 inhabitants in the Caribbean Sea off the Eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula and belongs to the Mexican state Quintana Roo. The underwater filmmaker Jacques Cousteau established the worldwide fame of the small island (45 km long and 15 km wide) as a diver's paradise. Most tourists are attracted by the Palancar reef for snorkeling and diving, but the underwater caves off the Chankanaab Lagoon are also well-known for their tropical fauna and flora.
Cruise ships dock regularly on Cozumel, a duty-free zone. The connection to mainland is excellent, thank to two airlines and several ferries from Playa del Carmen. The transportation hub is the island's capital, San Miguel de Cozumel on the West coast. Air and water temperature are a pleasant 25°c approximately in November, the humidity ca. 70%.
Welcome to paradise! There are probably very few races worlwide that are as worthwile as IRONMAN Cozumel. Here you can combine the race with a Caribbean vacation that has no equal. Let Cozumel enchant you!
No matter from which airport, which flight class or with what luggage you want to travel: tell us your flight preferences and we will find the right one for you. We know all about the different airline's checked baggage policy regarding bike transport and will also take them into account when selecting the best flight connections.
The luxurious, spacious and bright All Inclusive resort Occidental Grand Cozumel is set amongst tropical gardens and a long white sand beach. You can get to the Palancar Reef in only 15 minutes by boat. It is about 20 km to the island capital San Miguel and 9 km to the IRONMAN start line. The perfect start point to an amazing race and holiday!
Would you like to explore the surroundings on your own? In that case, a rental car is exactly what you need. We will arrange for the appropriate vehicle type with a complete insurance package at attractive conditions.
Regardless of how much luggage you travel with or at what time of the day or night you arrive at the airport, we are there for you and will take care of your transfer. Are the local supermarkets already closed? We will cater for you with drinks and something to eat, this is standard practice for us!
We are not only a sports specialist but also a tour operator who can organise an after-race round trip through Mexico or the United States. We will gladly give you an overview on the possibilities.
What could be nicer than getting to know great like-minded people? HHT - connecting people since 1987. We offer excursions and events together with the whole travel group during all our trips.
Checking out the swim, bike and run course together is part of every race trip with us. Needless to say this includes our comprehensive carefree package, meaning food and beverages as well as mechanic support etc.
We know how important race material is to our athletes. On each trip we have a mechanic traveling with us who can take care of your bike, even at the last minute. Did your frame break? We have always managed to arrange for a replacement bike in the past.
We will attend the race briefing for you and emphasise the most important points. Should there still be specific questions remaining unanswered after that, we will use our 30 year-old netwoork and ask the race direction directly!