Deep in the jungles of the Riviera Maya, triathletes will find a lush natural setting where they can compete in this year’s Mayatlon, one of the region’s largest and most well-known athletic events.


Hosted each year by Alltournative, a company known for its captivating eco parks and tours in the Riviera Maya area, the Mayatlon allows athletes to push themselves to their physical limits while experiencing the natural beauty this region has to offer. The Mayatlon 2016 will take place in Pac Chen on Sunday, March 13 (a few minutes north of the Mayan ruins of Coba).


This year’s triathlon route will include a 1000-meter swim (2 laps around the lagoon), a 20k bike ride through the jungle (to the village of Tres Reyes and back), and a 6k run (2 laps around the lagoons area), the perfect way to experience the Mayan jungles of the Riviera Maya during an unforgettable athletic event.




This Riviera Maya triathlon is designed for teens and adults alike, with numerous age categories beginning at age 14 years and increasing into senior categories. Athletes can participate individually or in a 3-person relay.

Transportation is available to competitors and their companions for $150 pesos, leaving from Cancun and Playa del Carmen; e-mail before March 7 to book your seat.  There is also free parking 1.5 km from the competition area, as well as food for sale at an extra cost of $100 pesos for adults and $50 pesos for children under 12.

A pre-race meeting will be held the night before, on Saturday March 12 at 5:00 pm at the Urban Krystal hotel in Downtown Cancun. Participants can also pick up their race packets at the hotel the same day (March 12) from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you are not able to pick up your race packet at that time, you must send an e-mail to

Sign up for the Mayatlon 2016 at online at Mas Accion or As Deporte. Sign-up closes on March 11, 2016 or when places run out.


To find out all the details on pricing, categories, rules, transition zones, schedule, etc, click here to visit the Mayatlon information page (in Spanish).  You can also follow the Mayatlon 2016 event page on Facebook for additional updates.