Adventure enthusiasts all around the world, the event you have been salivating for is finally here. The 2016 Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge in Belize is back and the epic competition will be as fierce as the Belizean jungles in which the four-day race will take place.
Belize provides the perfect setting for an action adventure race. Set in the Maya mountains in the lush tropical jungles of Belize, co-ed groups of four compete for 3 days and 3 nights traversing more than 220 miles of the Maya Mountains.
Competitors will spend the three days Mountain biking, trekking, orienteering, canoeing, rappelling and spelunking. The epic race starts at Cahal Pech Village Resort and ends in the beautiful town of San Ignacio, nestled in the foothills of the Maya mountains, serving as the gateway to adventure.
The competition showcases the very best of what Belize has to offer nature and adventure enthusiasts all over the world. Sprawling valleys, exotic wildlife, fresh pure rivers, breath-taking scenery, ancient Mayan ruins, off-beaten trails and untouched cave systems become the backdrop for the epic race to the finish.
Rafael Manzanero, Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) executive director said there is another part of Belize that is rarely seen, the Maya mountains, and the FCD challenges people to come and see what this country is really all about.
The 2016 race begins on February 20th. "The Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge has taken on a life of its own. What started as a typical adventure race production has developed into a testament of one of the last truly unspoiled corners of the world,” Julia Pollock, director of the competition said.
And when competitors are through with the grueling three-day competition, glory can be celebrated at one of San Ignacio's finest award winning resorts.
Cahal Pech is the perfect place to take the edge off and enjoy nature's wonders.
Cahal Pech Village Resort, located in the Cayo district is comprised of 23 palm thatched cabanas, 14 standard rooms, 5 spacious suites, 9 deluxe suites, 3 fresh water swimming pools, a restaurant that serves an assortment of gourmet flair, a fully stocked bar, a gift shop, a fleet of tour vehicles and a cadre of professional staff.
Families, honeymooners and adventure travelers use the resort as an ideal base to explore the amazing and wonderful ecotourism activities in San Ignacio Town and participants as wells as family and friends can enjoy the many amenities provide at Cahal Pech.
Lloyd Alvarez, Cahal Pech reservations manager said the resort is excited and happy to host guests participating in the race or even those who simply just wish to relax in style. Alvarez said the staff will be more than willing to accommodate any needs wishes all the participants of the race good luck!
Questions about the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge Race? Send us an email or call 239- 494- 3281. We will love to provide you with more information on this race.