Fortaleza’s unique coastal landscape and beaches and relaxing atmosphere make it a fantastic destination for athletes and their families.

Fortaleza, one of Brazil’s most popular domestic tourist destinations, has quickly become a worldwide vacation stop. Renowned for its local cuisine and epic sunsets, Fortaleza offers visitors a chance to visit many historic landmarks including the Jose de Alencar Theater, Dragao do Mar Cultural Center and a variety of museums and cathedrals. Families can also explore the spectacular Beach Park (the largest water park in Latin America) or ecological parks including Botanico Park, Coco and IPARK. If taking in the sun on the beach isn’t enough, surfing and snorkeling are popular water activities here. Athletes and fans will enjoy warm, Kona-like temperatures and humidity.

The day begins with a one-loop swim starting on the golden sand of Marina Park Hotel. It’s followed by a single loop bike that begins from the Marina Park Hotel (which hosts the pre-race events) and extends through CE-085 road. The run course follows the palm tree-lined streets of Fortaleza, offering breathtaking seaside views. Along the way, athletes pass the historic city center and many famous landmarks including the famous Iracema Statue.

This event offers 30 age group slots to the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.