Put your training to the test! Come to CapitolaMan!
The most beautiful time of
year on the California
central coast.


2.4 Mile Swim
112 Mile Bike
26.2 Mile Run

Race Postponed
until 2016

aerial view of Capitola Wharf

Venitian cottages in Capitola

Talbott vineyard

What's there to do in and near Capitola?

Capitola is a quaint little city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Cruz mountains and just 4 miles south of Santa Cruz. The San Jose International Airport is only 40 minutes north and Monterey airport is 30 minutes south. As a progressive community Capitola has a regional mall with shopping from Macy's, Sears, and Target. Many fine restaurants and grocery stores are located here. No fewer than 8 pro-level bike shops are within 5 miles. Close by in Santa Cruz you can find vintage shopping on Pacific Garden Mall and wonderful seafood dining on the Santa Cruz wharf. For the curious adventurer the Mystery Spot is one of the world's great wonders and makes you think about which way is up.

With the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary at Stand up paddling the doorstep many water activities are available such as sailing, surfing, kite surfing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, stand up paddling, and beach combing. The world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is just 30 minutes around the bay.....and of course the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just a short skip north.

Some of the nation's finest mountain bike riding can be found in three nearby area parks. Over 150 miles of trails can be explored. Pioneers in mountain bike manufacturers such as Ibis, Santa Cruz, and Specialized call this home.

All around the bay there are world class golf courses, from Pasatiempo, to Fort Ord, to the renown Pebble Beach and Carmel Valley courses.

Some of the world's finest wines come from 342 wineries that stretch from Santa Cruz Mountains to the Monterey Wine Trail. No fewer than 8 micro-breweries have popped up over the past 10 years.

Lodging can be found at one of the the areas 50 motels or at over 500 vacation rentals. Find your ideal place to stay through these resources:
Santa Cruz Visitor's Bureau
Seascape Beach Resort
Seascape Beach Resort SPECIAL CapitolaMan PACKAGES
Aptos Chamber of Commerce
Capitola/Soquel Chamber of Commerce
Vacation rentals:
Bailey Properties


Spokesman logo Seascape Resort logo

Photos courtesy of:

Neil Simmons


Michael Peck

Perry Fox

Sabine Dukes

Eric Clarkson

Nancy Zaferes

Rob Canales

Talbott Vineyards

Marguerite Meyer