Mexico’s many states vary from arid desert regions to dense tropical forests and its rivers reflect this diversity. Rafters can experience natural hot springs, limestone cliffs and lush tropical locales alive with parrots and water birds. Rafting trips vary in intensity offering a variety of itineraries in states like Veracruz, Morelos, and San Luis Potosi.
White river rafting is one of the most popular activities for adventurers visiting Mexico. Throughout the country there are numerous rivers with different flow rates, over which rafting is practiced, ranging from medium to advanced difficulty.
In the state of Morelos, you will find the Amacuzac River, which includes 6 miles of rapids crossing an impressive canyon bordered by tropical vegetation. In Tabasco flow the San Jose rapids, one of the best settings to sail, as the trip includes natural beauty, wildlife and authentic Mexican architecture.
The state of Veracruz boasts the Filobobos River, which offers the incredible Veracruz jungle, climbing over impressive natural settings and archaeological sites, all of which will make your journey an exciting and enriching experience. Another option in the state is the Antigua River in Jalcomulco, whose rapids change in speed and intensity at each intersection.
Through the enigmatic state of Chiapas runs the Lacanja river, one of the most biodiverse areas in the world, where, in addition to adrenaline, you will be able to admire exotic fauna and flora, Mayan ruins, some of the best waterfalls in Mexico, and swim in pools amidst a green forest.
To go rafting as a tourist, don’t forget to wear shorts or a swimsuit, t-shirts made out of a synthetic fabric, insect repellent and lots of sunscreen. Professional teams going on more difficult journeys should include a wetsuit, helmet and life jacket. Find out about the best times of the year for this activity in each of the destinations, and above all, come ready for an unforgettable experience.