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  • the Cerro from a distance.
    the Cerro from a distance.
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  • the (old ) start of the trail
    the (old ) start of the trail
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  • my wife and I about midway in the climb
    my wife and I about midway in the climb
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    RAFTING in MEXICO

    by pedroebc Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    TOUR OPERATORS FOR RAFTING IN VERACRUZ

    **raul huerta expediciones
    inf y reserv 01800 021 7285
    en df 56790577 con raul huerta
    coatepec, veracruz 0128 160624 con martin mortera
    expediciones@netservice.com.mx

    *****
    VERAVENTURAS
    01800 7126572
    www.dpc.com.mx/veraventuras
    veraventuras@yahoo.com
    tel (28) 189779 / 189579
    xalapa , ver.

    **
    RCR aventura en rios
    en df 56713686
    55648177
    en veracruz 231 51534
    www.rcrafting.com.mx

    hotel Days Inn
    en jalapa Veracruz
    hotel con rafting
    (28)185523, 172459
    daysinn@xal.megared.net.mx

    ****
    papero aventuras
    www.mexicorivers.com

    ******

    **rio y montaña
    5202041, 5407870 en mexico df

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    HIKING IN MEXICO

    by pedroebc Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can experience amazing day trips hiking volcanoes around mexico city

    Nevado de toluca volcano.... have great views and you can reach the center of the volcano by car... by car yes. its very windy there... This is located in Toluca, Estado de Mexico

    IZTLAZIHUATL volcano... its near mexico city and you can have nice walks, pics and good hiking
    its located in the town of Aemcameca, Estado de Mexico

    AND POPOCATEPETL volcano....its closed for security reasons, closed for turism, mexican army care the entrance of this active volcano.

    other hiking trips can be at...

    TEPOZTLAN monolite, Morelos
    DESIERTO DE LOS LEONES park, Cuajumalpa, Mexico city

    Equipment: hiking boots
    comfortable cloth
    comfortable outdoor shoes

    YOU CAN BUY / RENT OUTDOORS GEAR IN MEXICO CITY:

    Deportes Ruben´s STORE
    Venustiano Carranza 17, Col. Centro, México D.F.
    Tel.: 5518-6373, 5512-7037
    Email: deportesrubens@dscorp.com.mx

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    Parasailing

    by traveldave Updated Oct 14, 2010

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    Anyone not afraid of heights should try parasailing. Parasailing was invented in 1961, but did not become popular until the early 1980s at many beachside resorts throughout the world.

    Participants are attached to a specially designed parachute (which is different from the parachutes used in skydiving) and towed out over the water by a speedboat. As the speedboat gains speed, the parachute lifts the parasailor high into the air where he soars over the water like a bird. And when the ride is over, the parasailor lands gently in the sand of the beach.

    In Puerto Vallarta, the best place to parasail is on Los Muertos Beach. There are several companies located on the beach that offer parasailing rides. Although I thought it was someting of a tourist trap, I did try parasailing. It was fun but expensive ($15.00 for a five-minute ride in 1983). However, for me it was worth the cost.

    Enlarge the picture to see a parasailor between the palm trees.

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    Snorkeling

    by Florida999 Written Apr 5, 2009

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    We went snorkeling at Chancanaab park . Very nice place with a reef right next to the beach. It cost $14 to get in but was worth it. You can rent the equipment there, but we had our own. Put on plenty of sunscreen!

    Equipment: snorkeling equipment, bring from home or rent it there

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  • Rafting in Veracruz

    by ajultosparkle Updated Jan 3, 2008

    Jalcomulco is known for its extreme sports... they have great rafting and climbing. Its about 45 min- one hour from Jalapa (Xalapa). I found this place through a friend, but my school for foreign students had information about it too. Its a beautiful river and you spend roughly an hour to an hour and a half on it.

    the run is a lot of fun and its perfect for novice rafters.

    the place also runs a resort-ish kind of thing. They have little huts, a beautiful pool, hammocks, and a restaurant. Its a bit more upscale than the average backpacker, but the pool is included in the rafting (i think). They may also take you to a nearby restaurant to have a 3 course meal of delicious traditional home made mexican food. I had to roll myself out of there

    when you're done, you can go to the other side of town to go climbing. Ask around for "escalando" and there are various routes of varying degrees of difficulty. At the bottom of the mountain, at the end of the road before you start climbing through the forest is a hostel. Its kinda hidden but its really the coolest hostel i've ever seen. They even have a tree house room. The couple made the place themselves... they have hammocks to hang out on and they enjoy doing drum circles at night. Very cool. Running water and mosquito nets.
    (the guy who runs the hostel also runs the climbing)

    Equipment: they have the equipment there to rent

    a view of Jalcomulco from the climbing site the bridge the place that runs the rafting
    Related to:
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Backpacking
    • Rafting

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    Baja 1000 40th annaversary

    by juliogg Written Jul 29, 2007

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    This November 14-18 will be the 40th running of the world famous Baja 1000 off road race. The event will take place in Tijuana, but contingency and race start will be in Ensenada and go all the way down the Peninsula. My tip is that the course will be all laid out 1 month in advance. Any and all who wish to pre-run the course can do so free of charge. Two weeks before the race is the best time to do the pre-run. In a normal 4x4 you can do the course in 3 days. It will have all the mile markers set so you dont get lost. I've done this many times and it is one of the best off road experiences you could ever imagine. At the end you are in Cabo San Lucas, do some fishing and drive back up on the paved road. For more info go to Score-international.com

    Equipment: Any 4x4 in good shape. Bring 2 spare tires and all off-road camping equipment

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel

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    by jonkaren3 Written May 7, 2004

    I wish that I had better pictures to show how clear and beautiful the water is...

    Equipment: It is a fresh water dive, so use half the weight. The water is clear and clean, but it is dark so you need a light. The temp is chilly, so a wet suit is recommended.

    View of the surface into jungle
    Related to:
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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    Golf and Tennis

    by micas_pt Written Nov 13, 2003

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    Mexico's touristy areas provide several chances for those who enjoy sports travel, apart from previously mentioned sailing, yachting and scuba diving. Yucatán provides several golf greens on the surroundings of best all-inclusive resorts, where you can also find infrastructures such as tennis courts, football and basketball.

    Trekking might also prove to be a nice choice while visiting Mexico.

    So, there are plenty of activities for those who don't enjoy lying in the beach or by the pool the whole day.

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    Water Sports

    by micas_pt Written Nov 13, 2003

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    Mexico long coastal area allows visitors to practice several water sports, both motorized and non-motorized.

    If you enjoy sailing or yachting then i'm sure you found ideal spot for dream holidays. Weather is great, sun shines, water has a beautiful colour and warm temperature, what else can you ask for?

    Apart from boats you can also enjoy other activities, such as jet sky, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and some other amusing activities by the sea. Have fun!

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    Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

    by micas_pt Updated Nov 13, 2003

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    While visiting Yucatán you can scuba dive on the world's second largest coral barrier. You will find beautiful spots with amazing colourful fish, not to mention coral barrier. Don't forget that for diving you must have a license, … although it's easy to find diving schools there that can provide your lessons for about $400. In 2 days you will be ready for diving, according to their words, which I find little since most diving schools take longer, both theoretical and practical lessons.

    Not only will you find several chances for diving in the sea, but you will also easily find cenotes and beautiful underwater caves where you can also scuba dive right in the middle of Yucatán jungle.

    For those who don't have a scuba diving license, snorkelling is a great option. Both sea and cenotes provide amazing scenarios for such activity.

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    Go see a fútbol game!

    by Ames24 Written Dec 26, 2002

    I have never been into soccer (fútbol) in any way. But when I visited my friend in Mexico, they treated me to seeing a semi-final National League soccer game at Estadio Azteca (seats 100,000!). I tell you *that* is an experience!!!! You get to see the Mexican people in a place of one of their greatest passions of all: soccer. AND: the soccer is such a high level of skill it is GREAT to watch live! I'm not yet much interested in watching soccer on TV, but in real, in Latin America, I wouldn't miss out a good game. Budget some dough and go see a game!

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    Bullfighting

    by bkoloski Written Oct 16, 2002

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    Who knew? I always assumed bullfighting was the people's sport. It's not--that's soccer (futbol). The aristocrats go to bullfights & it can cost plenty by Mexico standars. Well worth it though--you can get cheap seats. I'm a pretty non-violent type but I loved it. It's all about pageantry. Horns, plumed horses, tradition. There's gore too, but if you go for that, you'll be disappointed.

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