Adventure Travel Activities in Mexico

 

Mexico travel wise is often pigeon holed as a location that people go for all inclusive resort vacations, great food or partying hard for spring break. That may be true, but there is much more to this continent then meets first meets the eye, including numerous options for adventure travel. In a nation that is graced with plenitudes of jungles, caves, mountains and more than 6,000 miles of coastline activities related to nature and adventure are plentiful. Some of the best options for Adventure Activities in Mexico include.

picoClimb to the top of Pico de Orizaba 

Perhaps not for the light of heart, or those who do not have training, Orizaba is the highest peak in Mexico and the third tallest in the whole Western Hemisphere. A peak chosen by professional mountaineers as it is useful for altitude training without the usual inclement conditions that exist on other mountains of this height. Orizaba stands at an awe inspiring 5,636 meters.

Where:  On the border between Puebla and Veracruz states.

Do Some of the Worlds Top Diving 

The reefs near to Cozumel Island can be accessed by divers of all ability levels. Beginners are able to stay near the shallows, while experts descend more than 150 feet below the oceans surface to explore the abundant marine life and intricate reef formations. Diving at the reef brings divers into contact with more than 500 varieties of fish and several different species of sea turtle. To dive Cozumel, get in touch with one of the many different dive operators.

Where: The Islands of Cozumel

Surf Zicatela Beach 

Zicatela Beach offers surfers one of the best beach breaks in the world and has rightfully accepted the name the Mexican Pipeline. The breaks happen because the beach is a terminus of a deep offshore canyon which channels every bit of the southern Pacific’s force into a shallow sandbar. The fact that the waves break near to the shore also means there is a great opportunity to watch the action from the safety of the beach. Be warned this is a world class surfing location and locals have a low tolerance for errors and an even lower tolerance for false bravado.

Where: The beach at Puerto Escondido’s Playa Zicatela.

Kayak down the waterfalls of Huasteca Potosina 

Huasteca Potosina is a region known for its beautiful turquoise rivers and it fast paddling rapid runs and waterfalls. If you are an expert kayaker perhaps you’re ready to drop 15 feet or more down waterfalls along your trip down the river. For the fainter of heart there also are raft tours the more tame rivers also in this region. Whether paddling for your life or sitting back leisurely you can be assured of seeing some beautiful tropical scenery here in Huasteca Potosina.

Where: Southern San Luis Potosi

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