Adventure holidays from Veracruz are becoming more and more popular, given the regions excellent natural climate and topography. Whiteriver Rafting and Mountaineering are two favourites. Turn your adventure into something more. Live the risk of testing yourself and live intensely the controlled risk. Surround yourself of beautiful natural scenaries and feel the wild life to the utmost. Prepare yourself to experience natural magic attractions: from the outstanding dunes, to the rivers and waterfalls full with vegetation, passing trough high-snowed mountains and dive in coral reefs and cristal waters.
Witting the gamma of rivers where you will feel the adrenaline in a live fashion, Veracruz offers you different levels of river descent or rafting. There are 3 different tours where you can practice kayac or rafting.
The nearby area of Jalcomulco opens up possibilities for outdoor activities like whitewater rafting and mountaineering. De perote is also a good place for mountaineering.
Many a mountaineer has gotten his initiation into high-altitude technical climbing on this well-known trio of snow-capped volcanoes in central Mexico. Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl lie within sight of each other. The highest of the three-and the third highest peak in North America-is Orizaba. Make no mistake, these are "real" mountains, with steep icy slopes, the potential for bad weather, and enough altitude to severely affect climbers. Many people have been killed on them. On the other hand, they require only basic technical skills-the use of crampons, ice axe, and simple rope techniques-that most any fit and adept person can learn quickly. As such, they are an ideal first taste of big-time mountaineering and springboard to more difficult peaks like Aconcagua or McKinley.
Mountaineering on each mountain takes just one day-a very long and exhausting day, to be sure, starting well before dawn-from base huts accessible by motor vehicle. (In most cases, however, it's a good idea to spend a day or two acclimatizing to the altitude at the huts.) Vertical gain from the huts is approximately 5,000 feet.
Unfortunately, the Mexican trio has been a duo for the last seven years. Popo has been erupting off and on since 1995, and the mountain is currently closed. (In 1996, five climbers who defied the ban were killed by an explosion at the summit.) Volcanoes are notoriously fickle, however; the eruptions could subside at any time.
Only veteran expert climbers should attempt any of these mountains without a guide. Independent climbers will need their own vehicle to get to the base huts. There is no local climbing community near the mountains, so renting equipment is difficult or impossible.
It makes far more sense to go with one of several American climbing companies that run organized trips. It costs about $150 - $200 per day. Most companies require no previous mountaineering experience, although there are some exceptions when more difficult routes are followed.