Eco-adventure Tourism in Veracruz

Veracruz

Veracruz

You can avoid a commercialized tourist region and discover what Mexico could offer in their eco-adventure tourism. Expect coast, unspoiled tropical, or even mountainous areas. Besides the different choices from cultural tours, you can have an outdoor action adventure trips in a group with friends or with your family. There are different types to choose from, either a day tour or three day tours for the more adventurous. Some even go for seven day trips. You can explore the tropical Veracruz, the historical, traditions and ancient ruins of Veracruz. If you are season adventure traveler, you might even consider 10plus days ultimate action adventure trips.

Historical exploration

For one day tours, you can consider to see Boca del Rio, a historical city. Some activities recommended are scuba diving, snorkeling over the coral reefs, ocean sport fishing, taking a beach and sand dune ride, and exploring the route of the Spanish conquistadors. If you like water activities, such as whitewater river rafting, zipline adventure, be sure to bring along with you in your luggage: river shoes, quick dry shorts, polypro tights, long-sleeve base layer, rashguard, drytop, drysuit if you are trying the mountain rivers, wetsuit for inflatable kayaking. These will be practical things to pack for river kayaking in Mexico.

Appropriate packing items

River kayaking

River kayaking

In Mexico, while the temperature is between 20ºC to 30ºC, the water temperature are usually about 20ºC. Mountain rivers may be slightly colder and when there is limited sun, particularly in the canyons, it will be colder too. Do bring enough thermal protection in any case. Unless you will not be planning to camp there, you should bring also with you or rent the sleeping bag, a sleeping pad or mattress and a headlamp. Then on dryland areas, you will need a pair of sandals, or shoes, a lightweight long pants. Ladies can bring a lightweight skirt if you want. Quick dry pants, a few t-shirts, long sleep shirts, shorts, swimsuit, towel, sweater/fleece, waterproof shell or something like a jacket, a sun hat, underwear, socks that are light weight, refillable water bottle of about a litre capacity, personal toiletries, a journal or book, camera, a small day pack and first aid kit.

Items to include in First Aid Kit

Antibiotic that is for general treatment, anti-acid tablets in case you have eaten some spicy food, anti-diarrhoeal tablets such as Immodium to prevent gastrointestinal problems, a headache remedy or aspirin, antiseptic swabs, sunblock, sunscreen, lip balm, mosquito repellent, ladies to bring feminine hygiene pads.

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