The state of Veracruz, on Mexico’s central Gulf coast, boasts more than 40 rivers, many of which have rafting trips offered by whitewater rafting companies.
Rio Actopan Rafting Trips (Class I-II): A mild stretch of river through a narrow limestone gorge, the Rio Actopan is naturally spring-fed and a wonderful introduction to rafting.
Rio Antigua Rafting Trips (Class II-IV): Offering three fabulous sections, from mild to wild, the Rio Antigua has something for everyone. Trips run year-round and the largest hawk migration in the world can be viewed in the fall and spring. The Rio Antigua provides a unique way to have an adventure with excellent wildlife viewing.
Rio Filo-Bobos Rafting Trips (Class III-IV): Natural springs and waterfalls line the river banks of the Rio Filo-Bobos and tropical birds are often spotted in the trees. Flowing through the Reserva Ecologica de Filo-Bobos, this intermediate run has plenty to see in between exciting rapids.
Veracruz river trips wind past mango groves, dramatic limestone cliffs, and nature preserves, making them world-class destinations. Water is highest in October, but trips are available year round on rivers like the Rio Actopan, Rio Filo-Bobos, and the Rio Antigua. Whitewater trips in Veracruz range from class I to IV, and can be enjoyed by families with young children and adventurous thrill-seekers alike.