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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Rio Filo-Bobos

Location: Veracruz, Mexico

The Filo-Bobos River is located in the Gulf Coast state, Veracruz, which is known for having the tallest mountain in Mexico, Pico de Orizado (18,490 ft) and the beautiful Costa Esmeralda. Veracruz has many amazing rivers for whitewater rafting and outdoor adventures. The region also grows many tropical fruits and is famous for delicious seafood and banana leaf wrapped tamales.

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Level of Difficulty: Class III-IV / Intermediate

Rio Filo-Bobos river rafting trips are rated a challenging class III-IV. Both adrenaline-loving novice rafters and experienced whitewater paddlers will enjoy the adventure this river has to offer

Scenery and History: Tropical Birds and El Cuajilote Ruins

Rio Filo-Bobos river trips runs through the government-protected and semi-tropical Reserva Ecologica de Filo-Bobos and offers nature lovers and bird-watchers ample opportunities to appreciate the natural resources of the Veracruz region. The river bank is dotted with natural springs and waterfalls; limestone cliffs provide a dramatic back drop for parts of Rio Filo-Bobos whitewater rafting trips. Another highlight of these river trips are the nearby ruins of El Cuajilote, which were only discovered in 1992. Scholars believe these ruins may have been built by the Nawa people, a culture that may be even more ancient than the Maya.

Season: November – February

Multi-day trips on the Rio Filo-Bobos are available during the winter months.