Exciting activities in Mexico

Mexico is a country with many possibilities to practice outdoor adventure sports. Its variety of natural scenery allows you to enjoy sea and mountain activities.
Sandboarding in Mexico

Mexico has something for everyone; whether you are the kind of person who seeks out challenging adventures or someone who is just getting started with this side of travel life, then you have a lot to choose from. Here is a little preview of what Mexico offers for exciting activities, but we can guarantee that you will be blown away by the endless variety once you arrive in the country.

Adventure sports in Mexico

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or are searching for a more subtle adventure, Mexico has much to offer. We know that the most significant decision for any experience is what activities to place high on your priority list. That is where Local in-Destination Experts are a beneficial source. By getting in touch with a Destination Expert in Mexico, you will not miss out on any of these activities, and so many other aspects of Mexico, that every traveler wants to experience.

Until then, let us guide you a little with the most exciting activities in Mexico.


An experience in the underworld

Exciting activities in Mexico
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If you are spending some time in the Yucatan / Quintana Roo area of Mexico, finding a cenote will not be a difficult thing to achieve. These large sinkholes/caves are so magical and mesmerizing that you will feel like you are in an underworld adventure. The cenotes are spread all over this region. There are thousands of them, many of which are still being discovered, so getting the opportunity to snorkel in one of these water caves is a fantastic experience.

One of the best and most famous is the Cenote Dos Ojos, which is just a fifteen-minute drive from Tulum, and the cave system of this cenote is said to have a length of 61 km and 118 m deep, but don’t worry many of the cenotes provide life jackets and offer tour guides, to ensure your comfort.

This private tour is a great way to have a real cenote experience.


Extreme Adventure Cancun

Exciting activities in Mexico
A girl on a zip line at Extreme Adventure Cancun

If you are visiting Cancun, consider going to Extreme Adventure Cancun, an Eco Park, which has plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy, even a swim in a cenote.

Here, you can enjoy various zip line tours, ATV tours, and so much more, which means that you will have plenty of opportunities for a thrill, all in one place.


Cozumel Dive School

A scuba diver in a cenote in Mexico
A scuba diver in a cenote in Mexico

Located on the tropical island of Cozumel, just off the coast of Playa del Carmen, this dive school offers an exciting opportunity to take part in some of the best diving in Mexico, off the beaches of Cozumel.

They offer dives close to the shore, on a boat, and dives for all levels, so no matter what your scuba skills are, this is the place to do it all. Mexico is renowned for its crystal clear waters, and in the waters surrounding the island, you will see many types of marine life, including over 250 species of fish.


Experience the Mexican dunes

Exciting activities in Mexico

Another popular attraction to consider is sandboarding, which is undoubtedly growing in popularity in Mexico. So it should, considering the country has plenty of stunning coastal and desert dunes, perfect for the activity. Like surfing, sandboarding is a liberating and super fun way to spend the day.

Consider sandboarding in Veracruz (Chachalacas Beach Dunes), Baja California (Mexicali Sand Dunes) or Coahuila (Bilbao Dunes).


An adventure of a lifetime

Bungee jumping in Mexico

This might be an activity that some people love, and some are yet to find their passion. Still, in Mexico, you will get the opportunity to do this in Los Cabos, and if you find yourself in this region of Mexico, you must not miss out on the chance of a lifetime.

You will find yourself jumping 350ft (ca. 107 m) into the Wild Canyon, with a view of the stunning Sea of Cortez, as well as the surrounding landscapes of Baja California, but of course, your mind might be a little occupied at the moment.



For the genuine thrill-seekers

Skydiving in Mexico
Skydiving in Mexico

If you didn’t get rid of all your adrenaline by jumping into a canyon, then you must go and experience skydiving in Ixtapa, Mexico.

For those who have tried this adrenaline-filled activity before, they will know the exhilaration of jumping out of a small plane, plummeting to the ground, all the while trying to soak up the few seconds of incredible scenery as your heart pumps at maximum speeds.

For those who haven’t tried it before, this is a sign that you need to give it a go. It is one of the most exciting activities in Mexico.


Get wet and wild in Mexico

Rafting on a Mexican river
Rafting on a Mexican river

Located in Jalcomulco, Veracruz, there is a wide range of streams along with the Rio Antigua, which is ideal for all levels, so it is the perfect opportunity to take a rafting tour, where you know you will be in good hands and will have the challenge of a lifetime once you get into the rapids of the river.


A heaven for climbers all over the world

Exciting activities in Mexico

Did you know that Mexico has one of the most popular sport climbing routes in North America, located in El Potrero Chico? This spot draws many avid climbers from all over the world to take on the incredible route known as Sendero Luminoso, which is at the height of 1500ft (ca. 457 m).

If this is a little too daunting for you, but you are still keen to see what this might look like, don’t miss out on this video as Alex Honnold tackles the cliff head-on



Take on the Mexican winds

Kitesurfing on the Mexican coast
Kitesurfing on the Mexican coast

If kitesurfing is your thing, make your way to Baja California, where you will find Mexico’s kitesurfing haven, La Ventana.

There is a terrific atmosphere in this small fishing village, which sees many kite surfers spending their winters here, enjoying the winds, and the opportunity to relax and chill in-between activities.

The vibes here, as well as the endless opportunity to kitesurf, mean you will enjoy this place so much that you might even find it hard to leave, and we wouldn’t blame you.

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