Spectacular landscapes that form with the running of the water sculpting the rock in a majestic way. The canyons in Mexico feature caves, large jumps to deep, clear water pits, towering waterfalls to descend, and long natural slides of polished rock to slide down.
The exploration of these sites is called canyoning,
The canyoning is a term used to describe an adventure sport that combines hiking, swimming, jumping from rock to rock, climbing and rappelling. Some call it the following adventure sport. Today there are more people exploring canyons in more places than ever before. As interest in this sport grows, so does concern for the safety and conservation of limited canyon sources.
We share 10 tips to practice canyoning in a safer way
1- Never go alone. To start a canyoning adventure you must be well aware of the risks that this activity entails and therefore it is very dangerous to venture alone. We recommend that you start with a trustworthy canyoning company on one of its gentler routes to familiarize yourself with this sport.
2- Let your family know. It is always important that your family or close friends know where you have gone and if possible make sure that the company you have chosen is equipped with a satellite phone in case of emergency.
3- Canyoning team. Always use protective equipment (if you do it with a company they will provide you with the essentials):
A Helmet is totally indispensable
Wet suit (or some type of thermal suit depending on the canyon and the season of the year)
Closed shoes (preferably waterproof hiking boots or sturdy tennis shoes)
Ropes (a 40 meter is fine)
4- Get informed to prepare. Before the big day, find out about the river or canyon that you are going to descend. You can be more prepared for the descent if you understand where you are. Knowing the origin of the river that runs through the canyon, its seasons and its different slopes can make you feel that you know the place a little and this will give you a lot of security.
5- Tying your hair. If you have long hair, try to bring it well tied to avoid accidents. With that it reaches your shoulders, it must be tied, because it can get stuck in different places during the descent of the river.
6- Techniques to cross the river. When it comes to swimming across a pool, remove your backpack and push it in front of you. Never swim with your backpack on your back.
7- The weather rules. If the sky threatens rain the morning of the adventure, leave the experience for another day. Precipitation of water can cause the river to grow considerably and become a real danger.
8- Rocks of difficulty. Don't be afraid to go down on your butt on the rocks that seem most difficult to you. This will lower your center of gravity and give you more grip on the rock allowing you to lower it carefully and successfully.
9- From the back in rappel. Never doubt the safety of your rappelling system. Doubting introduces you to fear and fear will paralyze you. Rappelling techniques are extremely safe and a controlled descent is up to you. Lowering your butt as low as possible before lowering your feet will help you walk slowly over the wall, finding a place to stabilize each foot step by step.
10- Appetite for adventure. The more cannons you travel, your skills will develop and the more your appetite will grow to descend more cannons and increase the difficulty. We encourage you to follow this natural drive, always keeping in mind the danger that may arise in this activity. A canyon should always be approached with respect and preparation.
This excursion can take place from to
This is not recommended for pregnant women, people with neck or back problems, people with haemophilia, asthma or epilepsy or for people with heart problems.