The Best Outdoor Activities in Mexico
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Explore El Aguacero
Mexico / El Aguacero
El Aguacero is the most mystical waterfall-filled canyon you’ve ever seen. Imagine Zion National Park and Havasupai with lush green jungle.
Surf in Baja Norte
Mexico / Robert's K 38
Hit an ATM before crossing the border, then take the 1 down the coast past Tijuana and into Rosarito. Make sure to pack the wallet with singles and nickels to pay the $2.05 at each booth.
Big Wall Climbing El Potrero Chico
Mexico / El Potrero Chico
El Potrero Chico (“Little Corral”) is located north of Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, just under two miles outside of the small town of Hidalgo.
Hike the Nevado de Toluca Cirque
Mexico / Nevado de Toluca Cirque Staging Area
Entering the Nevada de Toluca National Park, follow the windy road toward the crater rim.
Summit Pico de Orizaba
Mexico / PIco de Orizaba
From the Piedra Grande base camp at 14,025ft an alpine start is recommended. Beginning at 2am will offer the best weather near the summit. Begin by hiking along the concrete aqueduct above the hut.
Kayak in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Mexico / Tulum, Mexico
Located just south of Tulum, Mexico, along the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is considered a UNESCO World heritage site due to the exceptional diversity of .
Mexico / Iztaccihuatl Trail
Beginning at the Izta Popo National Park entrance, obtain your permit and follow the bumpy road as it winds towards La Joya.
Climb the Iztaccihuatl Volcano
Mexico / Iztaccihuatl Trail
To reach the Izta-Popo National Park from the city of Puebla, you will have to drive 31 miles on the open road to "Paso de Cortés" towards San Nicolás de los ranchos.
Hike to the Cascada Sol de Mayo Waterfall
Mexico / Rancho Ecologico Sol De Mayo
Cascada Sol De Mayo can be found just beyond the village of Santiago off Highway 1, the main road between La Paz and San Jose Del Cabo.
Bike around the Coba Mayan Ruins
Mexico / Coba Parking Lot
A short 45 minutes from Tulum, Mexico lies the partially excavated Mayan ruins of Coba. Encompassing 80 square kilometers, ancient Coba was connected via a network of elevated roads called sacbes.
Rock Climb in Las Ventanas
Mexico / Las Ventanas Climbing Area
Las Ventanas is an amazing rock climbing spot for beginners and intermediates. It is located in a national park called El Chico.
Climb the Malinche Volcano
Mexico / Albuergue Malinzi
To do so, you have to first get to the city of Huamantla, located in the Tlaxcala state. Once you are there, you must take road 136 and drive 8 miles before taking the exit to Teacalco.
Visit the Mayan Ruins in Tulum
Mexico / Tulum Ruins
About a two hour drive from Cancun, these Mayan ruins are one of the most visited in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Explore the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza
Mexico / Chichen Itza
Located in the small town of Piste, about 2.
Climb the North Face of Pico de Orizaba
Mexico / Refugio Piedra Grande
To be able to arrive from Mexico City to the base camp of the North face, it is necessary to take the road to Veracruz and in the tollbooth Esperanza, go toward Ciudad Serdan.
Bouldering in Mineral del Chico
Mexico / Las Manzanas
To get to Mineral del Chico you have to drive 11 miles from the city of Pachuca. The town is next to the National Park El Chico, which you have to go through in order to get to the town.
Hike to Hanson's Peak in Parque Nacional Constitucion de 1857
Mexico / Hanson Peak Hike
Recommended way to get there is from Ensenada take highway #3 going to Ojos Negros and take exit to Parque Constitucion 1857, 3 hours from San Diego.
Night Photography at Popocatépetl
Mexico / La Joyita
To get to the national park Izta-Popo, you must take the federal road "Paso de Cortes" in the direction of San Nicolas de los Ranchos and Santiago Xalitzintla.
Explore El Aguacate Waterfall
Mexico / El Aguacate
In order to get from the city of Puebla, you have to cross the dam of Valsequillo. Once you have crossed, you must drive to the third town called "El Aguacate".
Climb the South Face of Pico de Orizaba
Mexico / Refugio Fausto González Gomár
To get to the south face of Pico de Orizaba, you need to go towards Ciudad Serdán, Puebla. Once you pass "Esperanza" toll station, you have to divert to the right towards Atzizintla.
Hike the Altar Trail in the San Pedro Martir NF
Mexico / The Altar Hiking Trail Start Point
To get to San Pedro Martir National Forest, you'll take Highway 1 down towards Ensenada taking the San Telmo exit to the "Sierra San Pedro Martir" sign.
Bouldering in Tlaxcala
Mexico / Tlaxcala Bouldering Zone
To reach the boulder area of San Mateo, you have to arrive to the state capital, the city of Tlaxcala; so you must take highway 150 México-Puebla-Veracruz, and passing (50 meters) of the toll booth S.
Swim with Sea Turtles in Akumal
Mexico / Akumal Bay
Just 25km north of Tulum and 39km south of Playa del Carmen lies Akumal Bay. Despite its proximity to the big vacation destinations and massive resorts, Akumal remains relatively quiet.
Rock Climb in Los Pericos
Mexico / Los Pericos
To get from México city, you should take the highway to Puebla and 19.
Rock Climb in Jalcomulco
Mexico / Adventures SelvAzul
To reach Jalcomulco from Xalapa, you have to take the road Xalapa - Totutla, driving 25 miles you will be in the center of Jalcomulco.
Rock Climb in Río Blanco
Mexico / Santa Catarina
To get from México city you must take the highway to Veracruz and drive 165 miles, you should take the diversion to Río Blanco, you will get easily to the main street.