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Matacanes Canyon

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The best! Words cannot describe the thrill of experiencing World's most beautiful canyoning place

After an early pick up in Monterrey at 4:15 the adventure began. Three hours later we left the... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Mark M
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Mantacanes- Natural Water Park

I spent four days exploring canyons in the Matacanes area. The canyons are FULL of jumps, slides... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Boulder, Colorado
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The most popular canyoning descent in Mexico, full of challenges like 2 rapels, 27 cliff jumps, natural slides, two caves with undergound river and much more. Located at the middle of the Santiago Mountains, near Monterrey.
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Carretera Cola de Caballo 135, Santiago 67334, Mexico
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

After an early pick up in Monterrey at 4:15 the adventure began. Three hours later we left the cabana behind where we changed into a wetsuit and our abseil-gear. We went on a cold day so we had to keep warm by doing the Matacanes...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

I spent four days exploring canyons in the Matacanes area. The canyons are FULL of jumps, slides, rappels in clear beautiful water. You hike in and out of the canyons so it can be a work out but the canyons are amazing. We utilized a...More

1  Thank jennifersargent
Reviewed 9 May 2018

An excursion that will challenge you - 2 x abseiling >25 Mts, a variety of jumps, several natural slides (toboganes) and not to forget covering a distance of about 15 km swimming, hiking, climbing/stumbling over rocks. Come prepared! I enjoyed my trip with Squalo Adventures...More

1  Thank hueppi
Reviewed 18 April 2018

It is a nice place to go for a hiking adventure, if you are looking for a outdoor adrenaline this is a nice place. You dont need to be at your best physical condition but you need to have guts!

Thank Sergio A
Reviewed 15 April 2018

A perfect group of 3 insanely crazy gals, ready for an unforgettable adventure. We started after a hard core party till 2 am, then we drove around 3 am to the next city, with sky full of stars and our mind full of hope and...More

2  Thank Darshna M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I did this trip with a bunch of friend and coworkers a few years ago! It was amazing. The water was refreshing and the rock formations were so cool to see and interact with. The best part was getting over a fear of heights to...More

1  Thank mkmead2013
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Had a blast! Be prepared to walk/rappel/jump some 12 miles over 8 hours. I recommend GaiaXtreme tours, but there are many outfitters. Bring a camelback style water bladder and protein bars. Also pack a change of clothes, towel and a plastic bag for wet stuff....More

2  Thank Ruths4
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Near to Monterrey, Mexico, there's Santiago, where we took the road to the canyon, along with the guides and the group. We started hiking up the the mountain (5 Km) and then got to the first jump (from many many more) into the river (about...More

1  Thank XoKoLatte
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience you can't miss. Tips: Warm clothes to the morning trip. It can be chilly at 5am. Look for small company to do the trip if you don't want to wait a lot of time in each waterfall.

Thank Gil K
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This tour is just amazing, includes all the adventure you need including 2 Rappels downs, jumps to water (12 meter the highest) and a lot of fun during the tour

Thank Edgar G
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Jesus N
24 June 2018|
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Response from MATACANES | Property representative |
Yes, from age 9 can come with one parent. Please look at our lodging camp and services in Matacanes on aventurs dot mx
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Krystle M
9 July 2017|
Response from Bruno J |
Hello, I just do it yesterday. For a girl of 12 -13 it can be complicate. The rappel first but there is ways to secure the rappel, not the jumps... more the resistance needed to do this tour. It s very long. I have a... More
Myriam O
7 June 2017|
Response from MATACANES | Property representative |
State and park law require you to do the trip with a certified guide. There are some logistics like transportation and lodging provided by many tour operators
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