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Hang Gliding in La Torre, Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico

Average Temperature:
17.5˚C/63.5˚F
Skill Level :
All Levels
Ideal Hang Gliding Season:
November to May
Wind Direction:
W, SW
Valle de Bravo is a town and municipality situated on the shore of Lake Avandaro, in the state of Mexico. It is a popular weekend destination for Mexico City's wealthy families, since it is only 2 hours away from the capital. Valle de Bravo is also a popular area for paragliding and hang gliding.

The hang gliding spot of La Torre is situated on the eastern side of Lake Avandaro. Many enthusiasts of this amazing fly sport, both residents of Mexico and tourists, visit this spot as it offers great moments. The take off point is standing at La Torre, at Loma Bonita, at Valle de Bravo and the landing point at Santa Maria. As for the GPS coordinates, these are 19°11’5″ (19.185)N; 100°6’50” (100.114)W at an elevation of  2220 m/7283.5 ft for the launching area and 19°11’0″ (19.1834)N; 100°7’40” (100.128)W at an elevation of 1780 m/5840 ft for the landing point. Don’t be anxious for that, because the hang gliding school will take care of your transfer to the launching area.

The weather at Valle de Bravo is mild-humid and the average temperature is 17.5˚C/63.5˚F. During the rainy season, lasting from May to October, pilots can practice their favorite extreme sport with difficulty. Additionally, your plans for hang gliding or paragliding at La Torre may be canceled, because of the strong winds. That usually happens in case you try launching between 14:00 and 17:00, during the period that lasts from March to May. Finally, the wind direction is West and South-West.

After your performance, take the chance to visit the “Black Christ” of the Temple of Santa Maria Ahuacatlán, the Casa de la Cultura and walk at the Central Garden and at the Municipal Boardwalk and Dock.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Mexico City International Airport
152km/94.4miles,1 hour 47 minutes
Mexico City Airport Cap. Piloto Aviador Carlos León Peñón de Los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, Federal District, Mexico 1. Head northwest to Sonora 2. Continue straight Cap. Piloto Aviador Carlos León 3. Slight left at Puerto México 4. Take the exit towards Viaducto / Fray Servando 5. Take exit 5 to the left to Circuito Bicentenario / Puebla / Terminal 2/Eje 1 Norte 6. Enter the Blvrd Puerto Aéreo 7. Continue along Av Jesus Galindo y Villa 8. Continue to Viaducto (Río de La Piedad) (signals for Rio Piedad) 9. Continue to Viaducto Río de La Piedad (Miguel Alemán) 10. Continue to Viaducto Pdte Miguel Alemán 11. Continue to Viaducto Miguel Alemán 12. Take the exit towards Periferico Norte / Querétaro 13. Enter the Anillo Periférico (Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos) 14. Continue to Periférico Blvrd Manuel Ávila Camacho 15. Keep left to continue towards Molino del Rey / Parque Lira 16. Sharp right to Molino del Rey / Parque Lira (signals Mexico 15D/Morelia/Guadalajara) Continue to follow the Parque Lira 17. Slight right to merge in Av Constituyentes to Santa Fe 18. Continue along Av Paseo de la Reforma 19. Take the exit to Av Paseo de la Reforma 20. Continue in México-toluca (Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma) 21. Continue to México Toluca 22. Continue to Tepic - Guadalajara / Carretera Federal 15de Cuota 23. Continue towards Carretera Toluca - México 24. Take the exit towards México 15D/Guadalajara/Morelia 25. Continue straight 26. Continue straight Libramiento de Toluca 27. Take the exit to Valle de Bravo / México A-7D Toll road 28. Get in Toluca - Valle de Bravo / Valle de Bravo - Toluca With controlled toll road 29. Turn right to enter Toluca - Valle de Bravo / Valle de Bravo - Toluca 30. Turn right at the A Los Saucos 31. Slight right to Manguito 32. Continue to Del Manguito 33. Turn right at the Cda. del Manguito 34. Turn right 450 m/1476.4ft
BY AIR
Mexico City International Airport,
152km/94.4miles
BY TRAIN

Mexico City is connected with many big cities around Mexico by Ferromex rail lines.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Scuba Diving, ”Dive Passport – Package A”, Cozumel
/ Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo

Only for certified guests.

Includes: Two days of two tank dives in Cancun total 4 dives. Your Choice of two tank dives in Cozumel or two tank dives in ” Cenotes” Cavern

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$ 280
Scuba Diving, La Paz, Baja California Sur
/ Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico

Description: Our unsurpassed service is tailored to offer you a free and relaxing dive experience.
Once you visit us you will find all your equipment waiting for you on the boat in the morning, which will be moored at our private jetty.

During the day, all your equipment will be set up for you, unless you wish to do it yourself.
So prepare all your equipment and dive.

At the end of the day, just have a stroll to our Sunset Bar and enjoy your favourite drink, while your equipment is unloaded, rinsed in fresh water and stored for you, ready for the next day of an amazing diving.

Our Features:

  • 2 Fully-equipped Dive Boats
  • Fully equipped classroom with LCD projector and air conditioning
  • PADI & DSAT, ANDI, TDI, IANTD Certification
  • CCR & SCR Rebreather rental and courses
  • Enriched-Air Diving
  • RAMPAGE, Custom-designed High-Speed Dive Boat
  • Private Jetty and Ramp
  • Full Range ScubPro Rental Inventory
  • Technical Diving and Equipment Rental
  • Divers’ Bar and Restaurant
  • Multi-lingual Instructors
  • Dive Store
  • Photography and video service

Diving Choices:

  1. Day Diving (2 tank):  $ 150.00 USD
  2. Day Diving (3 tank):  $ 180.00 USD
  3. Day Diving CCR (Diluent & O2 tank):  $ 150.00 USD
  4. Day Diving SCR (one tank up to 60%):  $ 150.00 USD
  5. Night Dive (5 pax min):  $ 80.00 USD
  6. Check Dive (Scuba Review):  $ 80.00 USD

For Enriched Air and Technical Gases beyond 40% Oxygen please email.

All Prices are quoted in US Dollars and are subject to local Tax ( 16% IVA)

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$ 150
National Park Permit Fee is required by law per person and costs $7 USD per day, paid to The Comision Nacional de Areas Naturals Protegidas (The National Commission of Natural Area Protection).
Scuba Diving Adventure Day Trips for Certified Divers, Cozumel
/ Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo

Dive to the Walls of Cozumel in one day trip. An air-conditioned van will take you South through Yucatan. You will cross Mayan Riviera Reef channel with a customized ferry to dive to Walls of Palancar, Columbia, Santa Rosa, Paradise Reef & many others.

Includes: All transportation, equipment, refreshments, snacks, Mexican style lunch, 2 dives & more.

Departure from Cancun

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

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$ 180
SNORKELERS $125 U.S.D / JUST VISIT COZUMEL $90 U.S.D.
Scuba Diving PADI Open Water Course, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Become a full certified diver in just 2 days. Diving in Cancun is excellent, there are 22 different reefs to dive in, they are shallow reefs (30 to 60) feet deep so you have lot’s of bottom time and they are full of marine life.

Includes: Theory, pool practice, equipment during the course, four ocean dives, written exam´s ( very simple, multiple choice ) , log book, PADI manual.

Day 1: From 12:00 till 16:00

Day 2: From 9:30 till 16:00 ( with 30 minutes lunch break)

Day 3: From 10:00 till 14:00

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$ 442
Scuba Diving, Beginner Divers For The Museum, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Includes: One tank dive in pool, one tank dive in museun

Available days and hours: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday , 2:15 pm

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Scuba Diving, Certified Divers For The Museum, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

1 tank dive museum dive.

Available days and hours:

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday , 2:15 pm

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Paragliding Package All Inclusive, Veracruz
/ Fortin de las Flores, Mexico, Orizaba, Veracruz

Choosing this package you will have the chance to enjoy PG Flights, horse riding, downhill tracking, gourmet dinner and traditional local breakfast in Fortin de las Flores Veracruz.

Minumun: 2 pax

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$ 140
Snorkeling Museum Special Price, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Includes: Purified water on board and snorkeling gear.

Available days and hours:

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 2:15 pm – 4:40 pm aprox.

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Scuba Diving Resort Course for Beginners, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Is Designed for people who have never been diving & aren’t certified, it does not certify them but it permits them to dive with the dive centre that they take it with.

Working time: Every day from 12:00 till 16:00 approx.

Includes: Theory, pool practice with one tank & one tank dive at nice reef ( 27 feet deep max), equipment during the course, certified PADI instructor, boat & staff. The course will be in small groups & it will be personalized.

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Paragliding Tandem Flight, Veracruz
/ Fortin de las Flores, Mexico, Orizaba, Veracruz

Duration: The flight lasts 20 to 30 minutes.

Recommendations: It is recommended to wear pants or jeans, a sweatshirt or light jacket windbreaker, tennis or hiking boots and sunglasses.

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$ 80
You can also get a certificate
Bungee Jumping from 25 m / 75ft, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Jump from our 25 m (75 ft) tall platform into Cancun’s crystal clear turquoise waters. Choose if you want to touch the water or not. Pump up your adrenaline enjoying the only bungee in Cancun, Riviera Maya and southern Mexico.

The price includes:

Professional orientation from a certified instructor prior to your jump

All security equipment

1 bungee jump

A personalized certificate of completion is given to every brave jumper (Customer name, date, instructor’s name)

Pictures and Video:

Dvd with around 30-40 pictures taken from different angles (since your check-in, briefing, and jump) and a video of your jump would cost 34 USD

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$ 48
Special Offer from 60 USD just 48 USD
Scuba Diving ”PADI Scuba Diver course”, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Get Certified in just 2 days. This Certification lets you dive up to 40 feet with the supervision of a professional.

Includes: Pool dives, academic training & 2 ocean dives.

Day 1: From 12:00 till 16:00

Day 2: From 9:30 till 16:00 ( with 30 minutes lunch break)

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$ 316
Shark Diving, La Paz, Baja California Sur
/ Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico

Description: Dive with us and get close to The Whale sharks that are the largest fishes on the planet. Seeing this giant creature with 20 meters height and 34 tons weight , it seems difficult to believe that Whale Sharks feed on microscopic plankton and small fishes.

Their Combination of their immense size and characteristics checkerboard pattern makes the Whale Sharks almost unmistakable and completely unforgettable. Snorkeling with the Whale Sharks is meant to be one of the most uplifting experiences in the world.

The Cortez Club will take you over and give you the chance to swim with as many as 12 Whale Sharks in one area.

The cost of the trip is $90.00 us dollars per person + 16% local tax.

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$ 90
National Park Permit Fee is required by law per person and costs $7 USD per day, paid to The Comision Nacional de Areas Naturals Protegidas (The National Commission of Natural Area Protection).
Snorkeling, Espiritu Santo Island, Baja California Sur
/ Baja California Sur, Espiritu Santo Island, La Paz, Mexico

Descriptions: You depart from our dock at 8:30 am and head to Los Islotes, a group of small islands at the north of Espiritu Santo Island that is year round home to a colony of over 350 curious Californian brown Sea Lions! The pups are playful and great fun to swim with! You will come across to big schools of fish, reef fish, rays and more…

The site is home of over 4000 different marine species, with occasional visits from larger marine mammals such as Dolphins and Whales. Then you can head for the beach on Isla Partida, for lunch. Collect shells, laze about or snorkel the parameters of the beach.

Includes: all equipment, sandwich or burritos, water, soft drinks, fruit, chips & Cookies.

Note: It is not allowed the collection of marine species.

The trip cost $105 US + 16% local Tax

Snorkel Set Rental : $15.00 USD

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$ 105
National Park Permit Fee is required by law per person and costs $7 USD per day.
Cavern Scuba Cenotes, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

CAVERN SCUBA (CENOTES )

Requires a minimum of open water certification. Diving in the crystal clear Cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula north of Mayan ruins of Tulum that have been featured in national geographic T.V specials.

Includes: Round trip transportation, light lunch, drinks, diving equipment including wet suits & powerful dive lights.

Thursday & Saturday at 8:00 a.m

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$ 165
Cavern 2 Tank Dive
Scuba Diving, ”Dive Passport – Special B”, Cozumel
/ Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo

Only for certified guests.

Includes: One day of two tank dives in Cancun. One day of two tank dives in Cozumel. One day of two tank dives in ” Cenotes” Cavern

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$ 361
Certified Divers ” The two tank dive”, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Diving in Cancun is excellent, there are 22 different reefs to dive in, they are shallow reefs (30 to 60) feet deep so you have lot’s of bottom time and they are full of marine life. There is also a ship wrecks of 1940 Navy, 170 feet long at 90 feet deep.

The dive boats ( Six dive boats ) are big, and fully designed for Scuba Diving, they have all of the emergency equipment on board and have inboard diesel engines.

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$ 77
The Price for the two tank dive is $77.00 USD If you bring a B.C.D. and a regulator it would be only $65.00 USD for a two tank dive. VISITORS ARE WELCOME ON BOARD $18.00 USD.
Scuba Diving ”Dive Passport – Day & Night D”, Cozumel or Cavern
/ Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo

Only for certified guests.

Includes: One day of two tank dives in Cancun. One day of two tank dives in Cozumel or ” Cenotes” Cavern. One day one tank night dive.

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$ 286
Scuba Diving ”Dive Passport – Super Special C”, Cancun, Cozumel, Cavern
/ Cancun, Cozumel, Mexico, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula

Only for certified guests.

Includes: One day of two tank dives in Cancun. One day of two tank dives in Consumel. One day of two tank dives in ” Cenotes” Cavern. One day one tank night dive.

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$ 416
Snorkeling Cavern Jungle, Cancun
/ Cancun, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula

Requires a minimum of open water certification. Diving in the crystal clear Cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula north of Mayan ruins of Tulum that have been featured in national geographic T.V specials.

Includes: Round trip transportation, light lunch, drinks, diving equipment including wet suits & powerful dive lights.

Thursday & Saturday at 8:00 a.m

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Grey Whale Watching, Baja California Sur
/ Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico

Descriptions: Each winter the Gray Whale ends its 12,000-mile migration from the artic circle in Baja’s pacific lagoons. These incredible mammals are the only whales to have returned from the brink of extinction, each year prospering in numbers. The Whale watching season generally starts from the end of December to the beginning of March, when excursions are arranged daily to Magdalena Bay, where you can observe this lovely creatures too close.

The trip includes: Transportation, guide, breakfast and seafood lunch.

Also available are “catered” expeditions to allow you to indulge in this species for a number of days. This is an inclusive package perfect for anyone with an interest in Whales, whether Kayakers or campers, young or old.

For more information on a “catered” trip please email

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$ 180
1 Day Whale Watching $180 US per person. Includes transfers, breakfast, lunch, Guide and 2 hour boat trip, excluded tax (16%)

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