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Paragliding in Fortin de las Flores, Orizaba, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (Veracruz) Mexico

Wind Direction:
E, SE
Take off Point Height:
1294m/4245ft
GPS coordinates for Take off Point:
18°52'10" (18.8697)N; 97°0'13" (97.0038)W
Landing Point Height:
879m/2883ft
GPS coordinates for Landing Point:
18°51'53" (18.865)N; 96°59'30" (96.9919)W
Orizaba is a city and municipality in the Veracruz Mexican state, in the eastern Mexico. At the north side of the city of Orizaba, there is a volcano named ''Pico de Orizaba'' with a height of 5636 m/18491 ft. Pico de Orizaba is the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America.

The paragliding spot of Fortin de las Flores is standing between the cities of Orizaba and Cordoba. These two cities are located on the southwestern side of Veracruz and on the northern side of Oaxaca. The take off point is set at a height of 1294 m/4245 ft, while the landing point is at a height of 879 m/2883 ft. The take off point is situated on the mountain named ”Cerro de san Juan de las Antenas”. For more experienced, paragliding enthusiasts, the GPS coordinates for taking off are 18°52’10” (18.8697)N; 97°0’13” (97.0038)W and for landing 18°51’53” (18.865)N; 96°59’30” (96.9919)W. However, both novices and experienced pilots can take some lessons, as many paragliding schools prefer this spot.

The wind direction is usually from East and South-East. The pilots should be very careful, as there is an airport in front of the take off point. So, you should not fly close to it. The average annual temperature varies from 22˚C/71.6˚F to 26˚C/78.8˚F. This spot is definitely the ideal one, if you like to admire the unique combination of plains and mountains. You should grab the opportunity and live this amazing experience!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Mexico City International Airport
278km/172.7miles, 2 hours and 59 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. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Circuito Bicentenario / Puebla / Iztaccihuatl / Galindo y Villa / Av Economia and enter the Cto Interior (Blvd. Puerto Aéreo) 6. Turn right onto the ramp to Terminal 2/Aeropuerto/Eje 1 Nte / Av Hangares 7. Enter the Eje 1 Nte (Norte 17) 8. Continue along Eje 1 Nte (Av. Hangares de Aviación Fuerza Aérea Mexicana) 9. Turn right at the Economía 10. Slight left at Route 47 11. Turn left into the Gral Francisco Morazán (Av. 8) 12. Slight left at Viaducto Río Piedad 13. Continue along Eje 4 Orientete. (Avenida Río Churubusco) 14. Take the exit on the left towards Pantitlan / Pubela 15. Enter the Gral Ignacio Zaragoza 16. Continue along Carretera Federal 150 de Cuota / Mexico 150 With controlled toll road 17. Take the exit towards Orizaba / Ixtaczoquitlán 18. Slight right to Ixtaczoquitlan - Fortin de las Flores / México 150 19. Turn right 20. Turn right 120m/393.7
BY CAR FROM Oaxaca-Xoxocotlan Airport
336km/208.8miles,3 hours 53 minutes
Xoxocotlán International Airport Carretera Oaxaca-Puerto Angel Km 7.5 Cabecera Municipal Animas Trujano, 68000 Oaxaca, Mexico 1. Head south 2. Go straight to De Colosio 3. Slight left at Puerto Angel - Oaxaca / Puerto Escondido - Oaxaca / México 131/México 175 4. Slight right to Oaxaca - Puerto Angel / Oaxaca - Puerto Escondido / México 131/México 175 5. Turn left at the second intersection to Periférico 6. Continue to Ferrocarril 7. Slight left to stay on Ferrocarril 8. The Ferrocarril turns slightly right and becomes Plazuela Vicente Guerrero 9. Turn left into the (N) División Ote 10. Continue to Niños Heroes 11. Continue to Internacional Go through 1 roundabout 12. Continue to Oaxaca - San Francisco Telixtlahuaca. / México 190 13. Get in México 135D through auxiliary channels to the left to México With controlled toll road 14. Take the exit towards Córdoba / Orizaba Toll road 15. Get in Puebla - Córdoba / Carretera Federal 150 de Cuota / Mexico 150 With controlled toll road 16. Take the exit towards Orizaba / Ixtaczoquitlán 17. Slight right to Ixtaczoquitlan - Fortin de las Flores / México 150 18. Turn right 19. Turn right 120m/393.7ft
BY AIR
Mexico City International Airport,
278km/172.7miles
BY AIR
Oaxaca-Xoxocotlan Airport,
336km/208.8miles.
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
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, 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).
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
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.
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 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 ”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
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
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).
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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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
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
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 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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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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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
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
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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