Practical Guide to: Rafting in Xplor

Rafting in a pre-historic route

4 practical tips that will help you enjoy rafting

 

The first thing you think about when planning your visit to Xplor Park in the Riviera Maya are probably the zip lines: flying over the Mayan jungle, catching a glimpse of the Caribbean Sea from the heights and feeling the adrenaline in your veins. But there are more activities in Xplor which will take your breath away too: the paddle raft in an underground river under an ancient cave, for example.

Whether you try it alone or with a companion, paddle rafts in Xplor are a big challenge.

xplor rafts

 

We have received feedback that some people find it difficult to paddle, we want you to enjoy to the maximum this activity in Xplor. We prepared a guide with four practical tips for you to become an expert at paddling.

 

1.-  Place the paddle in your hands as if they were swimming paddles: first the bracelet and then the “X”.

 

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Xplor, Riviera Maya

 

2.- If you want to go right, you must paddle with your left hand and vice versa. Sink your hands as deep as you can and move them slowly.

 

Xplor, Riviera Maya

Xplor, Riviera Maya

 

3.- To move forward, you have to pull water back with both hands. Sink your hands as deep as you can and move them slowly.

 

Xplor, Riviera Maya

Xplor, Riviera Maya

 

4.- To reverse, push the water forward with both hands. Sink your hands as deep as you can and move them slowly.

 

Xplor, Riviera Maya

Xplor, Riviera Maya

 

Bonus tips:

– Avoid to getting out of the route: it’s for you own safety!

– Remember to use your helmet all the time.

– Avoid touching the stalactites.

 

Xplor, Riviera Maya

Xplor, Riviera Maya

Now you’re ready to enjoy rafting into a prehistoric route!

Guadalupe Dzul
Communicologist by profession, loves photography, rowing, wine, chocolate and spending time with family