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Old 09-21-2009   #1
 
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Boating near Acapulco?

My wife and I are considering going to Acapulco area of Mexico for a week in January, and are wondering if anyone has some beta about the nearby rivers? "Rio Copala, Quetzala upper and lower, Ometepec.." Any kayak rentals in that area? Informal guide-book-like info?
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Si senor[~] google Imagine Rafting they do runs on the Papagayo III-V and Amacuzac II-IV both in Guerrero state.Sounds like they might have kayaks.Never heard about boating on the rivers you mentioned but have wondered about them .You see some serious floods around there on the news every few years.The Papagayo is two drainages west of the Ometepec,north of Acupulco.Amacuzac is up by Taxco and Morelos state has been run for years,some major caves up there,it's in the 'Gringo's Guide to Mexico' also the Balsas and Rio Grande de Santiago in north Guerrero is supposedely heavily polluted[ downstream from Guadalajara's sewer tributary/4 million shits a day] or it would be multiday class 4.Cody Howard's crew 1ST D'D Rio las Lajas on the border with Michoacan a couple years ago ther is a write up on his blog can' t remember the name ,but both are worth looking up.up by IZ
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SierraRios: Kayak & Raft Mexico Rivers
click on this only if you have 4 or 5 hours to burn, unbelievable amount of beta
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Wow. Awesome info both of you!! Thank you for contributing, and I'll look at this stuff with my wife.. Justin
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Disregard the part about Rio Grande Santiago,nowhere near Acupulco/Guerrero,must've had a few.I think they ran the La Union and the Las Lajas both near Michoacan,but not the border.
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Pretender,
That site is awesome .Rocky is the man.I especially like the slide shows of the travertine runs around Valles,a lot more options than i was aware of,sections of the Valles other than Micos and El Salto, Minas Viejas,etc.Love that type of river, low consequence falls ,slides,and boofing ledges out the yin yang.Looks very similar and better than the Moho.Area is spectacular.Think I'm gonna take an el cheapo trip there soon.
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cayo 2, I've been down to Valles and it is kayaking heaven. I went the agua azul route which is great, (esp. if time is short) but next time I'll drive. Without a doubt Rocky is the man. There is a unbelieveable amount of work and adventure packed into that website.
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Did you ever check out MayanWhitewater.com[google]Greg Schwendinger is doing the same thing,more or less, as Rocky only coming from Guatemala.Now there is a lot more beta on Mexico, Central America[ all but Nicaragua],Ecuador,Peru, and Chile/Argentina in recent years .
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Dang, I just found out that when we are going is the dry season, and there won't be any water down near Acapulco! Just a dang ocean. sigh. There are worse fates.
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yeah the rainy season ends around November.December and Jan.are shoulder season ,still that Imagine Rafting site says thru January.
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