The craggy mountains, cascades and forest ravines in the State of Chiapas are the ideal settings for rappelling descends. We have the following amongst the best places:
- Cañón de Sumidero National Park: the Tyrolese station is located in a ravine within this superb natural area, and there you can rappel along class 4 routes, with extremely vertical cliffs that require the mastering of the progressive techniques on rope descending. For experts only. There are also simpler sectors with cliffs just 15 metres high.
The Park is located 18 kilometres away from Tuxtla Gutierrez, the Capital of the State of Chiapas.
- El Arcotete: this is an impressive natural tunnel carved by the waters of the River Fogótico. Fantastic descends can be achieved from its 35-metre high summit. The zone presents circuits classes 2 and 4. The former has little physical impact, with rather easy sectors where you would not need to know especial progression techniques; the latter demands a bigger effort and much dexterity regarding progressive descends.
It is located at 4 kilometres from San Cristóbal de las Casas and at 98 kilometres from Tuxtla Gutierrez, the Capital of the State of Chiapas. Arcotete can be visited throughout the year, although it is advisable to do it during the dry season, from December to April.