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Other links and fun stuff.

I would appreciate feedback about anything on this site, and I'm happy to help you plan your whitewater adventure around these parts. Just write me at the email address below. Other links you might find interesting:

Mayan Whitewater & general stuff:

book/article/video archive: What others have had to say or show about whitewater in these parts.

Sierra Ríos: Rocky Contos' website for paddling in Mexico, Peru, and other places, chock full of maps, pictures and trip reports, and the Mexican Whitewater: Norte guidebook. HELP STOP DAMS ON THE UPPER AMAZON!

Questioning dams: Click here for a compendium of resources and information, about dams in Guatemala and worldwide.

YouTube: Fun videos of our adventures.

Vimeo: My Río Machaquilá video (December 2012).

Playak photos: Photos and blogs uploaded to my Playak.com account.

Playak Blog: Noteworthy adventures and milestones.

CasaSito Association: Find out more about our education and development projects in Guatemala.


Explora: Rafting expeditions and jungle adventures, based in San Cristóbal.

Grupo Escala: Climbing and river trips, based in San Cristóbal.

Eco-turismo Xbulanja: Rafting on the Río Santo Domingo at Jerusalén.

Sierra Ríos: offers rafting outfitting/guiding in Chiapas, including kayaking in December/January and rafting on the Río Usumacinta throughout the year.

Calleva: Tom McEwan's DC-area paddling school which runs kayak trips in Mexico every winter.


Island Expeditions: Adventure tours including kayaking.

Going Coastal Adventures: Adventure tours including kayaking, based near Belmopan.

SeaKunga Expeditions: Adventure tours including kayaking, based in Placencia.

La Ruta Maya: Annual 4-day river race on the (flat) Belize River, usually in March.


Rios Guatemala: Max Baldetti's rafting business and river preservation NGO.

Maya Expeditions: Longest-running raft tour operator in the mayanwhitewater region.

Adetes: Community-run raft trips on the Cahabón river.

Boqueron Canyon Project: eco-tourism project near Río Dulce, supported by Paul Heesaker.

Kayak Guatemala: Kayaking tours on beautiful Atitlán Lake.

Old Town Outfitters: Mountain biking, sea kayaking, and other adventures.

pick-up ultimate frisbee in Antigua: good workout if you're not on the river Sunday.


Omega Tours: Rafting, kayaking, and other activities at Udo Witteman's lodge on the Río Cangrejal.

La Moskitia Ecoaventuras: Expedition trips.

Jungle River: rafting and lodge on the Río Cangrejal.

El Salvador:

Apuzunga Park: Rafting on the Guajoyo River and Lempa River, El Salvador


Matagalpa Tours: Rafting on the Rio Tuma and other eco-tours, Nicaragua

This site is dedicated to my most significant other, Alice:alice

I wish to thank all those who have contributed information about the rivers, especially: Roberto Rodas, Tammy Ridenour of Maya Expeditions, Cully Erdman of Slickrock, Scott Davis of Ceiba International, Ernesto Lopéz of Explora, the late Rafael Leret in El Salvador, Arjen Roersma in Nicargua, James "Rocky" Contos of Sierra Rios, and Paul Heesaker.

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