A dozen or more adventure tour operators have bases in and around Jalcomulco, the majority of them on the riverbank some way out of town. Most offer all-inclusive packages including accommodation, meals and activities, so there’s a lot to be said for booking in advance. These are some of the best:

Aldea Ecoturismo Riverside, about 3km out of town (01 800 823 5315). Accommodation is in villas sleeping four to six, and there’s the usual broad range of activities, plus pool and temazcal.

Ecco Sports Independencia, a block from the plaza (279 832 3559). Well-run outfit offering all the usual activities, and accommodation in a comfortable hotel in town, with pool.

Jalco Expediciones 20 De Noviembre 17 (279 832 3687). A friendly and professional operation with a base in town so you don’t necessarily have to book ahead. Wide range of activities from rafting to zipwires to paintballing; Accommodation is arranged in local hotels.

Mexico Verde Riverside, about 4km out of town (01 800 362 8800). One of the longest-established operators, whose “eco-resort” offers accommodation in safari-style luxury tents, a temazcal and spa.

Viajes de Aventura Zaragoza 54, on the plaza (01 800 841 9954). Local agent who can arrange everything from zipwires to inclusive rafting packages, with a choice of camping, hostel or hotel accommodation.

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