Tapalpa, Mexico Trips

Parasoft has been guiding pilots to Mexico in January since 1990. Granger and Dixon White first took the paraglider pilots to Valle de Bravo. In 1996 we discovered that Iguala had more vertical, no crowds and softer air. We brought groups there for many years although there was only one launch site.

In 2002 we discovered World Class Tapalpa with 4 other sites close by. With big launch and landing areas this is the best in Mexico! Tapalpa is a 2,500′ verticel drive-up site located one hour from the Guadalajara airport. To prepare for the 2004 World Cup Competition, a restaurant and bar were added.

Our trips include 6 days of flying. We see these as both a fun flying vacation and learning experience. To guide our clients well, we limit each group to 10 clients and separate them into 3 different weeks based on their experience and goals: P2, P3 and P4.

Tapalpa: It’s easterly face heats early in the day and guarantees for long flights each time—at least 20 minutes! With our driver and drive up access, pilots have enjoyed five flights in one day—that’s 12,000′ vertical in one day! We fly all six days in a single course.

We pick you up at the Guadalajara International airport on Sundays in our air-conditioned 4-wheel drive truck. Recommended Flight. Bring your shorts and lots of sun cream because the weather is great. We include single rooms at a comfortable hotel below in Sayula near the l.z Breakfast and site fees included. Prices.

Our main 2,500′ vertical drive up site is Tapalpa


Our afternoon or tailwind flying site is San Marcos:

8 thoughts on “Tapalpa, Mexico Trips

  1. I’ve seen some of the launches and flights on you tube. It looked
    great out there, at some point you guys looked like you flew far away from the
    mountain to the LZ. I don’t know? Any way it looked great!

  2. Yes, Irv this years Mexico trip was very successful and many pilots had their personal best flights—highest climb in thermals, longest flights and longest XC flights. I am back now and encouraging them to post videos of their flights so that you can see them also.

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