Published on September 5th, 2016 | by admin0
Ready to Fly? 5 Great Zip Lines in Latin America
Adventure travel is something many travelers crave every now and then. And one of the most easily planned adventures is a heavenly adventure zip line ride around Latin America. From Mexico to Puerto Rico and beyond, a fun-filled and awesome adventure on some of the longest and fastest zip lines of Latin America is quite thrilling. Check out our top favorite five great zip lines in Latin America and you might get some fresh ideas on how to take your next vacation to new heights.
Zip Lines in Mexico
Zip It! (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Gather some courage, swallow up fear and get geared up for the ride of a lifetime at Zip It! Situated in sheltered tropical forest on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this attraction will have you zooming through an incredibly stunning treetop canopy on a series of enticing zip lines – including Mexico’s fastest and longest zip line at above 1,200 meters (approximately 4,000 feet) in length and reaching breathtaking speeds of up to 62 miles an hour. The Extreme Zip Line Adventure includes a ride on off-road Polaris cars through the jungle, as well as rappelling from tree tops.
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Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon, Mexico)
Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre, located in Mexico’s Copper Canyon, in the state of Chihuahua, tops our list of great zip lines spread across Latin America. Being situated in the Mexico’s distinguished Copper Canyon and stretching 8,350 feet long, along with a 17% grade that drops you around 1,500 feet, it’s likely to hit speeds of 84 miles an hour or even faster. The fascinating Copper Canyon Adventure Park offers spectacular views while you are happily riding on the Mexico’s longest series of tirolesas (zip lines), dangling over some of the world’s most extreme canyon scenery. The park’s fantastic zipline shoots you along seven lines over the canyon floor.
Zip lines in Puerto Rico
Toro Verde Adventure Park – La Bestia (Orocovis, Puerto Rico)
Situated among the lush and lovely greenery of Orocovis, Puerto Rico, the Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park “La Bestia” zip line extends an incredible 4,745 feet. It’s among the highest zip lines in the world, rising above 900 feet from the ground. It’s completely up to you how you ride it — either sitting down, humbly, or in true super-man style.
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Toro Verde Adventure Park – El Monstruo (Orocovis, Puerto Rico)
Meet the world’s longest zip line: El Monstruo, which offers truly unforgettable rides that make for an exciting complement to any Puerto Rico vacation. Spread across an area of 7,590 feet with a starting point perched 1,200 feet above ground level, El Monstruo offers a breathtaking experience, and your heart might skip a beat before pushing off. The best part of the El Monstruo zip line is that every flight that you take results in a donation to the Ricky Martin Foundation. The foundation is working to combat human trafficking, so gulp down your fear and ride it on for a great cause.
Canopy Adventures (Dominican Republic)
This Dominican Republic company offers two experiences: the Canopy Adventure and Extreme Swing Tour. The Canopy Adventure, which opened in 2009 in Anamuya jungle, near the village of Higuey, is a half-day tour from Punta Cana, with zip lines that extend up to 4,300 feet. Expert guides point out the region’s beautiful flora and fauna as you walk through the lush jungle.