“Listo?” the guide at Canopy la Carpintera asks as he completes his safety check of my harness and carabiners.
I nod my head and then one-two-three –
I am ziplining in Costa Rica, wooshing at speeds of 25-miles an hour from high above the tree tops down a metal cable. The dense jungle foliage rushes by and as I reach the next platform come to a sudden halt.
Ziplining in Costa Rica
I’ve previously been ziplining before in Florida, but the speeds here are on another level as is the scenery. Though I’ve lived in the rainforest for a few months now, I’ve never seen the rainforest up-close and from above like this. During my ziplining adventure in Costa Rica, each platform reveals another stunning view of the Central Valley rainforest and another cable that provides adrenaline-inducing zips at varying speeds.
The two and a half hour canopy tour includes 19 platforms and 14 cables. The longest zip is 500 meters, providing for a long burst of thrill and upclose views of the rainforest like I’ve never seen before.
The tour also includes two vertical rappels, one 40 meters and the second 10 meters. Our guide prepares my carabiners and I am ready for my descent. Downwards I descend to the jungle floor.
I can’t wait to go ziplining again. It has quick become one of my favorite activities to do in Costa Rica!
Canopy la Carpintera is located in the Cartago region of Costa Rica, just 20 minutes from San Jose and offers canopy tours at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily.
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