Ziplining in Puerto Rico

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Hang onto the metal clip. It’s your steering wheel as you fly across the treetops. It’s also your lifeline, connecting you to the cable above. Manage your speed and the adrenaline rush by either leaning way back with your feet forward (for maximum zip) or dangle your feet to be less aerodynamic. Your choice. Just remember to get a foot forward in time to land on the platform and avoid the tree. Especially the big one with the active bee hive nested just above. And for goodness sake, don’t yank on a vine and risk a rainfall of fire ants!

Ready? Here’s the video:

Ziplining in Puerto Rico:

Our morning with Yunke Zipline Adventure was one of the highlights of August 2010 trip to Puerto Rico and Vieques. Our rendezvous point was a covered basketball court at the side of a narrow road in Luquillo. “It’s the only one on the left,” Jaime assured me. From there we followed our guides to get our gear, be briefed on the adventure and start the hike up to our first zipline. Situated just outside of the El Yunque National Forest in the Luquillo Rainforest at the end of a winding dirt road on private land, one is unlikely to locate Yunke Zipline Adventure by accident. Calling or emailing a few days ahead of your proposed date is highly recommended. I highly recommend Yunke Zipline Adventure as well.

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7 Comments to Ziplining in Puerto Rico

  1. Extraordinary!!!

  2. Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

  3. What fun! There was a minor version of this at a gymnastics camp my daughter went to, but not nearly so exciting.

  4. Graham: It was SO much fun! And extra special to watch my kids try it for the first time…
     
    Prostrate Cancer Symptoms: Thank you very much. Hope you’ll visit again!
     
    NothingProfound: Minor versions are better than not trying it at all. Hopefully, she’ll get to build upon that experience some day in a jungle setting!

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  7. Couldnt agree more with that, very attractive article

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