In complete opposition to our relaxed days at Bamboo Yoga Play, filled with yoga, fresh fruit, and happiness, we decided to hurl ourselves through the air at rapid speeds high above the tropical forest floors.
In addition to seeing monkeys, iguanas, and sloths (all accomplished in Manuel Antonio), our one other requirement for the trip was to experience a Costa Rica zipline, or canopy tour, through the jungles. There was just such a tour only a few kilometers from Domincal.
We completed our first zipline adventure in Mendoza, Argentina in 2009. It was the complete opposite of a Costa Rica zipline experience – at the base of the Andes Mountains, across dry desert landscape, and over one swiftly moving river.
This was tropical, green, and hot – it had been a while since I sweat that much.
Although at first I was nervous, the group before us included about a dozen retirees, and they all survived. In addition, there was a French family in our group with 3 kids, the youngest was 7. If the kids could do it, so could we.
I was not sure what I was so nervous about. The canopy tour was certainly fun, but I was not as scared as I was in Mendoza. I was convinced the zip lines in Mendoza were longer and higher than these. Perhaps it was because I could not see the floor of the forest below, like I could see the deathly, pointed, desert rocks in Argentina. Regardless of the reason, this was a fun experience, with no fear whatsoever. I would definitely do it again. And, check one thing off the list: Costa Rica zipline.