We went for a long weekend to San Juan this past weekend and our adventure outing was between zip-line at Toro Verde, parasailing off Isla Verde or kayaking one of the glowing bays.
We decided to go Toro Verde as it would get us out of the city and neither of us has zip-lined before. Definitely the right decision.
We opted for the combination that included 8 zip lines plus The Beast. At our time of booking it was $125/per person + tax. From the drive up, to the view from the main building, to the zip-line experience it was worth every cent.
The zip-lines don't build up from 1-The Beast. They seemed to have varied in height, length and speed until the one right before The Beast. If it is your first go at zip-lining you will be grinning ear to ear from the first line.
The guides are extremely friendly and were willing to answer any questions we had and seemed to have a very good time doing their job. Not to mention we had a couple guides on our trip that were not too hard on the eyes. :)
The only cautions I will throw out there.
1) Try to book before the last day of your vacation. We booked Sunday when our flight was leaving Monday, weather was horrendous when we arrived and they do not offer partial/full refunds, only rainchecks. Luckily the weather cleared up for us within 30-45 minutes and our tour went off without a hitch. Originally they told us we had to take a raincheck as the tour would not go when the weather was bad.
2) Prepare to do mild/moderate hiking. The majority of the zip-lines have the end/start platforms right by each other. There was 1/4 mile hike to the first platform from the main building. Then from I believe #7-#8 zip there was a 1/4 mile uphill stair hike that can be taxing. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to get a workout.
3) Be prepared to get muddy if it has been raining or recently rained. It's an outdoor adventure park so this is a given - just want to give a heads up to the unprepared.
4) When getting off zip #8 and going to The Beast, don't just hop on the bus/truck when they tell you to take your gear off. We left the platform right by the transport truck and guys told us to take our gear off which we wrongly assumed meant get on the truck to go to The Beast. Well we ended up back at the main building because there was ZERO communication on what we needed to do. They had to make a special trip to get us back down to The Beast.
I will say after our #4 experience they went out of their way to get us back to where we needed to be, it was obnoxious that there was no communication on what to do at the end of Zip #8 but they made up for it.
A+ recommended. I will not hesitate to go to Toro Verde again when we make it back next year. This was the highlight of our short 4 day vacation to Puerto Rico.
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