My wife and I and two friends had a special offer for the Zip-Line. It was a beautiful day and the four of us were the only ones there.
First, on their web page they talk about some of the runs being over 700 feet long and some of the platforms being 90 to 100 feet above the ground.
I was not afraid of the lines and the lengths, however, I am extremely afraid of heights. You put a platform off the roof of my 2 story home (30’ above the ground) and I could not get out there. The thought of being 40 feet to 100 feet above the ground was very concerning to me.
My friends ask me to go and ask questions about the route and then decide. Here is what I found. All the platforms have safety lines that if you aren’t on the zip-line, they have you hooked to them. Second, you can try the first two lines which aren’t has high but at the end of the second one, you are on solid ground and you can call it a day if you didn’t like platform 1 or the two zip-line runs. I had no issues. While you are up high, the trees kind of shield how high you are so it really wasn’t that bad. Again, I’m terrified of heights above 20’ feet and I did not have an issue.
The harnesses, helmets, and gloves are all very secure. The staff checks you and makes sure you are ready to go. When two in our party thought that their harnesses were coming a little loose they asked the staff to check them and they tightened them. They are always watching and asking if you are okay.
The lines are fun. Some are nice and easy, and some get going at a fun clip and they tell you that you have to start breaking half way down. It is a lot of fun. One note, if you have back problems make sure you ask them not to jiggle the line. They will do this to make the speed increase and create a back and forth motion on some of the lines and it is fun but it can jar you. My wife has back issues and didn’t know they were going to do it and while fun it cause her back to pop and be a little painful. No big issue. She was able to finish and feels fine but still there is a chance that it could hurt your back and ruin your day and week. Once asked they were very concerned and didn’t do it on the remainder of her runs.
Again, the staff was very considerate. They spoke a little English and while 3 of us are from the States we live in Panama and speak enough Spanish to understand and one of the gals is Panamanian and she translated things we wanted clarification on. If you book and you don’t speak good Spanish make sure you insist on a fluent English speaking person. The instructions aren’t hard and it is not really that dangerous but you want to make sure you know how to slow down and mange going down the zip-lines.
There were 9 lines and all were fun. It took the four of us 1 hour to complete. Take your camera it is a blast and the staff will take a group picture on the real high platforms for you.
Only minor issue was we got there at 8:30 and our time was for 9:00. The staff showed up around 8:45 and was surprised to see us. They had not been informed that we were coming. Still that did not affect us but might cause some of you issues or concerns if it would happen to you.
Getting there is pretty easy but the last 10 minutes on the back road is rough, narrow and if it is raining might be pretty tricky. SUVs are recommended.
One final note. The staff told us that 10 to 15% of those that come see the platform and the line and decide not to go. If you don’t want to do it, don’t do it. You won’t be the only one that didn’t. I will say this, I’m happy I did do it and didn’t let my fear of heights get the best of me. No matter what, you have to be comfortable doing it.
They have rafting and other events but we didn't want to do them but I'm sure they would be fun.
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