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“Fun times and safe”

Parque Vista Arenal
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

I wasn't sure what to think of this place. I had a Groupon package with Desafio and they had some great activities, but this one wasn't run by them.

We got picked up and went to the meeting area. It was just us and wasn't sure what to think. Later another couple showed up.

So it was just four of us and two guides. The guides were good. Not overly friendly, but good.

The zip lines were fast! I can't compare it to any others cause this was my first one. Some were really high. They said they like the slower season cause they can talk more with the guests. In the high season sometimes they can get 40 in one group!

Overall a fun time and if you're thinking about booking w/ them, you should.

Thank bhsu21
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

My boyfriend and I booked the combo rappelling and zip line package through Desafio and they used Canopy Visa Arenal for the zip line portion of the tour. Our guides (I can only remember Marvins name, sorry!) were so nice and knowledgable. They took great video and pictures with our camera. We were the only ones on the entre course! It's located on the opposite side of the volcano away from all of the resorts. All of the equipment is new and I felt very safe. The volcano and rainforest views were breathtaking. We zipped from tree to tree onto wooden platforms that are built around the trees. I think there were twelve zip lines with the longest at 800 meters; you really pick up speed. It was exhilarating. After you finish they serve you fresh, juicy pineapple and drop you back off at your hotel. I highly recommend them!

Thank DifficultSpinster
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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

We immediately wanted to do it all over again. The heights are staggering, the speed is, at times, heart-pounding, and the atmosphere is unforgettable. We were also lucky enough to have the entire place to ourselves... a rare treat, perhaps, but worth seeking out if at all possible.

Afternoons in the rainy season are a great time (for anything in this area, really) to escape the crowds, because everyone is trying to avoid getting wet in the afternoons. We DID have a few drizzles, but frankly that added to the experience. The point, for us, was to get out in nature... and boy did we.

To boot, the guides treated us like amigos and shot some fantastic, pro-looking photos of us using our own crappy camera. We couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommended. Will never forget the experience.

Thank StudentBudgetFlyer
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

It was a great experience. The guides were nice and quite patient because I am very short and it was hard to jump up to be hooked on to the cables with all the paraphenalia I had on.

Thank lezahg
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We are two older women and one of us has some physical limitations ( knee injury). I planned to zip. It we both felt it was not advisable for my partner to do it. The guys - Eric and Michael - explained it would safe, doable, and extremely fun and we both did it. Totally safe, expert supervision and help made this an amazing experience. The zip lines long and fun, the scenery beautiful! Go do it!

Thank Homerose
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