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“What is the point of zip lining?”

Ecoglide Arenal Park
Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What is the point of zip lining?”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This review is mainly for people who are trying to decide whether to try this activity. This ws our first time zip lining. If one wants to see the sxenary from above, it is probably not worht $50. You get that view, but probably not at teh vantage poiint you want because this is a private lot and it is unlikely to give you the best views. You have time enjoying that view from the paltforms, but if you think about it, as you zip along the line, you are either too scared or too rushed to see flora or fauna at 20-40 MPH while adjusting the speed with one hand and making sure your head is near the line or your legs are properly ticked. As for the thrill, if you want a thrill, yes, it can be thrilling, mainly because of the height and openness. But again, be sure it is worth the $50 which is more than an amusement park ride. Overall, we tried it because it is the in thing in CR, and probably reaonable once--in your life.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Super fun”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I'm afraid of heights, but this establishment is SAFE and fun. The optional Tarzan swing is also a nice way to satiate the appetite of your more adventurous travel mates.

Visited December 2012
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West Olive, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Zip Line and Rain Forest Tour.”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Outstanding equipment. Great rain forest tour. Outstanding guides who were experts. Beautiful scenery. On time. Scary cool at 660 feet up! Greaaaaaat Time!!!!!

Visited December 2012
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Presto, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Ecoglide was thrilling but safe”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Ecoglide was thrilling but you felt very safe since they use a double cable/pulley system and THEY switch you from line to line, not you!

Visited December 2012
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124 reviews
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“Best zip lines and Tarzan swing was a hoot!!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We are a family of four--parents and 2 college age kids--and we all loved ecoglide! We were able to fit it into our schedule so we could do a couple hikes in the same day. They have lockers for you to store your gear and were very good about training and making sure that our gear was secure. They drive you up the hill in a truck and then you start on the lines. There are 14 lines with the Tarzan swing being in the middle. We had around 20 people in our group but they moved us through very efficiently. A few of the lines were so long--over 400 meters--and the views were amazing. The Tarzan swing was great fun--a little scary at the first drop--but so thrilling! After the tour, they offer cerveza, soda or juices and also offer a cd of pics from the trip for $30--includes video of Tarzan! We have zip lined in Mexico and in the USA and this was much, much better! Highly recommend!

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