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“Beautiful & Absolutely Thrilling - 12 Zip Lines - But...”

Arenal Mundo Aventura
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Birdwatching at Mundo Aventura Natural Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
New York City, New York
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“Beautiful & Absolutely Thrilling - 12 Zip Lines - But...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous, awe inspiring views and excitingly new adventure with a delicious sense of risk. Guides Alonzo and Christopher were super professional, cheerful and seriously focused on our safety. There are 12 zip lines to be ridden from the top, over and through the jungle canopy, flying down the mountain side. There were 7 of us in our group with two guides and it took us about 1.5 - 2.0 hours to experience the full run. Plenty of time to relish the views, the speed, the exhilarating sense of abandon. There is a bit of a climb about 15 minutes, involved to get up to the top of the 12 lines. There are stairs, concrete blocks, placed in the pathway to help on this climb, but I was winded, I'm 65 and a bit out of shape, by the time I reached the top. Fresh water awaited me there and I didn't bother to hide my broad grin as I surveyed the Volcano top towering over a verdant jungle canopy adorned with individual bouquets of mist, a pristine and lofty waterfall cascaded in the distance.

Management needs to make one crucial adjustment. They have designed the pathway after the conclusion of the Amazing Zip Lining Exhilaration so everyone is herded into a smokey dark lodge constructed by members of a Costa Rican native tribe. Here the soaring joy of the previous hour or two is immediately overwhelmed by a despondent air of demoralized melancholy. Directed to sit shoulder to shoulder along a single wooden bench all are held captive while a somnambulistic native woman morosely recites a script of the tribes history and passes painted handed crafted wooden souvenirs, one after an excruciatingly slow other, down the line of the now imprisoned adventure seekers. I noted with some horror that the table from which she listlessly selected each item in turn was piled high with these artifacts, a sobering indication as to the length of our sentence. One of our patient guides glumly participated as translator, phrase by unbearable phrase as this woman droned on and on through her schtick, her eyes staring down at the bare earth before her unshod feet. The intention of course is to force-sell this "craft" work but the result for us was a total bummer. Management has to make this an elective course rather than required reading.

Visited March 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was our first time zip lining and it was a great experience. We felt we were in good hands with our guides and the views were incredible. Nearly all of the ziplines are from platforms so we liked this feature. My 8 year old even went twice by herself. We weren't expecting the native village at the end, but it is a nice touch. It is in their brochure, but would be a good idea to tell you during the orientation.

Visited March 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Loved the Zip Lines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

I simply wish I had spent a bit more time on the grounds so that I could visit the waterfalls and also the Maleku Tribe,

Visited April 2014
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Wilmette, Illinois
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“Great Trip - Go Private if you can. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Great experience - guides very sturdy and helpful. Go private with Ulisis if you can afford. He was great. Kids 11 and 8 loved it. 6year old chickened out, but he could have done it. 7 year old in group did just fine.

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Hillsboro
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“Adrenaline 101”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Excellente! Traditional zip lining on 12 cables, repelling waterfall and horseback ride to Maleku village a full day of fun with a small lunch provided at the end. Thank you Jonathan & Marcus for the friendly and professional service. Pura Vida!

Visited April 2014
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