Flying freely through the air is one of the most exhilarating things one can do. Flying freely through the lush tropical jungle over beautiful water falls is even better! If you're looking for a great day full of zip lining in Puerto Vallarta, we highly recommend Los Verano Canopy Tour. The guides are knowledgable, kind, and place a high emphasis on safety (which is clearly important as you'll be flying through the air!)
With 15 zip lines, some of which are over 1,000 feet long and 500 feet high, Los Veranos has perfectly designed an escape and thrill rush that's perfect for your trip to Puerto Vallarta.
♦ Cost-- $85 for an adult ticket, $59 for a child ticket (age 5-11). The price includes transportation to and from the course, zip lining and equipment, a traditional Mexican meal, a visit to their on site animal sanctuary, free time to spend in the river, and even a tequila tasting. The animal sanctuary is small but awesome--we got to feed the CUTEST tiny monkeys!
♦ Getting There-- They have several pick up locations located throughout the city. This makes it a convenient excursion no matter where you are staying. We walked to their office in Old Town and jumped in a van that took us about 40 minutes south to the center. Although drive time isn't exactly anyone's idea of fun, you are driving with the ocean on one side and the rainforest on the other. It is a breathtaking drive the entire way! There is also a new option to take a speed boat directly to Boca where you board the van to head to the lines!
♦ The Zip Lines-- Los Veranos Canopy Tour has 15 zip lines that traverse through the jungle of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The first few zip lines are short and allow you to practice and get comfortable with the lines, along with how to zip line safely. As you progress through the course, the zip lines get longer and faster! Before you know it, you are racing down against your best friend just 30 feet above the Rio Cuale!
♦ The Staff-- As great as the zip line course is at Los Veranos, the staff is what makes the experience so incredible. They are extremely helpful, knowledgable, safe, and friendly! They make it an exciting and safe adventure for the adrenaline junkies (and also people like my mom that were scared to death!)
♦ After Zip Lining-- After zip lining you will have about 45-60 minutes to eat lunch at the restaurant, play with monkeys, kayak, or swim in the river! They have a nice set up for these activities and they are all nicely covered in case of rain.
Other Things to Know
♦ They have plenty of water stations (with cups) located along the course.
♦ There is some hiking/walking involved on this tour. It was perfectly fine for beginner level hikers, but good to note that there is some hiking (with stairs) involved. Note: There is an option to skip a few zip lines in order to skip the hike associated with those. Someone did that on our trip and it seemed to work out just fine--she was waiting for us a few lines later.
♦ They provide lockers for all of your belongings. We highly recommend taking along a small digital camera with a wrist strap (which you are allowed to carry on the actual zip lines) with you-the shots are incredible! They also have photographers and videographers on the tour with you. They sell a package with all of your photos and a video for $80USD.
♦ We believe Los Veranos Canopy Tour is one of the best excursions in Puerto Vallarta and definitely one of the top things to do in the area.
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