It only takes a minute to plunge from the top of a mountain and glide to the next hill, or islet, over leafy swale, hundreds of feet below. And the thrill of the experience is quite unforgettable. That’s why ziplining has become so popular in recent years. More activity parks are built each year all over the world, offering new packages to thrill-seekers, but these few elite spots remain at the top of our list.
Labadee – Haiti
Soar from 500 feet in the air across the sea at a speed of 50 mph. This is the world’s longest overwater zip line, and it will make you scream all the way to the cove on the opposite side of the mountain, known as Dragon’s Breath Rock. It’s likely that you’ll be out of breath when you touch down, but it’ll definitely be an unforgettable experience.
Jaguar Cave – Belize
The Jaguar Cave zip line site in Belize makes you feel like you’re gliding straight into a monster’s trap. As you get closer to it, the cavern formations start to look like deformed teeth, increasing your fears and excitement at the same time.
Icy Strait Point – Alaska
There are so many reasons to travel to Alaska. Not only does the place have beautiful scenery, but it also offers many sites to practice extreme winter sports. Visit the Strait Point ZipRider and try to fly across the Icy Strait Point. You may make a go at it with family or friends, six at a time, to be precise, tethered to a flank each. It’s an amazing group experience, complete with a view of the beautiful glaciers and white caps.
Orocovis – Puerto Rico
If you’re up to the challenge, and ready to try something new after having experienced too many zip lines in different spots all over the world, this outdoor activity site in Orocovis, Puerto Rico is for you. The La Bestia zipline, stretching as far as 1.5 miles in length, is the longest zip line in the world. Brave those heights and soar a-la-Superman, facedown, reaching approximately 65 mph as you swoop over the Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park. If you’re truly serious about ziplining, this should be your ultimate destination.