Ziplining has quickly become one of the most popular adventure hobbies on the planet. It’s been around for some time now, and every year more and more parks are popping up all over the world. However, only an elite few locations retain the coveted title of one of the best places in the world to zipline. Here are some of the top destinations.
This zipline is the longest overwater line in the world. Dubbed the “Dragon’s Breath,” it will send riders at speeds up to 50 miles per hour over the blue waters and beaches. You’ll soar 500 feet in the air before you touch down in a cove known as Dragon’s Breath Rock. If you happen to be taking a cruise that makes a stop in the port at Haiti, plan ahead to make a reservation at this incredible attraction.
Jaguar Cave in Belize kicks the adventure level up several notches. It’s an excellent option for those who have grown bored with traditional ziplining. Why? Not only will you soar high above jungle canopies, but you’ll also plummet straight toward the jungle floor before plunging into a dark cave. When you’re done with your zipline experience, you can book additional adventures like spelunking tours and tubing.
Icy Strait Point
As if you needed another reason to visit Alaska. At Icy Strait Point ZipRider, you’ll soar high above Icy Strait Point for over half a mile as you take in the high mountains and glaciers around you. The zipline can accommodate up to six riders at once, tethered side-by-side, and will eventually touch down in a harbor. If you can take the cold, winter is the best time to experience it.
Go big or go home, right? La Bestia zipline in Orcovis, Puerto Rico is the world’s longest zipline. At over 1.5 miles long, riders will soar facedown and reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour as they fly over the Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park. If you’re staying in San Juan, it’s easy to arrange transportation to the park. Make no doubt about it—this one should be on the buck list of every serious zipliner.