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Ziplining in Puerto Rico–A Review of Toro Verde Adventure Park

Your Best Option For Ziplining in Puerto Rico.

I love ziplining. Speeding above the treetops suspended from a thick, steel cable is exhilarating. In fact, ziplining in Puerto Rico was one of my favorite travel experiences of the year. So if you’re headed to the island in the near future, I highly encourage a visit to Toro Verde Adventure Park. 

Getting To Toro Verde Adventure Park

Toro Verde Adventure Park is located in Orocovis in the mountains of Central Puerto Rico. If driving from San Juan, the island’s capital city, it will take about an hour and forty-five minutes to reach the park. Be aware that much of the drive is along curvy, mountainous roads. 

Currently Toro Verde is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Wednesday through Monday and is closed on Tuesdays. 

View of Toro Verde Adventure Park--Ziplining in Puerto Rico
View of Toro Verde Adventure Park

Options For Ziplining at Toro Verde

You could fill an entire day at Toro Verde depending on your time and budget. Here are some of the most popular options to consider;

The Monster–If you’re feeling brave you can race along the longest zip line in America. At 2.5 kilometers long, you may reach speeds up to 95 miles per hour. One of my travel companions tried this one and loved it. In fact she described it as the best zipline in Puerto Rico! Be sure to bring or purchase goggles for this line.

The Beast–While not as long as The Monster, this is still among the longest lines in the world. Expect to reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour. 

Zipline BikesCertified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bike zipline in the world, this is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

The Ziplines–These seven lines become progressively longer and exponentially more exciting. This was the option I selected and loved every minute.

Combo Ticket–Combine The Monster, The Beast, and the Bike Zipline. This is a great option if you have more time.

Tickets can be purchased at Toro Verde, but during the busiest seasons (December through April and July through August) it’s recommended to purchase your tickets in advance.

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Leaving the platform--Ziplining in Puerto Rico
Leaving the platform

Why I Loved Ziplining In Puerto Rico

I’ve been ziplining twice before in my life; once in Canada and once in Costa Rica. Both experiences were amazing, but it had been over ten years, so I was a bit anxious about doing this again in Puerto Rico.

I was given the option to try The Monster, but opted instead to experience the seven zipline series. Our day started by receiving a harness and helmet which the staff insured fit properly.

Then we climbed the steps to the first zipline. I encouraged others to go before me so I could see what would happen. But when it was finally my turn, I stepped onto the platform, the guide attached my harness to the line, I stepped off, and began flying through the air. I remembered why I love ziplining so much.

Each line became longer and faster. After my reticence on the first line, I later volunteered to go first. The final line-Flight of the Phoenix– was 2,526 feet long and the highlight of the day. When it was over I wished we could do it again.

Taking Photos And Videos Of Ziplining

You have several options for recording your time on the ziplines at Toro Verde. I brought along a GoPro, which the staff helped me attach to the helmet. I also took photos and videos with my phone between lines. 

Toro Verde offers two options for recording your experience; first is to pay for still photos that are taken along the first few lines by a professional photographer. The second is to rent a wrist camera that will take both photos and videos. Or better yet, do both. I paid for the photos and loved them. A colleague rented the camera and loved that option as well.

Tips For Ziplining in Puerto Rico

While my experience was at the Toro Verde Adventure Park, most of these tips would apply for ziplining anywhere;

  • Choose clothing that you can comfortably wear under a harness. 
  • Wear closed toe shoes since you’ll be walking along rocky, dirt paths between ziplines
  • For the series of seven ziplines be prepared for about a mile of walking. The walk between lines six and seven was steep.
  • As mentioned above, if you opt for The Monster, bring or purchase goggles. Without them you won’t be able to open your eyes and enjoy the view.
  • This may be obvious, but this definitely isn’t for anyone with a fear of heights, not even a little fear. I have no fear of heights and it still took me a few minutes to get ready to step off the first platform.
  • At the end of each line is a brake to prevent crashing into the next platform. This can be jarring the first time. Just know that this is normal, and intended to prevent injury.
  • Ziplining is a great activity for a wide range of ages. I took my children while they were in elementary school, and during my time in Puerto Rico we were joined by a woman in her 70’s. Just be sure to check with the park about age minimums.
  • It’s very unlikely that anyone will be injured during ziplining, but it’s always wise to purchase travel insurance. In the event of injuries, illness, or other travel challenges, you may be reimbursed for out of pocket costs.

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