The items on my travel bucket list have always been pretty crazy–you know that by now, right? No, I’m not going to talk about the rest of my R-rated travel bucket list today 😉 but I do have an equally-exciting announcement to make!
Next week I’ll cross two amazing adventures off my travel bucket list: The world’s tallest zip line in Puerto Rico and even some rappelling! How unbelievable is that?! I’ve always wanted to partake in such heart pumping activities. However, due to the universe and its mysteries, I did not have the opportunity to do so until now.
Video in Spanish – time to practice! 😉
World’s tallest zip line: The debate
South Africa tries to claim that title, at over 918 feet high. However, I give the title of the best and tallest zip line in the world to Puerto Rico’s The Beast anyway! I might be slightly biased here, but I’m sure many of you agree with me on this one: Breathtaking beaches, a Spanish-speaking culture, and exhilarating adventure all in one place? Sign me up!
Where in the world is this magical place?
The Beast zip line is located at the Toro Verde Adventure Park. It is a new eco-tourism reserve where you can not only go zip lining, but also go climbing, rappelling and/or walking across rickety bridges over tree canopies. Needless to say, the scenery is breathtaking. I can’t wait to see my Puerto Rico’s beautiful, lush mountains again — I’ve missed them dearly in Florida!
Special thanks to special people
Thanks to Marta (Puerto Rico Tourism Company, PRTC) and Sylvia, I will cross The Beast off my travel bucket list, in addition to several other zip lines and repelling throughout the park. It’s a dream come true and I am grateful for this opportunity.
In passing, I want to thank Marie from Ogilvy Washington for connecting me with the tourism board and other local establishments. This adventure budget travel writing assignment wouldn’t be the same without her amazing support and staff. Once again: ¡Gracias!
My adventure begins Sunday, July 1st
While I’m not going to Toro Verde until next Thursday, I leave for my travel assignment to Puerto Rico in 4 days. Can’t wait to share all those articles, photos, and pictures with all of you!
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Holy crap, that looks so epic!
I’ve done a little rappelling, but haven’t yet tried a zip line. A zip line in Puerto Rico looks like a great place to start!
I had to look at my list again. This wasn’t on my list but I’m planning to visit High Line Park in NYC in a few weeks. It’s not a big bucket list item, just something I’ve wanted to do for a while.
Now, that zip line looks like fun. Can’t wait to hear what you think.