Bungee Jumping

Five, four, three, two, one..!

The countdown before jumping into the abyss gets your adrenaline pumping like no other adventure芒鈧

Freedom, fear, relief, and surprise are just some of the many emotions that you will experience while airborne for just a few minutes. The natural surrounding wonders only add to this unforgettable experience.

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BikingJust outside of La Fortuna, San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela, a 130 ft. high tower has been built, the second of its kind in the world and the only one in Central America.

There are other gravity-defying activities along with it that make for an amazing experience. The platform is located 1,640 ft. from the central park and includes bungee jumping into water, which adds a little more rush to an already extreme sport. Add the majestic view of the Arenal volcano to that incomparable adrenaline rush.

High-speed jump. Another challenging adventure turns you into a human catapult, launching you from the ground at 62 mph in less than three seconds. This can be combined with several different jumps, including bungee.

Day or night, from morning until night, especially when there is a full summer moon, bungee jumping can be enjoyed year-round.

Easy access. La Fortuna de San Carlos is the seventh district of San Carlos, located some 30 miles from Ciudad Quesada. It is 93 miles from San Jos脙漏, some three and a half hours by car. Bus transportation is also available.

Stunning nature. The Arenal volcano area, three and a half miles from La Fortuna, leads into the Monteverde cloud forest, Santa Elena, and the lowlands of the northern part of the country. The colossus regularly expels smoke and ash, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. La Fortuna waterfall, another attraction of the area with a 230 ft. drop, can be reached by hiking along a pleasant trail.

A great scenic beauty, Lake Arenal is the largest of its kind in the country at 54 square miles, providing an array of aquatic activities. The rainforests in the region provide shelter to a rich biodiversity made up of some 2,000 plant species, 120 mammals, and 300 types of birds. Besides bungee jumping, the whole area offers a long list of entertaining activities such as kayaking, rafting, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, and canopy tours.

Places to stay. There is lodging, hotels, resorts, some with relaxing hot springs, as well as a wide variety of restaurants designed for all types of tastes and budgets.

  • Wear comfortable clothing and be sure not to carry objects that can fall out during the jump.

  • Bungee jumping consists of throwing yourself into a free-fall, secured by your ankles, waist, or the entire body by means of harnesses, elastic cords, and steel rings. The jump is done from a height of about 131 to196 ft. and the free fall can reach speeds of up to 55 mph. After the initial jump there is a series of rebounds, due to the speed and the elastic cords. For this reason, it is not advisable for people with weak hearts, fear of heights, or vertigo, to partake in the sport.

  • The cords are changed every 6 months, 500 jumps, or when 5% of the latex core is broken.

  • Only jump with the jump operator芒鈧劉s permission once all appropriate equipment is secure and snug against your body.

  • There is no age limit. Participants should be in good physical condition.

Bungee jumping has put Costa Rica on the world map as a pioneer of extreme sports in Latin America.

BikingSome of those that take their first jump, not only go back for more the same day or soon thereafter, but also join 脗篓skill clubs脗篓 which are becoming increasingly popular for all ages.

Along with this type of adventure sport you may enjoy the Swing and Catapult.

Make sure that the companies that offer these services have the necessary permits, qualified staff, and equipment in excellent condition, as well as safety measures in case of an accident.


Photos courtesy of www.pacificbungee.com

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