Zip line adventures in Puerto Rico
A dream destination for thrill seekers, Puerto Rico is one of the best places in the Caribbean for zip lining.
One of the island’s signature experiences, zip lining in Puerto Rico not only delivers a fantastic adrenaline fix, but also provides a close encounter with the island’s breathtaking landscapes. Zipping from one tree platform to another between 15 to 40 miles (14 to 64km) per hour is an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. The outfitters listed below are highly recommended for their excellent safety ratings, professional guides and thrill-a-minute zip line experience.
From $49.50 (8 ziplines, 2.5 hours) to $74.50 (The Monster, 90 mins) | Thurs-Sun, 8am-5pm.
Just over one-hour’s drive from the capital San Juan, in the lush, central mountain region of Orocovis, ToroVerde is the largest adventure park in the Caribbean. The headline act is the 1.5-mile-long (2.4km) “Monster,” the third longest zip line in the world, whisking thrill seekers through the air at speeds of up to 95 mph (153 km/h). A notch down is the “Beast,” a head-first, 60 mph (97km/h) ride through the forest canopy at over 800 feet (244m). For kids (age 7 plus, minimum weight 45 kilos/100lbs), short hikes lead to eight tamer zip lines which progress in intensity. In 2021, ToroVerde became the Guinness World Record holder for its novel Toro Bike, a 1,000-foot-long (304m) zip line engineered for bikes. Traversing the longest cable bike circuit in the world amidst spectacular scenery is one of Puerto Rico’s definitive experiences.
Tours daily at 9am and 1pm. Batey Classic Tour: 4.5 hours; adults, $109; ages 6–12, $75.
This family-run eco-tourism company combines adrenaline-fueled adventures and back-to-nature experiences. Nested within 30 acres (less than 1 sq. km) of breathtaking tropical forest in Utuado, the company promotes sustainable travel through low impact tourism and cultural interchange with local communities.
The most popular tour is the Classic Half Day Tour which includes: five ziplines extending for 3,200 feet (975m); a 70-foot (21m) drop rappel; and kayaking through an underground river cave. The tour begins and ends with a short, moderately rated hike along a series of interpretative paths through tropical forest. The extended version includes a 30-minute hike through a limestone-walled canyon to Cueva del Arco (Arch’s Cave)—a scenic place to bathe in natural swimming pools and waterfalls. Each tour involves traversing a 150-foot-long (46m) suspension bridge over the Tanamá river.
From $119 (adults and children). Daily tours (around 2.5 hrs) at 8:30am and 1:30pm.
Less than an hour from San Juan, the El Yunque Ziplining adventure tour combines one of the U.S.’s greatest natural assets—the only tropical rainforest on U.S. soil—with a thrilling zipline experience. Strewn between the forest canopy at heights of up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor, ziplines span between 400 feet (121m) and 1,000 feet (305m). Optional add-ons include a novice, 50-foot (15m) rappel. Following a short interpretive hike through the rainforest, the tour concludes with drinks and snacks at a traditional home.
Adults $90, children $80. Tours at 9:30am, 12:30pm and 3pm
Praised for its fun, knowledgeable guides, JungleQui is one the island’s top rated zipline outfitters. Located in El Yunque National Rainforest, this family-friendly operator delivers all the attributes for a memorable adventure: gorgeous views, a laid-back atmosphere and 11 exhilarating ziplines suitable for the entire family. After a short hike—peppered with interesting anecdotes about the local flora and fauna—participants zip through the rainforest on two-line, carbon fire ziplines. Tours culminate with a 45 feet (14m) rappel and a rope swing over a river.
$119 adults and children (age 7 and over)
The closest zipline to San Juan, Eco Quest is located at Hacienda Campo Rico, a 2,300-acre (9.3 sq km) former sugar cane plantation. This excellent adventure company offers an array of add-ons to its classic zipline tour. Six exhilarating double cable ziplines traverse the canopy and extend between 500 feet (152m) and 1,000 (305m) feet long at heights of up to 200 feet (61m). Expect an adrenaline surge, breathtaking views and entertaining guides. Tours also include a short rock rappel experience, a 10-minute education rainforest hike, five canopy bridges, snacks and drinks, including empanadillas (a type of meat turnover) and a treehouse mojito bar. Patient, super experienced guides ensure guests of all ages are at ease; minimum age is seven but tandem rides are offered for kids under 70lbs (318 kilos).
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