flying frogs• 14 comments •
In a rural area, just outside of San Juan Del Sur, we zipped down cables at up to 70km an hour speeds. After a lot of lazy-ing around in the hot sun, we felt like doing something a little more exciting. Zip-lining seemed to be the obvious remedy to our ennui.
Following a bumpy ride through a farming community, we arrived at a small cabin where we 'geared up' and headed to the top of a hill where there is a stunning view of the beach town and the tree-filled area that encompasses it.
It took less than an hour to complete the 17 platforms which were mostly located in trees.
If you squint, you can see me on the middle of this wire:
Our guide, from "Da Flying Frog" Canopy Tours, was a pro:
...and a shot of Mina:
The cables vary in length and speed, the longest (and most fun) being 328 metres that passes over a 70 metre deep canyon. Mina would get a little nervous on each platform before getting attached to the wire - but once she was zipping along, she was fine. It was definitely a unique way to view the landscape.