At the location, they have lockable lockers that are about the size of a standard water-park locker. We were fit for our harnesses, and then they gave us about 5 minutes of instructions. Eduardo gave the instructions. He was very personable and funny. It was fun to watch his safety demo.
We then walked up the hill to the first zip line. On the first platform, you have to walk up a metal spiral staircase. It is about 15 feet up. The first two lines are short and get you accustomed to the zip lines. My wife was apprehensive about going. She is the kind of person that won’t ride roller coasters or any other thrill ride. She said that the worst thing was going up the spiral staircase at the beginning. After that, she had a great time. We all really enjoyed the adventure.
The harnesses are very secure. You have a primary strap and a safety strap. The way it is designed, you would have to be Houdini to get out of the harness while on the zip line. The guides were going down the lines, hanging upside-down with their hands free. It is very safe and well maintained.
The first few lines go through the jungle. Then the lines start crisscrossing the river. Some of the lines are 30 to 40 feet in the air. The last line goes right down the river over the rapids and ends at the restaurant/bar, where you can get a free soda.
The Canopy Tour people and the bus operator are not the same company. There was some confusion on when the bus would depart. The Canopy Tour guide said that it would be 30 minutes. The bus didn’t leave for over an hour after the last person finished. There was plenty of time for lunch in the restaurant.
I recommend, no, require, that you take insect repellent. There are lots of mosquitoes in the jungle. I also recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. You will get some dirt on your shoes and may get some greasy dirt on your hands from the lines.
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long beach, New York
September 6, 2006
From journal Summer 2006 in Puerta Vallarta
July 16, 2006
From journal Reunion in Nuevo Vallarta
by go cards
October 23, 2005
From journal Jaw-Dropping Puerto Vallarta
by Robyn S
san diego, California
September 7, 2005
From journal Week at the Mayan Palace in PV
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
August 23, 2005
From journal Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta Week
March 1, 2005
The food was your standard buffet fare. There was all-you-can-drink beer and wine. The setting was just perfect. The boat ride was a lot of fun.
We did a timeshare tour to get the tickets for free, but even before that I knew it was the tour I wanted to go on. It is good value because you get the sunset cruise, a meal, and a show. It was really a good time.
From journal Sun and Fun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
December 11, 2004
My wife and I were shown to a table for two near the water, with the sound of waves almost at our feet and a beautiful view of the city lights reflected off the bay. Wine and a buffet dinner were included, and the food was decent buffet fare. The wine was not so good.
After dinner, we were shown to the amphitheater, where it was quite a wait for the show to start, but once it started, it was gorgeous. Dancers in colorful costume enacted legends of the pre-Columbian cultures on a stage set against the dramatic jungle backdrop. One may almost feel the presence of the ancient spirits of Mexico. After the show, on the boat ride back to the marina, the lights on the boat are dimmed, soft music plays, and with the lights of Puerto Vallarta for a backdrop, it's a good time to fall in love all over again, no matter whether you are newlyweds (we had some onboard) or celebrating your 25th anniversary (those too).
From journal Two Heavenly Weeks
December 4, 2004