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July 7, 2004
From journal Week in Puerto Vallarta
Redondo Beach, California
July 4, 2004
There are about 10 lines that you speed along, and the last one ends up at a bar/restaurant and swimming hole. You may want to bring bug repellent (although they offered a spray) and use shorts and a shirt for the ride, but not a bathing suit--pack that extra for afterwards.
From journal Sipping Mojitos in Puerto Vallarta
Quispamsis, New Brunswick
May 29, 2004
The Canopy Tour adventure began at the Vallarta Adventures office in Marina Vallarta. From there our group was loaded onto the back of a truck for the hour-long ride up to the mountains. The ride provided an opportunity to see a bit of the countryside, as well as the homes of some of the less advantaged citizens of the area – certainly a contrast from the beautiful downtown and resorts of PV.
Eventually we arrived in the mountains at the Canopy Tour operations. They had lockers to place our belongings in and several guides who got us all suited up for the tour. Let’s just say that the safety helmets and gear do nothing to enhance anyone’s looks! Our group was then introduced to our Canopy guides and given an overview of what we were about to do, the equipment we were using, what we needed to do, and what not to do (like touch the equipment).
Warning: once you leave from the first platform, there is no getting down, going back or stopping. The tour is basically like sliding along long clotheslines from tree to tree. The lines are of various lengths and speeds and your height above the ground varies too. You are in a harness and are clipped to the lines so there’s no way you can fall; but you need to control your speed with your hand so you don’t arrive too quickly onto the platform and knock over the guide. On two occasions we had to walk across hanging metal walkways between trees (they sway and there’s only a little line to hold onto). To me, that was the scariest part of the whole experience. The finale is rappelling 80 feet down from the last platform to the ground. Again, there is no other way to get down; so you have to do it whether you want to or not.
At the end of the tour we had to hike back up hill about 10 minutes to the tour building where we were released from all our safety gear and given free water, fruit and cookies. They also had beer and chips for sale at very reasonable prices. The guide then showed us some of the highlights from the video/DVD of the experience that we could buy ($US36 for VHS; US$42 for the DVD). We bought one so we could prove to everyone back home how brave (crazy?) we were. It was a great day, great experience and one I'd recommend.
From journal Puerto Vallarta Dream Vacation
May 22, 2004
From journal Paradise in Vallarta
May 5, 2004
From journal Puerto Vallarta Club Regina
March 30, 2004
From journal Puerto Vallarta Spring Break
March 12, 2004
However, the rest of the trip was a lot of fun. The crew was great, the food was pretty good and the open bar was open the whole trip. The crew leader was Chuby Do and he was like a Mexican Adam Sandler. The crew really busted their butts to make sure everyone had a great time and provided great service. The trip the secluded beach was great, and it was nice to be at a beach with no vendors. The only problem was it was very hot and there was no shade to speak of. As you can tell I am from Minnesota and not used to that much sun in the winter.
Make sure you catch the crew's rendition of Summer Lovin' from the Grease Soundtrack on the way back to the port. It may have been the funniest part of the trip.
If you are looking for whales go earlier in the season and if you are only going for the snorkeling you will be disappointed, but if you are going for a fun time with a great crew,this is right up your alley.
From journal Great Week in Puerto Vallarta
February 25, 2004
From journal Puerta Vallarta
Los Gatos, California
February 10, 2004
From journal A Whale of aTime
January 3, 2004
From journal Los Tules and Bucerias