Riding the World’s Highest Zipline in Puerto Rico

A few days ago the Puerto Rico Tourism Corporation invited me and some other travel writers to the Toro Verde Nature Adventure Park. The parks have 15 zip lines, monkey bridges and even had the opportunity to do some rappelling.

I had never done any of those things before, so it was a new experience for me.

The highlight of the day was The Beast. It is a 4,745ft (1.45km) long zip line which is about 900 ft. above the forest floor at its highest point. The video I took was with my iPhone and I was holding it vertical, so you might want to expand the video to full screen to see it properly. All image images on this page were taken with my iPhone, so they might not be up to my usual quality level.

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8 Interesting Facts About Puerto Rico

Flag of Puerto RicoI’ve been in Puerto Rico for the last week as a guest of the Puerto Rico tourism corporation. I’ve been cave exploring, visited the island of Culebra, rode the world’s highest zip line and explored the Old City of San Juan. I thought it would be a good opportunity for another installment of “8 Facts….”

1) The Flag of Puerto Rico is not based on the American Flag. Puerto Rico was taken by the Americans from the Spanish in 1898. The flag was designed in 1895 in solidarity with the Free Cuba Movement. It is the same layout and design as the Cuban flag, but with the colors reversed. The one acknowledgment to the US was in 1952 when the blue field was changed from a light blue to a darker blue, like the American flag.

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