Flying over the Rainforest on the Longest Zip Line in Belize!

Marta's Adventures in Belize - Part 13

You might have heard about it: Bocawina Zip Line – The longest Zipline in Belize! I read about this trip and decided that I needed to venture into the Mayflower Bocawina National Park. If you like the rainforest from the ground you will love it from the heights. This tour is by far one of the best ways to view it all at a canopy level while you are crossing the jungle and feeling the vertigo and speed!

 

Once fitted with your harness, your helmet and safety equipment, you will be guided through a long and narrow suspension bridge surrounded by the rainforest of this National Park. The challenge is about to start!

Suspension Bridge
The suspension bridge

A short 5 minutes’ walk in this amazing natural tropical forest will bring you to the start of the trip where you will be instructed by two very knowledgeable guides. The complete course is 2.5 miles long, the lines vary in length from 500 feet to the longest single run being 2,300 feet and also includes a short, fast and exciting rappel. This course is divided in 8 platforms varying in height from several feet to over 50 feet.

Duarte about to rappel
Duarte about to rappel

Your zipline adventure will start with a training line, where you can check if you are ready to continue with the tour. This is very important because after that you will begin with the platforms and you won’t be able to quit the circuit because all the platforms are located at the treetops.

Zip Line
Me making a video with my GoPro camera!

So… are you ready?

Let’s glide from the first platform to the second only at 150 feet away! Each flight is different, some are long and relaxing, others are short but fast and the best one: 2,300 feet of cable – the longest zipline run in Belize! All of them are through the treetop of the jungle almost touching the leaves and branches.

Jungle Zip Line Belize
Flying trough the jungle canopy!

Every time I leaped into the void with the zipline I felt an adrenaline rush like no other.  It is one of the best sensations I have ever had. To relax and enjoy this trip, I strongly recommend you to shout and scream as much as you can!

I have to admit that I became a zip line addict with the recent experience in Mayflower National Park of Belize!

Go on then, I dare you to jump!

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