Heart Pumping Fun at Campo Rico Ziplining
There are a bunch of zip line companies around Puerto Rico, and all will give you a thrill. Campo Rico Ziplining is just a quick taxi ride from San Juan, and is perfect for you to get your “zip” on! We have done almost all the zip lines in Puerto Rico, but we never got to this one until just recently. Let us tell you about it!
Campo Rico Ziplining is located in Carolina, just east of San Juan, at Hacienda Campo Rico. This beautiful hacienda has other adventure activities that we have enjoyed in the past, and they are planning to open other new and interesting tours in the near future. The ziplining is run by Ecoquest Adventures, who have been running zip lines and other adventures in Puerto Rico for years. A recent merge with the Original Canopy Tour company is bringing different cables and other updates to the zipline course.
We had a group of 7 that went to do the zip lines one morning in July. The meeting point is at the Mojito Bar area inside Hacienda Campo Rico, where we were greeted by Kym, who remembered us from another tour we did at Campo Rico that she led years ago. Funny. After completing our paperwork, we walked down to get our gear. For our tour, we had our 2 guides (Kym and Jennifer) and another experienced guide planning on joining their team. They got us geared up and oriented us to where we were, and what we were about to do. They then led us to the demonstration line, where they explained the how-to and safety aspects of the lines.
Once we were all set, we went to our first crossing … it was a hanging bridge. Then zip lines, more bridges, more zip lines … you get the picture. We did 5 hanging bridges and 5 zip lines. At each platform, one guide clips you onto the zip line, and sends you off. At the other end, another guide catches you, unclips you from line, and gets you either clipped onto a safety line, or on the ground. They were very safety-conscious.
We had great fun. Some of these lines were really long, a couple between 800-1000 feet. Some were really fast. Some were slower so you could really enjoy the scenery. They ranged in height, the highest at about 200 feet above the ground. There were some short hikes in the karst forests between some of the lines and rope bridges. The guides told us about the trees, animals, and other things we were passing on our way. I won’t give away the surprises, but it was very eye opening what you can see! Really neat.
The guides were great, making sure we were OK along the way and taking our photos, even knew where we can get some great photos of all our family together. On our last 2 lines, it started to rain. But that just added to the fun.
At then end, we zipped right into the Mojito Bar, where there are restrooms, gift shop, coffee shop, and a full bar. Our tour came with a local lunch, which was delicious. We all agreed it was a fun way to spend the morning.
At the time of our visit, 2 of the zip lines that were damaged by Maria were still being repaired, so we didn’t get to do the one over the lake that looks so cool … we will have to return!
The cost of the AM Session with lunch is $105 per person + tax. The PM Session without lunch is $95 per person + tax. Adults and children pay the same price.
They have 2 (or 3 depending, on season) sessions to choose from – the AM session meeting at 8:30am to be done by 12:30pm, the PM session meeting at 1:30pm to be done by 5pm, and a Sunset session meeting at 3:30pm, ending at 7pm.
What to wear/bring: Long shorts, closed toe shoes, hat, sunglasses, camera, little back pack, sunscreen, waterproof bag for stuff that can’t get wet (in case it rains).
The participants are required to be between 7 and 68 years of age, with good physical condition and no recent injuries, surgeries and/or pregnancies. They accept participants weighing 230 pounds or less; if the participant is 6′ tall or taller they can accept up to 250 pounds. The participant’s waistline must be 42″ or less. Children less than 70 pounds can do a tandem-ride accompanied by one of their certified tour guides to make sure they make it across the zip lines. There is a minimum of 4 people for session. For safety reasons they take a maximum of 24 participants per session, and they keep their groups together at all times. All the activities have to be performed to complete the adventure course in the subtropical forest (meaning you can’t stop half-way through the course). Children under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult (21 or over) who can sign a liability waiver for the minor.
The tour duration is approximately 2 hours. Allow more time if you are having a meal, or a drink a the Mojito Bar.
You can visit the Campo Rico Ziplining website for more information or to book online.
They also offer other tours, such as sunset ziplining, or zip lines plus rappelling into the cave (which has 3 lines, 3 bridges, the rappel, and includes an 8×8 vehicle ride).
This is the company that the cruise ships use for their “zip line” excursions.
You can drive yourself, or take an Uber or taxi to Hacienda Campo in Carolina. If driving, do not put HACIENDA CAMPO RICO into your GPS because it will take you to the wrong location. Instead, we highly recommend you to put MUSEO DEL NIÑO, CAROLINA (Children’s Museum) into your GPS which is very close to Hacienda Campo Rico. Once you pass the museum, which is going to be on your left hand side going east on Roberto Sánchez Vilella Avenue, continue straight and the road will end in Hacienda Campo Rico. Once inside, the meeting point is at the MOJITO BAR. The guard at the gate will give you directions.
They can offer roundtrip transportation for $20 per person + tax in the San Juan touristic area. If you are staying in Old San Juan or arriving in the San Juan Port in Old San Juan, pickup is provided in Plaza Colón Square which is walking distance. They meet on the Northeast corner of Plaza Colón Square, the closest corner to the San Cristóbal Fortress.
We are in the process of updating the maps we use on our web site. While we're working on that, you can click on the GPS coordinates below to view the location on Google Maps ...
- Hacienda Campo Rico: (18.419157, -65.953827)
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