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Brave the World’s Longest Zipline at Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park in Puerto Rico

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Home of the world's longest zipline, Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park is a must-do day trip for thrill-seeking families visiting Puerto Rico. Toro Verde (“green bull”) is an ecological adventure park that offers some of the most breathtaking views of Puerto Rico’s mountainous jungle. Explore via ziplines, American Ninja Warrior-style mazes and suspended bridges that look like something out of Indiana Jones. Combo packages make it easy for families to create the adrenaline rush of their dreams.

Brave the world's longest zipline at Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park in Puerto Rico

Location

Just 90-minutes outside of San Juan in Puerto Rico's Central Mountain Range lies Orocovis. Known as “El Pueblo Corazón,” the town with heart, it is home to Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park. Because experiences depend on the weather, be sure to check the forecast before heading out.

The green bull outside Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park represents strength, courage and power - all things we definitely needed as first time zip liners!

The green bull outside Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park represents strength, courage and power – all things we definitely needed as first time zip liners! (Photo credit: Pilar Clark)

Zip-lining at Toro Verde for Beginners

My pre-teen and I tackled Toro Verde's eight-line zip-lining course. This involved some uphill hiking along rustic paths cut through dense jungle. The ziplines got harder as we went along, but the views alone were worth it. We even came close to being eye-to-eye with Red-Tailed Hawks, or Guaraguaos, as we soared right alongside them.

Toroverde Adventure Park in Puerto Rico

Friendly guides cover all the bases when it comes to fun and safety (Photo credit: Pilar Clark)

Keep in mind that the heavier the zip liner, the faster they go. Lighter children who zip the lines more slowly can count on the guides to provide assistance where needed. Toro Verde's guides were very patient with my first timer, especially since he was very nervous in the beginning. Thankfully, by the second zipline, he was a lot more confident and excited to keep going.

Before setting off on our first zipline, knowledgeable guides explained the zip-lining process and covered all aspects of safety. They demonstrated how to control the harness and gave advice on hand and body placement to avoid injury.

The Beast Zipline at Toro Verde Adventure Park in Puerto Rico

Toro Verde's specialty harness was created just for them, and allows zip liners to soar head first (Photo credit: Pilar Clark)

Take Off Headfirst with the Beast

Teen and adult thrill-seekers will want to brave La Bestia, The Beast. The world's third longest single run zipline is 4,745 feet long, 843 feet high, and whizzes you along at speeds reaching 60 miles per hour. And yes, you fly over the jungle head first in a special harness created just for the park.

Thrill seekers will love the Monster, the world's longest zipline at Toro Verde in Puerto Rico

Thrill seekers will love the Monster, the world's longest zipline (Photo credit: Toro Verde)

The World's Longest Zipline ~ The Monster!

If that's not enough adrenaline for you, take on the Monster. Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest zipline, it's over 1.5-miles long. That's equivalent to 28 football fields! The Monster's name is fitting since it sends zippers screaming through the air, face-first at up to 95 miles per hour!

Families can tackle Bull Maze ropes course together at Toro Verde Adventure Park in Puerto Rico

Families can tackle Bull Maze ropes course together (Photo credit: Toro Verde)

Bull Maze Ropes Course

If you want more even adventure, consider adding a ropes course to your day. Bull Maze (for ages 8+) features suspension bridges, rope nets, monkey bars, and various obstacles distributed among the three levels of the 42-foot-tall structure.

Wild Bull is not for the feint of heart at Toro Verde near San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wild Bull is not for the feint of heart (Photo credit: Toro Verde)

Wild Bull Adventure

The truly adventurous will appreciate Wild Bull. It features five suspension bridges and the Jump of the Coqui, where daredevils rappel 230 feet into the rain forest below.

Pretty plate of mofongo served at Restaurante Toro Verde

Pretty plate of mofongo served at Restaurante Toro Verde (Photo credit: Pilar Clark)

Restaurante Toro Verde

After all of that zip-lining, ropes course climbing, and rappelling, you will have built up a big appetite. Good thing Toro Verde’s on-site restaurant offers a gastronomic adventure, too. This is definitely not your typical theme park food.

All menu offerings are made from scratch, without any artificial preservatives. Fruits and vegetables are grown on site and showcased in their soups, salads, traditional Puerto Rican dishes, and even their picoteo (Spanish for “appetizers.”) Plus, food allergies are easily accommodated, so you can dine without worry after a day of heart-pumping thrills.

At Restaurante Toro Verde, I was treated to the prettiest mofongo ever. The traditional Puerto Rican dish, features fried plantains mashed with garlic and oil in a wooden pilón, also known as mortar and pestle. This one boasts delicious churrasco steak as well.

Restaurante Toro Verde ranks as the best-rated restaurant in Orocovis on TripAdvisor. Read additional reviews to learn why.

Toroverde Adventure Park hiking in Puerto Rico

Hike through dense Puerto Rican jungle on your way to each zipline platform (Photo credit: Pilar Clark)

What to Know Before You Visit Toro Verde

It's best to reserve your Toro Verde adventure in advance to make sure your choices are available. Height and weight requirements are strictly enforced and closed-toe shoes are mandatory. I recommend wearing long sleeve shirts and pants (or long shorts). You will be hiking in your harness and gear and want to avoid unwanted friction. While it might be a hot day, remember that it will get chilly while zip-lining. And, don't overthink it. Just take the leap and enjoy the ride! Read more about Toro Verde and book your visit via TripAdvisor now!

Want to learn more about Puerto Rico? Read our tips for visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico with kids.

What kind of high-flying adventure would you try first at Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Offbeat Travel Mama: My son and I were thrilled to experience zip-lining for the first time as guests of Plaza Condado Hilton and Toro Verde Ecological Adventure Park. As always, opinions, stories and experiences are my own.

About Pilar Clark, The Offbeat Travel Mama

Pilar Clark and travel have been besties since slap bracelets and tight-rolled jeans were a thing. Planning geek-inspired adventures around film and fiction has taken her throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and the Caribbean. Her professional background - award-winning writer and surgical technologist-in-training - is just as eclectic. Pilar lives in Chicago with her husband, two children and rescue pup, Haggis. She is also the gypsetting storyteller behind pilarclark.com. Say hello to Pilar on Instagram @pilarclark #explorewanderland.

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