- The region’s largest infinity swing offers adrenaline junkies the chance to jump “into the void”.
In the wake of the pandemic, travelers are increasingly motivated to spend time outdoors, breathe fresh air and be in contact with nature.
Throughout the country, business owners have responded to these new trends by strengthening their focus on a sustainable tourism model and the country’s well-known attributes as an outdoor destination.
One such business is Rainforest Adventures, who recently opened a new attraction in their Jacó theme park. The company aims to offer the best of the country’s adventure activities to win over adrenaline-seeking tourists.
Drawing inspiration from Ecuador’s ‘Swing at the End of the World’ and Indonesia’s ‘Bali Swing’, Rainforest Adventures now offers the SkySwing, the largest tree swing in the region. Hanging from a giant tree on the edge of a mountain slope, the swing reaches heights of 15 meters and speeds of up to 34 km/hr.
“This attraction is the only one of its kind in the country”, said Nicolás Staton, General Manager of Rainforest Adventures. “In fact, there are only a few like it in the world. It provides a panoramic view of Jacó and the Pacific Ocean along with a feeling of total freedom.”
Staton admits that the pandemic has represented a challenge for tourism companies, but also knows that investing in “innovative and unique” products is key to staying competitive in the tourism industry, especially since today’s tourists are looking for outdoor recreational activities and safety.
“On behalf of the Costa Rican Tourism Board, we offer our most sincere congratulations to this initiative, which serves as a clear example of how innovation can make the difference in this new normal”, said ICT General Manager Alberto López. “As we set a course for a gradual recovery, outdoor activities with a sustainable approach will allow domestic and international tourists to reconnect with their essence and fully enjoy unforgettable experiences and the true meaning of Pura Vida.”
Situated at the banks of a river and surrounded by mountains, Rainforest Adventures Park also offers activities such as high ropes, ziplining and cable cars.
Indeed, visitors reach the SkySwing using a cable car that takes them up a mountain, where they will also have a chance to observe the Tourism Flag, the largest Costa Rican flag in the country, which was inaugurated in December.
About Rainforest Adventures
Rainforest Adventures is an eco-theme park with over 25 years of experience building and operating world-class attractions. It pioneered the creation of the world’s first cable car in a rainforest, which was built in its location in Braulio Carrillo National Park. Its other location is in Jacó. The company is also active in Saint Lucia, Panama, Jamaica and Saint Martin.