At our port stop on the Carnival Cruise in Ensenada, Mexico, we went to the Las Canadas Canopy Tour that included ziplines and hanging bridges. There are 5 ziplines and 5 hanging bridges and take about a little over an hour depending on your pace. Some of the bridges are surprisingly difficult, especially the single boards which require quite a bit of balance. Also, what they may not tell you is that it requires a manual switch of your carabiners in the middle of the bridge, if done incorrectly you put yourself at a very high risk.
Overall, this was definitely one of the highlights of our visit to Mexico. Fun and challenging experience with an affordable price. We ended up paying $55/person which included the tour of La Bufadora, the zipline/hanging bridges at Las Canadas Campgrounds, and transportation to and from downtown Ensenada. Definitely worth the price and highly recommended.
- Open daily from 11AM to 11PM
- The Rio’s zipline is about 500 feet high and travels
- You have to be an adult to ride in the evenings
- Tickets are currently selling for $27.49
We had a great offer, 1 extra ride for the each of us riding, from an official stand in the casino selling the Voodoo Zipline tickets and with no line. Once we got our tickets, my dad and I, went up the elevator, I was very surprised how high the elevator actually went. We then had to wait for the hotel to text us when it was our turn, during that time we enjoyed the view.
The zipline was very high and I also noticed that the zipline goes over the hotel’s pool. So in my opinion, the best time to go on the zipline is during Summer, when there is a lot of people below you. When it was our turn to go on the zipline, strapped in, and started to begin, we just went vamoosh.
I was scared in the beginning, during the middle not so much, but in the end I was scared the most. The zipline travels about 35 mile per hour and is long, but to me during the travel to the other side it speeds up which made me screamed. What worried me the most was that there was no one on the other side, just on the beginning side, so if we get stuck there we die. The zip line actually goes back backward, fast, so that worried me a little.
The truly scary part is that we used our extra ride pass on the same turn, so when we got back to the start of the zipline it blasted us down again. I did not know what was more scary, the first or second time. Even though it was the second ride, I was still terrified of the boost in the ending. This ride, however, is still worth it’s money and I recommend going here next time you go to Vegas.
Rating of ride on a scale of 1-10:
I would give it a 9 star!