If you're looking for the ultimate in adrenaline-pumping excitement, head to Naranjo in Alajuela. In addition to the lush tropical rainforests, exotic wildlife and rolling hills, you'll also find Tropical Bungee, a company that has been providing tourists with the ultimate bungee jumping and adventure sports experiences for more than 20 years. Come with me to learn more about this exciting activity!

Bungee Jumping with style
Bungee Jumping with style

Leaps of faith

Bungee jumping is one of the most intense activities you can try during a vacation to Costa Rica. Fortunately, the friendly and knowledgeable staff of Tropical Bungee really know their stuff, so you'll be in good hands. I'm a little on the small side, and although the guys were very understanding, they didn't have a harness that would fit me, so I had to sit and watch other people take the plunge instead.

Tropical Bungee operates at the Old Colorado River Bridge in Naranjo. Standing at 265 feet, it's one of the highest bridges in Central America, making it the perfect place to take a leap of faith and experience the exhilaration of bungee jumping. Since the club opened in 1991, more than 40,000 people have jumped off the bridge! Tropical Bungee also imports all its safety gear from the U.S., and the qualified experts make sure that all their equipment and practices adhere to the very strictest safety regulations, so you can jump with confidence!

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Other exciting adventure sports

Don't let the name fool you - Tropical Bungee offers a lot more than just bungee jumping. If you'd rather try your hand at rock climbing, the guys at Tropical can help you every step of the way. Many of the sheer faces surrounding the Old Colorado River are ideal for rock climbing. There are several faces best suited for novice climbers, but there are also a couple of cliffs that even experienced climbers may find challenging.

For another way to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of Naranjo, why not try rappelling down one of the area's rock faces? Tropical Bungee specializes in fixed rope descents down some spectacular ravines, canyons and bridges. Some of the rappelling spots feature beautiful waterfalls, offering you the chance to experience everything that Alajuela has to offer in a way you'll never forget.

Javi the Frog ready to make the jump
Javi the Frog ready to make the jump