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Going Airborne on Zip Lines at Xplore Adventure Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Riding zip lines at Xplore adventure park in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riding zip lines at Xplore adventure park in Riviera Maya, Mexico

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The network of zip lines at Xplor adventure park looks like an overhead freeway. Ziiiiiip. The sound alerts you that another rider is passing overhead. All together, the park has about two miles of zip lines that run from high towers down to water-filled caverns. One zip line adventure has five lines and the other six lines. You ride tandem on one of the zip lines and you end up in water on two other zip lines. Twice, after landing from one zip line you have to walk across a suspension bridge high in the air to reach the next zip line.

I'm in a harness and looking down at a black hole. He pushed me off the ledge! Now, I'm zooming down towards the hole, which turns out to be a cave filled with water. Swoosh. The water is slowing me down and I swallow a mouthful because I'm laughing so hard. Drenched, I'm helped out of the harness and stagger onto a dry ledge. Time to head to the open-air cafeteria for lunch. Need to stoke up for another raft ride in the underground river this afternoon.


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