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Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Have you ever gone bobsledding? Was it in a forest? We don't think so. Rated on TripAdvisor as one of the top attractions in Ocho Rios Jamaica, come and experience the exhilarating bobsled ride down Jamaica's famed Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios. At Rainforest Adventures, we include the SkyExplorer ride, canopy zip lines, Mystic Waterslide and infinity edge pool and more for your amazing rain forest excursion. Enjoy a spectacular lunch at our restaurant overlooking the bay of Ocho Rios.

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St. Lucia Rainforest Excursions

Get an unparalleled St. Lucia vacation tour at Rainforest Adventures. Learn more about the rain forest aboard the rainforest aerial tram, combined with tranopy zip line tours for the best way to discover the rainforest. Try our famous Adreanaline and the AdrenaLUNA - the most exciting zip lines in the Caribbean. Trek through the hiking trails while you go bird watching and more!

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Costa Rica Atlantic, close to the Limon and San Jose Areas

Take a travel to Costa Rica and have a tour to Rainforest Adventures park and find great experiences and exciting attractions and things to do in Costa Rica's Atlantic side. From the first-ever aerial tram built over an expansive private nature reserve on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Complete with exotic birds’ flight path, and thrilling zip line tours. Awardwinning bird watching attracts bird enthusiasts from all around the world.

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Costa Rica Pacific Park, close to Jaco Beach

Come travel to Costa Rica and have an exciting park excursion at Rainforest Adventures in the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Enjoy the natural wonders of our ecotourism on the most enticing of all the Costa Rica Pacific attractions and excursions. Ride the rainforest aerial tram, or for an up-close and personal adventure try our thrilling zip line tour. Marvel the wonderful species of birds with our Costa Rica bird watching tours and take a look at different species of snakes and reptiles in the Serpentarium.

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Panama Excursions - Panama Canal and City Tours

Come travel to Panama, a country where the concept of exotic begins in its name in our Indigenous language, Abundance of... fish and butterflies; and it's true, as visitors will quickly discover for themselves. Youll find an abundance of wildlife in Panamas many national parks, an abundance of white sand beaches, hundreds of islands, more banks and shops than you would have dreamed possible, the Panama Canal, the rich history of Panama City, and of course, a fantastic quantity of fresh seafood, including fish.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year From Rainforest Adventures

New Year’s Eve is a reason to smile, to forget the troubles of the past, to be optimistic for the future, and more prominently, to put up a grand welcome to the New Year. The year 2011 has ended and it’s time for another year of adventures in our lives.

There are lots of speculations about what will happen in the year 2012, including the horrible prediction from scientists that there is a possibility that the world is about to end, backed-up by the Mayan calendar completing the 5,125 year cycle stating that the “end of days” for the earth will arrive by the year end. However, let us forget them for the moment and dump all of our worries. Instead, we should plan for a wonderful party for the celebration of the New Year, and hope for a prosperous year to come.


Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic celebrates the New Year with a big dance in San Jose’s Parque Central.

In Costa Rica, people celebrate the New Year spending quality time with their close friends and families, letting themselves relax while they celebrate the festive spirit of the holiday. Most of the time, they prefer to have private celebrations in their houses more than spending time to party hard. There are also others that choose to party on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. New Year is a time when natives like to spend, travel, and celebrate. In fact, hotels and resorts at this time are mostly fully-booked with hardly any vacant rooms left.

There are certain New Year’s Eve traditions that are significant in Costa Rica, such as the following:
  1. New Year’s Eve is a time for putting some extra efforts. Women of the make sure that their house gets into an absolute clean state at the time of the arrival of New Year, and thus, they put in adequate time to sweep every bit of a dust out and away. Traditionally, it symbolizes for sweeping the past evils and bad lucks, and welcoming good luck and optimism in the house.
  2. There are many others who throw water contained in a pan over the shoulders, with a belief that it will leave behind all hard and bitter memories of the past, with the arrival of New Year.
  3. Wearing yellow confers one with good luck in the coming year, while wearing red underwear confers one with a love partner in the coming year.
  4. If one wish to travel in the coming year, then there is a tradition of walking two times around one’s house or walk down the neighborhood street with luggage in hand, on New Year’s Eve.
  5. There is a widely observed tradition of eating twelve grapes on the midnight of New Year’s Eve in Costa Rica. Each grape is considered to represent for as month of the coming year.
  6. With the clock turning twelve, everyone cheers and wishes all those present around. There is a tradition of singing the traditional song of ‘Ano Vejo’ on the occasion, the lyrics of which talk about all what past year left in life.
Source: New Year’s Eve in Costa Rica


In Jamaica, New Year’s Eve is a one big and extended celebration, and everyone is willing to become part of it. Most people make visits to the beautiful mountains and beaches of Jamaica, including the Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios where Rainforest Adventures eco-park is located. The celebration does not only end with the departure of the New Year’s Eve because it lasts for the entire month of January. With the unique style of celebrations and the ever smiling faces of the natives, Jamaica draws people from all over the world during the New Year.

There is also an old tradition of cleaning the house and decorating it with flowers, plants, trees, and handicrafts. Aside from this, the people also make sure to complete the renovation works and that the walls are painted a little time before the arrival of the day of New Year’s Eve. All the streets and buildings are also illuminated with lights and glittering decorative items. People greet all their friends, old and new, as well as all the members of the extended family. They all send out best wishes for the coming year.

Source: New Year’s Eve in Jamaica


St. Lucia welcomes the New Year with pomp and gaiety. A number of other festivals and activities follow once the New Year celebrations are through. It is customary for locals and visitors to find a number of things to do for the New Year celebration. Including in the activities is the Assou Square, a New Year’s Day and New Year’s Holiday Celebration party. The 2012 Assou Square activities will be held along the John Compton highway from the evening of Saturday 31st December to Tuesday 3rd January 2012.

Source: Assou Square 2012


Dominica has a grand and astounding New Year celebration every year. The fun-loving people make preparations for this event with great pomp and show. New dresses are a must on the New Year. Lip smacking food is prepared in every household of Dominica at the arrival of the New Year. Lights, streamers and dazzling fireworks are a major part of the New Year decorations. All the famous pubs, discs and restaurants of Dominica are beautified and special offers are announced on this occasion.

In fact this is the time when one can enjoy a luxurious stay at the lavish hotels of the country at affordable prices. To attract travelers during this peak season the hotel owners design special packages to suit the needs of all kinds if travelers. The major tourist destinations of Dominica remain full of local as well as foreign travelers during this time. The entire country plunges into festivities and different cultural activities are also organized for entertainment purposes.

Source: New Year in Dominica

Rainforest Adventures greet everyone a Happy New Year! May you all have a prosperous year this 2012! If you plan to have an excursion and adventure with mother nature, book your tickets with us online now!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Annual Christmas Bird Count in Costa Rica

At Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica, the Annual Christmas Bird Count event brings a hundred ornithologists, tour guides, and bird enthusiasts around the world in order to have an adventure in the rain forests of Costa Rica, while they identify the new bird species in the area. This data also helps in illustrating the behavior of migratory bird species. In the Americas, this is one of the most important educational and scientific events since aside from bringing together about 50,000 bird watching aficionados in 2,000 spots in the Americas, the event also stress the importance of preservation.

The National Audubon Society, an organization which aims “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity,” has been organizing the Annual Christmas Bird Count for years. This tradition started way back to 1900, when ornithologist Frank Chapman called to end the shooting of birds that took place during the holidays, and suggested that instead of hunting them, people should meet to count them.

At Rainforest Adventures, the species of plants in our parks that serve as food and shelter for the birds provide a sustainable habitat in which to stay. The Annual Christmas Bird Count event started December 21 on the Atlantic park and on December 27 on the Pacific park.

Together with the Union de Ornitologos de Costa Rica, we are pleased to invite you at the Pacific park to be part of this annual international event organized by the Audubon Society. R.S.V.P as soon as possible by calling (506) 2257-5961 ext. 214 or by sending your email to or you can also reach us through our online contact form.

Be updated with new bird count data, as well as new photos of the Annual Bird Count by subscribing to our Facebook page!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gorge Zip Challenge - Featured in Dominica Weekly

Dominica Weekly is a blog that provides information on what’s going on Dominica island, and attempts to Share Every Dominican Moment with the World; whether it’s News, Politics, tourism, Carnival, local events, or personalities – all tied together with a bit of Dominica vibe.

And lately on the 8th of Nov, 2011, the blog had featured our video of the highest zip line in the southern Caribbean on their post! Here is the link to the article: Gorge Zip Challenge in Dominica - Do You DARE Cross It?

And here is the video of the Gorge Zip Challenge:

Gorge Zip Challenge is the newly opened tourist attraction at Rainforest Adventures Dominica, and it thrills with the HIGHEST ZIP LINE in the southern Caribbean! The six-platform zip line course offers three adrenaline-pumping lines that glide through the rainforest canopy.

From the park’s top station, visitors receive a safety briefing and orientation, and then take a short walk to the first platform and a 125 ft zip line. The second zip line (250 ft) takes riders higher yet and is followed by a 40 ft rappel to the ground.

The highlight of the experience is the Gorge Zip Challenge: an 810 ft cable suspended over Breakfast River Gorge, a 350-foot cavernous drop flourishing with plants and waterfalls. Do you DARE cross it?

If you do dare cross the Gorge Zip Challenge at Rainforest Adventures Dominica, buy your tickets now and get a 10% discount on online bookings!

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