For the thrill-seeker, Costa Rica's got at least two different locations to jump off a ledge and become a human yo-yo. Bungee jumping in Costa Rica.read more close
Central America's largest bungee jump hangs perilously above a 460-foot drop over a valley in Monteverde. Extremos, (specializing in helping people conquer their fear of heights), takes jumpers out on their gondola to plummet into the valley below for $60, video included. Transportation is only available from Monteverde hotels.
Costa Rica's original bungee hotspot, located at the old Colorado River Bridge, has been in business since 1991. The bridge, at 265 feet high, is one of the tallest bungee destinations in the Americas.
An hour west of San Jose, the Colorado River bungee jump offers guests a 260-foot free-fall jump over a stunning river gorge. Fly headlong off the bridge, hurtling down toward the rocky river, before springing back, through a lush, tropical canyon.
Tropical Bungee is a Grecia-area tour approved by the North American Bungee Association (NABA). The first jump is $75, the second is an additional $45; these include a free T-shirt and video. Transportation's free and the company will pick you up anywhere in San Jose. Tours run twice a day with pick up times at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.