Elsewhere in the world, Costa Rica’s longest ocean-view zip line is set to open this fall. Spanning nearly a mile between two mountain peaks, the ride is 80 stories high. It affords views of jungle canopy on one side and pristine coastline on the other. Adventure Playground is the designer. The zip line is one of more than 30 new land and water attractions at Diamante Eco Adventure Park situated along Matapalo Beach in Guanacaste.
Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.