Without a doubt, bungee jumping is one of the all time great adrenaline
rushes. In fact, it's practically an adrenaline overdose. To most
observers, it may seem like sheer lunacy, but at the heart of that act of
madness is an opportunity to conquer your own fear, and in doing so, gain
strength and self confidence.
Unless you've got heart condition, or some serious problems with your back
and neck, you should be able to bungee jump with no fear of injury. Jumps
should always be supervised by a trained jump master, and all equipment
must be up to international standards. In Costa Rica, jumps are done from
the "viejo puente sobre el Rio Colorado," an old bridge that spans a
300-foot-deep gorge located about half an hour west of San Jose. Jumps are
usually done Saturday and Sunday mornings, but they can be arranged at
other times for small groups. The jumps are done with 100-foot bungees,
which means jumpers have dropped about 200 feet when the chord stretches to
Have a nice fall!