Skydiving in Puerto Escondido
Have you ever dreamed of the sensation of flying over paradisiacal beaches?
Skydiving is the technique that involves launching people or objects from an airplane at a certain height, using a parachute to cushion and control the fall. This activity generally begins with a free fall when jumping from the plane that lasts a few seconds or minutes (depending on the height from where you jump) and then concludes with the opening of the parachute to appreciate the views and control the descent.
This particular experience can be for sporting or leisure purposes. In many parts of the world that are famous for their paradisiacal landscapes, skydiving is practiced for tourism. This is the case of Zicatela beach, in Puerto Escondido, state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Zicatela is a famous beach for its intense waves that give rise to the well-known term “Mexican pipeline”. Hence, it has become a recurring site among surfers from all over the world. But surfing is not the only thing that attracts people to this destination. Its long beaches, its tranquility and its chill energy, generates the perfect environment to enjoy a well-deserved vacation.
The skydiving tour offered on the Zicatela beach in Puerto Escondido consists of 1 hour and a half of pure adrenaline. First of all, the tour guides indicate how to configure the harness and all the relevant safety measures so that everyone feels calm when jumping. After the activity is explained, you proceed to get on the plane. This is when the heart begins to beat louder and the adrenaline begins to invade. When the plane reaches the indicated height, the instructors prepare to jump. Don’t worry, you don’t have to make the jump decision! It will be your guide who decides when to jump.
Once the jump is done and you are in the air, the maximum moment of adrenaline occurs. For several seconds you will remain in free fall, flying, unable to do more than feel. Once the free fall moment is over, your guide will open the parachute that will yank you back up. This feeling is an important part of the experience. Finally, you will descend at the rate that you and your guide choose. Here you will have several minutes to appreciate the landscape, the views, see what is beyond the borders and fill yourself with fresh air.
“Adrenaline, landscapes, perspectives and a lot of emotion. An undoubtedly complete experience. “Matxalen, Basque Country
An important particularity to take into account when taking this tour is that, depending on availability, you can make the jump at the same time that the sun goes down. A unique experience that occurs in few places since it is necessary for the sunset to fall into the sea for this to happen. Puerto Escondido offers these types of extraordinary situations that become the perfect setting for any activity.
In addition, the team of people who make the tour offer to take photographs and videos of your jump and fall so that you can always carry the visual memory with you. You will see how much fun it is to watch the video once you have descended!
Without a doubt, skydiving requires a lot of courage and an adventurous spirit. It is not recommended that people who are too fearful, with vertigo or with health problems do it. If you are not within these categories, we recommend that you take the skydiving tour in Puerto Escondido and be surprised by one of the most incredible experiences in one of the most beautiful places in the world.