If you are an adventurous and risk-loving person, bungee jumping in the Canary Islands during your holidays is the culmination of your adventure. Take a chance and enjoy.
Our islands are known worldwide for being the perfect place for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. An ideal destination to enjoy the beaches and mountains that surround us. The Canary Islands are completely associated with a trip of sun, sea, leisure and calm. From Vanilla Garden we are going to tell you today how to change that concept and discover that there are many possibilities that we offer you for a complete and diverse holiday. Take note, it’s time to go bungee jumping in the Canary Islands.
If you are looking for strong emotions, an adrenaline rush and to overcome your fear, puenting is an ideal activity.We know that at first sight it is shocking to jump from a considerable height tied to ropes, but the experience is worth it and you’ll have something else to show off to your friends and family.
Bungee jumping and its origins
The history of bungee jumping is long and diverse as it did not start out as a leisure activity, it began as an activity closely related to religious festivals. It is believed to have originated on the island of Pentecost in the remote archipelago of Vanuatu. Tied to rudimentary ropes, teenagers would grow from boys to men by throwing themselves into the void. A BBC documentary in the early 1960s popularised this strange tradition. Although many other cultures have similarities in their rituals, the Voladores de Papantla in Mexico mix these leaps into the void with incredible acrobatics in a spectacle worth seeing.
Already in the 1970s a German climber named Helmut Kiene tried jumping with climbing ropes between two bridges in the French town of Annecy. His brother-in-law, who was an engineer, helped him to calculate the risks and materials before a jump for which he was not convinced. For the future, beware of advice from brothers-in-law.
In the Dangerous Club, in the 1980s, they tried out various challenges on different bridges around the world, one of them as legendary as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The activity was starting to become popular and the jumps were commonplace in the media and mass shows. In the following decades the jumpers mixed with anyone who had the courage to take on the challenge of this sport.
What do we need for bungee jumping?
Safety is essential in any jump of this type, we must trust the best professionals and use top quality material. Bungee jumping is a risky experience, but statistically very safe.
There are three basic elements for a jump. Ropes, harnesses and carabiners. These three elements must provide our jump with the necessary guarantees so as not to run any risk. It is also advisable to wear comfortable clothing and to wear a helmet and gloves as accessories.
Bungee jumping in the Canary Islands
The main companies in this sector are located on the island of Gran Canaria. On our nearby island there are several options to do this activity in the hands of the best professionals.
Aventura Canarias has safe locations and different jumping options beyond the basic jump tied to the waist or legs, you can also try the superman, inverted christ, mortal backwards, etc.
Rocking Rope has organised more than 15,000 jumps on the La Calzada bridge or La Angostura bridge. Real experts in the field who will make this moment a radical experience.
The communications between the island of Gran Canaria and the island of Tenerife are very fluid by plane and by boat, you will be able to do the short activity in just a few hours and be back in Vanilla Garden to continue enjoying your holidays.