We join a ziplining (canopy) tour in the forest near La Fortuna. This is how it works: You wear a harness that is attached to some rolls that roll on a steel cable. You slide down the cable sitting, and you have one hand in a leather glove sliding on the cable behind (!) the rolls. That hand is both to keep your direction and prevent you from spinning, but also to break by pulling on the line with the glove. I don't trust this technology very much, but it's all we have.
They drive us up a hill in the forest from which we see the lines spanning the chasms between the forest hills. They look incredibly deep. I get kind of scared, but there's no way back now. The first line still scares me a bit, but I'm way to busy with holding the zipline to even look down. That's great, so after two ziplines, I've lost my nervousness and have a lot of fun. We get quite fast on these lines - up to 60 km/h, which really feels a lot because you slide through the trees, next to their branches. The view is gorgeous - you can see over wide chasms, deep into the forest, to the cloudy volcano, and all over the waterfall under which we swam yesterday. The longest line is 1 km long, and has a height of 100 m above ground. Amazing! I didn't expect it to be that cool. It was an outstanding experience. See video material for some incoming zipliners.
We get back on horses. The guides suggest that we can tell them where to go, but I don't think that's true. These horses ignore any directions and will just go wherever they are used to. My horse doesn't seem to like the others, so it first leaves the path to go through the forest, and then decides to overtake (see short video).
Finally we drive back to Tamarindo where we arrive at 9 pm and call it a day.