Travel & Outdoors | August 2008
|Kids Love the Beach... and Parasailing!|
Aaron Watson - PVNN
There are more things to do on Los Muertos Beach than just play in the sand, soak up some sun or take a swim. Ileana and Sofia Ceja, two teenagers from Southern California who spent their summer vacation in Vallarta, show us some exciting beach activities offered by Paul Parasailing that everyone in your family will enjoy.
|Watch our video of Sofia Ceja soaring sky high on a parasail ride over Banderas Bay, then riding the waves on an a banana boat ride with Paul Parasailing. To find more kid-friendly tours and activities in Puerto Vallarta that everyone in your family will enjoy, click HERE to watch our exclusive Vallarta for Kids video series.|
Soar high in the sky with Paul Parasailing and their friendly, knowledgeable staff. Prepare yourself for an exhilarating adventure and loads of excitement available for the entire family. With breathtaking sights of Los Arcos and all the way to Punta de Mita, who knows what you'll see.
Maintaining high levels of safety guidelines, Paul Parasailing offers an approximate 10-minute ride high above the bay. First, the staff will explain the safety procedures, then gear you up for the thrilling ride. Prepare for liftoff as the boat speeds ahead and the parachute opens to hoist you into the air. You, the parascender, have little or no control of the parachute, so unwind and gaze around as the boat pulls you with a 500-1000 foot tow rope.
Parasails, first developed by Pierre-Marcel Lemoigne in 1961, provide loads of entertainment while presenting an astounding bird's eye view. The first mentions of flight took place the same year behind a tractor in France. However, Mark McCulloh revolutionized parasailing with the invention of the Winchboat, still utilized today by over 95% of operating companies. Parasailing evolved into a highly professional operation, including safety associations, sporting activities and recreational parasailing now available all over the world.
If after parasailing, you are looking for even more excitement, why not try a banana boat ride? A banana boat is an inflatable tube pulled by a boat. Riders sit astride the banana, which allow them to experience some of the thrill of moving fast and close to the water much more easily and safely than by water-skiing, which makes it a popular ride for children.
With Paul Parasailing people of all ages can enjoy these exciting beach activities, so strap on your harness, grab your life jacket and get ready for the ride of your life!
After spending a fun-filled day on Playa Los Muertos with her family, 13-year-old Sofia, an avid swimmer who would have been happy to spend every day of her summer vacation at the beach, said, "Between the calm clear waters and the endless activities you'll never get bored 'cause there's something new and exciting to see and do every day!"
Paul Parasailing operates daily next to the pier on Los Muertos Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
To find more kid-friendly tours and activities in Puerto Vallarta that everyone in your family will enjoy, click HERE to watch our exclusive Vallarta for Kids video series.