Java is the 5th largest island in Indonesia and the world's most populous one as well. It acts as Indonesia's center of cultural and economic activity. Java is divided into four provinces, West Java, East Java, Central Java and Banted plus two additional special regions, Jakarta and Yogyakarta. Java is almost entirely of volcanic origin and lies between Sumatra to the west and Bali to the east.
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Paragliding in La Cumbre, Colima, Colima Mexico
The flying site of La Cumbre is situated at about 10 minutes away, by car, from the city of Colima. It’s one of the most popular fly sites in the surrounding area because of its close access. Paragliding schools organise groups almost everyday since the demand is high. Despite of the close access, there are many reasons that make La Cumbre a great paragliding spot.
First of all, the school assume your transfer from Colima to the flying site. The ideal time for taking-off varies between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., depending on the weather conditions and of course the seasonal changes. With a vertical drop that reaches at 365.76 m/1200 ft, the spot of La Cumbre offers mostly thermal and rarely soaring conditions. In good days, you may achieve an altitude of over 3048 m/10000 ft high. On normal days, the altitude fluctuates between 914.4 m/3000 ft and 1828.8 m/6000 ft. Furthermore, the GPS coordinates for the take-off are 19°10’52” (19.1813)N; 103°41’31” (103.692)W.
Finally, we should highlight that previous experience in paragliding is not necessary. There’s no stupid question as for your safety. Be sure that the instructors will teach you whatever is needed in order to enjoy a safe flight. Admiring Colima’s volcano while you are flying will be an absolutely breathtaking experience!