Selvatica vs Our Biggest Competitor (2018)

Selvatica vs Our Biggest Competition – similar concepts, two very different experiences!

How do you know which one is right for YOU?

That’s where we come in…


When headed to Mexico it’s easy to focus your attention on the white sandy beaches, twinkling turquoise water, and glitzy hotels.

 But did you know that the lush tropical jungles that encapsulate Mexico house many wondrous secrets that are just waiting to be discovered by you?

Cancun and the Riviera Maya have earned their place among the top places in the world for awesome zip-line adventures.

 

fly like a superman in the jungle.

Boasting epic views, breathtaking nature, and adrenaline-fuelled activities, it’s not hard to see why.

But with competition rising and experiences varying in style how can you be sure you’re choosing the right one for you?

Selvatica vs Our The Biggest Competition

If everything was the same I think we can all agree that things would start to get boring very quickly.

The great thing about Selvatica and other competitors in the region is that that they each have their own unique traits.

Taking the thrill of zip-lining and outdoor adventure both Selvatica and it’s competitors know how to own it in their different ways.

join our tribe at Selvatica.

Pricing – Selvatica vs Biggest Competitor

Selvatica

Your experience at Selvatica doesn’t have to depend on a ‘one price fits all’.

You have the option to choose from 4 different tour options depending on what you want to do!

  1. The Selvatica Gimme All  

This is the longest program Selvatica offers.  Perfect for those of you wanting to experience EVERYTHING the attraction has to offer in a well-organized and efficient fashion.

It includes:

  • Round Trip Transportation
  • Offroad or ATV Driving
  • 10 Zipline circuit
  • Aerial Bridges
  • Bungee
  • Tarzania (human -roller coaster zip-line)
  • SuperFlight (monster zip-lines)
  • Swim in a Cenote
  • JUNGLE COASTER
  • Light Lunch and Water
  • It lasts between 7 to 8 hours approx

tarzania the human roller coaster

2The Extreme Canopy  

 Do you want to experience the thrills and beauty of Selvatica but don’t necessarily want to spend a full day of your vacation zip-lining because you’re pushed for time? The Extreme Canopy tour is for you!

It includes:

  • Door to door Shuttle
  • 10 Zipline Circuit
  • Swim in a Cenote
  • TARZANIA
  • Light Lunch and Water
  • It lasts between 3 to 4 hours approx

Enjoy our lukuma cenote.

3. Offroad Polaris

Do you possess a need for speed and dose of adrenaline?

Enjoy aerial views at Selvatica before getting down and dirty on the ground. Explore the depths of the jungle on board your state-of-art Polaris RZR BUGGY, forget glorified golf-buggies petrol heads are in for a real treat!

Great if you want to experience the highlights in a shorter space of time.

  • Door to Door Shuttle
  • 10 Zipline circuit
  • 4 Aerial Bridges (skywalk)
  • Polaris RZR BUGGY (jungle circuit)
  • Swim in a cenote
  • TARZANIA
  • Parachute jump
  • Light Lunch and Water.
  • It lasts between 3 to 4 hours approx
  • To drive you must be 16+ and show a valid ID.

Mud madness at Selvatica

 

Selvatica works with dynamic pricing to always help you get the best deal.

This means that there is no fixed price. It can change depending on the date you book, what time, and how many people for.

However, just as an example to give you a rough idea of what to expect, during high season, on Thursday 15th March 2018, at 10.30 am adult prices are as follows:

  • Extreme Canopy  $70-80
  • Gimme All $140
  • Offroad Polaris 117-130

Please note prices are significantly lower if you book online and in advance, so we would recommend that you do this.

You can speak to someone from the live chat on their website who will give you an instant answer and assist you if you have any questions.

Selvatica also has a page on their website dedicated to promotions, where it’s likely you’ll find deals like ‘save 30%‘ or ‘pair Selvatica with a trip to Dolphinaris‘, be sure to check it out so you don’t miss out on great savings.

The Competitor

The leading competitors also offer dynamic pricing but options are much more limited.

The only variations in tours that they offer are if you want to go during the day or at night time.

selvatica

Again, you do save money if you book online in advance, but you do not have the opportunity to choose a time slot, it’s more of just a ‘free for all’, but we will dig a deeper into that in a little while.

A rough example of an adult price during high season, on March 15, 2018, is $108. 

Location + Transportation

Location + transportation can be a huge factor when it comes to deciding which attraction is best for you.

You don’t want to spend most of your time traveling, but you also want the trip to be worthwhile.

Selvatica

Selvatica enjoys a privileged position halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. 

So, regardless of which hotel you stay at either side, you won’t be more than a 30-minute journey away from all the action.

Your pricing includes private round-trip transportation and you can expect to be picked up on time in a small, comfortable, clean, air-conditioned van operated by a safe driver.

Trnasport at selvatica

The Competition

The competition can be located on the south side of Playa del Carmen as if you were heading for Puerto Aventuras.

Their pricing doesn’t pick up outliers up with small contract vans.

Usually, they arrive in the style of a large “school bus”, which can quickly get tedious adding a solid hour to your journey on both ends of your day because you have to drop so many different people off at different locations.

Ziplines

For newcomers, the ziplines are what both attractions have become synonymous with and notorious for!

Your time at each of the parks will be spent with a few hours zip lining. Both experiences are of course, immensely fun, but extremely different in nature.

Who’d have thought you could reinvent this thrilling adventure in two completely different ways?

So, what makes them so different?

Selvatica

Selvatica prides itself on variation and personalisation.

Your experience at Selvatica is never going to be underwhelming. Why?

Because the park doesn’t just have one style zip line that you ride over and over again. Oh no, at Selvatica the creators believe that variety is the spice of life and monotony is the killer of all fun.

At Selvatica the different zip lines you will encounter include:

1. Tanzania AKA “The Human Roller-Coaster”

They call Tanzania, “The Human Roller-Coaster”, due to its one-of-a-kind zipline track you won’t find anywhere else.

tarzania the human roller coaster

Innovative and completely unique in style, you can expect not only to zoom down through the jungle, but to twist and turn, go up and down, and experience a thrill unlike any other.

 2. Superflight  “The Superman Zipline”

Did you ever grow up wondering what it would feel like to be Superman for the day?

superflight at selvatica

 

Now you no longer have to wonder, you can sail through the air as if you were a real superhero by flying face-first through the jungle.

3. Glove Control Zipline

On this exhilarating zip line, you can keep a tight grip for a more controlled experience…or release your grip for full velocity!

glove control zipline at selvatica

You’re in control, so have fun, and take flight!

4. Upside Down Zipline

How do you take something already extreme to the next level?

By doing it upside down, of course!

Get a new perspective on the jungle and see it from all angles.

upside down at selvatica

Your trip to Selvatica will enable you to conquer 4 completely different zip lines. You will leave with a real sense of accomplishment.

Perfect for travelers looking for a real thrill of adrenaline.

5. Cenote Splash Zipline

Ready for the ultimate conclusion to a zipline?

Then try the exciting Cenote Splash Zipline!

make a splash in our lukuma cenote

The Competition

The competition does offer some variation in their zip lines too, albeit they are not as extreme.

You will fly down each of them in the generic seated position.

However, here the ziplines boast exhilarating heights, they differ in length, and the occasional zipline also incorporates water into the mix (so prepare to get wet while you’re zooming through the air too).

water ziplines.

Safety

Safety is of paramount importance at both of the parks.

Both attractions pride themselves on the infallible precautions and procedures that have been cemented into the brand’s core values.

They each proudly boast the latest and most up-to-date technology that is regularly checked and approved by the ACCT. 

In case you are wondering why one park may have one zip line for support and the other has two, or if you have any questions about the safety at each of the parks, I recommend you read this review that is responded to by the Director of Selvatica.

ATV / Polaris

For me when I hear ATV or Polaris I expect a real speed demon NOT a glorified golf-buggy.

You didn’t pay for something mediocre, you paid for a real adventure!

Selvatica

At Selvatica you will be given a 4-seater Polaris RZR, which can comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.

These state-of-the-art vehicles are exactly that, state-of-the-art!

If you were to buy one of these back home in the states it would cost you close to 15k!

selvatica ATV

They are a real treat to drive, especially if you’re into powerful motors.

There is enough power behind these things to satisfy the craving of every petrol head.

At Selvatica you can pay a small fee of around $15 dollars and breathe easy knowing that you are insured if anything at all was to happen to the vehicle.

The Competition

The competition only uses utility-class Gators that max out at about 12mph, BIG difference.

So if you’re looking for speed you’re not going to find it here, unfortunately.

By comparison, the competition is slow, but you can expect to see some epic scenery on the journey round. It gives you a chance to soak up the sites of caves, bridges, and different terrains.

Preference really does depend on what you’re hoping for.

Swimming / Cenote

You’re in the Riviera Maya, natural beauty is a given!

Mexico is home to some incredibly beautiful greenery, and stunning cenotes unique to this area of the world.

It’s absolutely vital that you visit at least one cenote during your visit to Mexico. They’re magical.

 Selvatica

At Selvatica by the time you reach the cenote to cap off you’re the day it’s almost inevitable you will have worked up a sweat.

Prepare for a relaxing and cooling experience at the onsite cenote.

selvatica cenote

Visually it’s stunning, but the waters are just sublime. You will have around 40 minutes here to soak up the sights, relax, and enjoy the water.

Not only that, there is the opportunity to zip-line into the water! 

You will have a ton of fun rounding off your adventurous day.

Cue CANNONBALL!

Canonball!

The Competition

The competitions park involves a lot of water throughout the entire day, so if you don’t feel like spending the day soggy maybe it isn’t for you.

That said,  on a warm say it isn’t too much of an issue.

The cenote and swimming at this attraction are largely underground (so be warned: it can get cool), as part of a series of caverns and underground rivers, whereas the one at Selvatica is not enclosed.

For people who don’t deal well with small spaces, it is important to take this into consideration when weighing up your options.

If you are interested in learning more about stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over millions of years this is a good opportunity for you to do so.

Overall the swimming and cenote experience at the competitions park is very picturesque and pleasant.

Food

All that adventure is sure to work up your appetite.

Luckily for you, food is provided at both of the parks.

You can expect to eat things like chicken, guacamole,  beans, chips, salad, and rice.

Selvatica.

One of Selvaticas core values is to keep things as eco-friendly as possible and to reduce the carbon footprint dramatically.

They have invested large amounts of money into planting more trees, which you can read all about on their the ‘Seed of Life Program’ section on their website.

So, if you are wondering why there is no bottled water at Selvatica, this is why.

Alternatively, they offer, fresh, safe, cool water in cone cups that are made from recycled materials.

Organization and Efficiency

Nobody likes waiting around (especially British people), so with popularity must come organization!

With so many people choosing parks like Selvatica things have to be efficient otherwise navigating the attraction would be pure chaos.

Selvatica

Selvatica prides itself on its personal and intimate approach to adventure.

Here you will be part of a small tribe and your guide will take the time to get to know your name and make you laugh.

Staff at Selvatica are widely recognized on TripAdvisor as ‘incredible’, and often are what makes the experience SO memorable for thousands of visitors.

Despite the popularity of the attraction, Selvatica never exceeds its capacity to function seamlessly.

The tours here run like clockwork, meaning you never have to wait to get on to a particular attraction.

The guides are in constant communication with one another, and you will never be stood around waiting for the next thing to happen.

It’s completely flawless.

the guides have the best customer service

The Competition

It’s like going to Disneyland and all the magic is taken away because you have to queue for long periods of time to get on to a ride.

The competitions itinerary is much more of a ‘free for all’, and during peak times and season, it can feel a little chaotic.

You are almost left to your own devices, different guides wait for you at different podiums or areas of the park. Whereas at Selvatica the same guide journeys with you throughout the entire experience.

You need the whole day at Xplor to do absolutely everything but without a personal guide, it’s likely you may miss something or not get the absolute most of out of the experience.

Conclusion

It’s decision time!

It’s great that you’ve taken the time out to weigh up your different options rather than agreeing to the first offer you discovered and risk all that disappointment.

Both parks are successful and ultimately it comes down to what you want from your experience.

If you’re looking for thrilling, adrenaline adventure, with different options to suit your specific wants and needs, then without a doubt Selvatica is the option for you.

If you are looking for a more relaxing, less thrilling adventure, with a slower pace but incredible scenery then the competition may be the way to go.

In the end, we just want to you to have the best experience possible so be sure to choose wisely. 😉

5-Step Guide to Ziplining in Cancun with a Fear of Heights

5-Step Guide to Ziplining in Cancun with a Fear of Heights

Mexico is a paradise that brings millions of tourists from all over the world for two reasons: beautiful beaches and incredible adventures like ziplining in Cancun. For many, it’s both.

You can start off by unwinding at a white-sanded beach. That’s great…for a moment. But before you know it, you’re going to get excited. You’re going to crave adventure.

Then someone in your group says “hey, why don’t we go ziplining?”

Everyone agrees, but in your head you’re thinking “what is a zipline?”. More importantly, what does ziplining feel like?

Sure. You wanted adventure, and ziplining in Cancun certainly represents that. But now you’re worried about something: can I go ziplining if I’m afraid of heights?

Don’t worry. That’s perfectly normal actually. In fact, many people face fears before they zipline.

heights are not that bad for ziplining in Cancun

Here are some of the most common questions people have before they go ziplining in Cancun:

  1. What is the weight limit for zip lining?
  2. What do you wear to go ziplining?
  3. Does ziplining feel like a roller coaster?
  4. Are ziplines safe/fun/scary/dangerous/difficult/boring?

The truth?

  1. Each provider has different limitations, so check beforehand.
  2. Something light, athletic and comfortable (no skirts).
  3. Not normally, but Selvatica has a one-of-a-kind zipline called Tarzania that IS exactly like a roller coaster.
  4. Ziplines are safe, but you have to be careful. Everyone has fun on a zipline. Scary? To some yes. But most simply find it exciting. It is not dangerous but you must still be cautious. Anyone can go ziplining, even kids. There is no ‘difficultly level’. Zipline are many things, but ‘boring’ isn’t one of them.

Now that we got most of the common questions people have before ziplining out of the way…

Let’s focus.

In this guide, we’re going to teach you how to zipline in Cancun with a fear of heights.

Ready? Here we go.

1.-Pick an established zipline tour operator

Obviously, you need to pick a reputable company. Not some shack that sprouted up yesterday. A tour company with a trusted history.

In Cancun, that tour company is Selvatica. No one has been in the zipline business longer. Over two decades of experience, in fact.

What does this mean for you?
It means they know what they’re doing. They know NOT to purchase harnesses made in China. It’s this approach that’s earned them a certification for safety from the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).

Need further proof?
Go to Trip Advisor and type “Selvatica”. You see how an eye-popping 98% of the reviews are either “Excellent” or “Very Good”?

Still not convinced?

Consider this: We’re so committed to our customer’s safety and entertainment, Trip Advisor has named us “Best Outdoor Activity in Cancun” 5 times.

It’s true. When it comes to ziplining in Cancun, no one is more of an authority than Selvatica. Period.

awesome day at selvatica the best adventure park in Cancun

2.-Show up and get to the top

Remember, arriving is half the battle. It’s ok to be afraid. This is about facing your fears and having fun. The first and most critical step? Making the decision to go. Once you’ve made the commitment, stick to it. No matter what.

Just know this: when it’s all said and done, you’re going to wish you had done this much sooner in life.

But reaching Selvatica is not enough. You have to climb to the top. This can make some people nervous. It’s simple. Just keep breathing nice and slow.

This brings us to our next stage.

3.-Don’t Panic and breathe

Easier said than done, you may be thinking. Actually, it is easy. All you have to do is breathe. That’s it. Take long, slow, deep breaths. Take your mind to a place where you feel confident.

Understand this:

You don’t have to do anything. The outcome is not determined by your effort or skills. Selvatica has true and tried equipment that is tested frequently. Allow their experienced staff to take care of everything.

Speaking of which…

4.-Find somewhere that knows your name

What does that mean? It means you need to pick a place that will pay you personal attention. That’s the biggest advantage Selvatica offers.

Let me explain.

Other places simply collect your money, hand you a ticket, and wish you good luck. Sure, there are operators at each zipline. But they stay at that zipline. You have no guide that goes with you for the whole journey.

Someone who knows your fears and situation. Someone you can trust.

You see…

When you’re at Selvatica, you’re not just another ticket sold. You’re part of the tribe.

5.-Don’t over think it—Just do it

Let’s face it…this isn’t about ziplines or heights. This is about conquering fear itself. Bravery built today will stay with you forever.

Think about it. Decades later from now, will you remember that morning you spent drinking at the beach?

Or will you remember the triumphant day, when you, yes YOU, conquered your fear of heights by ziplining in Cancun at Selvatica?

Finally. Stare fear in the eye without flinching. Join the tribe.

Visit the best place to zipline in Cancun and book a tour with Selvatica.

We’ll make sure you conquer your fear of heights.

awesome day ziplining in Cancun

Related reading:

6 things to do before you go zip lining

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/6-things-do-you-go-zip-lining

Overcoming my fear of heights by going on a zipline

http://www.thetaylor-house.com/overcoming-my-fear-of-heights-by-going-on-a-zip-line/

Fear Conquering & Zip Lining 300 Feet High

http://www.gypsynester.com/ziplining.htm

Can an aversion to heights and a zipline mix?

http://www.fodors.com/community/mexico-central-america/can-an-aversion-to-heights-and-a-zipline-mix.cfm

80 year old women goes ziplining for birthday

http://www.wmur.com/news/woman-goes-ziplining-for-80th-birthday/41111892

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