6 Fun Things to do at Selvatica that are NOT Ziplines

ATV jungle circuit at Selvatica

Here are 2 quick questions…

  1. If you google “ziplines in cancun”, who shows up as #1?
  2. If you look at Trip Advisor’s “top 5 ziplines & aerial adventures in Cancun” who shows up as #1?

The answer to both questions?

Selvatica Adventure Park in Cancun.

Why is that? It’s because Selvatica has the most diverse & entertaining set of ziplines in Cancun.

But guess what? Selvatica provides so much more than just ziplines.

Let’s Look at 6 Fun Things to do at Selvatica that are NOT ziplines

1.      Polaris ATVs

Get a little muddy at Selvatica.

Let’s get one thing straight. There are ATVs…and then there are Polaris ATVs.

What’s the difference?

  • The lightning quick acceleration
  • The turn-on-a-dime handling
  • The bump-absorbing suspension

Once you’ve ridden a Polaris ATV, there is no going back.

Come to Selvatica to hop on the best 4WD ATV on the market.

2.      Bungee Swing

Bungee swim at Selvatica

Now who wouldn’t want to bungee? Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?

But here’s the better question…

When it’s your turn to jump, will you? Or will you have second thoughts as you’re walking to the edge of the ledge?

Will your inner monologue tell you “Have you lost it!? There’s NO way we’re doing this!”

There’s only one way to do find out…

Visit Selvatica and try the one-and-only Bungee Swing (if you dare)

3.      SkyWalk Bridge

Skywalk bridges at Selvatica.

Ever watch Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom? Remember the old rickety suspended bridge they have to cross over?

You know? The one that’s high up in the air, and doesn’t exactly look like it would pass a safety inspection?

Ever wonder how you’d fare in that scenario?

Then you have to try Selvatica’s SkyWalk Bridge. Test your agility under pressure & your fear of heights—all while safely strapped in!

4.      Jungle

You can hop on a zipline anywhere. But there’s no better place than the jungle.

Why?

Because it brings out the inner wild side hidden in all of us.

Listening to the jungle birds singing…

Feeling the warmth trapped under the jungle canopy…

Smelling the jungle breeze…

Nothing sets the mood for adventure like the jungle at Selvatica!

5.      Cenotes Swims

Make a splash into cenote at Selvatica.

There’s nothing more refreshing than a swim in a cenote. NOTHING.

How best to describe the feeling you get from swimming in a cenote after a long, dirty adventure in the jungle?

It’s like taking a shower…on steroids.

The crystal clear, salt-free, always-replenished bottomless waterhole, provides for the ultimate reinvigoration.

Come to Selvatica for a cenote swim you will never forget!

6.      Selvatica Tribe

Selvatica the adventure tribe.

When you come to Selvatica, you’re not just another client or curious world traveler. You’re part of the Selvatica Tribe.

We don’t just say “good luck!” and hope that you have a good time. We stay with you, every step of the way, to GUARANTEE you not only have a good time. But the best time of your life.

That’s the Selvatica difference you won’t find at other parks. We learn your name, and you learn ours, and by the end of it, a bond is formed.

There’s no better way to feel safe, than when you’re with your friends.

Come to the #1 Outdoor Adventure Park and join the Selvatica Tribe today!

5 Insane Things to do in Cancun When it Rains in October

Things to do in Cancun when it rains: So you finally did it. You finally decided to come to Cancun. You saved up money. Took time off from work. Got your passport updated. Bags are packed. Hotel booked. Airport transfer shuttle paid for.

Everything is in order. But then…

Rain!? On your vacation?? Could things get any worse?  I mean, these sort of things only happen to you, right? You can already feel the embarrassment coming on. You know everyone will ask you ‘how was your big trip to Cancun?” ‘Oh well, at least I tried’ you think to yourself… ‘At least I can stay inside a nice hotel.’

Nonsense! Don’t give up!

This is CANCUN we’re talking about! The land of extreme adventure. You think a little rain is going to stop you from having fun in Cancun!? Pfft. Let me show you something that will save your Cancun vacation.

I’m not talking about having a positive attitude, and pretending the rain isn’t there. I’m not recommending that you go to the beach, and simply hold an umbrella over you. No. I’m not recommending you run from the rain. I’m saying you should run TO the rain.

Embrace it. Feel lucky.

How in the world are you going to do that? It’s easy actually. Here’s our guide to 5 Insane Things to do in Cancun When it Rains in October. Genius, right?

1.       Grip it and Rip it with a Kickass Polaris ATV

When life throws us lemons, we do what? We make kickass lemonade is what we do. So there’s a little rain here and there. So what? So the ground is muddy. Who cares?

When you’re behind the wheel of an exhilarating Polaris ATV, these are all GOOD things. Why? Because Polaris ATVs eat mud for breakfast. They were specifically designed for this terrain.

Plus, did we mention Polaris makes this ATV!? We doubt you’ve ever experienced suspension this good. The acceleration? You’ll feel like a kid again. Speaking of which…

The mud is your friend. This is Cancun. Let loose. Let the mud fly. Get dirty.

Think about it.

This is the Mayan Jungle. This is Selvatica. This is how we roll.

2.       Soar Over the Mayan Jungle Canopy on a Thrilling Zipline

People did not evolve to fly. We don’t have wings. We’re all stuck down here. Unless…

Find out what it feels to fly! There’s no rush like soaring through the air on a zipline. The view itself is worth the price of admission. This is one of the best Cancun rainy day activities.

Why? Because you’re going to love the way the rain feels as you’re zipping by. It’s the perfect antidote to the hot, steamy weather.

You see? We told you we’d find a way to embrace the rain.

3.       O.M.G. Is that a…Bungee Swing!?

You came to Cancun for adventure right? Well, then there’s no backing down now. You wanted to create memories of a lifetime right? Then just close your eyes and do it. No thinking. Just doing.

We’re talking about walking over the edge. We’re talking about a bungee swing. First, you climb the stairs attached to the tree. Then, they strap you to the bungee. Then it’s time.

No more waiting. No more procrastinating. No more watching ‘the other guys’ jump off. Now it’s your turn. Now is your chance to conquer fear itself, and check off another item from your bucket list.

Let’s do it together. On three. One-Two-Three!!!

WOW. Talk about an adrenaline rush huh?

4.       Discover the Fountain of Youth—A Mayan Cenote!

There’s nothing more fun than a Mayan jungle adventure in the rain. The temperature is perfect. The activities are insanely thrilling. The mud? Well…it’s everywhere.

Not to worry…

You think we’re going to let you go home like that? Sweaty, muddy, and exhausted?

This is Selvatica you’re talking about. We didn’t become the number one outdoor attraction (5 years in a row!) with that mentality.

Introducing: The Mayan Fountain of Youth.

You know the reinvigorating feeling you get after you take a shower? Imagine that…ON STERIODS. The crystal clear fresh water will cleanse you to the core.

The best part?

You don’t walk in our cenotes. You hang on to the zipline, and let go right in the middle!

5.       Participate in the Circle of Life

Wow. What an adventure huh? We told you a little rain wasn’t going to stop you. In fact, just admit it. The rain made it even more awesome. So let’s not forget to pay our respects to the star of the show: The Mayan Jungle.

Without her, none of this is possible. But how can you help?

It’s simple. After you’re all done, place a seed in an expired helmet. Dig a small hole. Place the helmet inside the hole. Add some water. And Voila!

Soon enough, you’ll have contributed to another tree in the Mayan jungle. Pretty cool huh?

Selvatica’s Seed of Life program has shrunk our carbon footprint by over 7.8 million tons of carbon!

The circle of life at selvatica.

There it is folks. That was 5 Insane Things to do in Cancun When it Rains in October. So the next time your vacation buddy says “Oh no! What are we going to do in Cancun if it rains?”. Tell them to relax. Show them this article and book a trip to Selvatica. Cancun’s best outdoor adventure park.

Did we miss anything cool? Sound off below in the comments!

What is a Cenote?

Selvatica is Latin America’s number one adventure park.

This isn’t a marketing slogan. This is reflective of thousands of peer reviews from Trip Advisor. The results are in. Selvatica is Cancun’s number one outdoor activity—for several consecutive years now.

What makes Selvatica so great?

Well first off, no one does adventure like we do. Whether it’s our blazing ziplines over the Mayan jungle canopy, or our badass Polaris ATV ripping its way through the muddy terrain, we know what will get your heart pumping. We know adrenaline.

But part of what makes us unique is how we culminate the experience. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish right? We make sure that everyone who takes part in our wide variety of adventures available—don’t forget about our wild bungee swing—leaves feeling refreshed, revitalized, and reborn.

What’s our secret?

In a word: Mother-Nature. Think of it like this…

we have our own fountain of youth, right here on the property. It’s called, a cenote.

Now before you look at a dictionary definition of a cenote (believe me, this will only make things more confusing), allow us to explain what a cenote is, and why it’s the perfect finale to an amazing outdoor adventure in Cancun.

What is a Cenote?

Every year, millions of tourists flock to The Riviera Maya to swim and dive in its hundreds of crystal clear, freshwater swimming areas called cenotes. The word ‘cenote’ originates from the Yucatec Maya, meaning ‘ts’onot’, or ‘any location with accessible groundwater’.

Cenotes are sinkholes that develop over millions of years. In a nutshell, a cenote is the result of acidic water collapsing the limestone bedrock and uniting the top body of water with groundwater. In a sense, all cenotes are fundamentally united.

Mayan History

Centuries earlier, the Mayans reigned supreme in the Yucatan by relying on cenotes as their primary source of water. Unlike other great civilizations that depended on a network of above-ground river systems, the Mayans used a subterranean network of access points connected to groundwater. They also viewed cenotes as a portal to communicate with their gods, Chac, and Xibalba; the god of rain and the Mayan mythical underworld, respectively.

American Misperception

Some American’s may be wondering, as I originally did: why on earth would I want to willingly swim in an acknowledged sinkhole?

Growing up in Florida, I viewed sinkholes as your worst enemy. It has destroyed many homes insidiously, over the course of a decade. Some, overnight. Just a few years ago, a 37-year-old man in Florida was swallowed alive in his sleep by a sinkhole.

However, there remains a BIG fundamental difference between a Florida sinkhole and a Riviera Maya cenote.

The difference is, Florida sinkholes have a top layer of sand and clay. Most of the time, this top layer has held up. Other times, it has crumbled. Those are the times you hear about on the news.

Mayan Reality

In the Riviera Maya however, the collapse has already taken place long ago. There is ZERO inherent risk of collapse like there is with Florida sinkholes. With cenotes, the water gets ultra-filtered through the ground, removing any particle that would leave the water looking murky.

All that remains is a fun and safe freshwater swimming area with shockingly crystal clear clarity and brilliantly beautiful turquoise blue water. Also, due to its lack of salinity, you won’t have to worry about irritated eyes or salinized hair or swimwear.

Selvatica’s Farewell Gift

Now that you have a better understanding of what a cenote is, I want you to picture this.

    • You’ve soared through the air like superman on our ziplines.
    • You’ve boldly jumped on our bungee swing.
    • You’ve tested your agility on our wobbly hanging aerial bridges.
    • And finally, you’ve flung mud in every direction with our fearsome Polaris ATV.

You’re sweaty. You’re muddy. You’re tired. Is this how you want to enter the bus?

Of course not. Allow us to present the perfect solution: Selvatica’s cenote.

Jump in our very own fountain of youth, and become reborn.
Swim in crystal clear water and connect with a reinvigorating force of nature.
Words can’t describe how amazingly refreshed you’ll feel when you come out of the water.
There’s no better climax to a wild day of adventure.

Go Wild. Get Dirty. Have Fun…then

Jump in. Get Wet. Be Reborn.

This is the Selvatica Experience.

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