Ziplines in Riviera Maya- What to Look for & Avoid

Ziplines in Riviera Maya- What to Look for & Avoid


Everyone who has traveled to Cancun knows this:

Cancun is not all there is. It simply opens the door to the Riviera Maya. Here you can enjoy a bevy of travel destinations, each with their own set of entertaining attractions.

Today we’re going to focus on Ziplines in Riviera Maya:

  1. What to look for
  2. What to avoid
  3. How to prepare

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A.     Riviera Maya Zip Lines – What to look for

1. Location.

The best ziplines in the Riviera Maya are the ones you can actually get to. Makes sense, right?

That’s why picking a zipline tour operator like Selvatica is your best bet. Selvatica is located right in the epicenter of the Riviera Maya (in between Cancun and Playa del Carmen) …AND

Selvatica offers FREE roundtrip transportation aboard an air-conditioned van, when purchased online.

2. Variety is the spice of life—even for ziplines!

Nobody likes repeating the same thing over and over. The same goes for ziplines!

That’s why Selvatica offers 4 different kinds of zipline experiences.

 I. Superman Zipline

the Superman Zipline

They say standing in a super-hero pose boosts your confidence… 

Now imagine how you’ll feel after soaring through the air in the ultimate super-hero pose: the flying superman!

II. Cenote Splash Zipline

Zipline Cenote
What better way to cap off a zipline experience than a quick splash and swim in a refreshing cenote?

III. Glove-Control Zipline

Glove control Zipline

Some like it fast. Some like it not-so-fast. With Glove-Control Zipline, you decide! Just squeeze to slow down, and release for maximum velocity!

IV. Tarzania: The Human Roller-Coaster

Tarzania The human Roller Coaster
Tarzania is like the result of some mad scientist creating some ultra-exciting zipline+roller-coaster hybrid.

You’ve never seen anything like it…

Try the Human Roller-Coaster (exclusive to Selvatica).

Bonus Zipline:

If you’re feeling bold, talk to the zipline operator to try one of the ziplines UPSIDE-DOWN!

Bonus Resource: Zipline in Riviera Maya Guides:

Top Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks in Riviera Maya‎

Top Riviera Maya & the Yucatan Ziplines

B.     Riviera Maya Ziplines – What to Avoid

3. Avoid parks with only one kind of zipline

Ziplines in Cancun
Trust me. You’re going to get bored.

4. Pick a place near you (w/ FREE transportation)

Free transportation to Selvatica


Pick an operator near you (who wants to spend their whole day traveling?) and offers free transportation (save your money!)

5. Avoid Brand-New Establishments

Selvatica more than 10 years of experience

You want a zipline tour company like Selvatica, that has years and years of experience.

That’s the kind of proven safety track record you can trust.

6. Stay away from tours with bad user-review

Selvatica Tripadvisor Hall of fame winner





Trust your peers. If they have complaints, listen to them. On the other hand…

If the rave about a zip line tour in the Riviera Maya, heed their advice.

For example, Selvatica averages a perfect 5.0 on Trip Advisor. 

C.     How to prepare for zip lines while visiting the Mayan Riviera

7. Arrive with energy

Arrive with energy
This means…

Don’t come hung-over

Try relaxing the day before so your muscles aren’t sore.

Avoid coffee the morning of (this can make you nauseous if you’re susceptible to it)

8. Bring all your necessities

Bring all your necessities
This may seem obvious, but it’s so easy to overlook something. Especially if you’re packing the day of.

Here’s a zipline checklist to help you out:

1. Spare clothes & shoes

Remember, there’s a good chance everything your wearing is either going to get wet (in the cenote or via rain) or muddy. This includes your shoes.

So bring extras!

2. Bring plastic bags

So where did you plan on putting those wet clothes? Bring a plastic bag to isolate your wet clothes.

3. Bring a sweater/blanket

A sweater in the Riviera Maya!?

Seems like crazy talk but it makes sense because you’re going to be coming out of a cenote, and heading into a van with AC.

4. Bring cash

Use it to pay for souvenirs, hand out tips, pay for lockers, buy professional photographs.

5. Eat a light breakfast

Eat something light before you come. Maybe some cereal with chopped fruit. Avoid heavy breakfasts, like eggs or pancakes.


ATV Tours in Cancun: Everything you need to know

Beach party in Cancun


Cancun is the land of adventure. Some find adventure in the form of tequila fueled beach-side parties.

Others want something raw. Something more real. And riding an ATV in Cancun gives them exactly what they’re looking for.

Do you share that opinion? Perfect!

Then read this article to find out everything you need to know about Cancun ATV tours.

How to pick the right ATV in Cancun:

aerial view airplane at selvatica

First off. Make sure to pick a place like Selvatica Adventure Park, that offers LEGITIMATE ATVs.

What does that even mean?

It means don’t be fooled by what some of our competitors offer: glorified golf-carts that promise amphibious capabilities (they don’t).

You want a Polaris ATV (like Selvatica offers) that truly responds to your every command. You want instant acceleration. You want turn-on-a-dime handling. You want shock-absorbs that eat potholes for breakfast as a light snack.

The lesson? Make sure you pick Selvatica’s Polaris ATV (or don’t get surprised if you’re left with a glorified golf-cart).

ATV Riding in Cancun – What to Expect at Selvatica:


It’s very simple. Expect a wild adventure powered by a Polaris ATV.

But with Selvatica’s Offroad Polaris Tour, except more than just bold ATVs.

Here’s what else you get:

  • 10 Zipline circuit
  • Cenote swim
  • Tarzania- The Human Roller-Coaster
  • 4 Aerial Bridges

You see? Selvatica makes sure you have the ultimate Cancun off-roading experience by including other entertaining attractions.

How much does Selvatica’s Offroad Polaris Tour costs?

Adult Price: $155 USD

Child Price: $85 USD

TIP: Book online & ahead of time and you can get even LOWER prices.

Cancun Off-Roading – How to Prepare:

Don’t come hung over! Try to be in the best form possible, physically and mentally. Be ready for an adventure!

If you can, pick a rainy day to go. Instead of sulking in your hotel over bad weather, make lemonade have a fun day in the mud with an all-terrain-vehicle.

What to Bring:

What to wear while going on a Cancun Tour

Comfortable clothes & shoes – Something that can get dirty and dry quickly

Spare clothes & shoes – You don’t want to come back home with wet clothes & shoes

Bathing suit – So you can swim in the cenote

Plastic bag – To put your wet clothes in

Towel– To get dry

Mosquito spray & Suntan lotion – Preferably bio-friendly because you will be in the jungle

Cash – To pay tips to the crew if you see it fit, and to bring home souvenirs or professional pictures


Selvatica Boutique Adds-on

Transportation – Get door to door transportation.

Insurance – Get full coverage on your ATV in case of an accident

Lockers – Keep all belongs safe while you tour. Remember, your smartphones + car keys, can EASILY get lost while on ATVs, ziplines and cenotes.


  1. Make sure you pick a company like Selvatica that uses authentic ATVs (not glorified golf-carts) & offers ziplines, cenotes, & hanging aerial bridges as well.
  2. Come ready for an adventure (not hungover!)
  3. Bring spare everything and get a locker because things will get wet!
  4. Buy online in advance to save money!