Why you HAVE to choose a Polaris for your Cancun ATV Tour

Why you HAVE to choose a Polaris for your Cancun ATV Tour at Selvatica

Selvatica has a reputation

What is it?

Well, we, ourselves, could tell you…

Our reputation is that of being the best in the business. Hands down.

But would you believe us?

Sure. A lot of companies say they’re the best.

But we have social proof of our claim. LOTS of it actually. We’re not talking about one or two Facebook posts. We’re talking about THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of reviews on Trip Advisor.

It’s why Selvatica is Trip Advisor’s # 1 outdoor activity in Cancun.

So it should be no surprise, that we only choose to work with the best as well.

Why? Because we have a reputation to protect.

Polaris ATV

Atv tour at selvatica.

That’s why we love the Polaris ATV.

The Polaris brand represents the peak of ATV tours in Cancun. When it comes to offroading in Cancun, you better have a Polaris.

But you may be wondering…

Aren’t all ATVs just the same thing?

That would be like saying all cars are built the same. Clearly, there are huge differences. The same goes for ATVs.

What to expect with a Polaris ATV when offroading in Cancun

Atv polaris in the jungle

Maybe there’s someone in your group thinking…

I don’t know. Isn’t off-roading really rough?  I don’t think I can handle an 

If this is the case, reassure them. Polaris ATVs are a completely different breed. Sure. If you WANT things to be rough… a Polaris all-terrain vehicle will handle anything you throw at it.

But sometimes people prefer are a more gentle ride. Don’t be surprised if after riding a Polaris ATV, they say…

I wish my car handled like a Polaris!

Want to know what specifically makes a Polaris ATV the best in the business?

Here are 5 reasons to go with a Polaris ATV when offroading in Cancun

atv ride jungle circuit

  1. Polaris engineers, don’t just build the ATVs; they are ATV enthusiasts. The final product reflects this.
  2. With the most responsive power steering available, you always have complete control. You’ll never get steering fatigue.
  3. Perhaps the best part of a Polaris ATV is its unrivaled suspension. Prepare yourself for the SMOOTHEST ride you’ve ever had in a vehicle, period.
  4. With a high ground clearance and independent rear suspension, you won’t have to worry about getting stuck in any potholes.
  5. Just tap the gas pedal for commanding power to dominate any terrain you find in the Mayan jungle.

The bottom line is when you take a Cancun ATV tour…

A Polaris ATV provides the ultimate combination of power, suspension, and agility.

Where can you ride a Polaris ATV in Cancun?

Head on over to Trip Advisor’s # 1 Outdoor Activity and try the Offroad Polaris Tour, by clicking here.

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!

Best Cancun Adventure is Selvatica [5 reasons why]

There are two reasons why millions of tourists flock every year to Cancun: for beauty and adventure. It’s easy to see why. Everywhere you look, there’s something gorgeous to look at. Everyone knows about the soft-sanded beaches. There’s also the piercingly turquoise waters. Let’s not forget about the sparkling cenotes throughout.

But Cancun is more than that…

There’s also a vast Mayan jungle daring you to conquer it.That’s the other side of Cancun. The side that invites adventure. Like we said, there are two ways to enjoy Cancun: looking (beauty) and doing (adventure).

Some people don’t like adrenaline. Others demand it. It’s their way of ‘feeling alive’. For fans of extreme excursions, Cancun is your playground. Here, you can be free. Unshackle the chains of polite society.

The question is:

When the Mayan jungle beckons, do you answer the call?

For those who shout ‘yes’. Please proceed. We’re going to let you in on a little secret.

For those still unsure: don’t give up yet. Nothing summons the spirit like, adventure. This is the perfect proving grounds for conquering fear.

So step up to the plate. This is your chance to have a jungle excursion in Cancun.

But where you may be asking?

If you’ve been here before, it’s obvious.The best Cancun adventure is Selvatica.

Look’s look at 5 of the best reasons why that’s true.

1.-Insane ziplines over a jungle canopy

Where’s the best place to zipline in Cancun? Selvatica! Selvatica is the premier adventure park in Cancun. Situated in the heart of the Mayan jungle, at Selvatica, anything is possible.

And that includes…

Soaring through the air, over a jungle canopy, upside-down on a zipline!

That’ll wake you up!

Need more? Try Selvatica’s vaunted Tarzania Zipline. Not all ziplines were created equally.

Let me explain:

Most ziplines follow a single path. You start at the top, and gravity takes you down. Not Tarzania. No, Tarzania blazes its own trail. First, you go down.

But guess what? Now you’re going back up again. Then left. Then right.

It’s truly is zipline madness.

the best human roller coaster is Tarzania

 

2.-Get Muddy on a badass Polaris ATV

Think back to your childhood. Remember when you could run freely through the mud? Return to your youth. Selvatica grants you license to ‘get dirty’ again.

Here’s how. Hop on a Polaris ATV. Here’s a tip: make SURE it’s a Polaris.

What’s the difference? Ever been on a buddy’s beat-up pickup truck? You know. Where the suspension is shot and you can feel every bump on the road? Then you drive a Cadillac and it feels like you’re driving on a cloud.

That’s the Polaris difference.

It’s not only that, though. It’s instant acceleration. The stop-on-a-dime brake system. And if anything happens? You have state-of-the-art roll bars for protection.

With nothing to worry about, the Mayan jungle is yours to conquer. One more tip: when they offer you a pair of goggles….wear them! The last thing you need is mud in your eye!

Get muddy in the fastest polaris ATVs

 

3.-Don’t look down! Hanging Aerial Bridges ahead

Do you have a fear of heights? The ability to stay calm when it matters most? Then prove it.

Walk, high up in the air, over wobbly hanging aerial bridges. But what if you fall? Fear not. You’ll be strapped up to a cable of course!

But don’t let that fool you. Even though you know you’re not in mortal danger, it still gets your heart racing.

4.-The fountain of youth is real: they’re called Cenotes

You know that feeling? The one you get when you come out of the shower after long grueling day? There’s nothing more refreshing. It’s completely reinvigorating. And how couldn’t you be?

Just a moment ago, you were filthy and worn out. Now? Full of life and clean as a whistle. Now take that feeling…and multiply it by a 100. That’s how you’ll feel when you exit our cenote. Remember, by this point, you’re going to be covered in mud, sweat, and exhaustion.

Think about it: is that how you want to drive home?

Instead, hang on to a zipline and enter our cenote with a splash! Is that too easy for you? Need something bolder? Try diving headfirst off a 60-foot ledge! Speaking from personal experience, if you do the big jump, point your toes downwards.

Just trust me on that. =)

Jump into the fresh cenote water and make a splash

 

5.-Make a difference in the world with our ‘Seed of Life’ program

What’s the Selvatica difference? Here, you’re not just another ticket sold. We’re in this together. When you’re here, you’re part of the tribe. We have your back. Your tribe leader will be with you for the whole journey.

Every year, we thank the jungle. Why? Because without the jungle, there is no Selvatica. Every year thousands of trees are cut down. The worst part? They’re being cut down faster than they’re growing.

Together, we can help. It’s easy. Place a seed in an expired helmet. Then dig a hole, and place the helmet inside. That’s it. With this simple project, we have shrunk our carbon footprint by MILLIONS of tons. 7.8 to be exact.

Honor the forest. Without it, there’d be no Cancun jungle adventure!

Selvatica’s Summer Blast Promotion

The best promotion of this summer at Selvatica

Selvatica is Cancun’s best outdoor adventure park. For over two decades our extreme rides have thrilled millions of tourists from all over the planet. In fact, over 5 million travelers have glided through the air attached to one of our world-famous ziplines. It’s part of the reason why Trip Advisor awarded us a Certificate of Excellence for 2016—and why Trip Advisor deemed us best outdoor activity in Cancun for 5 consecutive years.This summer find out why everyone on Trip Advisor loves Selvatica with our Summer Blast Promotion!

For a limited time, we will be offering a 10% discount for all online bookings. This promotion will do three very important things for your summer vacation. First, having something set in stone will build excitement and curiosity. Second, you will save precious time and petty squabbling not having to debate what comes next. And lastly, and most importantly, you end up with more cash in your pocket!

But that’s not all we have to offer you this summer.

The second leg of our Summer Blast Promotion is even more exciting. If you book now, you can save 30% on a combo package  of swimming with dolphins at Dolphinaris and Selvatica’s Extreme Canopy tour. You’ll get to swim with a majestic dolphin and soar over a jungle canopy on our world-famous ziplines. Book now before the promotion ends!

So let’s recap, shall we?

With our first Summer Blast Promotion, you’ll:
  • Build Excitement
  • Save time and avoid bickering
  • End up with more cash in your pocket
Adventures in cancun this summer at Selvatica
Adventures in cancun this summer at Selvatica

Are you new to Selvatica? Let’s give you a brief breakdown of our 4 amazing adventure tours.

(Just a note, all our tours start off by hopping in one of our air-conditioned shuttles that takes you from your hotel straight to Selvatica. Then every tour is capped off by a reinvigorating swim in a crystalline cenote)

Extreme Canopy:

Everyone is buzzing about drones nowadays. Why? Because they offer you a bird’s eye view impossible to humans. Well, nearly impossible.
Soar through the air with our amazing ziplines in Cancun. Feel the rush while look down through the jungle canopy. Best of all, our zipline circuit features TWELVE ziplines for your entertainment.

ATV:

Are you ready to get dirty? Rip through the jungle on top of our mud-flinging ATV. All the turns, potholes, and bumps will make for one heck of a jungle ride. Once you’re done there, head over to our incredible 12-circuit zipline. And what better way to finish things off with a reviving swim in a Mayan cenote.

Off-road Polaris:

There’s nothing like driving a badass Polaris ATV. If you’ve never tried the difference you’re in a for a real treat. The rapid acceleration and turn-on-a-dime suspension will make for the ultimate jungle tour. Once you’re done there, head over for some flying-through-the-air fun on our world-famous 8 circuit zipline.

Do you have what it takes to strap yourself to a bungee line and jump? You’ll find out on Selvatica’s bungee swing.

Do you have the agility to traverse across our wobbly hanging aerial bridges? Test your mettle at Selvatica.

Gimme All:

This is Selvatica’s ultimate tour. You get EVERYTHING from above, except you ALSO get our crazy Tarzania ride.

Our Tarzania ride combines the best of ziplines and roller-coasters. You’ve never seen anything like it. Plus, you also get our insane face-first superman zipline.

When it comes to outdoor adventure activities in Cancun no one does it better than Selvatica. This isn’t PR. This is what Trip Advisor tells year after year.

Join the party! Take advantage of our Summer Blast Promotion before it’s too late!

BOOK NOW!

Zip line in cancun this summer at Selvatica

Top Ten Cenotes in the Riviera Maya

(Author’s Note: If you want to read the updated + improved 2017 version “Top 20 Cenotes in the Riviera Maya” (including pictures + videos) click here.)

Everyone wants to know where the best cenotes in the Riviera Maya are.

Each cenote has its own distinct personality that lures you into it. I have yet to travel to any two cenote’s that were completely identical. Let’s take a look at the best cenotes in the Riviera Maya to find out what makes each of them unique:

(For a better understanding of what a cenote is, and why tourists love it, check out our previous “What is a Cenote” explanatory article here)

 1. Cenote Selvatica (Playa del Carmen/Cancun)     

Here your chance to chase adventure and get rough and dirty at Latin America’s number one, tourist rated adventure park, Selvatica.

  • Fly face-front on a zipline
  • Rip through the jungle on tough Polaris ATV
  • Bungee Swing off a ledge
  • Check your sense of balance on our wobbling, hanging aerial bridges

Your reward at the end of this great series of challenging adventures? Your chance to refresh and reset at Cenote Selvatica. You’ll feel reborn with vigor and ready to head to whatever’s next.

 

2. Casa Cenote (Tulum)

This cenote is separated from the ocean by a small strip of land. Instead of the many circled cenotes, Casa Cenote features a long canal that winds away from the ocean.

When the sun is shining, its crystal clear waters allow you to see—with impressive clarity—all the way to the bottom. Many times, the bottom looks so near, it appears to be in near reach of your toes. When you attempt to touch with your hands, you’re amazed to realize its actually twice as deep as your eyes perceive it to be.

3. Cenote Azul (Playa del Carmen)

This is a small and cozy cenote. It has a cave, but it’s not large. Above the cave, people can dive off an approximately 12-foot ledge into the deep cenote. Even though it’s in a somewhat of a confined area, it’s the perfect place to entertain the whole family.

4. Cenote Azul (Bacalar)

From an aerial perspective, this cenote looks very similar to Belize’ world famous, blue hole. It’s an impressively massive cenote in diameter. Despite its enormity, however, most people tend to congregate together near the entrance’s shore.

5. Cenote Zacil-ha (Tulum)

This small cenote has a lot of open space surrounding it. This leaves room for permanent chairs, tables, and shade-providing umbrellas. The most unique aspect of this cenote, however, is the short zipline they installed over it. Have the lifeguard clear the way for you, put on a lifejacket, jump off and hold on to the handle. Fly the through the air before letting go at a predetermined spot in the cenote. Rinse and repeat as many times as you wish.

6. Ek Balam Cenote (Valladolid)

After visiting the Mayan Ruins of Ek Balam, go visit its eponymous and beautiful cenote, Ek Balam Cenote. One feature you won’t elsewhere is the impressively tall wooden staircase along the cenotes side. If you dare, climb up and jump several yards down into the cenote.

7. Cenote Ik Kil (Chichen Itza/Valladolid)

First, visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza. Then, travel about a mile and half toward Cenote Ik Kil. Revitalize yourself in a majestic cenote idolized by the Mayans.

8. Gran Cenote (Tulum)

As the name suggests (in Spanish), this is a large and popular cenote. Google the diving pictures taken there, and be prepared to be awestruck. You can be sure, the pictures are so spectacularly majestic they’re enough motivation to visit in and of themselves.

9. Cenote Dos Ojos (Playa del Carmen/Tulum)

Cenote Dos Ojos (meaning two eyes in Spanish) is connected to one of the top 10 longest underwater cave systems in the world. It contains the deepest known cave passage in Quintana Roo with a depth of nearly 400 feet.
It was featured in the IMAX film of 2002, Journey Into Amazing Caves.

10. Cenote Samula (Valladolid)

In what appears to be a scene from James Cameron’s Avatar, Cenote Samula has an Alamo tree extending its roots from several yards above, into the cenote for hydration. The rare and impressive vista of hanging roots entering into the cenote is a sight to behold.

There you have it! That’s our guide to enjoying the top ten cenotes in the Riviera Maya! Have fun!

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