Go on an Adventure + Help Save the Planet w/ Selvatica!

Our planet is in DANGER.

Why?

Because deforestation is happening at an alarming rate.

But guess what?

We can do something about it AND embark on the Cancun adventure of your life.

We’re going to show you 3 things in this article.

  1. First, we’ll explain what’s wrong with our planet as it relates to deforestation.

Remember, before we can solve anything, we must learn what the problem is first.

  1. Then, we’ll show you exactly what you can do to help save the planet w/ Selvatica!
  2. And finally, we’ll detail your reward: an EPIC Cancun adventure at Trip Advisor’s #1 Outdoor Activity in Cancun, Selvatica!

Ready?

Let’s do this!

The Alarming Facts around Deforestation

  • Up to 28,000 species may go extinct due to deforestation in the next quarter century
  • 28,000 species are at risk of extinction in the next 25 years
  • In 15 years, we may only have 10% of rainforests left
  • Each year a forest as large as the state of South Carolina is lost every year
  • That’s 20 football fields every minute
  • Potential cures for diseases are being squandered
  • Deforestation speeds up global warming
  • Every time a forest is eliminated, an entire ecology of plants and animals go along with it

Why are trees are being cut down?

Agriculture

agriculture deforestation

Agriculture is the main cause of deforestation.

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It can also lead to infertility in the land preventing future growth.

Natural Resources

logging deforestation 2

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People remove trees for paper or wood.

Bio Fuels

biofuels are driving deforestation

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This is a controversial topic. Some say we need to switch to biofuels to help save the environment.

Others say we haven’t thought this all the way, though. The evidence for this?

The use of palm oil, soy, and ethanol contributes heavily to deforestation.

For Fuel

charcoal driving deforestation

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Did you know this?

In most of the developing world, people use burnt trees as charcoal to heat their homes and cook their food.

Roads & Highways

roads leading to deforestation

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Because…people need to get places right? This one is a tough one to get around.

Mining

People want gold and other precious minerals. This leads to more deforestation.

How does Deforestation Happen?

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  1. First, they cut own the trees.
  2. Then they burn them, to kill weeds, and fertilize the soil through ashes.
  3. Finally, they plant their crops.
  4. Once the soil has become infertile, they move on to another cross-section.

How can you help save the planet w/ Selvatica?

Well, first of all, you can support organizations who participate in corporate social responsibility programs.

Like who?

Selvatica! Their “Seed of Life Program” has been a major success.

The results of this program?

Each year Selvatica shrinks their carbon footprint by 7.8 million tons of CO2!

How does the Seed of Life Program work?

At the end of your epic adventure, (which we’ll detail below)…

…you’ll place a seed in an expired zipline helmet

…dig a hole in the ground

…place a seed inside

…water the seed

And let mother nature do the rest!

This is how you can help save the planet w/ Selvatica. Little by little, if we all do our part, we can make a difference.

Are you ready for…

Your Reward: an EPIC Outdoor Adventure at Selvatica!

Selvatica is committed to its social responsibility…but it’s also a place where you can have the most incredible outdoor adventure of your life!

Just look at all of the 5 amazing entertainment options available at Selvatica:

1.      Ziplines

selvatica tour extreme zipline cancun riviera

Soar through the air like an eagle over a forest canopy!

Selvatica has 5 different ziplines for you to choose from like…

  • Superman Zipline (shown above)
  • Upside-Down Zipline
  • Cenote Splash Zipline
  • Glove Control Zipline
  • Human Roller-Coaster Zipline

2.      ATVs

selvatica tour zipline circuit all terrain vehicle

Return to your youth and feel like a kid again!

Is it raining during your Cancun vacation? Don’t worry!

Make the most of it by driving a badass Polaris ATV through the Mayan jungle!

3.      Bungee Jumps

Bungee jump at the best park in Cancun.

YOLO right? Better make the most of it, and live out your bucket list!

4.      Hanging Aerial Bridges

Aerial bridges at the best park in cancun.

Do you want to conquer your fear of heights?

Try Selvatica’s hanging aerial bridges!

5.      Cenotes

Selvatica zipline cenote excursions cancun riviera

Why not end things with a splash?

You see? You can go on an adventure + help save the planet with Selvatica! Remember, help support organizations that take their corporate social responsibility seriously, like Selvatica does.

Sources:

http://www.livescience.com/27692-deforestation.html

http://www.theworldcounts.com/stories/Deforestation-Facts-for-Kids

http://www.curiosityaroused.com/environment/10-scary-deforestation-facts-we-should-all-be-concerned-about/

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!

Help Save the Planet with Selvatica Seed of Life Program

Our planet is in environmental trouble. But it wasn’t always like this.So the questions become, how did this happen?  Is there something we can do about it?

Let’s give you a very brief history of how our planet’s sustainability became threatened.

It’s actually very simple and straightforward. In 1800 we had only one billion people on the planet.At that time, the Earth was able to regenerate its biosphere quicker than we, as one billion people, were able to extract its natural resources.

But then, we invented a revolution that would help us extract more resources than ever before.

 

Enter: The Industrial Revolution.

Our productivity skyrocketed after the industrial revolution. People moved from the country to for what we now call a modern city. More people, in a denser space, led to a population increase.

By 1920 our population had doubled, from one billion to two billion. Think about that. It took us ALL of humanity to reach one billion. And then, boom. Just like that, in a blink of an eye, historically speaking, we doubled. Did the earth’s resources double? Obviously not.

But things are just getting started. From 1920 to 1960, our population grew by ANOTHER billion. First billion took our entire existence. The second billion spanned 120 years. Third billion took just 40 years. Again, did the Earth’s resources grow at the same rate? Sadly, not.

The fourth billion happened only 30 years later in 1970. The fifth billion in 1980. The sixth billion in the year 2000. Today we stand at the precipice of 7 billion people on the planet.

To recap, in 220 years our population has grown by 600%, while our planet’s resources have sharply declined.

Think about it this way. Imagine you are hungry and decide to order some pizza. You, being alone, order a personal pan pizza. It arrives and it is enough to satisfy your hunger. Then, the next day, six of your friends show up. All of a sudden, that pizza that was enough for one person, is far from enough for all seven of you.

So what’s the solution? Well, the solution is as simple and straightforward as the problem. If you can, bake more pizza right?

How do we apply that logic to planet earth? It’s easy. We need to curb deforestation by planting more trees. If we are part of the problem, we can become part of the solution.

People tend to dismiss the dangers of deforestation as hippy nonsense. What harm would a few chopped down trees actually do to the planet, those critics argue.

Actually, it’s more than ‘a few’.The real number is closer to 18 million acres of forest per year.That’s one and a half acres every SECOND! Put it another way, that’s 20 football fields every minute. However way you break it down, it’s staggering and alarming.

I can hear critics saying “so what? They’re just trees!?”.

Well, 28,000 species are predicted to become extinct in the next 25 years due to deforestation.We tend to forget how many species call the forest their home.

Still not convinced? How about this: 121 natural remedies which are then converted into modern medicine can be found in forests—and this number is increasing every year.What if the cure for cancer is out there somewhere, and we end up chopping it down to extinction before we even discover its therapeutic properties?

And the last, and perhaps most important reason to help fight against deforestation is climate change.It doesn’t matter which side of the debate you fall in.Whether you think climate change happened naturally or was caused by human activity—the undeniable, irrefutable truth is, more trees help reduce the effects of climate change.

Trees give us cleaner oxygen to breathe.They provide shelter for thousands of species.They provide us with life-saving medicine.

Just don’t forget. The solution is as simple as the problem. If we are cutting too many trees for the earth to regenerate naturally, we have to help plant trees.But who will lead the battle?

Do not despair.

Enter: Selvatica

selvatica save the planet with seed of life program

Selvatica, the number one outdoor adventure park in Latin America is leading the charge.Selvatica has a social commitment program called “Seed of Life”.It’s simple.We put a tree seed in an expired Selvatica helmet.Then we plant that helmet into the ground and let nature take care of the rest.

What started out as a simple project has ballooned into a major movement.Today, Selvatica’s “seed of life” tree-planting program has planted over 300,000 oxygen-releasing trees! That has shrunk the carbon footprint by an eye-popping 7.8 million tons!

You see it’s all about the circle of life.First, our helmet protects our most precious resource, our brain.Then, after the helmet expires, it helps protect Mother Nature’s most precious resource, our forests.

We want to show our travelers that, if we team up together, we can help save the planet.
Join the Selvatica tribe.Help us fight the good fight. Our planet is in danger and needs our help.

Come to Selvatica and have an unforgettable day of outdoor adventure tours…then become part of the solution by participating in our “seed of life” program and help save the planet.

Selvatica’s Seed of Life Program.

Join the Tribe & Become Part of the Solution.

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