Why is Selvatica Trip Advisor’s #1 Outdoor Activity in Cancun?

Let me guess.

You’re planning a trip to Cancun, and wondered “What is there to do in Cancun?”.

Then you went on Trip Advisor because they have thousands of unbiased reviews.

And when you clicked on “Outdoor Activities in Cancun” you noticed something.

Selvatica Adventure Park was rated #1.

So you wondered, “Why is Selvatica Trip Advisor’s #1 Outdoor Activity in Cancun?”

It’s a valid question to be sure.

There are plenty of places in Cancun that have ziplines. Or ATVs.

Surely there must be something unique happening in Selvatica to consistently, for 6 years straight, be listed as the #1 Outdoor Activity in Cancun.

You want the true answer?

It’s the staff. It’s their excellent, top notch customer service. Why does that matter so much?

Because when you’re engaging in extreme outdoor activities like ziplines, ATVs and bungees, you want to feel safe. You don’t want to feel like just another ticket-purchasing customer.

The tribe is the best one in Selvatica.

And guess what? At those other places, that’s exactly how you’ll be treated…

  1. You’ll pay for your ticket.
  2. They’ll wish you good luck.
  3. And then you’re on your own to wait in long lines.

Why? Because there’s no organization or personalization.

Here’s the Selvatica way. Here’s why Selvatica is Trip Advisor’s #1 Outdoor Activity in Cancun.

1.    When You’re at Selvatica, You’re Part of the Tribe

As soon as you get to Selvatica, we’ll break you up into small groups of 15-20. You’ll immediately learn the name of your Tribe Leader, and they’ll learn your name.

If you have any concerns, they’ll learn them. Then find a way to address those concerns so you feel safe and relaxed.

Before you know it, any anxiety and trepidation will transform itself into levity and laughter.

2.    Why ‘Divide & Conquer’ Beats ‘Free for All’ Everytime

Familarity is one advantage to being in a group.

Here’s another.

You won’t have to wait 30-45 minutes (or more!) in a long line just to ride one zipline. Yes, seriously. That’s what you’ll experience at the other parks!

Not at Selvatica.

Here, everything runs like clockwork. We’ll move very efficiently from one activity to the next. How so? Because everything is coordinated to a tee.

That’s the benefit of having over 20 years of experience.

3.    Activities You Won’t Find Elsewhere

Yes. I know. I said it didn’t have to do with the activities. And it doesn’t.

But we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the fact that Selvatica has activities nobody else in the Riviera Maya does.

What are they?


It’s not a zipline. It’s more like a human roller-coaster!


What’s the best way to end a zipline?

By doing a flip and landing in a cenote!

3.    BUNGEE!

Do you dare to bungee?


Conquer your fear of heights by traversing this wobbly bridge high up in the air!

So you see…

When someone asks you “Why is Selvatica the #1 Outdoor Activity in Cancun?” you tell them it’s the superb excellent customer service, and the unique extreme activities you won’t find elsewhere.

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


Overcoming my fear of heights by going on a zipline


Fear Conquering & Zip Lining 300 Feet High


Can an aversion to heights and a zipline mix?


80 year old women goes ziplining for birthday


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.


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!


Zip line in cancun this summer at Selvatica