Wildlife in Riviera Maya & Activities in the Jungle!

Explore the Wildlife in Riviera Maya & Activities in the Jungle! at with Selvatica... Don't miss out on the chance to see some of the wild species that live in the Caribbean's  tropical rainforests. Selvatica's activities in the jungle will awaken your adventurous side and fill you with excitement!

What makes Selvatica special?

Unlike most theme parks in the zone, Selvatica is NOT in a man made environment! It sounds surprising, but most of the "natural" caves, rivers, and the vegetation in the other adventure or nature parks are actually artificial!

But don't worry, Selvatica's trees and overall environment is natural, making your experience there be wild and genuine.

Wildlife in Riviera Maya

One of the reasons why people choose to visit the Caribbean is the exotic flora and fauna found in its tropical jungles! Meet some of the species that inhabit Riviera Maya's jungles...

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey in the jungle  

The Mexican black howler monkey is one of the biggest monkey species in America. On average, it's around 30 inches long - not including its tail.  These monkeys usually live in groups of 4 to 11 members. They're strict herbivores who consume a variety of fruits, plants and leaves. Sadly, they are an endangered species, so only in special areas like Quintana Roo you might catch a glimpse of them.

Crocodile

Crocodile in the jungle  

The Morelet’s Crocodile is also known as an Alligator. It is relatively small, usually less than 3m in length. They have a broad snout, and are greyish brown in color with dark bands and spots on their bodies and tails. They mainly live in areas of freshwater, including swamps and marshes in forested areas.

Hawk

Hawk in the jungle  

Hawks spend their days gracefully soaring over open areas or perched on cottonwoods, willows, and mesquites along lowland streams. Female hawks are generally larger than their male counterparts. A hawk can live up to 20 years, although 13 to 15 years is about the norm. They patiently watch for lizards, then catch them with a swift dart toward the ground. A hawk can live up to 20 years, although 13 to 15 years is about the norm. You can see them flying over the jungles in Cancun.

Puma

Puma in the jungle  

In this area, we have 5 felines species. Among them are the pumas and jaguars. The jaguar is well known as the largest feline in America and the third in the world (after the lion and the tiger), inhabits the tropical jungles of Quintana Roo, although it is an endangered species.  Many ancient American cultures such as the Maya and Aztec, featured the jaguar in their mythologies, it was often regarded as a symbol of strength.

Barracuda

Barracuda in cancun  

The Mexican Barracudas are characterized by their overall snake-like appearance and predominant silver color with black markings, which include a strong lateral line and stripes on the sides. The barracuda is highly evolved to be a master predator in its environment—the fish has been developing its skills for 50 million years!

You can get to know all of these species and more when visiting the Riviera Maya. Don't miss out on the fun, and enjoy Selvatica's activities in the jungle to feel a true connection with Earth and nature!

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