Ziplines in Riviera Maya- What to Look for & Avoid

Zip lines 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

Ziplines in Riviera Maya

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 Riviera Maya
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

Ziplines in Riviera Maya

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.


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