Selvatica The EXTREME Zip lining Adventure

Zip lining at Selvatica  in the Mayan jungle is a fun way to spend the day when you are in Cancun!

When we went on the blogger trip #MexDreams sponsored by one of our favorite resorts in the Riviera Maya, Dreams Riviera Cancun and the Cancun Convention and Visitor Bureau, the schedule included a day of EXTREME adventure at Selvatica zip lining.  It is no secret I am not one to partake in adventure activities but @MrTravelD has been known to enjoy them. For him Selvatica was an adventure of a lifetime! Here is what he had to say about zip lining:

Zip lines at Selvatica in the Riviera MayaVery simply put zip lining is a series of steel cables where one glides along  in a harness attached by a pulley, in this case from platforms in the Mayan jungle. Of course it is much more than this, especially if you have a fear of heights like me.

Selvatica, The Adventure Kingdom is known as one of Cancun’s top adventure attractions. It’s located in the Riviera Maya about 12 miles from the town of  Puerto Morelos. There are several jungle adventures to choose from ranging from $99-$149 per adult. Deeply discounted rates are available for children. We experienced the Extreme Canopy Adventure which included zip lines, a cenote swim and lunch.

Taking the leap at SelvaticaWhat a memorable, eye opening and sometimes a bit scary adventure! Selvatica certainly lives up to its brochure’s promise of the “ride of your life on of the fastest, highest and longest zip lines. There are 12 zip line platforms throughout the jungle.  As I mentioned before I have a fear of height. I don’t even like climbing the ladder to clean the eaves at home, but when I saw a couple of little girls about 5 and 8 years old ahead of me in line, I decided to suck it up and take the leap.

MrTravelD zip lining Flying through the jungle tree tops took my breath away and turned into the highlight of my trip!

I conquered my fear of heights if only for the day.

Extreme transportation at SelvaticaThe fun wasn’t over yet, we jumped aboard a decommissioned army truck for a short ride to a beautiful cenote. It’s like a fresh water pond. We zip lined into the cenote to swim. WHAT A BLAST!  After cooling off in the refreshing water, we returned to the welcome center for a tasty light lunch of chicken tacos.

Zip lining into the cenote at Selvatica

If you think you’re brave enough for an extreme zip lining experience, don’t forget to wear your swim suit under light clothing, comfortable shoes– not flip flops, take waterproof sunscreen, insect repellent and a towel. You’ll definitely want to bring along your credit card or some cash  for the photographs and video of your zip lining adventure. They also have  some pretty cool t shirts for at the welcome center. This tour takes about 6 hours including door to door transportation, reservations are required. The guides, who are professional, entertaining and friendly, are VERY serious when it comes to safety instruction. Children ages 3-8 zip line in tandem with a guide, over 8 can go unaccompanied.

Our Selvatica Zip Lining Group PhotoThere is no doubt in my mind this is a safe and fun tour for singles, couples and even for a family vacation. Zip lining at Selvatica was one of the most exciting things I have EVER done, who knew I would enjoy it so much?!  It’s no wonder they have so many awards for best attraction in Cancun but also as Mexico’s leading adventure park.

Sign me up for MORE zip lining at Selvatica!Now I’ve added MORE zip lining to my bucket list!

Where have you been zip lining?




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5 Responses to “Selvatica The EXTREME Zip lining Adventure”

  1. November 29, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Looooove ziplining in the Riviera Maya! I’ve done Selvatica, Xplor, Garrafon, Aventuras Mayas and have Hidden Worlds next on my list. Congrats for overcoming the fear!!

  2. October 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    Great post. We zipline over here on Kauai, Hawaii at the Princeville ranch. But I gotta admit zipping into a freshwater pool is way cool.

  3. October 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    I had so much fun at this zipline tour and enjoyed the xenotes so much.
    I ´ve had done this in Costa Rica too and I think this is a great way to explore the diferent kind of forests around central america.

  4. September 8, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    I am totally afraid of heights when hanging from a wire. But this almost makes me want to try just one. I’ll be the official photographer for the remainder of the day.

  5. September 6, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    We have this in our Malaysian Rain Forrest too! super scary but what an adrenaline rush!!

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