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

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.

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?

1.    The Human Rollercoaster, Tarzania

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

2.    The Cenote-Splash Zipline

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?

4.    Skywalk Bridge

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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.

8 Must-See Places in the Riviera Maya (A Quick Guide)

 8 Must-See Places in the Riviera Maya (A Quick Guide)

If you’re coming to Cancun, don’t stop there. Why? Because there’s SO much more to experience.

If you truly want to experience Mexican culture, do you really want to limit yourself to a “Hotel Zone”?

Think about it.

It’s not where Mexican residents eat, sleep, and live life.

The bottom line? To find the true Mexico, you must venture outside of Cancun.

The question is: what places to visit outside of Cancun? To answer that question, we’ve created this quick guide of Must-See Places in the Riviera Maya.

This guide will act as if you started from Cancun (makes sense because Cancun has the only international airport) and then traveled southward.

Must-See Places in the Riviera Maya

1.    Isla Mujeres

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Ok. I lied. =)
Technically speaking, Isla Mujeres is north of Cancun. But not by much though.

This slender island has quickly become one of the top things to do in Cancun.


Because at Isla Mujeres you can…

  1. Swim with Whale Sharks from May-September
  2. Snorkel/Scuba at the world’s largest underwater Museum (MUSA)
  3. Rent a golf-cart and explore the small island seaside
  4. See ancient Mayan Ruins
  5. Go bar-hopping downtown

2.   Puerto Morelos

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This tiny fishing village has become a must-visit destination for everyone in the Riviera Maya.

It’s perfect for…

  • Snorkeling in the “Parque Nacional Arrecife de Puerto Morelos”
  • Getting your adrenaline rush with ziplines, ATVs, bungees, and skywalks
  • Visiting the interactive Croco Cun Zoo
  • Enjoying a relaxing time at Ojo de Agua Beach

3.   Playa del Carmen

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Located smack in the middle between Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Tulum and Cozumel, Playa del Carmen is close to…well just about everything.

It’s about one hour south of Cancun, and one hour north of Tulum. Hop on a ferry and head eastward for about 30 minutes, and you’ll end up in the island of Cozumel.

It’s no wonder that Playa del Carmen was recently named one of the fastest growing cities in ALL of Latin America.

What can you at Playa del Carmen?

  • Head to the world-famous 5th Avenue, Downtown.
  • Visit the very popular theme parks in the area like Dolphinaris and others.
  • Go skydiving over the beach
  • Live like royalty at the Kool Beach Club

4.   Cozumel

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Located a brief ferry ride away from Playa del Carmen, Cozumel offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba-diving experiences on the planet.

Here you can see sea turtles, sting ray, nurse sharks, groupers, sea horse and so much more.

Interested? Check out this article that lists the top 8 places to scuba dive in Cozumel.

5.   Akumal

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Ever have the desire to swim alongside sea-turtles?

You’ll get exactly that chance at Akumal!

Where is Akumal? Akumal is located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

This small, low-key beach offers a quite beach experience. But more than that, you get to see sea-turtles up –close!

6.   Tulum

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Tulum offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a bohemian hippy, or a celebrity jet-setter like Leonardo di Caprio , you’re going to love Tulum.


For starters, its turquoise-colored beaches have been ranked in the top 5 in the entire world.

Not to mention there’s the seaside Mayan Ruins of Tulum as well.

7.   Bacalar

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Not many people have heard of Bacalar. Even though, it’s 2.5 hours south of Tulum, that’s quickly changing.

Why are people making the road trip to visit Bacalar?

IMAgE 7 colores lagoon

Does that answer your question? You know who else loved that lagoon?

The real pirates of the Caribbean!

That’s why in 1725 a fort was built to stop them from looting the area. Till this day the fort stands, and is an excellent museum to learn about Bacalar’s history.

8.   Mahahual

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Located about an hour east of Bacalar, Mahahual offers you a host of things to do.

But maybe the best, is the most simplest of all: walking down the Malecon, or, boardwalk.

Here you’ll find a bevy excellent seafood eateries, and it’ll connect you with all of the available tours in the area like deep-sea fishing and Jeep tours.

You a history buff?

Then you’ll want to check out these 4 Mayan Ruins:

  1. Chacchoben
  2. Kohunlich
  3. Dzibanché
  4. Ichkabal

You see? There’s so much more to do on your Cancun vacation than JUST Cancun. By visiting these 8 Must-See Places in the Riviera Maya you will be experiencing the TRUE Mexican culture.

4 Reasons Why Ventura Park’s Arcade is Amazing & Futuristic

4 Reasons Why Ventura Park’s Arcade is Amazing & Futuristic

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When you think of Cancun, you think of beaches and sun.

But there’s much more you can do on your Cancun family vacation. Like what?

Consider Ventura Park’s futuristic & amazing arcade for instance. Why? Because this arcade is fun for the whole family—not just gamers.

It features cutting edge technology you won’t find ANYWHERE else in Mexico (maybe even not back home either!).

Want to hear why everyone is buzzing about Ventura Park’s futuristic arcade? Great.

Then let’s read about…

The 4 Reasons Why Ventura Park’s Arcade is Amazing & Futuristic

1.    Star Wars Battle Pod

From the outside, it may look like any other arcade game. However…

Once you step inside, you realize its clever setup. Once you step inside, you close the door behind.

Then you sit down in the control center, and realize that you’re not looking at a flat screen.

No. This offers a semi-circular line of sight that completely surrounds you.

The result? It makes you feel like you’re truly flying a Star Wars Battle pod.

2.    The Mission

We’ve all seen it before in a movie…a high-stakes diamond heist accomplished by avoiding an array of laser alarms.

Ever wonder, ‘hmmm, I wonder if I could pull that off, do I have the body control to navigate through a laser maze without setting off the alarm?’

Well stop wondering! Head on over to Ventura Park’s futuristic arcade and find out today.  (Check out the video above to see The Mission.

Skip to 10 seconds

3.    Virtual Reality by HTC

At Ventura Park’s futuristic arcade you can experience the very latest in virtual reality technology.

Put on the ultra-powerful HTC Vive virtual reality headset on and open your eyes in a completely different world. Yes. It’s that awesome.

Can you navigate through a haunted house without getting frightened? You may be saying “of course I could!”, but until you’ve experienced true virtual reality, you’re just guessing.

Check out the video above to get a glimpse of what everyone in the tech world has been buzzing about: Virtual Reality!

4.    Virtualizer by Cyberith

The HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset is amazing. In fact, most people who talk about ”Virtual Reality” are speaking only of the headset.

And the headset truly is impressive on its own. However…

Ventura Park’s futuristic arcade takes Virtual Reality to a WHOLE different level.  How?

With Cyberith’s Virtualizer!

Think about it. If you’re wearing a headset, how are you going to walk without bumping into walls?

Good question, right? The answer? The Virtualizer!

This allows you to walk, run safely in place without actually advancing forward. They strap you in at the hip, so falling over is impossible!

Check out the explanatory video above to get a better idea of just how much The Virtualizer adds to the VR experience.

Skip to 2 minutes to see it in action.

5.    Laser Battle Tanks

Laser tag and bumper cars is so yesterday…


It’s all about Laser Battle Tanks. It blends the best of both worlds for a totally new experience!

Just don’t get shot…or you’re going for a 360 spin!

Check out the video above for a demonstration.

You see, Cancun offers much more than just beaches and sun. If you come to Ventura Park, you can experience the very latest in arcade game experiences. Book online and get discounts!

Shorten Your Bucket List at Cancun’s Top Waterslide Park

Shorten Your Bucket List at Cancun’s Top Waterslide Park

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Maybe you’ve seen pictures or videos of waterslides your whole life. But one thing you’ve never actually done?

Is actually having the waterslide park experience yourself.

So this Cancun vacation, shorten your bucket list. Visit Ventura Park. Here you’ll find Cancun’s top waterslide park and have an amazing experience you’ll never forget.

So what makes the waterslide experience at Ventura Park Cancun’s top waterslide park?

Here’s a List of 8 Fun Things to do at Cancun’s Top Waterslide Park (With Videos!)

1.    Bubba Tub

This incredible waterslide allows for an inner-tube.  What sort of advantage does that give you?

This means you and 3 other family members or friends can ride down the slide at the same time!

Check out the video above to see what you’re missing.

2.    Double Space Bowl

Care to go for a spin?

The double space bowl sends you down 50 feet in a winding tube traveling at 44 feet per second!

Skip to 1:15 of the video to see the full experience.

3.    Kamikaze

Are you feeling brave? Well you better be! Because this waterslide is not for the faint of heart!

This open top waterslide will send chills down your spine as you race to the bottom.

Get a glimpse of the experience from the video above.


4.    Kid’s Park

Did the whole family come with you? Even the little ones? Well don’t worry. They’re going to have some fun.

That’s what’s great about Ventura Park. There’s something fun for everyone.

The Kid’s Park features a fun playground that’s semi-submerged.

Yes. They even get their own waterslides.

Check out the fun in the video above! You see? We told you this was Cancun’s top waterslide park!

5.    Lazy River

Are you the more relaxed type? Prefer to skip the adrenaline rush? Then head over to Lazy River.

Hop on an inner-tube and lay back. Let the current take you gently down the Lazy River.

Skip to 7:27 to see the Lazy River Experience

6.    Wave Pool

Being at the beach is great. You get to experience waves…but you also have to deal with sand getting everywhere and the salty water.

What if you could get waves in a POOL? Well that’s exactly what you can do at Ventura Park, Cancun’s top waterslide park.

Skip to 6:33 to see the Wave Pool in action.

7.    Twister

Did you come as a couple? Then hop-on this 2 person inner-tube and enjoy an adrenaline rush as you race to the bottom!

Listen to how much fun they’re having in the video!

8.    Wet Bubble

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This child’s activity will entertain your children over and over.

And don’t worry. The Wet Bubble is safely padded.

You See? There are so many different ways to shorten your bucket list at Cancun’s Top Waterslide Park.

Bring the whole family to Ventura Park in Cancun for an experience you’ll never forget!

Book now!

5 Entertaining Dolphin Swim Programs in Playa del Carmen

5 Entertaining Dolphin Swim Programs in Playa del Carmen

Are you staying at Playa del Carmen, and are looking for the nearest dolphinarium for a dolphin encounter?

It’s the perfect Playa del Carmen activity for families, couples, and anyone looking to shorten their bucket list.

Do you need any assistance in finding the right place in Playa del Carmen, and the right dolphin swim program for you?

Then continue reading, because this article will give you all the information you need for dolphin swim programs in Playa del Carmen!

How to get to the nearest Dolphinarium in Playa del Carmen

If you need directions to a dolphinarium from Playa del Carmen, then click on the interactive Google Maps for directions.

Not opening for some reason? Then here are some practical directions.

If you’re staying on 5th Avenue (La Quinta), make your way to the main highway. This is the street you took from Cancun to get to Playa del Carmen.

Just as you did when you came from Cancun, continue south.  Drive for about 11 miles, or about 22 minutes.  You should see “Dolphinaris Riviera Maya” on your right hand side.

5 Incredible Dolphin Swim Programs in Playa del Carmen

1.    Trainer for a Day

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8 hours


Live a day in the life of a dolphin trainer with this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2.    Dolphin Swim & Ride

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1 Hour


Enjoy a belly-ride, and then put on a swimming mask and observe their behavior from beneath the surface!

3.    Dolphin Swim Program

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1 Hour


Fly through the air as a dolphin pushes you forward with our world-famous foot-push!

4.    Triple Adventure Program

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3.5 Hours


Get three dolphin swims for the price of one!

Choose 3 of the following:

1.      Dolphin Interactive Program
2.      Dolphin Swim & Ride
3.      Boogie Push
4.      Dolphin Swim Program
5.      Snorkel

5.    Dolphin Swim Speed Ride
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40 Minutes


Are you in a hurry? This is the dolphin program for you then!

Enjoy one of the following:

Foot Push

Boogie Ride

Belly Ride

Unbelievable Money Saving Promotions for Dolphin Swim Programs in Playa del Carmen

Guess what?

Right now, at Dolphinaris, there are INCREDIBLE money-saving promotions for dolphin swim programs in Playa del Carmen.

Check them out below! All you have to do, is buy them online!

1.    50% Off the Triple Adventure Program

2.    50% Off the Dolphin Swim & Ride Program

3.    Free Wet’n Wild Waterslide Park Admission

4.    50% Off Dolphin Swim Program

5.    50% Off Trainer for a Day Program

6.    Free Transportation

How to find these deals? Click below!