Top Ten Cenotes in the Riviera Maya

Top Ten Cenotes in the Riviera Maya

Each cenote has its own distinct personality that lures you into it. I have yet to travel to any two cenote’s that were completely identical. Let’s take a look at the top ten cenotes in the Riviera Maya to find out what makes each of them unique: (For a better understanding of what a cenote is, and why tourists love it, check out our previous explanatory article here)

1. Cenote Selvatica        (Playa del Carmen/Cancun)     

Here your chance to chase adventure and get rough and dirty at Latin America’s number one, tourist rated adventure park, Selvatica.

  • Fly face-front on a zipline
  • Rip through the jungle on tough Polaris ATV
  • Bungee Swing off a ledge
  • Check your sense of balance on our wobbling, hanging aerial bridges

Your reward at the end of this great series of challenging adventures? Your chance to refresh and reset at Cenote Selvatica. You’ll feel reborn with vigor and ready to head to whatever’s next.

2. Casa Cenote      (Tulum)

This cenote is separated from the ocean by a small strip of land. Instead of the many circled cenotes, Casa Cenote features a long canal that winds away from the ocean.

When the sun is shining, its crystal clear waters allow you to see—with impressive clarity—all the way to the bottom. Many times, the bottom looks so near, it appears to be in near reach of your toes. When you attempt to touch with your hands, you’re amazed to realize its actually twice as deep as your eyes perceive it to be.

3. Cenote Azul      (Playa del Carmen)

This is a small and cozy cenote. It has a cave, but it’s not large. Above the cave, people can dive off an approximately 12-foot ledge into the deep cenote. Even though it’s in a somewhat of a confined area, it’s the perfect place to entertain the whole family.

4. Cenote Azul      (Bacalar)

From an aerial perspective, this cenote looks very similar to Belize’ world famous, blue hole. It’s an impressively massive cenote in diameter. Despite its enormity, however, most people tend to congregate together near the entrance’s shore.

5. Cenote Zacil-ha (Tulum)

This small cenote has a lot of open space surrounding it. This leaves room for permanent chairs, tables, and shade-providing umbrellas. The most unique aspect of this cenote, however, is the short zipline they installed over it. Have the lifeguard clear the way for you, put on a lifejacket, jump off and hold on to the handle. Fly the through the air before letting go at a predetermined spot in the cenote. Rinse and repeat as many times as you wish.

6. Ek Balam Cenote        (Valladolid)

After visiting the Mayan Ruins of Ek Balam, go visit its eponymous and beautiful cenote, Ek Balam Cenote. One feature you won’t elsewhere is the impressively tall wooden staircase along the cenotes side. If you dare, climb up and jump several yards down into the cenote.

7. Cenote Ik Kil     (Chichen Itza/Valladolid)

First, visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza. Then, travel about a mile and half toward Cenote Ik Kil. Revitalize yourself in a majestic cenote idolized by the Mayans.

8. Gran Cenote     (Tulum)

As the name suggests (in Spanish), this is a large and popular cenote. Google the diving pictures taken there, and be prepared to be awestruck. You can be sure, the pictures are so spectacularly majestic they’re enough motivation to visit in and of themselves.

9. Cenote Dos Ojos         (Playa del Carmen/Tulum)

Cenote Dos Ojos (meaning two eyes in Spanish) is connected to one of the top 10 longest underwater cave systems in the world. It contains the deepest known cave passage in Quintana Roo with a depth of nearly 400 feet.
It was featured in the IMAX film of 2002, Journey Into Amazing Caves.

10. Cenote Samula         (Valladolid)

In what appears to be a scene from James Cameron’s Avatar, Cenote Samula has an Alamo tree extending its roots from several yards above, into the cenote for hydration. The rare and impressive vista of hanging roots entering into the cenote is a sight to behold.

What is a Cenote?

What is a Mayan Cenote?

Selvatica is Latin America’s number one adventure park. This isn’t a marketing slogan. This is reflective of thousands of peer reviews from Trip Advisor. The results are in. Selvatica is Cancun’s number one outdoor activity—for several consecutive years now.

What makes Selvatica so great? Well first off, no one does adventure like we do. Whether it’s our blazing ziplines over the Mayan jungle canopy, or our badass Polaris ATV ripping its way through the muddy terrain, we know what will get your heart pumping. We know adrenaline.

But part of what makes us unique is how we culminate the experience. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish right? We make sure that everyone who takes part in our wide variety of adventures available—don’t forget about our wild bungee swing—leaves feeling refreshed, revitalized, and reborn.

What’s our secret? In a word: Mother-Nature. Think of it like this…we have our own fountain of youth, right here on the property. It’s called, a cenote. Now before you look at a dictionary definition of a cenote (believe me, this will only make things more confusing), allow us to explain what a cenote is, and why it’s the perfect finale to an amazing outdoor adventure in Cancun.

What is a Cenote?

Every year, millions of tourists flock to The Riviera Maya to swim and dive in its hundreds of crystal clear, freshwater swimming areas called cenotes. The word ‘cenote’ originates from the Yucatec Maya, meaning ‘ts’onot’, or ‘any location with accessible groundwater’.

Cenotes are sinkholes that develop over millions of years. In a nutshell, a cenote is the result of acidic water collapsing the limestone bedrock and uniting the top body of water with groundwater. In a sense, all cenotes are fundamentally united.

Mayan History

Centuries earlier, the Mayans reigned supreme in the Yucatan by relying on cenotes as their primary source of water. Unlike other great civilizations that depended on a network of above-ground river systems, the Mayans used a subterranean network of access points connected to groundwater. They also viewed cenotes as a portal to communicate with their gods, Chac, and Xibalba; the god of rain and the Mayan mythical underworld, respectively.

American Misperception

Some American’s may be wondering, as I originally did: why on earth would I want to willingly swim in an acknowledged sinkhole?

Growing up in Florida, I viewed sinkholes as your worst enemy. It has destroyed many homes insidiously, over the course of a decade. Some, overnight. Just a few years ago, a 37-year-old man in Florida was swallowed alive in his sleep by a sinkhole.

However, there remains a BIG fundamental difference between a Florida sinkhole and a Riviera Maya cenote.

The difference is, Florida sinkholes have a top layer of sand and clay. Most of the time, this top layer has held up. Other times, it has crumbled. Those are the times you hear about on the news.

Mayan Reality

In the Riviera Maya however, the collapse has already taken place long ago. There is ZERO inherent risk of collapse like there is with Florida sinkholes. With cenotes, the water gets ultra-filtered through the ground, removing any particle that would leave the water looking murky.

All that remains is a fun and safe freshwater swimming area with shockingly crystal clear clarity and brilliantly beautiful turquoise blue water. Also, due to its lack of salinity, you won’t have to worry about irritated eyes or salinized hair or swimwear.

Selvatica’s Farewell Gift

Now that you have a better understanding of what a cenote is, I want you to picture this. You’ve soared through the air like superman on our ziplines. You’ve boldly jumped on our bungee swing. You’ve tested your agility on our wobbly hanging aerial bridges. And finally, you’ve flung mud in every direction with our fearsome Polaris ATV.

You’re sweaty. You’re muddy. You’re tired. Is this how you want to enter the bus?

Of course not. Allow us to present the perfect solution: Selvatica’s cenote. Jump in our very own fountain of youth, and become reborn. Swim in crystal clear water and connect with a reinvigorating force of nature. Words can’t describe how amazingly refreshed you’ll feel when you come out of the water. There’s no better climax to a wild day of adventure.
Go Wild. Get Dirty. Have Fun…then

Jump in. Get Wet. Be Reborn.

This is the Selvatica Experience.

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How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Cancun

How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Cancun

Every Mexican knows that Cinco de Mayo is Independence Day for Mexico. Wait. That’s not right. Now I remember. Every American thinks Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day. True Mexican’s know Mexico’s Independence Day is actually September 16. So what is Cinco de Mayo then? Why is it celebrated so universally in the United States?

Roughly fifty years after its independence, Mexico was in financial ruin. France saw this as an opportunity to extend its imperialism. When France attempted to overtake Puebla, Mexico, the villagers fought back. Despite being outnumbered by the French army, 2:1, the villagers of Puebla were victorious—on you guessed it, Cinco de Mayo.

The United States eventually lent a hand to Mexico to fully vanquish France from their imperialist pursuit. American’s were so impressed with what a little village like Puebla, Mexico was able to accomplish against a military monster like France, that news of the defensive stand spread. Eventually, it became, somewhat of ‘Celebrate Mexico’ day in the United States.

In honor of the, ahem, ‘Mexican’ holiday of Cinco de Mayo, Cancun’s Ventura Park is offering a MONSTER ONLINE DEAL you can’t miss out on(more details later) to all visitors this May 5. Want to know how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Cancun? This is your guide.

Ventura Park

Located on Kilometer Marker 25 in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Ventura Park is a galaxy of fun. There are SO many different entertainment worlds to choose from. No matter who you’re coming with, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Let’s explore each world Ventura Park offers.

Fun World: Are you bringing your 7-year-old son to Ventura Park? Has Grandma decided to come along? The more the merrier right? Well, we have just the entertainment world for you. Fun World! Grandma can her 7-year-old grandson and show him the rides she used to take when she was his age. Together they can ride the classic merry-go-round.

Aaahventura: Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for your next fix? You’re in for quite the treat then. Aaahventura was tailor made for those enjoy an extreme outdoor expedition. Soar through the air at a height of 80 feet on a 4 zipline circuit. Wanna try something you’ve never seen before? How about Tarzania, an 800-foot zipline that converts into a roller coaster?  Feeling bold? Try out 65-foot bungee jump. Simulate a jungle expedition by testing your agility on our hanging aerial bridges—guaranteed to wobble! If you want adrenaline, you have to come to Ventura Park’s Aaahventura.

Grand Prix: Is velocity a necessity?  Then you’re going to love our 275-yard seaside go karting track. Just buckle up, and press the pedal to the metal. Enjoy the ocean’s breeze while you speed through our track at 25 mph. Who’s got the best driving skills in your group? You’re about to find out.

Dolphinaris:

How often do you get a chance to swim with dolphins? How many chances do you get to come face to face with one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet? Come to Mexico’s best dolphinarium and take advantage of an opportunity of a lifetime. Dolphinaris is the only dolphinarium in Mexico certified by the European Association for Aquatic Mammals.

There are so many different options available to you at Dolphinaris. You can spend the ENTIRE day with the six dolphins as their trainer. Just imagine the Facebook Like frenzy you’ll start by posting a picture of you shaking ‘fins’ with a dolphin. Better yet, post a picture of you soaring through the air as two dolphins propel you forward with ease. It’s not every day you get a chance to swim with Dolphins. Especially not with such an ethically committed organization such as Dolphinaris. Take advantage today, and fulfill a lifelong dream by swimming with a dolphin in Cancun!

Wetn’Wild: Everyone comes to Cancun for the nice warm weather. But sometimes, you just need a chance to cool off and revitalize yourself. When that moment comes, head on over to the world of Wetn’Wild. Whatever your mood, there’s a waterslide waiting for you. Feeling the need for speed? You’re going to love our Kamikaze slide. Prefer to chill and relax?  We’ve got just the waterslide for you. Try our Lazy River option. Let our inner tube bring you inner peace as the current takes you.

Remember that MONSTER online deal you can’t miss out on? Well, here you have it. Purchase tickets ONLINE for Ventura Park this Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) and enjoy 50% online discounts! You read that correctly. The money in your wallet just doubled. That mean’s twice the tacos and margaritas. At Ventura Park we know how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Cancun. And who do we have to thank for this? That’s right. Mexico’s version of ‘300’, Puebla, Mexico.

 

May the Fourth be with you

May the Fourth be with you!

3 Sources that Inspired Lucas to make Star Wars

Welcome, Star Wars fans traveling to Cancun! May the Fourth be with you! As you all know, in 1997 George Lucas released the first movie edition of Star Wars. In doing so, he created a fictional universe, ‘in a galaxy, far far away’ that has captured the minds of fans all over the world for decades. This space opera has become one of the most profitable film franchise of all time. It has broken box office records across multiple decades, including the current one we’re in now.

If you’re a true Star Wars fan, you’ll love Ventura Park’s Underworld that features Star Wars Battle Pod. This isn’t some ordinary arcade game. This is a truly immersive arcade experience that puts you front and center of all the action. Step INSIDE the pod, close the door, and behold 180 degree viewing angle afforded to you. You’ll need all the help you can get as you race and battle other pods for dominion over ‘the galaxy, far far away’.

Btw, where did Lucas find the inspiration for this elaborate fictional universe? Let’s take a look at 3 sources that motivated Lucas to begin one of the most celebrated film franchises ever.

From Flash Gordon to Luke Skywalker

Even the most creative minds receive inspiration elsewhere. Lucas is no different. Lucas was a fan of Flash Gordon movies. You can see how Flash Gordon inspired Star Wars, right from the beginning of the movie. Remember the yellow text in the opening crawl of Star Wars, starting off with “In a galaxy, far far away”? That style of introduction was borrowed directly from Flash Gordon. The main way in which Flash Gordon influenced Star Wars however, is the idea that technology is the new magic. To quote sci-fi writer, Arthur C. Clarke: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

At the time, many authors feared technology had killed magic, and as a consequence powerful storytelling. However, other authors, like Arthur C. Clarke, flipped the script and used technology to create a new magic. Since Flash Gordon was influenced by sci-fi books, so too was Star Wars.

Japan and USA Trade Storytelling Ideas

In an island, far far away, Japanese Filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa began looking at American culture for cinematic inspiration. What Akira eventually ended up doing was, creating Samurai movies that had storylines like American Westerns and American detective stories. These movies fascinated George Lucas. So, as Akira looked to American Cinema to inspire his Japanese films, so too did Lucas look to Japanese Cinema to inspire his American films.

It was one movie, in particular, The Hidden Fortress that most inspired Star Wars. The Hidden Fortress is told from the perspective of “two lowest characters” as Lucas puts it. That inspired Lucas to do the same with Star Wars, with R2D2 and C-3PO. Even Darth Vader’s helmet came from a Samurai in The Hidden Fortress. The word Jedi actually comes from “jidaigeki”, which is a genre of historical dramas, of which Hidden Fortress belongs to.

Joseph Campbell and The Heroes Journey

While Lucas drew cinematic cues from Flash Gordon and The Hidden Fortress, he collected his narrative format from another source. Joseph Campbell, mythologist, released a book titled The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In the book, he dissects practically every major religion and myth available to him and discerns the narrative common denominator present in every story. He then assembles this narrative common denominator as a simple procedure called “The Heroes Journey”.

It is not an exaggeration to say, the “The Heroes Journey” has transformed storytelling forever. To this day, over 60 years later, many if not all, major storytellers have looked to Campbell for inspiration. Lucas called him “my Yoda”. Lucas read a passage written by Campbell that said:

“To contemplate a starry sky itself is to contemplate on a mythical level. And as scientific discovery continuously redefines our understanding of the cosmos, certainly our mythical perspective must change as well…What does all this do to mythology?”

We have to remember, in just 61 years, we went from Henry Ford’s Model T, to landing on the Moon in 1969. These were tumultuous technological times. It was a lot to process for anyone of that time. Equipped with Campbell’s step by step guide, Lucas looked to story to make sense of it all. Campbell asked “What does this do to mythology?”, and Lucas answered with Star Wars. When Campbell finally saw Lucas’ first three Star Wars movies, back to back to back, he paid Lucas the ultimate compliment saying ‘You know, I thought real art had stopped with Picasso, Joyce, and Mann. Now I know it hasn’t.’

So this May Fourth pay homage to Lucas’ sources of inspiration. Try to find a copy of The Hidden Fortress or Flash Gordon. If not, go to the library or Amazon (let’s be real right?) and borrow/buy a copy of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Who knows? You may end up becoming the next George Lucas!

Did all this Star Wars talk get you antsy and itching to jump into a fictional universe where anything is possible? Take a break from Cancun’s beaches, and head over to the galaxy of fun that is Ventura Park’s Underworld. Underworld is a futuristic arcade that features a Star Wars Battle Pod. Sit in the driver’s seat and relive the most iconic battles from the original trilogy. The fun doesn’t stop there though. Underworld also has Laser Tanks. Think laser tag meets bumper cars! Remember, this isn’t just any arcade. This is Ventura Park’s Underworld. May the Fourth be with you!

 

The 6 Best Places in the World to Zipline

The 6 Best Places in the World to Zipline

Who doesn’t get jealous when they look up at the sky and see an eagle flying through the air, relishing its untethered freedom? Heck, we can’t even move that fast on the ground. What I would give, just to have a bird’s eye view, for even a moment! Well, guess what? You don’t have to imagine or fantasize. You just need to zipline somewhere remarkable! Soar through the air at exhilarating speeds, and enjoy the vantage point impossible to most humans. At least, non-ziplining humans.

The question now becomes…where in the world to zipline? The location must present 3 conditions in order to be one of the best places in the world to zipline.

  • A Breathtaking View
  • Face-Jiggling Velocity
  • An Inspiring Safety Record

With that considered, let’s take a look at 6 of the best places in the world to zipline.

  1. Selvatica (Cancun, Mexico)

Selvatica is undeniably not short on accolades. Rated the top outdoor attraction on TripAdvisor for 5 consecutive years. Not to be outdone, it was also listed as Trip Advisor’s “Top Ten World Adventures”. Why are people leaving thousands of positive reviews on Trip Advisor about Selvatica?

Selvatica has an electrifying 14 zipline circuit that spans over 1.5 miles. Fly like an eagle over the Mayan jungles of Cancun at a speed of 25 mph. And in case you were wondering, all of Selvatica’s tours (they also have an ATV tour, bungee jump, and wobbly aerial bridges) are certified by Association for Challenge Course Technology. There’s a reason why people can’t stop buzzing about Selvatica.

  1. Ventura Park (Cancun, Mexico)

Ventura Park is a galaxy of fun. There are many different worlds, each with their own unique set of entertainment options. One of those worlds is called Aaahventura. Aaahventura features many adrenaline-pumping choices like ziplining. Enjoy the view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea while you sail through the air at an altitude of 80 feet.

The great part about Ventura Park is that you have so many different things to do after you zipline. You can go to Wet’n Wild Waterslide Park. You can go to Dolphinaris and swim with a dolphin. You can scratch another item off your bucket list and go bungee jumping. The world is at your fingertips at Ventura Park. And yes, all of their entertainment options are certified by Association for Challenge Course Technology.

  1. Flying Fox (Great Wall of China in Simatai)

How many of the Seven Wonders of the World have you seen? Well if you want to scratch one off your list, come to Simatai, China. Built in the 6th century, led by General Qi Jiguan, the Great Wall of China is a sight to behold. You can hike your way to the top. If you’re feeling lazy, or have a disability, you can take a chairlift. Then, take the zipline called the “Flying Fox” straight to the bottom. The zipline was renovated for maximum safety in 2011.

  1. Flightline (Safari at San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park)

Experience astonishing sights while you glide over the San Diego Zoo on their zipline called Flightline. Get a bird’s eye view of the rhinos, giraffes, and other wildlife at an impressive height of 130 feet. Once you’re done with the 2/3 mile zipline, you finish off at their campground called Kilima Point. Relive the memories for years to come with their helmet-cam.

  1. Zip Rider (Alaska Icy Strait Point)

Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska features the world’s largest zipline ride. Six people, start off, side by side, each in their own lane, and zip to the bottom as a race. This zipline features a spine-tingling 1,300-foot drop! The whole zipline takes over 90 seconds to complete. Take in the beautiful tree covered mountains while traveling over 60 mph!

  1. Labadee, Haiti

If you take a Royal Caribbean Cruise through Haiti, you’re in luck! Catering particularly to Royal Caribbean passengers, Labadee, Haiti offers a spectacular zipline over the dazzling Caribbean Sea. The whole zipline spans over 2,600 feet while traveling at 40 mph. You start at the mountain and finish in the sea. Doesn’t get much better than that huh?

If you want 6 of the best places in the world to zipline, try the above-mentioned sites, and you’re sure to take the experience with you forever. With these 6 stunning ziplines, you can at last fly like an eagle. Really.

“Buffet Gourmet” – Sundeck Lounge

Buffet Gourmet” ahora en Dolphinaris Cancún

¿Quieres nadar con delfines y luego disfrutar de comida gourmet al costado de una alberca infinito en nuestra hermosa terraza?

¡Pues en Dolphinaris Cancún tenemos una propuesta especial para ti!

Haz una reserva para nadar con delfines en Dolphinaris Cancún y recibe el servicio de buffet de nuestro exclusivo Sundeck Lounge.

 

¡Nuestros amigos marinos, los delfines!

Todo el mundo quiere nadar con delfines. La inteligencia atrae inteligencia. Por esta razón, las personas siempre han estado fascinadas con los delfines, al igual que ellos sienten curiosidad por interactuar con los humanos. Los delfines son criaturas muy listas y además sociales, de comportamiento inocente y amigable. No nos sorprende que muchas personas hayan soñado toda su vida, de querer nadar con delfines. Pero a pesar de todo, solo algunos tienen la oportunidad de hacerlo. Aquí en Dolphinaris Cancún, ¡podemos hacer tu sueño realidad!

 

Dolphinaris Cancún: el lugar perfecto para nadar con delfines.

Dolphinaris es una organización altamente ética, por eso nuestra prioridad es ocuparnos de nuestros amigos los delfines. En Dolphinaris colaboramos con universidades en México y Estados Unidos, para facilitar la protección de estos majestuosos animales acuáticos, y con la misma razón por la que invertimos en la conservación de su hábitat natural.

Los comportamientos de los delfines

Dolphinaris Cancún te permite interactuar con delfines en un ambiente seguro y cómodo, tanto para ti como para ellos. En Dolphinaris ofrecemos diferentes programas para el nado con delfines. Aprende más acerca de estos programas aquí para comparar tu nado. Permita que nuestros especializados entrenadores le den a usted y su familia las siguientes tres opciones para un nado seguro con delfines:

Foot Push”: un increíble delfín lo empuja de sus pies, en un recorrido excitante a toda velocidad a lo largo de la laguna.

Belly Ride”: un traslado de barriga con barriga, toma con tus manos las aletas pectorales del delfín para una inolvidable experiencia recorriendo el piletón.

“Boogie Push”: en esta maniobra el delfín te empujará por tus pies mientras sostienes una tabla de boogie abriendo camino por el agua a una velocidad sensacional.

Nadar con delfines en Dolphinaris Cancún es inolvidable, asegurando diversión para toda la familia, hasta los más pequeños (hay una restricción por altura para los menores a 1,22 mts.).

 

¿Alguien dijo, comida gourmet y bebidas ilimitadas? “Buffet Sundeck Lounge”

Cuando realizas una reserva para cualquiera opción de nado con delfines en Dolphinaris Cancún, recibes una promoción especial: Buffet en el Sundeck Lounge.

El Sundeck Lounge ofrece bebidas y comida gourmet al costado de una impactante alberca infinito. Esta exclusiva experiencia VIP, es perfecta para darle fin a un maravilloso día nadando con delfines. Sundeck Lounge tiene una deliciosa variedad en platillos de cocina fusión mexicana para que usted elija. Para los niños tenemos ping pong, hockey aéreo o futbolito en esta área para que usted se relaje en el deck de nuestra alberca infinito. La ventaja de que Sundeck Lounge, este ubicado en la terraza es que podrás saludar a nuestros amigos acuáticos, desde ahí podrás observar los delfines.

Mira este video de lo que Sundeck Lounge tiene para ofrecer.

 

La mejor propuesta en Cancún

¿Ya te mencionamos la nueva propuesta que tenemos en Dolphinaris Cancún? Comida y Bebidas ilimitadas… sí, has leído bien, reserva ahora para asegurar hoy tu lugar, puedes hacerlo en línea a través del chat con nuestros agentes y consulta sobre nuestro buffet en Dolphinaris Cancún.

¡Nadar con delfines y disfrutar de un buffet gourmet, esto no puede ponerse mejor!

Reserva ahora. Te garantizamos un día inolvidable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancun’s New Oceanfront Theme Park

Cancun’s New Oceanfront Theme Park

 Are you coming to Cancun soon? Are you looking for something new to try for the whole family? Well, guess what, Cancun is about to open a brand new oceanfront theme park named Ventura Park!

Cancun’s Ventura Park is unlike anything you have seen before. Situated in Cancun’s dazzling oceanfront, it will feature wild waterslides, a full dolphinarium, and a host of other fun activities like zip-lining, go-karting and a swing-carousel.

Waterslides

There are two different types of waterslides. The first is more peaceful and relaxing. This is best when you simply want to cool off from the hot tropical heat while at the same time enjoy a tranquil inner-tube ride. If that’s what you’re looking for, Lazy River is a perfect choice, but there are many more.

Are you a thrill seeker? Do you enjoy adrenaline rushes?  Or perhaps you want to try something new. Well, Ventura Park has plenty of waterslides for you. Take for example, the Double Space Bowl. This extraordinary waterslide features you quickly gliding down a slide 50 feet high at more than 30 miles per hour!

Whether you like to take it easy or pursue adventure, Ventura Park’s wide selection of waterslides have you covered.

Dolphinarium

Everyone wants to swim with dolphins. Whether you’re a grown adult or a kid in grade school, swimming with dolphins is an opportunity everyone dreams of. Well, stop dreaming, wake up and open your eyes to Ventura Park’s full dolphinarium. Here you can interact with these clever and friendly creatures in many ways.

For example, there is the “foot push”, where the dolphin propels you forward by pushing his nose on your foot. There’s also the “dorsal-ride” which allows you to hold on to two dolphin fins, as they race forward. Perhaps you want to try something gentler with the dolphin. Imagine the Facebook likes you’ll get when your friends see you getting a kiss on the cheek by a dolphin!

New Activities

Waterslides & Dolphins, what more can you ask for? Well, this is what makes Ventura Park so special and unique. Not only are there waterslides and dolphins, but there are many other activities like zip-lining, go-karting, virtual reality games, and a theater!

All that fun is going to get the stomach growling. Well, don’t worry. Ventura Park’s Sundeck Lounge features delicious and exquisite cuisine. Not only that, but it has a ping-pong, foosball and air-hockey table. So while you and your spouse and lay back and enjoy the terrace top view, your kids can play a variety of games. There isn’t a better way to cap off an entertaining day at Cancun’s new oceanfront theme park!

Your trip to Cancun is incomplete without visiting Ventura Park! Tell your Hotel or Travel Agency that you want to make a booking for Cancun’s New Oceanfront Theme-Park, Ventura Park!