That, dear readers, is the terror-inducing sound that means you’ve just been dumped face-first off of a tower into the jungle.
“Oh no… oooooh no…”
That’s the sound of me right before being pushed off a platform while desperately clinging to a bungee rope (followed in quick succession by a steady stream of expletives and several instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain).
I don’t wanna give too much away here because it’s kind of a tour you need to experience for yourself, but my Saturday at Selvatica was AMAZING. I did things I never thought I’d be brave enough or strong enough to try. The setting was gorgeous with newly-built zipline towers and a beautiful hub area that actually took my breath away for half a second. And the service was without a doubt the best I’ve had anywhere… the staff is clearly having tons of fun, pulling pranks and joking around while still being professional.
Despite having me absolutely terrified, my absolute favorite part of the day was the bungee swing! Pictures can’t do it justice, so here’s a recent video I found on YouTube:
Surprisingly, the most relaxing part of the day was the Superman zipline, the fastest in Latin America, where you speed face down over the jungle with your arms spread out, reaching speeds of up to 85 kilometers per hour.
I swear this is much, much higher up than it looks, you guys.
After a morning of endless zipline fun, we did a Polaris ride through the jungle then swam in a cenote. (I was too boring to jump off the platform into the water, but still had a wonderful time floating in the water!)
Typical Cancun weekend.
This was the “Gimme All” package at Selvatica where you get to try EVERYTHING (all ziplines, Polaris/ATV, cenote, canopy walk, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some things because I was happily exhausted by 3pm). Anyway, if you’re one of those crazy adrenaline adventure-seeking travelers, please make sure to do a day at Selvatica on your next trip to Cancun! I’d say these are the most challenging and extensive ziplines in the entire Cancun/Riviera Maya area, only for the brave 🙂