Selvatica: Family Tours in the Riviera Maya

Selvatica: Family Tours in the Riviera Maya

Travelling with your family has never been this fun and wild!                        Keep on reading to find out why Selvatica has the best family tours in the Riviera Maya.


If you want to make the most out of your stay in the Mayan Riviera,  you MUST go to Selvatica. I guarantee you will have an amazing time and enjoy every last bit, because a day at Selvatica, is a day well spent. Here is a list of the 5 major reasons why you and your family should go ASAP.

  1.  Family Friendly:


Selvatica is the perfect place for families to strengthen their bonds, and face fears! Most of the activities are suitable for the whole family, however when they aren’t it simply is because of safety reasons, as we are meticulous with our customer’s wellbeing.

For all the adventurous families out there, Selvatica’s awesome attractions await! Explore the Mexican Caribbean like never before, and make this a memorable vacation…

2. Safety First


Having fun without being safe is a big NO. With 20+ years of experience, we are constantly improving our security measures to ensure your experience is the most satisfying possible. Selvatica is certified by the ACCT:

The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is an international trade association, accredited standards developer for the global challenge course, aerial adventure park, canopy tour, and zip line industry.

This being said, you can be sure about Selvatica’s safety measures being taken seriously by the excellently trained staff.

3. The BEST Staff, Seriously.


Not only are they model employees in customer service, but they’re also extremely entertaining! There are no dull moments with Selvatica’s staff. As you arrive, you are warmly welcomed by our friendly staff, and from beginning to end they are sure to keep you on your toes.

Your little ones will definitely have a blast, and they’ll be interested in each activity thanks to the staff’s engaging attitude. You will immediately see their interest in your wellbeing and their great passion for what they do.

4. Social Commitment


Selvatica says less talking, more acting. With the constant battle of poverty and famine, Selvatica’s concern is big. That is why we invite you to join our cause and participate, for the future generation’s sake… But that is not all! Planet Earth is also in danger… Selvatica’s Seed of Life program has planted over 300,000 trees, and we need you to help keep this number growing!

5. Discounts all-year round


Selvatica is one of the best picks for Family tours in the Riviera Maya simply because who doesn’t love a bargain?! Get all of the fun and all of the memories for a lower price all year round. We ensure you the best prices and the best experience you can imagine. You can see for yourself if you follow our social media and check our website for new discounts, packages and promo codes!

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For the fans of extreme excursions, Cancun is your playground.                            We hope to see you soon… Hasta la vista baby!

Feeling Homesick? 10 things to do this Thanksgiving in Mexico

Feeling Homesick? 10 things to do this Thanksgiving in Mexico

You might be far from home, but that doesn’t mean Thanksgiving has to feel weird… Although going to a pumpkin patch, or stuffing a turkey might not happen in your visit to the Riviera Maya, there’s a bunch of alternatives!

Here is a list of 10 activities you can do and places you can visit to make your vacation worthwhile:

  1.  Experience Indigenous Cultures:

    Live a unique experience in the Caribbean amongst the many historical landmarks, and learn about the culture in the area. As you may know, Mexico is very diverse in the cultural standpoint, don’t miss out on it! Visit some of the great ruins like Tulum, on the coast; or Coba in the jungle.Cobá-thanksgiving

  2. Dining in Cozumel:

    Some restaurants will serve the traditional meal including turkey, while others prepare their own special traditional Thanksgiving meal with a Mexican flair, which will be worth trying out. The majority of these restaurants are beautifully designed and equipped with big screen televisions. Visitors have the chance to watch several festivities, parades and football games going on in the United States.cozumel-thanksgiving

  3. La Casa del Agua

    One more year, La Casa del Agua, famous for its “casual fine dining”, prepares a special Thanksgiving menu. Their turkey comes with specialties such as pumpkin risotto and mashed sweet potatoes.

  4. Temperature Begins To Cool

    Cooler weather starts to make its way to the Mexican Caribbean around October. While the days remain sunny and warm, the night’s temperatures fall. You have a perfect balance of sunshine by day and a fresh, comfortable climate at night. As the heat disappears while the sun sets, activities like cocktails on one of the city’s famous rooftop lounges, or dancing the night away become much more appealing.

  5. Riviera Maya Jazz Fest

    The end of November and beginning of December is a great time to check out some of the country’s best jazz musicians and singers in one of its top vacation destinations – Playa del Carmen. This year’s edition includes a homage to Toussiant, Steffie Belt, and the Memo Ruiz Bolero Jazz Big Band on the roster.

  6. Venture into the Jungle.

    Don’t miss out on the amazing deals you can get by booking in advance, with Selvatica! Discover the many tours and experiences that Selvatica offers this Thanksgiving. These activities include the Gimme AllOffroad Polaris and Extreme Canopy!                       selvatica-thanksgiving

  7. Take Advantage of Combo’s!

    Live an amazing day with the Dolphin Pass, an incredible combo that includes the excitement of Ventura Park and a magical swim with dolphins! Book online and get an amazing discount of up to 50% on your pass. The Dolphin Pass includes Fun World, Wet n ‘Wild, AaahVentura, a Swim with Dolphins and unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages.

  8. Swim with Dolphins.

    Immerse yourself underwater in Dolphinaris’ All Inclusive Cozumel, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world; meet dolphins and enjoy the magic of these mysterious creatures in an all-inclusive experience for the whole family.

    9. Visit Cancun’s Underwater Museum!

    For an incredible experience, go to the ocean’s depths… Amaze yourself with the unique Underwater Museum. This awesome place has more than 500 life-sized sculptures, which you see by snorkeling in the turquoise water!                                                                      Diving-in-MUSA-thanksgiving

    10. Experience the Magic of JOYÀ

    For a more pricey, but unforgettable dinner, witness Cirque Du Soleil’s JOYÀ. You’ll never experience a dinner as unique as JOYÀ’s, with delicious and jaw-dropping meals, while watching an extraordinary show.

Make of this Thanksgiving an unforgettable memory, with Selvatica.


Selvatica’s Wildlife & Activities in the Jungle!

Selvatica’s Wildlife & Activities in the Jungle!

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Explore the depths of the jungle with Selvatica… Don’t miss out on the chance to see some of the wild species that live in the Caribbean’s  tropical rainforests. Selvatica’s activities in the jungle will awaken your adventurous side and fill you with excitement!

What makes Selvatica special?

Unlike most theme parks in the zone, Selvatica is NOT in a man made environment! It sounds surprising, but most of the “natural” caves, rivers, and the vegetation in the other adventure or nature parks are actually artificial!

But don’t worry, Selvatica’s trees and overall environment is natural, making your experience there be wild and genuine.

Wildlife in Riviera Maya

One of the reasons why people choose to visit the Caribbean is the exotic flora and fauna found in its tropical jungles! Meet some of the species that inhabit Riviera Maya’s jungles…

Howler Monkey


The Mexican black howler monkey is one of the biggest monkey species in America. On average, it’s around 30 inches long – not including its tail.  These monkeys usually live in groups of 4 to 11 members. They’re strict herbivores who consume a variety of fruits, plants and leaves. Sadly, they are an endangered species, so only in special areas like Quintana Roo you might catch a glimpse of them.



The Morelet’s Crocodile is also known as an Alligator. It is relatively small, usually less than 3m in length. They have a broad snout, and are greyish brown in color with dark bands and spots on their bodies and tails. They mainly live in areas of freshwater, including swamps and marshes in forested areas.



Hawks spend their days gracefully soaring over open areas or perched on cottonwoods, willows, and mesquites along lowland streams. Female hawks are generally larger than their male counterparts. A hawk can live up to 20 years, although 13 to 15 years is about the norm. They patiently watch for lizards, then catch them with a swift dart toward the ground. A hawk can live up to 20 years, although 13 to 15 years is about the norm. You can see them flying over the jungles in Cancun.



The jaguar , the largest feline in America and the third in the world (after the lion and the tiger), inhabits the tropical jungles of Quintana Roo, although it is an endangered species.  Many ancient American cultures such as the Maya and Aztec, featured the jaguar in their mythologies, it was often regarded as a symbol of strength.



The Mexican Barracudas are characterized by their overall snake-like appearance and predominant silver color with black markings, which include a strong lateral line and stripes on the sides. The barracuda is highly evolved to be a master predator in its environment—the fish has been developing its skills for 50 million years!


You can get to know all of these species and more when visiting the Riviera Maya. Don’t miss out on the fun, and enjoy Selvatica’s activities in the jungle to feel a true connection with Earth and nature!

Visit Riviera Maya and Swim with Dolphins

If you dream of swimming with dolphins in the sunny Mayan Riviera, but you’re tired of the way-too-expensive hotels and activities that don’t meet your expectations, don’t worry! We are here to make it  easier! So relax, and see how you can visit Riviera Maya on a budget…



For a cheaper and more flexible lodging, we recommend you use this great alternative to the usual hotels. Explore the options on their website and find the one that suits you best!


  Come visit Riviera  Maya: Dolphinaris

Book any dolphin swim program now & get a FREE ADMISSION to Wet’n Wild Cancun waterpark with unlimited meals and non-alcoholic drinks.

Dolphinaris Riviera Maya has a wide range of activities, which makes it the best option for swimming with dolphins in the Mayan Riviera. Located only 15 minutes away from Playa del Carmen.

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Cenote is a natural pit also known as… a cave full of water perfect for scuba diving, swimming, snorkelling, and connecting with nature. Cenotes are a great reason to visit Riviera Maya, as there are plenty of them.

Here are some low costing, and highly rated excellent Cenote options!

Cenote Azul


This cenote is located 20 minutes away from Playa del Carmen, and one of the things that makes it unique is that it is open! Because most of them are in caves, Cenote Azul is special amongst others.

It is a great spot for swimming, for snorkeling, and just to cool off with its crystalline water!

Open 9AM5PM daily, Entrance fees are at about $7-8 per adult

Cenote Dos Ojos


First of all there are a few restaurants, changing rooms, bathrooms, showers, as well as areas to relax on hammocks within the Cenote. This is one of the largest and deepest underwater cave systems in the area, reaching depths of 118 meters.

Cenote Dos Ojos is an amazing option if you are willing to plan a day trip, as it is located 50 minutes away from Playa del Carmen. If you decide on checking it out we highly recommend you to also take the time to explore the Tulum ruins, that we describe to you below.

Open everyday, 9AM–5PM.  $11 USD to enter.                                                Snorkelling and scuba diving prices vary within the cenote.




Amaze yourself with the natural and archeological wonders the Caribbean has to offer! Don’t lose the opportunity to see the historical Tulum ruins, and learn about ancient cultures!

You can take public transportation for 50 pesos per person, rather than going by car and paying 120 pesos for parking. The access fee to the ruins is as low as $3USD ! If you prefer to be guided through the journey, the tours are usually about $31 USD.

Magical experiences like this, happen when you Visit Riviera Maya.

 Open everyday, 8AM-5PM. 



This is a great option if you prefer walking in a cool, shaded way, since it is located in the jungle and is mostly lined by green, cool, trees. Take a bike or walk through the site, climb the tallest pyramid in the area, and enjoy a spectacular view of nature’s wonders.

8AM5PM daily, Entrance is 64 pesos and parking is 50 pesos.

Come visit Riviera Maya and experience the uniqueness of the caribbean.