Ziplining has fast become one of the world’s most popular adventure travel experiences. Seems like soaring above the canopy has always been a popular way to travel. For zealous zipliners looking for an exhilarating adventure on the Yucatán Peninsula, here are the best zipline tours in Cancun.
Traversing mountainsides at hair-raising speed? What’s not to love? Whilst zipline tours are a relatively new experience, ziplines have been used as a way of travelling and transporting goods through mountainous regions for centuries
Best Cancun zipline tours:
Just 35 miles from Cancun International Airport you’ll find Xplor. This is the most visited zipline park in the world! The park has two circuits comprising seven ziplines each. These make for a thrilling way to explore the jungle of Playa del Carmen. As you soar above the ever-green treetops you have sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea. It really is a very picturesque setting for an exhilarating Cancun zipline experience.
Selva Maya Ziplines Park
Looking for adventure in the Mayan jungle? Make your way to the Selva Maya Eco Adventure Park for a zipline tour. Located in Tulum, this park has nine zipline circuits that let you fly high above the treetops of the Jungle. You’ll get to see the exotic flora of the Riviera Maya and tuck into some tasty tacos when you touch down. The park only takes small groups, so this is a great Tulum zipline tour if you don’t like crowds!
Selvatica Extreme is a 45-minute drive from Cancun. You’ll feel like Tarzan and Jane as you traverse through the jungle along 10 different ziplines. If you are looking for a Cancun adventure, you’ll find it here. Soar at speed along the ziplines and make a splash on the last one as you get soaked on the AquaZip! To top it off, there is a zipline rollercoaster to make you scream even louder. This is a wet and wild Cancun zipline.
Looking for a small group and intimate adventure? Then book a zipline tour with Aventuras Mayas. Flying over the jungle canopy, along seven zipline circuits, will leave you breathless. During this Riviera Maya zipline tour, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the jungle, as well as a huge rush of adrenaline. This Aventuras Mayas zipline circuit will give you the flight of your life!
All Tour Native – Zipline Playa del Carmen
For those who want to zipline in Playa del Carmen, All Tour Native brings you on an unforgettable experience in Native Park Playa del Carmen. There are plenty of adventures to be had in the park, but one of the best is flying above the vegetation on a zipline tour. The variety of ziplines here is great. The height of the ziplines varies between 6 metres to 25 metres. The length of the ziplines runs from 60 to 210 metres. So there is a zipline to suit all levels of ability and fearlessness!
Xavage Zipline is the longest horizontal zipline in Cancun. On this 437-yard (400-metre) long zip-line you’ll fly like a hawk high above the ground with your body in a completely horizontal position. You’ll scream with delight as you get up to speeds of 18mph (29km/h)! Xavage is in Quintana Roo just 25 minutes from Cancun’s Hotel Zone and 35 minutes from Playa del Carmen.
Aktun Chen Parque Natural
Aktun Chen is a nature park 25 minutes from Playa del Carmen in the heart of the Riviera Maya. It is a great place to zipline if you are based in Tulum as it is just 20km away. One of the best things about ziplining in Aktun Chen is the chance to see some extraordinary flora and fauna. It is a wonderful natural environment full of vegetation. There are also lots of animals including the white-tailed deer and spider monkeys as well as parrots.
There are 10 ziplines, 15 meters long, which make you feel like you are flying as you slide through the treetops from one point to another. This is a great way to feel like King and Queen of the jungle for a day.
All Tour Native – Zipline Tulum
Get a bird’s eye view of Native Park Tulum on a zipline tour. The park is home to the stunning Sac-Actun system, the world’s longest underground river. Flying over the trees is a great way to appreciate the landscape. If you like to make a splash, one of the ziplines finishes in a cenote! A refreshing way to end a thrilling ride.
Eco Mayan Adventures – Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
With vast swathes of untamed jungle, the Punta Laguna Nature Reserve (1-hour from Tulum) is an incredible place to get up close to the Yucatan’s varied wildlife. It’s also a fun place to enjoy a zipline ride. There is just one zipline in the park but it takes you flying over the lagoon and through the untamed jungle. The park’s name in Maya is Otoch Ma’ax yetel Kooh and means ‘the home of the spider monkey and the puma’ and gives you a clue to the animals you will encounter here.
Eco Mayan Adventures is a local agency tour for sustainable tourism and is the first Mexican-Mayan company created to promote the importance of protecting nature.
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