We visited Selva Maya after signing up with Local Quickies Tour Company in Puerto Adventuros. We were turned on to this tour company by a local and am so glad we happened to cross paths. Our new local friend called them for us and a staff member came to us to tell us about the tour. After signing up, we were anxiously optimistic that the tour would be what we wanted it to be. Although I had never zip lined before, it was something that I had been planning on for some time. I was hopeful we had made the right choice over the large adventure parks that we originally were going to visit.
It turned out, by chance, that we got a private tour at Selva Maya Eco Adventure. The staff members at Selva Maya were courteous, professional and safety focused. I immediately felt confident about depending on a harness, carabiners and a pulley on a cable for my life. Throughout the zip line course, all the staff members were friendly, helpful, very conscious of where everyone was and ensuring their safety. After finishing the zip lines - and YES, it was everything I wanted it to be, so fun and not scary at all, we went on to rock climbing; another event I had never tried. As out of shape and clumsy as I am, I was able to scale (with the help of staff members Brian and Cesar of course!) the 20 ft wall and make it to the top. I felt like Rocky after he ran the stairs in the original movie! I was hoping to zip line down because it was so fun but I got to try yet another new task - repelling down the opposite side I just climbed up. The down side was a bit longer as we finished very nearly on the banks of the first cenote of the day. Although that first lean over the lip of the wall was a bit spooky, I was surprised at how quickly I became confident on the way down.
After finishing here, we walked to our first swim in a cenote (we didn't swim in the first one we saw by the rock climbing/repelling station). Brian guided us through the stalagmite/stalactites that grow in the cenotes. This first swim was amazing. Both Brian and Derek, our Local Quickies guide, took more pics of us and provided interesting tidbits and knowledge about what we were experiencing. After enjoying the first swim for about 30 mins, Derek urged us on the second cenote saying as fantastic as the first one was, the second one was even more so. And he was so right! The underground centoe looked like a movie set - so serene and still. Brian swam us through the cave and showed us many sights that I've only ever seen in pictures and on tv. Once we finished the swim, we enjoyed a tasty lunch prepared by the Selva Maya staff. Although we had only been there a few short hours, time almost seemed to stand still. It was like waking from a dream to find ourselves back at our condo. We couldn't stop talking about what a thrilling adventure we had!
Both Cesar and Brian are wonderful members of the Selva Maya team. Throughout the zip line, rock climbing and repelling, Cesar did an excellent job of reassuring me, building my confidence and explaining everything perfectly. Brian was funny, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. He was essential to our amazing day. Don't hesitate to experience your adventure of choice with Selva Maya Eco Adventure - I had one of the best days of my life here!
Thank you to everyone at Selva Maya! You have a fan for life!
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