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Bob Submarine Cancun

The amazing activity underwater to explore the bottom of the ocean without diving. This is one of the most exciting experience you will have in the ocean. 

What is BOB?Bob Submarine Cancun 3BOB stands for Breathing Observation Bubble and breathing underwater unit for individual use. This is a tour in which you are going to have your personal submarine (a mini sub or moto submarine), you’ll put your head inside a roomy air bubble which allows you to breath and enjoy the beauty of the natural reefs, plants and marine life at depths up to 24 meters for up to 35 minutes.

How does the BOB work?Bob Submarine Cancun 2A unit BOB, is nothing more and nothing less than an auxiliary transportation to dive without the hassle of using a mask or swim effort carrying an air tank. Their procedure is very simple as it consists of a clear acrylic bubble to see, is supplied with air from a scuba tank.

The tour starts with the check-in. You just have to fill a medical form to be evaluated by the diving instructor; then you’ll receive a 10 minutes guide in Spanish and English on how to operate the machine, it’s very simple.  

After all of the procedure, you and the team depart on a comfortable catamaran from the dock, arriving at the reef of Chitales between Cancun and Isla Mujeres to initiate the immersion underwater. The divers help you to get into the BOB and enjoy the beautiful marine life, instructors are constantly taking care of you. 

Inclusions:

  • Instructions and guide from staff
  • 30 minutes in your BOB personal submarine
  • 30 minutes of snorkel
  • Water and soda, glasses and ice
  • New snorkel tube
  • Fresh Fruit

Exclusions

  • 8 USD per person for pier tax and park that must be paid at the check-in
  • Ground transportation from your hotel lobby
  • Tips
  • Photos

Additional Info

  • You don’t need to have swimming skills
  • Sunblock and sunscreen must be biodegradable
  • All participants will be requested to fill a medical form, similar to adiving one
  • It is mandatory to read the tour restrictions, on the terms and conditions below.

Departure Point

Tour departs from Marina Aquatours, located on Boulevard Kukulcán Km 6.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancún.

You may get there by taking a taxi, transfer or bus. 

Not allowed:

  • People with reduced mobility
  • Pregnant women
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with asthma
  • People with epilepsy

To see prices and availability click here

ATV Jungle Expedition in Cancun

If you want to feel the adrenaline and extreme adventure in Cancun. You may start with ATV Jungle Expedition Cancun. An adventure with no limits where you will fly over the jungle in a zip line circuit at high speed, then the journey in the ground begins, you explore nature in your amazing ATV vehicle.

How to dressATV-JUNGLE-1Dress an appropriate outfit for this adventure, there is going to be a lot of mud, undergrowth and plants that can probably hurt you during your road! You can wear your most worn trousers or jeans, tennis shoes and a long-sleeve T-Shirt to avoid tanned forearms. Also, bring your mosquito repellent in your bag with a bottle of water.

At the beginningselvatica-paplapa

The excursion begins with pick up at the lobby of your hotel, once all the adventurers are on board, the bus will take you to Puerto Morelos and then you will go to “Casa Zatara”, a beautiful palapa first class that includes all the services.. W/C, lockers, restaurant deck & bar, all in a unique ambiance with all the equipment you are going to need for the first activity.

Extreme CanopyExtreme-CanopuThis is the first activity, the guides will make sure all the equipment is adjusted and give you a guide before starting. This adventure is divided into 12 zip lines to enjoy the view of all the typical vegetation of the region while you fly and walk in the ground. It lasts 1 hour.

ATV Polaris Trailboss ATV-POLARISThis is the next and real adventure in a 330cc engine ATV’S, to rally through the magical pathways in a 30 minutes ride into the cenote “Lukuma”, this huge natural swimmable cavern will dazzle you with its natural beauty. Note: In order to drive the vehicles, you must be 16 years minimum, valid ID and credit card required.

Back to Selvatica’s premises a complimentary light lunch and water will be waiting. Photos, videos, additional extreme activities, snacks and souvenirs can be bought in the “palapa”.

Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation
  • Zipline circuit
  • ATV
  • Cenote swim
  • Lunch
  • Non alcoholic beverages

Exclusions

  • Lockers (Available for 2 USD)
  • Off road vehicle damage insurance (Optional, available for 10 USD)

Additional Info

  • Light clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Change of cloths
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Sun protection
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Extra cash for personal expenses

To make a reservation of this tour you can book online or contact an operator toll-free 1 (866) 238-1312

Helpful Riviera Maya Packing Advice for U.S. Travelers

Take the stress out of planning your family vacation in the Mexican Caribbean with this convenient Riviera Maya packing guide & helpful travel advice.

What should I bring to the Mexican Caribbean? Where is Riviera Maya located exactly? Should I take cash? These are just a few questions you might have after booking your dream vacation in Playa del Carmen. It’s easy to fantasize about paradise, but as your travel dates move closer, feeling stressed about the unknowns is not at all uncommon. That’s why we’ve come up with a helpful guide to prepare you for your trip.Helpful Riviera Maya Packing Advice for U.S. Travelers1

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Formally known as the “Cancun-Tulum Corridor,” Riviera Maya is located on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. With white-sand Caribbean beaches and gorgeous weather all year, travelers need not pack much for their stay in paradise.

The EssentialsHelpful Riviera Maya Packing Advice for U.S. Travelers2First and foremost, don’t forget your medicine. You’ll want to bring a few extra doses as well, in case you experience travel delays anywhere along the way. Second, everyone wonders about money: how much to bring and in what currency. The answer is easy. Bring a fistful of $1 US bills for tipping at arrival, then use ATMs to collect pesos at a real-time exchange rate. Don’t forget to tell your bank your travel plans, and ask if they have any partners in Mexico to avoid ATM fees. Other essentials include a photocopy of your passport (both emailed and a hard copy), as well as your glasses and prescription (just in case).

A Few More Things

Here are a handful of items you also might want not want to leave home without, along with a few you may not have thought of yet:

  •         2-3 bathing suits
  •         Casual clothes (shorts, t-shirts, sandals)
  •         At least one “dressy” outfit for going out
  •         Light jacket, sweater, or coat
  •         Walking shoes / hiking boots
  •         Baby Powder (gets the sand off your feet)
  •         Sunscreen / Bug Spray
  •         Bottle opener / Corkscrew
  •         Zip-Loc Bags
  •         First Aid Kit
  •         Nice camera
  •         Sunglasses
  •         Hat

 

Playa del Carmen – bathed in turquoise blue waters

The main economic activity of Playa de Carmen is tourism because of the beautiful turquoise Carribean sea, the Maya culture and archealogical zones, the night life and warm friendly people. There are many activities and entertainment in this paradise called “Riviera Maya”.

One of my experiences in Playa del Carmen was with a friend from Cancún. We started our trip at the bus station “ADO” taking us about 50 minutes to get to our destination plus about another 20 minutes to find a hotel. The hotel was quite easy to find all we did was walk down 5th avenue ( the most famous avenue of Playa del Carmen where you can find all kind of shops, restaurants, bars, etc). We stopped at a lot of hotels looking for one with a reasonable price, good location and up to our satisfaction. We found a hotel called “Hacienda María Bonita” located on 10th Avenue between 12th north Street and 10 north street just a few meters from “Coco Bongo” the best disco in town. The price seemed right so we paid 75 dollars per night in a room with two double beds, a/c, tv and bathroom with shower. It was a great location as we were right next to the nightlife of Playa del Carmen and 5 minutes walk from the beach.

To begin our day we went to a beach club called “Mamitas” located at 28th north Street which is said to be the most famous in the area. We walked from our hotel on 5th Avenue to get there where we rented an enormous sun bed to relax and enjoy the view of the most colourful sea I have ever seen, the scorching hot sun and some Carribean refreshing cocktails. The music put us in the mood and the service from the waiters was excellent, we had an excellent time. After spending our morning on the beach we decided to look for a local diner to eat and relax. We found a restaurant called “La Fisheria” on Fifth Avenue between 20 north Street and 22 north street. It’s a well known seafood restaurant, we found the place clean and comfortable but unfortunatly there was no air conditioning, only fans. The price seemed a bit high but the food was so delicious it was worth it! At the end we decided to go to the “Quinta Alegria” a mall located on Fifth Avenue, it is a pretty nice new mall with stores like American Eagle, forever 21, among others. We decided to take a taxi as we were tired, we arrived in about 10 minutes and were charged around 40 pesos. Once in the mall we bought us “Ben & Jerrys” ice cream to cool off. My friend was looking for some brand new clothes so we walked through the stores until he found what he wanted. Then we returned to our hotel to rest so we could enjoy the nightlife.

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Playa del Carmen 12th north Street is where all the night life happens as it is full of bars and nightclubs. We decided to go to “La Mezcalina” which is a bar where you can taste a variety of mezcal bottles, listen to excelent electronic music with live DJ and spend a good time dancing and drinking mezcal of different flavors! It is located just down 12th north street. We were about 1 hour there and decided to go to a nightclub, there were many to choose from but we decided to go to “La Santanera” which is very large and has 3 floors, it’s a pretty cool place where you spend a great time with your friends listening to electronic music. There is an outdoor area at the top of the building, an air-conditioned room in the second floor and on the first floor has a bar type restaurant. All floors with live DJ playing!

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Unfortunately the next day we had to leave and could not continue to enjoy the wonderful city of Playa del Carmen. It is a beautiful place and there are many things to do and enjoy. The distances are very short, the weather is nice the people are very friendly and the beaches are beautiful. It is certainly a place I recommend to all to either relax, have fun or just to get to know this paradise.

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