Hidden Worlds is an ecologically friendly adventure park, with tours into the Riviera Maya Jungle. Hidden Worlds showcases the world’s most famous cenotes, as seen in many films, including MacGillery-Freemans's IMAX Movie "Journey into Amazing Caves". Experience some of the Riviera Maya's cenotes and surrounding flora and fauna with an adventure team who honors safety, accessibility and sustainability.
We love this adventure and eco-park! Hidden Worlds has combined cenotes with jungle adventures in their eco park with the cool addition of the Avatar Rollercoaster Zipline and Skycycle. The effort Hidden Worlds has taken to preserve the jungle for your adventure is impressive. The natural flora, fauna, and trees were maintained when their park was created. Close attention is paid to the conservation of the cenote, the natural highlight to the Hidden Worlds Eco-park. The cenotes visited on this tour, Takbeha and Takbelum, were featured in the Imax film “Journey into Amazing Caves” and the box office hit “The Cave”. NatGeo continues to work with local conservationists and divers to discover more secrets about the cenotes. (Bit of movie trivia: Loco Gringo’s co-founder Kay Walten was the stunt double in the IMAX movie)
The featured Avatar Zipline and Skycyle is the most fun we have had for a while, so check out the details! Avatar is the World’s 1st Rollercoaster Zip Line in the Riviera Maya. The Avatar gives you the heart-pumping ups and downs of a roller-coaster with the acceleration thrill of a zip line that winds through the wild Jungle of Riviera Maya. Opened in Hidden Worlds Cenote Park in April 2010, adrenaline junkies agree, the Avatar is 10 times more fun than other ziplines. The Skycylce was a super cool way to explore more of the jungle and get a close look at the cenotes.
When we went to check out this new zipline, we were not sure what to expect. After brief safety instructions, you strap on your helmet, secure your harness and go up the stairway of a small wooden tower. With your heart thumping, you walk to the start of the track, which resembles a monorail suspended by heavy steel cables, The last thought that rushes through your mind is, “Why in the world am I doing this?” A second later you find yourself rushing straight downhill, gathering speed… With butterflies in your stomach and adrenaline pumping through your veins, the Avatar zip line ride takes you up and down, though loops, and into a dark tunnel right before landing with a splash into the cooling waters of a cenote. What we loved is the combination of a jungle overview, cenote fun and a ride that gives you a thrill!
After trying the Avatar, we wanted to try the Skycycle. This experience was different from our previous zip, zip and away, but again, loved it! It’s a combination of a zip line experience and a bike ride, which runs along a robust cable. You take a seat, lean back and then pedal your way through the Yucatan jungle. You are in control of your speed, can stop and start as you please, and take an intimate look at the jungle.
After you are finished with these great adventures, you can continue with some snorkeling in Dos Ojos just to round off the day. We dove right in and enjoyed the fresh, cool water after those two great adventures.
The Hidden Worlds Cenote Park is located just 15 minutes north of Tulum, 10 minutes south of Akumal and 35 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. It’s open 365 days a year, 9 am to dark. Tours leave every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 am with the last tour leaving at 2 pm. Combine your jungle and cenote adventure into one trip with the Avatar, Skycycle and the finale of a cenote snorkel that will have all family members enjoying an adventure day in the Riviera Maya.