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Rio Secreto

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Mexico reveals its newly-discovered underground river: Very few places in the world boast conditions that make it possible to witness the extraordinary beauty of an underground river. Rio Secreto is a fantastic journey into a unique system of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal _ Puerto Juarez Km 283.5 | Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen 77712, Mexico
+52 984 147 6050
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just one of the best experiences I have had in my life, our guide Anna and our photographer Jose made our experience wonderful. Riding a bike in la Selva, rappeling into the earth, eating tortillas just palmed by a native, seeing a ritual from the...More

Thank Amaryllis M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went in May 2018 and Felipe was our tour guide. We had a great time and loved being about to see the caves in their purest form. Not the best excursion for someone with a bad back or hips.. you can use a walking...More

Thank peachees000
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arranged to visting Rio Secreto with 7 of our friends and family after having visited ourselves in 2016 and it was a brilliant day out. As there were 9 of us they arranged a private tour for us, which made the day really special...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting, exciting, fun. The best excursion from a cruise trip that I have ever done. They are true professionals. Be warned that if you are schedule to go from a cruise ship that lands in to port of Cozumel, the tour will likely be about...More

Thank James_Kelly_2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose to do this excursion while staying at a nearby resort and it was fantastic. You wear wet-suits and headlamps and wade through underground caves in the jungle. Our tour-guide, Yul, was very fun and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this experience.

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit to Rio Secreto, but I thought $25 for a picture was a bit much. It's a beautiful natural wonder. You get to wade through the underground river and learn about its history. Don't be tricked into buying water shoes while...More

Thank Claire Della M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a recommendation from a co-worker. Apparently discovered in 2006, it's a vast cave system that 10% is open to eco-tourism to raise money to buy & protect the land above the caves. Our guide was Ricardo who as a biologist it was clear...More

Thank patpohler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really good day, a nice meal then a swim in the cold cave waters subtlety light so you are swimming in near dark conditions with stalegmites and stalegtites all around you a totally wierd experience not to be missed

Thank philberry636
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was Fantastic 2.5 to 3 hour journey through the caves. You are supplied a wet suit, life jacket and a helmet with head lamp for the tour. Basically an underground river in a mostly Limestone area. The stalactites and stalagmites are amazing and get...More

Thank John_R_Day
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove there on a whim as bad weather was forecast. Turned out to be an awesome trip. There were 6 people in our group, our guide was wonderful. The tour is definitely worth the $67 US we paid per person. The only downside is the...More

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Kingsley U
17 October 2018|
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Response from Penny Z | Reviewed this property |
It was explained to us that the ritual was not religious and as the previous poster explained, lasts all of a minute or two. It was beautiful, actually, and enhanced our experience.