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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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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

The cave is very cool! They break you up into small groups so it's not crowded, most of the time you can stand or float, so not bad as far as claustrophobia goes! We had "Willy" for a tour guide and he was very funny...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is worth visiting. The cave system is beautiful and the water warm and clear. Most of the time we could wade but had to swim a short distance. We had a wonderful guide " Erie" and a small group. He was very helpful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome tour. Our guide Enrique took the time to explain everything about the caves and the stalagmites/stalagtites to us. I was a little unsure of my footing at times so he held my hand to guide me when needed because you cannot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was an overall great experience. The Rio Secreto preserve was beautiful, and the culture around its Mayan history was fascinating. Our tour guide Roberto was funny and very informative, and made the entire experience memorable. Overall I’d give it a 9.5/10!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nick k
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rio Secreto was way beyond my expectations. The staff was professional, helpful, well educated, fluent in many languages including English. Teh cavern/cenote was beautiful and well maintained . there was little evidence of being over visited by humanity. The water is crystal clear and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful day. The have wetsuits and water shoes available for you as well as lockers for your other items. Our guide was very knowledgeable and stopped to allow us any questions we may have had. I came with my husband, but my children...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hheazlett
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was lucky enough to enjoy this trip. It was way more than we anticipated. Our preparation was presented in detail by our guide. Every step was explained in and his knowledge of the ecology was impressive. Our group was very impressed. Lunch was delicious and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank work2travel991
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect and were happily surprised with this underground cave and river. When we arrived we were given wet suits, helmets, life vest and water shoes by our guide. We stored our clothes and personal goods in lockers that were provided....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank I7401BVbrianl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hidden in the jungle Rio secreto is a unique experience not to skip Humide and dark the cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites Very important to wear water shoes Life jacket are available for free same as for shoes if u don t bring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 330antoined
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great experience from start to finish. Our tour guide was Luis, he was very knowledgeable and helpful to those who required assistance throughout the excursion. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is looking to explore the caves in Mexico. Absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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22 October 2018|
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Response from W3835BRmichaelc | Reviewed this property |
Mexico is not expensive, we stay at the Moon Palace resorts in October and sometimes in August off season so better deals. All excursions are reasonable and affordable, plus the dollar goes a long way there
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17 October 2018|
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Response from JohnK1279 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do unless you have terrencial down pour. But you do nothing except just stand there.