Rio Secreto, Playa del Carmen

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Cave · Nature / Park
Río Secreto (English translation: Secret River) is a semi-flooded limestone cave system near Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. There are 38 kilometers of caves in the system, of which approximately 10% are used for ecotourism. Currently, Río Secreto is protected as a nature reserve.

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  • We visited Rio Secreto on the basic package which included a guided tour of the underground river with the lovely Benito. The site is absolutely stunning!! We walked through parts and swam other...  more »
  • Wonderful, unique cenote hike. It's a little harder of a hike than I expected, but Jorge got us through and gave us a wonderful experience.  more »
  • Wow. If I could give this place a million stars, I would. The caves itself are a MUST SEE when in Mexico. It is absolutely breathtaking and the information that is given to you is such a cultural learning experience. ALLLL of the staff members are extremely amazing! My boyfriend and I speak Spanish so we took the tour in Spanish. Our tour guide Anna G was THE best. She is originally from Italy but Her Spanish and English were amazing! She made us feel beyond comfortable doing this for the first time. The photographer was also beyond amazing capturing the best photos of us throughout the trip. I highly suggest buying the $99 package of photos because they will give you ALL the photos of you and because you can’t take electronic devices in to take them yourself (which is fine because you are going through rocks and water and won’t have time to). The buffet at the end of the tour is DELICIOUS. They serve you authentic Mexican/Mayan food. OVER ALL WE HAD AN AMAZING TIME AND WILL CERTAINLY GO AGAIN NEXT TIME WE COME!!!!!
  • Absolutely amazing experience. Cannot say enough good things about the staff. The girl who was our tour guide (forgive me for forgetting her name) was amazing. Kind and very knowledgeable. Had an absolute blast and its something I will never forget. Thank you very much and I hope it is well kept for many years to come

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