Rio Secreto, Playa del Carmen

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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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  • My family and I had such a great time. We went to Tulum and Rio Secreto from Omni hotel in Cancun. Our tour guide was Diana and she was awesome! Definitely something to try if your out here on... 
    My family and I had such a great time. We went to Tulum and Rio Secreto from Omni hotel in Cancun. Our tour guide was Diana and she was awesome! Definitely something to try if your out here on...  more »
  • We visited the Rio Secreto on June 20th, 2022. I would strongly recommend to visit this place, it’s magnificent! They provide all the things you need (towels, helmet, wet suit…) Don’t bother to... 
    We visited the Rio Secreto on June 20th, 2022. I would strongly recommend to visit this place, it’s magnificent! They provide all the things you need (towels, helmet, wet suit…) Don’t bother to...  more »
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  • This place is like nowhere you’ve ever been and nowhere you’ll ever see again. It’s one of a kind. Our tour guide was Victor and he was so amazing!! So knowledgeable about the caves and it was very obvious that he had a passion for what he was teaching. He made it fun with some jokes and also really let us know how serious the Mayan history is and the history of the caves. I enjoyed every minute of it and although it’s very rocky in the caves at times, victor guided us easily and safely! I would 100% recommend this excursion and ask for Victor if you can! :)
  • We went as an excursion from our cruise. Getting there was easy with the provided transportation. The caves and river were amazing to see and swim/walk in. Our guide, Angel, was great at telling us about everything and answering our questions. He pointed out bats and even found a spider for us to see. This is not an easy adventure. You have to squat, swim, and lift your knees when walking through the water to avoid rocks. We definitely got our exercise. Still it was beautiful, and we are glad we did it.

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